Saturday, August 19, 2017

Countdown to the Eclipse

We're just days away from the 2017 total solar eclipse, and I'm writing this from my parents' house in Kansas City. We'll be heading north on Monday to watch the eclipse, since we won't be able to see the totality from here, and we're already equipped with our ISO-compliant eclipse glasses.

Hopefully you, dear reader, have identified where you'll be able to watch the eclipse. And if you're curious about what the eclipse will look like in different locations, Time Magazine has put together this awesome animation: enter a zip code and you'll see animation of what the eclipse will look like there. As an example, here's a GIF of what the eclipse will look like from Goreville, Illinois, which will see a full 2 and a half minutes of totality:

We've also purchased a solar filter for our camera, so we'll be able to get some pictures of the eclipse. Check in Monday for an update!

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