Eclipse Yourself II

Fans watching the eclipse

As the eerie darkness moved in, the long-held cheers from afield went up.

Wilber, Nebraska

To see 2 minutes and 36 seconds of totality, we left Lincoln for Wilber, Nebraska.

Kirstie and Tre in Wilber, Ne

The small shady park was filled with anticipation of the day’s celestial night.

Sun quest

Phase 1 of the Sun’s quest to hide its success behind the Moon and a fine fest of clouds.

Wilber ballfield

Faced with the impending doom directly above, many a trooper split town.

Eclipse makes darkness

Goosebumps plague the remaining crowd, as day turns ghostly dark.

Venus during the eclipse

Opening the show to our delight was Venus (far right in fairer weather).

Venus at high-noon

Never in my life had I seen a nearby planet in blue sky at high-noon.

Totality obscured

As clouds are wont to do when the Sun refuses to shine, we caught a break.

risking blindness

Cheers and applause erupts in hopes of more to come from Father Sun.

The Great American Eclipse

We didn’t have to wait long, but, alas, we missed totality by two minutes.

Mere minutes after totality

Thanks to Mother Moon, all were awed to silence.

Sunshine eclipsed

my best eclipse shot

last eclipse shot

About two minutes later, the clouds decided to ruin our fun for good.

cloud cover won

Cloud cover won. “Goodbye, sliver sun!” Do rest in peace.

Exit stage left

Exit stage left

final phase eclipsed

For the final phase, we offer up a peek behind serenely soulful scenes.

the day the park went dark

All in a day at American Legion Park in Wilber, Nebraska

Czech Capital Of the USA 

“Thank you!” from Keith, Lucy, Tre and Kirstie

Mural in Wilber, Nebraska, Czech Capital of the USA

Photographs by Uncle Tree