At 6:28 the show began at first contact, the edge of the sun dimpled by the moon. We watched as the moon took more and more out of the suns disk, its progress marked by noting when it covered three prominent sunspot groups visible on the sun's surface. The moment everyone was waiting for happened around 7:30. The trailing edge of the moon gradually moved onto the sun’s disk, second contact. You could easily see the moon’s movement as the two points of the light crescent moved towards one another, touch and complete the “ring of fire.” This bright ring was visible for a little over 4 minutes, during which the throng of people cheered and clapped. The ring was broken at third contact and the eclipse went in reverse with the moon exiting the suns disk on its upper left-hand side. People gradually began returning to their vehicles and made their way back to Albuquerque. We waited for sunset along with a bunch of others. And it was a spectacular sunset with a crescent sun setting behind distant mountains.
Then it all came to an end and the remaining vehicles returned to the highway and back home. We drove out of Albuquerque by 9 PM and were back home in Colorado by 3:30 AM. Lots of driving but the whole experience was worth it. Our daughter’s high school graduation ceremony began at 8 AM. I was tired all day.
The next total eclipse is happening in November in Australia! Who’s going?
It was written:
It is this spontaneous fire that made the Doors, and the performances contained within this set, such an exciting live act. Take for instance the three searing versions of “Who Do You Love?” The first one, from the first show, is the one we all know and love from the much loved In Concert album. Here, in it’s original running order in the show, followed by a dramatically perfect “Little Red Rooster,” a boogiefied “Money” and a pointed “Light My Fire,” we can hear just how capable the band was of providing blistering blues one minute, and psychedelic wonder the next.
One of the more interesting aspects of this set is getting to hear the progression of the band, and the ecstatic New York crowd, over four distinct shows. As each show progresses you can hear the band taking just a few more chances in the music. Compare the evening show of the first night to the earlier show and the band sounds just a little more loose, wild, and perhaps like they’ve been doing some backstage “relaxing” between shows. The crowd too becomes a part of the performances, growing ever more passionate as the nights goes on.
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Can't wait to get the autographed copy of his acustic performance at the Liverpool Anglican Cathederal. That I know will sound like heaven!