We gathered with some fellow Cooksvillians at the commons across from the institute to view the partial eclipse here yesterday afternoon. It was cloudy until the time of maximum coverage, around 1:15 p.m. Just then, the clouds started to clear. They were thick enough to give the partially eclipsed sun coverage for us to see with the naked eye for a minute. I was able to get a quick picture before the clouds cleared and it got too bright.
At the time of the eclipse, it got noticeably darker, but nothing like the places that experienced totality. We did lose 8°F over the half hour of significant eclipse.
We had three types of safe viewers on hand. Below are pictures of each type: welding glass, pinhole projector, and binocular projector.