Skip to content Skip to sidebar Skip to footer

ICYMI: The Total Solar Eclipse Was Incredible

If you ask anyone who knows me, they’ll tell you that I’m not often speechless. But from the moment that the moon was encircled by a shimmering white light during yesterday’s eclipse, I struggled to find words. You hear people say “pictures don’t do it justice” about a lot of things, but I don’t think I ever felt that phrase more deeply than during the eclipse.

From the way the light softened progressively to the chill in the air, it was a once-in-a-lifetime experience that I felt so lucky we got to experience here in Columbus.

I’m certainly not the only person feeling that way today. Millions of people across the country gathered to stare up at the sky and watch one of nature’s most iconic events take place. And a lot of people were profoundly impacted by the experience. It sounds like over hype, but it was genuinely one of the most magical things I’ve ever witnessed and I know I’m not alone in that.

If for some reason you didn’t get to watch the eclipse, we’ve rounded up some of our favorite photos, videos, and social media posts that showcase what the experience was like for everyone around town.

Social media was flooded with incredible photos of the eclipse.

Favorite picture i grabbed of the eclipse
byu/ConsequenceLittle490 inColumbus

One poster on Reddit shared their experience at a local park in Dublin.

eclipse thoughts
byu/shelixir inColumbus

In the detailed photo series below, you can see a coronal mass ejection shooting out of the sun.

byu/19lt4650 inColumbus

The whole world felt like it went silent as we reached totality.

By WinterHawk trail near Delaware
byu/ortolan614 inColumbus

The detail of in the moon in the photo below is truly stunning.

This poster’s comment read simply “Super glad to be alive for this” and I couldn’t agree more.

Super glad to be alive for this
byu/koolaid_consumer inColumbus

I think the most surprising thing was just how much there was to take in during totality. In every direction, the sky was doing something interesting.

byu/copamatt inColumbus

It was an amazing experience and like everyone else who saw it, I feel so lucky that it happened here.

Timelapse of the light levels during totality from Delaware.
byu/esw116 inColumbus