How Boca Mag Does the 2017 Solar Eclipse

Our graphic designer/production coordinator Shari Brown looks at the solar eclipse in front of our office.

I’ll just leave these photos right here and let you decide how much fun everyone at the office had looking at the solar eclipse! Even though Florida wasn’t in the “path of totality,” we got to see an 80 percent partial eclipse.

Our graphic designer/production coordinator Shari Brown looks at the solar eclipse in front of our office.
Our graphic designer/production coordinator, Shari Brown, looks at the solar eclipse in front of our office.

With those eclipse glasses on, the sun burned deep orange, and I felt like I was looking at a twisted moon from “The Nightmare Before Christmas.”

Your familiar web editor, Shayna Tanen. I attempted to take a picture of the eclipse using the forward camera on my phone, but resorted to your average selfie when that didnt pan out.
Your familiar web editor, Shayna Tanen. I attempted to take a picture of the eclipse using the forward camera on my phone, but resorted to an awkward selfie when that didn’t pan out.

The light was crisp and maybe one Insta filter off from normal. Me and my coworkers also noticed strange patterns in the shadows. I almost feel like today’s solar eclipse should mark the first day of autumn. There’s something different in the air. Guess it’s just cosmic coincidence making me feel a little profound.

The eclipse made mini shadows of itself! I think...
The eclipse made mini shadows of itself! I think…

We had fun at the office sharing the one pair of eclipse glasses sales representative Gail Eagle had, and people from all the stores in our office suite came out to see the sun.

Eli Marinoff, David Shuff, and Isabella, Pablo, Kat and Liami Algeo, and Gail Eagle.
Eli Marinoff, David Shuff, with Isabella, Pablo, Kat and Liam Algeo, and Gail Eagle.

And somehow the ice cream man knew there would be kids out, because even he stopped by!

What a day! A partial solar eclipse AND ice cream!?
What a day! A partial solar eclipse AND ice cream!?

People from all over Boca came out to watch the eclipse.

Dr. Yafi Yair, of Healthy Minds Practice and friend of Boca mag, watched the eclipse at Spanish River Park.
Dr. Yafi Yair, of Healthy Minds Practice and friend of Boca mag, watched the eclipse at Spanish River Park.

But we didn’t really get to see the total eclipse. A string of states from Oregon to South Carolina saw the full show.

Now thats a total solar eclipse! Photo taken by Erin Wasik Lee in South Carolina.
Now that’s a total solar eclipse! Photo taken by Erin Wasik Lee in Salem, South Carolina.

One thing I’ve been thinking about: We all live on the same planet. The same moon just covered the same sun we all wake up to each morning.

We’re all in this together.