Hello friends, Clio here. I hope you’re having a fabulous weekend. As most of you probably know, the U.S. is going to be experiencing a solar eclipse tomorrow! And I’m only a little bit excited. Living in the path of totality and having the day off from work means I’ll get a fun chance to experience this with friends. We have our glasses, breakfast menus and viewing locations are planned, we’re following all recommendations about not getting stuck in the absurd amounts of traffic we’re expecting. Locals are being told to stock up on things like gas and groceries and avoid the interstate because everyone is apparently coming to Nashville to watch the sun disappear. Fortunately, I’m taking all this excitement in stride and definitely have not spent the last several weeks reading everything I can related to the eclipse, researching the history of mankind’s interactions with eclipses, finding out what happens to animals during an eclipse, telling Science and Rissa everything I learn, planning an entire colloquium about this eclipse……Because that would be a bit excessive.
If you’re going to be inside during this event, you’ll be happy to know that NASA is planning to live stream the whole thing. For some last minute information on what’s happening, what to expect, and how to stay safe (Hint: don’t look at the sun.), check out this article.
Happy Eclipse Day!