Lynn B. Friedman - Atlanta Homes ODAT Realty: Eclipse 2017 - Awe in Clayton GA - A Memory for a Lifetime

Eclipse 2017 - Awe in Clayton GA - A Memory for a Lifetime

Eclipse 2017 -
Awe in Clayton GA - A Memory for a Lifetime




Totally amazing to watch!

The picture taken at mid-point of the eclipse...


Watching through the special glasses (of course) while within our group of families (about 300 adults and children) on a clear and lovely day in the Georgia mountains will remain a highlight of my life.


Imagining what the people of the first or third or fifth centuries might have thought when this truly awe-inspiring event occured passed through my mind as the sky got really dark and the temperature dropped.

Possibly the first Western reference to came from Lucien in 932 BCE
"… a kind of light is visible about the rim which keeps the shadow [of the moon] from being profound and absolute.


If you have an opportunity to see a total eclipse --

I suggest you make plans ahead to go there and see it.

The next total solar eclipse viewable from the United States will occur on April 8, 2024, and will enter at Texas and exit from Maine.


Words cannot describe the sensation of looking up and watching as the shadow slowly spread across the sun until the corona was visible. Then, in a brief snip of time, the movement reversed the image as the moon passed across to the other side. Awe inspiring ...


BTW -- a statistic ---Clayton, GA has a winter population under 20,000 and summer of just over 30,000. An estimated additional 30,000 people attended the event in Clayton, GA on August 21, 2017. (from comments by the Mayor of Clayton)

No wonder the usual 2 ½ hour return trip to Atlanta
took over six hours from Clayton today! An additional 5000+ extra people were in Dillard. Then add who knows how many more that were absorbed by the remaining towns near the Georgia epicenter of the total eclipse over Clayton.

A recording device launched by balloon for a Georgia Tech experiment should get more data. It was to be retrieved via a GPS signal when the balloon burst and released the equipment.

Someone else took the photo above.  Although often I am the one who is the family event photographer, this time I decided to keep all my focus on the family members with me (eight of us in all) as we experienced the event together.

I left the photos to others this time. So much fun - Murray, Abe, Azzi, Yonah, Anna, Vince, Lucia and me -- nestled together in our chairs and lying on our towels as part of a group of 300 people together on a softball field!

So glad we were all together!


Photo credits: A. (you don't have to give me credit) C. for sun/moon and A.F. for baseball field.

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Comment balloon 9 commentsLynn B. Friedman • August 22 2017 04:55AM


The last eclipse like this I saw when I was three years old with my dad in Europe.... great picture, Endre

Posted by Endre Barath, Jr., Realtor - Los Angeles Home Sales 310.486.1002 (Berkshire Hathaway HomeServices) about 2 years ago

Good morning Lynn. We were able to get peeks through the clouds right from our balcony in downtown Chicago. It was amazing! Enjoy your day!

Posted by Wayne Martin, Real Estate Broker - Retired (Wayne M Martin) about 2 years ago

Lynn, GREAT photo, and bet you will remember for a lifetime!   We only had 90% totality in Denver.

Posted by Joan Cox, Denver Real Estate - Selling One Home at a Time (House to Home, Inc. - Denver Real Estate - 720-231-6373) about 2 years ago

Lynn glad you got to share that special experience.  Here in CT we did not see much of a difference, but maybe someday we will experience a total eclipse of the sun as well.

Posted by George Souto, Your Connecticut Mortgage Expert (George Souto NMLS #65149 FHA, CHFA, VA Mortgages) about 2 years ago

Hi Lynn- a friend drove from South Florida to Columbia SC just for the eclipse. He's planned it since the last one. And he decided to leave the photography to the experts and just enjoy the moment. 

Posted by Kathy Streib, Home Stager - Palm Beach County,FL -561-914-6224 (Room Service Home Staging) about 2 years ago

We had 98.88 at our house and it was fine. We didn't want to brave the throngs of traffic to see the total eclipse. It was still cool to be part of the history. D 

Posted by Debb Janes EcoBroker and Bernie Stea JD, REALTORS® in Clark County, WA (ViewHomes of Clark County - Nature As Neighbors) about 2 years ago

Hi Lynn - I could have left Florida a day early and driven to South Carolina.  You had quite an experience.

Posted by Grant Schneider, Your Coach Helping You Create Successful Outcomes (Performance Development Strategies) about 2 years ago

Keep making memories and keep life beautiful! The eclipse was interesting! I'm so glad you enjoyed it! :)

Posted by Laura Cerrano, Certified Feng Shui Expert, Speaker & Researcher (Feng Shui Manhattan Long Island) about 2 years ago

That is amazing picture! My friend traveled from CA just to see the exlipse in its total glory, he said he never experienced anything like that before. 

Posted by Inna Ivchenko, Realtor® • Green • GRI • HAFA • PSC Calabasas CA (Barcode Properties) about 2 years ago