First total solar eclipse in the US in 99 Years
Good Monday fellow wannabe astronomers! So apparently there is something special happening on August 21, some kind of solar anomaly or something. So if you’re like me and like to look deep into the sky to see if someone is looking back, August 21 is kind of a big deal. A total Solar eclipse is on tap for just a swath of this great country, but everyone will get to experience a partial eclipse of varying degrees.Want to know if you’ll get the full show? Use this awesome solar eclipse tracking tool to find out.
Solar Eclipse Tracking Info
Below is a link to vox.com that has a lot of useful information about the event and a neat tool that will tell you how much of the eclipse you will experience based on your ZIP code. For those of us in the lovey city of Destin. FL, the moon will obscure 82.7% of the sun at peak at 1:37PM CDT.What is really cool is the tool will tell you how far you need to travel in order to get the full Monty. For Destinites, we have to go 329 miles north east to the NE corner of Georgia to have totality.
So break out your pin-hole viewers and take a late lunch to experience this rare spectacle. Remember, DON NOT look directly at the sun before, during or after the eclipse. An sadly no, Oakley sunglasses aren’t enough.