I'd post some pics, but none of my cameras are good enough to do any justice. This is freaky cool to watch. Centuries ago somebody would be losing their head or jumping in a volcano right about now.
I checked off and on for the first hour or so then watched the last 1/4 before total eclipse. It's hard to describe what I felt, but I did feel something. Awe, a connection with a greater power, a rift in the space/time continuum.... whatever. You could see it happening and feel the darkness enveloping you as previously unseen light became visable. Stars, planes, distant houses, ect.
It was strange. A complete and total blackout where the darkness wrapped it's self around you. A strange red object piercing the darkness above. The last time I felt something like this was sailing on the Arctic Ocean many years ago. It genuinely touched me and I felt connected.
The cherry on top was when several meteorites entered the atmosphere and gave a beautiful, but brief show. The darkness enhanced the shooting stars like I've never seen before.
Maybe one reason it feels so different is because of this: