While everyone else looked up in the sky, I looked down and made an amazing discovery.
When I learned the total eclipse could be experienced by traveling for under three hours to Wyoming, I mapped it out. Predicted traffic woes changed my view. I decided to stay in my own backyard. Experts explained that even with 94% of the sun blocked out, 6% would be enough to ruin the blackout effect. They were right and yet I discovered something else by looking down.
First I setup my camera since I wanted to record anything weird that happened, like a freak migration of owls or a coyote stampede. When that didn’t happen, I slacklined during the beginning of the eclipse.
I couldn’t view anything in those black lenses, so I kept my head up for once.
Note to Self: Wear blackout shades when slacklining from now on.
The scientists were right and…
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