I am an evil giraffe. Who no longer blogs about politics.
Seriously: heed this.
Duh, elections are every 4 years, and it’s been 100 since the last US total eclipse.
I’m planning ahead–I’m going to South Carolina for the eclipse, but I’m leaving Saturday night, and my hotel’s under totality.
No. I experienced one in 1979. It just veered North into Canada fairly quickly.
The word best describing totality is awesome. It will inspire awe.
I went and checked–apparently the one 100 years ago was the last one where totality crossed the entire US. There’ve been several total eclipses visible from the US since, but they only crossed small portions of it, like the 1979 one.
I’m not leaving the house.
I’m also in a pretty good location to get a bit less than a minute of dark .. so why bother?
My only concern is the internet getting overwhelmed by people uploading photos ..
Most things we experience, especially in the modern age, occur on a human scale. Even those that don’t, happen on a comprehensible scale.
Think of it as standing in the shadow of Cthuhlu, secure in the knowledge that the worst you’ll experience is a minute of darkness and memories of something beautiful.
I get several minutes of darkness, every day .. I call them “night”.
Look, I *get* the novelty .. it just doesn’t .. I dunno .. *move* me.
Apparently the next total solar eclipse to cross the Lower 48 is going to be in April 2024, from Louisiana to Maine.
I’d say the parts of extreme southern Illinois and western Kentucky that are going to get totality in both are lucky, but look at where they live.
Carrying water when you’re on the road in Nevada is just plain common sense. Failure to do so can be suicidally stupid.
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