On Monday, I was home at the peak time for my area to view the solar eclipse.
I could notice that the daylight between 1:45 and 2:45pm was a touch darker than normal.
I didn't have the special glasses, or a welder's helmet, so I just used my phone with my back to the sun.
Cloud cover played a big role, as the sun (and moon) darted in and out. To the north, the skies turned black, and thunder rumbled in the distance.
About 30 minutes after I went inside, my part of town got a torrential downpour. Then, the sun came back out.
I didn't get the view I was looking for, but I definitely got to experience several weather and science phenomenea all in a matter of about an hour.
Get ready for 2024, when another solar eclipse comes and we in Northwest and West Central Ohio have a front row seat!