And now, the moment everyone has been waiting for... totality of the solar eclipse!
This is a very special moment, even when it is clouded. Suddenly it gets very dark. Temperatures drop considerably. Animals return to their pens, flowers close themselves. Live stands still for a moment.

At the China solar eclipse, everyone experienced some nuisance because of clouds. One sometimes had to settle for seeing the aureole! The pictures below have been taken without the use of a stand. Therefore they are not entirely sharp.