Brrr. The eclipse brought a lot of sensory reactions, but feeling cold may not have been one that some people anticipated.
With 92 percent of the sun covered, the temperature dropped about 5 degrees during the solar eclipse in Seattle, according to meteorologist Jordan Steele.
Temperatures had reached the mid 60’s before the eclipse, and some areas of Western Washington dipped to the high 50’s during maximum coverage.
Steele expected those numbers to become more drastic the closer to the path of totality.
Steele said many people were also surprised by how daylight there was during maximum coverage. The sky dimmed, but many people said they were surprised it didn’t look like nighttime.
“It just shows you how powerful the sun is,” Steele said. “You have 8 percent of it shining and it’s still so bright.”