Everywhere you go people are now really starting to talk about it. And no wonder. It’s less than two weeks away.
A total solar eclipse. It happens on Monday, August 21st and this hasn’t happened in almost 100 years. The first coast to coast solar eclipse in the United States since 1918.
While most of the country will only experience a partial eclipse of the sun, the sun will be completely blocked out by the moon along with a 70-mile wide path from Oregon to South Carolina. And the solar eclipse will happen at different times depending on where you are.
Having recently returned from a road trip through parts of Wyoming and Idaho, my wife and I saw for ourselves all the preparations inside the path of the total eclipse.
Small towns making big plans to watch this historic eclipse where the sun will be completely blacked out. And big crowds are expected in these same towns along the path.
People from all over the country are driving or flying to these places where daytime will become night time for three minutes.
Some schools are canceling classes for the day and businesses have solar eclipse sales already going on.
The good news is if you can’t travel to the path of the total eclipse you don’t have to wait too long for the next total solar eclipse in the U.S.
It will be a different path, from northern Mexico up across Texas and to the northeastern U.S.
It’s scheduled for 2024, plenty of time to make your travel plans if you can’t make it this time.