I live at ground zero and it was AMAZING !!!
First it starts getting cool and then the wind picks up and the breeze is cold. Then all the birds head to roost. Then it starts getting a weird shadowy look to everything.
I watched our sunflowers bow their heads then start to raise again afterwards. There was lots of fireworks and people howling at the moon. Lots of airplanes up today.
Several large jets were doing scientific study and were going right at the Sun. Then, just as the Sun is being blocked out, it is deathly quiet. No animals making noise of
any kind, and the people and the cars were all stopped. Then the String of Pearls appears and the Sunlight starts to come back, but, it is not the yellow light we see everyday.
It is more like LED white and the shadows are very dark and long. And now it is 30 minutes after the eclipse and all is coming back to normal.
But it was simply AMAZING ! I am glad I lived long enough to see it again. I saw it in 1958, 1979 and now 2017. I have seen a Lunar Eclipse also.
Old simple man must have been scared to death when this happened.