Darren Doyle, story and photos:
While few would be overwhelmed by today's annular solar eclipse, it was still visible at times through the cloud cover that blanketed the area today.
The best view for today's eclipse was in the western half of the U.S., in a track that stretched from the lower left corner of Oregon southwest toward the right lower corner of Texas.
Info available on greatamericaneclipse.com says that "During an annular solar eclipse, the apparent size of the Moon’s disk is slightly smaller than the apparent size of the Sun’s disk. Therefore, only the outer edge of the Sun remains visible and the Sun appears as a brilliant ring if you are inside the path of annular solar eclipse. This is an otherworldly sight often called a “ring of fire”.
Unfortunately for those in the Edmonson County area that want a ring of fire today, they'll need to play some Johnny Cash, as the path of the moon did not completely pass in front of the sun here, and outdoor burning near brush or woodlands is prohibited from 6AM until 6PM as fall fire season has begun.
Thanks to filters we saved from the August 21, 2017 eclipse, we were able to take some photos of the event today. Four out of the five photos published here were taken with the filter, while the final photo was without, taken through heavy cloud cover.