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atakuzier March 21st, 2015 8:11pm

Have you ever seen a solar eclipse live in person?

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susanr Colorado
03/21/15 1:49 pm

Yes, July 20, 1963. I was standing on top of a mountain on Mt Desert Island just off the coast of Maine, at a point where the eclipse was total, and the last point it passed on the US continent. On the next mountain over were gathered scientists

susanr Colorado
03/21/15 1:50 pm

from around the country. (Actually I was with scientists too, but they were all biologists - I was spending the summer at a research institute.) It was a cloudy day & it didn't look as if we were going to see anything much, but the clouds

susanr Colorado
03/21/15 1:50 pm

parted in time for us to see the whole show. It's something you don't forget, watching the everything grow somewhat dark. Somewhere I have some photographic slides of that day.