This was the August 21 2017 solar eclipse as seen from Northern California. We were not in the path of totality, but still got eerily dark, with 80% of the sun’s disk covered by the new moon. Our chickens were freaking out and didn’t know whether to go to bed or not, as it did get noticeably darker. Animals are known to get confused by the darkening at such an odd hour. The slight overcast did allow for some great camera viewing through the clouds without needing a shade or lens filter to properly expose the sun for video recording.
The ambient temperature suddenly dropped with the onset of the partial eclipse. This prevented the low cloud layer from burning off and in fact, enabled the layer to thicken considerably. Once the moon got out of the sun’s way, the cloud layer was then able to be burned off.
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