Attempting to take cell phone pictures of the eclipse by covering the phone camera with eclipse glasses. I tried this myself but the results were pretty awful. The iPhone 7’s focus software is not optimized for such conditions and couldn’t get a sharp focus. I had better luck in 2012 on an annular eclipse with an iPhone 4. Given the number of cell phones pointed at the eclipse, I’m sure some got decent shots.
A group of science students came all the way from Spain to watch the eclipse in Mackay Idaho. They brought a collection of telescopes, sun filters, and weather balloons. They released a balloon just before the eclipse, presumably to measure the eclipse induced temperature drop which was considerable. Mackay’s elevation is almost 1800 meters. When the Sun goes down the temperature drops. The wind was blowing from the north and their balloon took off towards the south. They probably had a little road trip to recover it.
We all have our own total solar eclipse style.