David Murr

The 2017 Eclipse

I had originally planned to travel to Dayton, Tennessee, to view the eclipse from within the path of totality, but plans fell through, so I ended up watching the event from home near Charlottesville, VA. Although it was only an 85%-obscured partial eclipse, it was still a pretty magnificent event to see.

Near maximum eclipse, my surroundings were tinted in a grey, dusky light that was unlike anything I’ve seen before. It was subtle, but very noticeable. Crickets started chirping and the temperature noticeably dipped. Hard to imagine exactly what totality must’ve looked and felt like.