Although I don't post much here because I've been busy with scouts, I'm not completely out of the hobby. Since I have family in Missouri, we traveled into the path of totality with friends and I got to see my first ever total eclipse. All I can say is that there is a big difference between a partial eclipse and a total eclipse. Wow! I have a few pictures, but they don't do the experience justice. I think some of the videos you'll find online, showing the widefield views do a better job, at least in some respects.