|The newspaper the next day|
What I clearly remember was being able to see the stars in the middle of the day, with the planet Venus being prominent in the "night sky." I remember it well as I was recording it with a rather sophisticated piece of equipment I had made myself. Face it. I got a better shot than the local TV stations did.
I had rigged a photography device using a used cereal box and a smoked pane of glass. In the box was a 8mm film camera which I shot incrementally and it worked perfectly. I was able to record the totality of the eclipse and the events leading up to it.
|1970 Eclipse - The black dot goes right over Newport News...how lucky were we!|
Where that film is today, I have no idea. I only hope a family member has held on to that historical record.