So, today’s the big day. Total eclipse in North America. First time in a butt load of years.
And I’m gonna miss it.
Not like I was going to see totality– we are only like at 85% eclipsed here in Minneapolis. But even that would have been nice to see. However, the weather today has other plans.
Cloudy. Stormy. Not very eclipsey.
Being the science nerd that I am, one would think that I would have taken a short trip south to see this thing. But my whole thing is: while eclipses are predictable, weather is less so. And I know with my luck, I’d travel somewhere to see this once-in-a-lifetime event, only to have it rained out.
So, I chose not to travel to see it. Although had I traveled, I would have chosen somewhere like Cody, Wyoming. It’s kind of arid out there– probably better chance of not having tons of clouds.
That’s just a guess though.
Anyway, if you have eclipse watching plans, I hope they go well for you. I wish you sunny (and moony) skies.
Hendersonville, TN here – my husband’s boss lives right in the totality on the Cumberland river, so we made the 2 hour drive to see it. Freaky. Like night-for-day film filter, then the totality was interesting. It’s still not quite over …
There is always Chile in 2019 or 2020. Practically guaranteed 100 percent chance of clear skies in the Atacama. That’s my plan.
I thought it was a big tadu about nothing.