Why is the Eclipse is so Popular?
If you’ve never been in the path of totality for a solar eclipse, you may not realize what all the fuss is about. Very few of us have ever seen a total eclipse of the sun because they occur so infrequently that you are lucky of it occurs even once in your lifetime right where you are standing. But imagine this…it’s the middle of a warm sunny day. The birds are singing and you feel a slight breeze on your face. Then the sky starts to darken…almost imperceptibly at first. In fact, you might not even notice because it’s similar to clouds covering the sun but what you do notice is the hush. The birds stop singing, the air starts to chill and the wind changes. Maybe it stops, or maybe it starts to blow hard. Then you start to notice the darkening sky till suddenly, the light goes out completely…in the middle of the day, the stars come out! If you look toward the sun, all you see is a circle of black where the sun was and an amazing glowing halo around that circle of black (the moon that is covering the sun.) It is eerie, mesmerizing and you are filled with awe, suddenly understanding why ancient people were so terrified when this event took them by surprise.… Continue Reading