Happy (almost) Eclipse Day, North Americans! Of the two places we’ve visited this summer, one — Charleston, SC — is directly in the path of totality, and the other — Springfield, MO — is about one or two hour’s drive from totality. Even where we’re headed in a few days — Chicago — is much closer than we are here in NY, so I guess I failed at planning our trips well. I was so sure we’d see zero here in New York that I didn’t bother to secure glasses or anything, but now I’m feeling a little swept up in the anticipation of the big event — probably because I have so many Midwest pals on Facebook who are excited — that I’m wishing I’d prepared a little bit.
The eclipse is supposed to peak here in NYC at 2:44 Monday afternoon. Drew will be at work, Joanie will be napping, and Jackson will be at camp. I might make a cereal box viewer and step outside for a minute and see what I can see. Do you have eclipse viewing plans? Are you in or near the path of totality? Does everyone in your town get the day off work to look at the sky?