Saturday, October 25, 2014
Anxiety on my part grew as to whether the partial solar eclipse of Thursday, October 23, 2014 would be visible before sunset with cloudy conditions prevailing most of the day. Clearing began along the western horizon as seen here from Marion, Iowa before 6:00 PM CDT. A hint of the possibility of viewing the eclipse occurred above when the sun momentarily appeared through a small opening in the clouds at 5:53 PM. Ten minutes later the sun dipped below the clouds and showed the eclipse in all its glory!