I remember vividly
exactly where I was 
during the solar eclipse of 1970
my mom told me not to look at the sun
but I took a quick peek and remember seeing 
darkness with the light poking around the edges
it had a profound affect on me
even though I didn't even understand the significance of it
at the time
I will remember today too
this time on the opposite side of the country

(if you want to look up your zip code,
go to Vox, it has some fun gifs and videos of the trajectory)