Edited: The difference between 99.9% and 100% totality is literally Night & DAY.
Ochoco National Forest 14 or so miles north of Prineville, OR August 21st, 2017 10:20AM
A moment one will never forget and forever have a hard time putting it into words
The speed at which the shadow of totality hit was like hitting a light switch and seeing an incandescent bulb fade off in one second. Twilight to totality in a flash as the shadow flashed over. Literally felt like the sun went out. Bang! Gone!
Temperature drop, cool crispness to the air
Shouts and eruption of chatter, gasps of giddiness from our group
A flurry of pointing things out
look, there, Venus
look, at the horizon all around 360 sunset
look, at the ground – weird light shadow patterns
look, the corona – waves like flames
listen, silence, total nature silence where we were
look, red solar flares
look, a jet chasing the eclipse
look, it’s back, another diamond
quick, put your eclipse glasses back on