Here in Portland, our weather has been a bit crap. This week we’ve had a Pineapple Express come through, so a lot of rain. That all coincided with a solar eclipse, so G and I were fairly sure we wouldn’t be able to see it. BUT yesterday about 3:20pm, the clouds scattered and G ran to set up his telescope to catch the last part of the eclipse (it was at peak at 3pm). It was really cool to see it up close and G snapped some photos with our point and shoot through the telescope. In addition, right now a very large sunspot is visible (an average sunspot is at least as big as the earth, so this one is extremely large). Again, looking at that, I remember that we are all pretty small—I like my perspective getting that jolt.