This was my first total eclipse and I was in Franklin, KY with clear skies for most of the event. I've been observing for 50+ years and all I can say is that the pictures of the corona do not do justice to what I saw in a pair of Canon 15x45 IS binoculars. This isn't to take away from the fine photography but an admission of what nuances and range the human eye can detect in a single scene. From the blackness of the moon to the colors of the prominences and just how bright the corona actually is as well as all the various densities within it. Most definitely worth the drive down and back.
All I can think of to try to describe the experience are Jodie Foster's lines in Contact. No words. They should have sent a poet.
Edited by Tom M, 21 August 2017 - 08:43 PM.