Strange Behaviors During Solar Eclipse

We had a fun party celebrating the Solar Eclipse. During the festivities, a lizard came out to watch the children making shadows around the reflection of the eclipse. Baby chicks went crazy in the strange lighting. Besides the wildlife and kids behaving differently, the adults seemed to take time off and enjoy nature too. I didn’t event bring my laptop to the party! Imagine that, no tweeting, Facebook time, or email.

In case you missed the solar eclipse, mark your calendar for the next TOTAL solar eclipse Monday, August 21, 2017.  A rare total solar eclipse happens when the Moon appears larger than the Sun, blocking sunlight, and turning the sky dark. Total darkness occurs in a narrow path across the surface of the Earth. A partial solar eclipse will be visible over a region thousands of miles wide.

You will see the best viewing in 2017 in Christian County, Kentucky. Other areas to enjoy the total eclipse include Oregon, Idaho, Wyoming, Nebraska, northeastern Kansas, Missouri, southern Illinois, western Kentucky, Tennessee, the Great Smoky Mountains National Park, and South Carolina. Los Angeles will see over 60% of the sun’s diameter covered up by the moon.

Oct. 23, 2014 gives you an opportunity to see a partial eclipse from western Canada, Alaska, and the northern edge of the U.S. border between Washington state to Wisconsin where more than 60% of the sun’s diameter will be blocked by the moon’s shadow. California and the U.S. Southwest should see more than 40% of the sun’s diameter covered.

Future solar eclipse dates include 2023, 2071 (better than the one we just saw), and 2121, a complete “ring of fire” eclipse.

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