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Wednesday, August 23, 2017

Good morning crew,

After spending all week reading story after story about the dangers of looking at the solar eclipse without protective eyewear, the very first thing I did Monday afternoon when I walked outside at 1:15 was look straight up.

Maybe I was lulled into an illusion of safety by the cloud cover, or by the fact that it was already so dark outside, but even the tiny sliver of sun that was still visible was blinding.

For two or three hours afterward there was a hazy orange crescent hanging in the air right in the middle of my field of vision.

Hopefully this lesson will stick with me for at least another seven years until the next eclipse.

Laugh it up,

Joe

joe@gophercentral.com

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