Unless you’re living under a rock, you probably know that the total solar eclipse is happening today (Monday).
Here are some quick facts:
- The total eclipse can be seen from Oregon to South Carolina, starting at noon ET/9 a.m. PT.
- Those who view the eclipse in the “path of totality” will see the moon completely cover the sun.
- It will create what’s been called a “360-degree sunset,” in which the horizon will look like twilight in every direction.
- It’s important to remember to protect your eyes during the eclipse, so don’t look directly at the sun without solar glasses or a solar filter.
- Some experts are predicting that highways leading up to the path of the total eclipse could possibly be hit with record traffic jams, so leave early and drive carefully. (Space.com)
- Enough with the eclipse already — who really cares?
- This is historic. It’s one of the biggest astronomical events of the century.
- What a relief — a big news story that doesn’t involve Donald Trump.