Laura Ricketts Designs

"She seeks wool and flax, and works with willing hands..."

Laura Ricketts Designs is a personal and business website for Laura Ricketts, hand-knitwear designer, author, teacher, crafter, mother and wife.

Total Eclipse of the Sun

Also this summer, I took my younger sun to Hopkinsville with a friend and her son to view the total eclipse. This was just after returning from taking my elder son to his first year of university (sob!), so the timing couldn't have been better. The four of us packed up and headed to Hopkinsville, Kentucky to the epicenter of the total eclipse of the sun.



Hopefully this isn't a once-in-a-lifetime event! The horizon turned pink and the quality of light around us was ethereal. The planets shone like stars and the corona around the sun was fantastic.

As Hopkinsville was the epicenter of the eclipse, the eclipse lasted longer there than anywhere else -- 2 minutes, 40 seconds.

Where were you during the eclipse?