Like so many people around in the Lower Mainland, staff at the Reporter were scrambling this morning to cut holes in shoe boxes in time for the eclipse’s peak at 10:21 a.m., when the moon blocked about 86 per cent of the sun.
A sheet of paper, a scrap of aluminum foil and an embarrassing amount of tape later, we hit the street outside our office in Cloverdale alongside our colleagues at the Cloverdale Reporter to catch of glimpse of this incredible celestial event.
There we ran into numerous area residents and business owners taking in the eclipse, including George Clulow, amateur ornithologist, with his bird-watching scope.
— Sam Anderson (@sam_andrsn) August 21, 2017
Back in Delta, people also got into the eclipse-watching spirit.
— Delta Police (@deltapolice) August 21, 2017
The next solar eclipse over North America will be in 2024, when its path will cross diagonally across the continent from the southwest to the northeast and passing over Newfoundland.