by Character Queen
We saw the eclipse! It was awesome! We went to our aunt and uncle’s house in Kentucky to see the eclipse. My friends Miss Crazy and Moon Shine were there. We were in the path of totality, so we saw the moon completely cover the sun.
We saw shadow bands, which are snake-like shadows that you can see at Contact 2, which is the instant the moon covers the sun, and Contact 3, which is the instant the moon starts moving away from the sun. To see shadow bands, it is helpful to have a white sheet on the ground, because they are really hard to see without the sheet.
You have to wear solar viewing glasses to watch the eclipse; the only time you can take them off is during totality. There was a 360 degree sunset at one point in the eclipse. It was the best day ever!