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My Sister and I, on our road trip to Ann Arbor, woke up at 1am to drive two hours south to Douglas, Wyoming. Just east of the overcrowded city of Casper, we set up our tent on a field by an abandoned race track and awaited amongst a small crowd for the eclipse. The two and a half minutes when the eclipse reached totality were unlike anything we'd ever experienced. Just as we anticipated, everything went dark, the temperature plummeted, birds and bugs went crazy along with a few dogs that were out. Jupiter and Mercury became visible from the naked eye. But the most surreal part of the event was being able to look at the sun through the naked eye. The crowd cheered in excitement and awe while gazing at the perfect halo in the sky. I removed the solar filter I created a few weeks ago and shot several shots capturing solar flares and the halo. Considering I captured my first solar shot just two weeks ago, I was beyond ecstatic by the images I captured. But as I said earlier, solar photography is literally in my name.