Eclipse Was Blighted In Belize By Overcast Skies
Today in the US, fans of the solar eclipse were gazing up at the sky by the tens of thousands to see this once in a lifetime celestial event. Those in places like Portland, Oregon and Charleston, South Carolina got the best view: they are in what is called the path of totality, meaning they got to see the total solar eclipse. Well, Belize was way below that point. We got about a third of an eclipse, between 11:30 am and 1:15 pm - and we didn't see any one looking up for it.
We did try to get a shot of it but all we saw was Tropical Wave Harvey's dark clouds hovering. The MET Office told us more about it:...
Derrick Rudon, Acting Deputy Chief Meteorologist
"A total solar eclipse is to occur today, an eclipse is a once in a lifetime thing but Belize unfortunately won't see the total solar eclipse, we will see a partial so about 30 to 40 percent will be covered by the moon."
The darkest time in Belize was at 12:54 PM - though we observed no difference due to the overcast skies and the rain.
This last total solar eclipse visible in the United States happened in 1979 - in 38 years ago.