The Solar Eclipse, 2017

One of the Coolest Things I’ve Ever Seen

Amethyst Champagne
3 min readJul 9, 2023

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We drove all night to see it, the solar eclipse of 2017.

We had no choice. The best view for it was toward the bottom of Oregon, and we lived at the top of northwest Washington.

We’d been packing for a few days, as we were staying for a few days afterward, and left soon after my mom got home from work…

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Amethyst Champagne

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