I went up to Central Oregon to see the August 2017 eclipse.....I gotta tell you, you can really understand why people 2-3000 years ago would think the world was ending; It is really amazing.
As far as the meteor shower, back 30 years ago I went up to the Sierra Mts, took a chaise lounge, and just laid back and watched....Saw a lot of bright ones...Although I should of brought a sleeping bag to keep me warm...
This is a pic of just before totality.....The camera corrected so I dimmed it to show how dark it really was just before the sun was fully behind the moon;
This pic was showing the moon's shadow coming towards us from the west....The trees look like a sunset is lighting them;
And totality (Any pic off the internet would be better)
[This message has been edited by cvxjet (edited 05-03-2021).]