In anticipation of the magical event the media predicted, I took my camera and went out into the field behind my house. I got these shots of the sunset.
The interesting events were at 4:30 EST it was still very cloudy with no blue sky to be seen. At 5:00 when I went out the first time to set my camera up the sky was completely clear.
There was no planet alignment seen until about 5:38 EST. It was underwhelming to say the least. You may still be able to see it for a few more minutes depending on where you are. While in the field it suddenly appeared when it had not been there even minutes prior. If you looked at the center of the horizon and then halfway to your left and a quarter of the sky up, you could clearly see a planet. I was undecided as to whether or not that was it until my husband said, “see there’s another one beside it”. Sure enough when I looked again I could see a shadow of a ring on the right hand side of it.
It was not nearly as bright as I had anticipated but I still thanked God for the opportunity to view it because I am certain it must have some meaning that I am not aware of.
I am sure you will get a better view on your local news as my camera was too small to get a picture of it.
Happy star gazing.