Since I knew I wouldn't be able to get a good video/photo of the eclipse, and that plenty of other people would be taking good photos, I decided to make a video of all of us watching the eclipse instead!
We found a nice spot about 30 miles south of Portland, went with a group of 4, met up with 6 others, biked along with several hundred other bikers and landed at this riverbank as the eclipse was starting.
This video is from the ~5 minutes around the peak of the eclipse, sped up about 1000x because you really don't want to watch this in real time. We had about 45 seconds of total blackout at our location. I think my favorite part is the crazy sounds everyone made! Thanks to everyone who came along!
This video is from my webcam at home pointed out the window. Portland didn't quite get the full blackout experience but it did get dark enough to make the lights at rite aid look like they're glowing. #eclipse#eclipse2017
Currently planning a bike ride day trip to see the eclipse on Monday morning! Will be taking the MAX to Clackamas, biking 7 miles to Oregon City to meet up with a few others coming from other directions. From Oregon City it will be 14 miles to a riverbank where we can sit and watch from! Let me know if you're interested in joining the ride! I'm gathering times and route maps here: https://aaronparecki.com/2017/08/15/11/eclipse-day-trip
Got a great view of the solar eclipse! Some construction workers at the airport were passing around a piece of welding glass. This picture is straight from the iPhone, the lens creates a lens flare in the shape of the eclipsed sun! #eclipse#eclipse2015