Yesterday was the eclipse.
My school had really embraced this once (or twice) in a lifetime celestial event and we were all equipped with our school branded, commemorative eclipse glasses and went outside to watch the amazing event.
(Ours had the school name and crest on the sides and the date on the bridge)
Our astronomy club had even set up pin hole cameras and binocular projections for us to view with. They were so excited, it was infectious.
There was enough break in the clouds for us to get a really good view of the changing shape of the sun as the moon moved across its path.
It didn't go as dark as I was expecting, but what surprised me was how cold it went.
I didn't notice the lack of birdsong because there were hundreds of children making enough noise to drown out a herd of elephants!
Afterwards I e-mailed hubby to see if he'd witnessed it and I added:
"I hope daughter got a good view"
"Of course she did," he replied, "she's a foot taller than every other kid!"