An absolutely stunning total solar eclipse as viewed from Independence, Oregon. The totality of this eclipse was visible from northern Oregon all the way to South Carolina. It was also visible in part as far north as Nunavut, Canada, and as far south as northern South America.
This video was taken at the pinnacle of the eclipse. At the beginning of the video, you can see the moon's penumbra (light outer shadow) and umbra (dark inner shadow) sweeping over Earth. I should also mention that, prior to totality, there was a strong wind, followed by a 10 to 15-degree F temperature drop. The glow you are seeing here is the sun's corona- or outer atmosphere- which appears much brighter in the video than it actually was in real life.
During the total phase of the eclipse, the nearby power lines could be heard making a loud, crackling noise due to the erratic magnetic field created by the eclipse, which altered how the electricity flowed through the wires. This later caused an electrical malfunction that knocked out power to the entire surrounding county.
At the end, you will see the coveted heavenly diamond ring astronomers always talk about with solar eclipses as the sun begins to rise above the moon.
I have been actively studying astronomy as a hobby for four years, and I had been waiting my entire life to see a total solar eclipse for myself, so, please forgive the excitement.