The day started off with a tent. The trip actually started the night before with a late arrival into Joshua Tree National Park to see the Milky Way and the night sky. At around 545am we wake.
We ventured out this far to watch the eclipse. It doesn’t start until 10am, so we’ve got some time to kill.
Since we camped in Jumbo Rocks we went ahead and did the small hike to see skull rock. Afterwards, a quick drive to see a cactus garden.
The wait begins! We headed to the free event hosted by Sky’s the Limit observatory right outside the the North entrance of Joshua Tree.
Near the beginning of the eclipse. Photo taken through a telescope – my phone definitely couldn’t compete against it. Many thanks to all the volunteers who brought telescopes for the public to look through!
As the moon covered the sun more and more, the people started flooding in.
An obligatory photo of a Joshua Tree! Can’t leave the park without one.
Here I am fake knitting! I brought my knitting but it was just too hot… last thing I felt like touching was 100% wool.