*Photo Credit: Rick Fineberg
NoSo’s hometown, Jackson, Wy. Was lucky enough to be right under the path of totality during Monday’s ‘Great American Eclipse’. People from around the world flocked to our tiny town, hoping to experience the event. We were repeatedly warned of massive traffic jams and total infrastructural failure, but, luckily for us, none of that happened. The town seemed almost empty compared to the apocalyptic predictions made by the newspaper. Cars rolled lazily down un-clogged streets as they always have. My family and I decided to watch the eclipse from the beautiful ‘R-Park’ in Wilson Wyoming. We set up chairs and began the aching process of waiting for totality. The first hour or so of an eclipse is pretty uneventful. You wouldn’t even know if you didn’t have the glasses on. In the 20 minutes leading up to totality, however, half the sky went dark. The temperature began to drop and we literally shivered in anticipation, watching the moon slowly inch across the sun.
I know its cliche, but its hard to describe totality. The most remarkable moments are the first and the last. Watching the Sun flare out behind the moon is a breathtaking and remarkable experience. When everything went quiet, and dark, I felt the world stand still. Nobody moved or blinked. We were all enraptured by the sphere in front of us. The sky was dark, and stars were twinkling around us. Never have I felt more a part of the universe. All in all, it was a pretty solid experience
Chief Millennial Officer