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Describing a Solar Eclipse

The sun is reduced to a ring of orange light with a single gleam at our upper right, eclipsed by the full, black, silhouetted moon.

I’ve had the pleasure of live-describing Pride Parades, circus performances, Christmas tree lightings, and gold medal games. But yesterday I had the once-in-a-lifetime experience of live-describing a solar eclipse!

My hometown of Toronto was just a hair outside the path of totality for the April 8th solar eclipse, so my friends at AMI’s Kelly & Ramya called me up and asked if I could join their broadcast and describe the visuals of the event. We were live on the air when the black, silhouetted moon inched toward a total eclipse, and the final beads of light at the ends of the fingernail Sun disappeared one by one, leaving the cloudy sky in darkness.

Not a gig I will soon forget!