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As the solar eclipse shadow flew by at 2,100 mph, one observer outside on the roof of the Paramount Theater building by the Civic Association Community Room at 3 PM said, "That was it?"

The Moon covered 80% of the Sun at the peak time of 2:58 PM. It felt a bit cooler and the air looked silvery like the Sun was behind a whisp of a cloud on this mostly cloudless day from 2:00 until 3:30 PM.  

Left Photo: R. Michael Brown, Civic Association Communication Director - South County Road at 2:58 PM during the peak of the eclipse.

Right Photo: Taimy Alvarez / Sun Sentinel - Actual lens filtered image of the moon covering the sun in South Florida..

Another oberservation, less traffic. It's summer in Palm Beach.

NASA Photo: Eclipse Shadow On Earch From the Space StationEclipseShadowOnEarchFromSpaceStation


Earlier articles from the Civic Association before the eclipse:

Man with Eye Damage from 1962 Eclipse: Don't Make the Same Mistake I Did

As Lou Tomososki and a friend walked home from Marshall High School in Oregon one afternoon in 1962, they gazed up at the sky.

For weeks, everyone had been talking about the partial solar eclipse and the teens wanted to witness it. For a few seconds, they looked at the sun as a sliver of the moon slid over its surface.

While watching, he saw flashes of light, much like he would after having a picture taken with a camera with a flashbulb. He had no idea those flickers would lead to permanent damage.

“We both got burned at the same time,” Tomososki told TODAY. “He got the left eye and I got the right eye.”

See More (Today Show - NBC)


How to Spot Counterfeit Solar Eclipse Glasses (Fortune Magazine)