I’ve been trying not to get too caught up in the Solar Eclipse that is happening next week – but slowly I’ve been being sucked into it.
So here’s some history just in case you haven’t caught the bug yet
“On Monday, August 21, 2017, all of North America will be treated to an eclipse of the sun. Anyone within the path of totality can see one of nature’s most awe-inspiring sights – a total solar eclipse. This path, where the moon will completely cover the sun and the sun’s tenuous atmosphere – the corona – can be seen, will stretch from Lincoln Beach, Oregon to Charleston, South Carolina. For this eclipse, the longest period when the moon completely blocks the sun from any given location along the path will be about two minutes and 40 seconds. The last time the contiguous U.S. saw a total eclipse was in 1979.”
And if you want to see the eclipse you’ll need some special glasses and what I’ve found out is that there sure are a lot of them out there. But you’ll need to make that they follow all the requirements so you have to check out the ones that you’re going to buy to make sure that they are the right ones. But the coolest thing is that on my lunch hour on Friday I was almost going to hit the ‘purchase’ button and then realized that there are a couple of libraries handing them out for free. SHAZAM!! So after a quick call to to a library that’s not far from the farm, I beat it there after work and picked up a couple, some for Daryl and I and also the kids. Oh yea, I also picked up some for Mom and her friend. Not sure if everyone is going to use them – but they’ll be ready if they do want them!