Here’s what we saw of the eclipse from the roof of the parking garage of my office in downtown Miami.
Picture by my co-worker Jeff.
We got about 78% of the sun blocked out at our latitude. The light got a little dimmer, like the first hint of approaching evening, and we had clouds passing over at times. While others went with the glasses and the cereal boxes for viewing, I reverted to the ancient method (learned during the eclipse of July 20, 1963) of the camera obscura: a pinhole projected on a flat surface using two (CF-free) Styrofoam plates from the cafeteria salad bar.
Picture by my co-worker Carmen.
We got to maximum obscurity at 2:58 p.m. and then went back to work. And in true Miami form, it rained heavily an hour later.