As I wait for family members to finish getting ready so we can head out, I'm reading this article from the NY Times about what to expect during the eclipse and some of the research that will happen during:
The moon will begin to get in the sun’s way over the Pacific Ocean on Monday morning. This will create a zone that scientists call totality — the line where the moon completely blocks the sun, plunging the sea and then a strip of land across the continental United States into a darkness that people and other living things can mistake for premature evening.And I'm also enjoying some great eclipse posts:
Because of planetary geometry, the total eclipse can last less than one minute in some places, and as long as two minutes and 41 seconds in others. The eclipse’s longest point of duration is near a small town called Makanda, Ill., population 600.
And remember...Attacking media for “very unfair” coverage of solar eclipse, Trump said sun equally to blame for blocking moon https://t.co/OFL02AW8AZ pic.twitter.com/Qjo5y4hFvO— Andrew Stroehlein (@astroehlein) August 21, 2017