Our home is in the 99% total eclipse - so we went to a clear spot (away from trees) on a golf course, set up our folding chairs, and settled in for the show. We were surprised - 99% isn't very dark! Much like bright twilight. No chance for photos, because the sun still was very bright, even though it was only 1% visible! The biggest surprise to us was the drop in temperature - must have dropped at least 20 degrees. It sure was interesting to watch the moon crawl over the sun's surface.