A Traveler and his Cat exploring America.

Monday, August 21, 2017

Today is the Day

The great celestial event, the solar eclipse, happens today.  I selected Nebraska to be the state of choice to view the darkening skies as it is flat and wide open.  Now it was just a matter of the clouds. I have been monitoring the forecast for a week and most everywhere along the path of the dark zone was "partially cloudy".  That won't do.  I want "clear and sunny".  Each day what I wanted was further and further east in the state.  I eventually gave up on the weather.  You cannot control the weather.  But I can control to some degree the mass of people expected to infiltrate the area and with that I concentrated on a remote location hopefully few will make the effort to drive to.  So if the sun and moon are obscured by a cloud I can live with that for I mostly want to experience the totality of darkness in a matter of a few minutes in the middle of the day.  I've put in too much time and thought with this thing, I just want this to get over with so I can continue on with my life. 
Whatever happens, and what images I get I will post when I get to someplace with cell service.  

Our location ended up being just over the border into Wyoming.  It is a small wildlife management lake with only a couple places to camp.  This should be good.


biebkriebels said...

It is always a gamble of weather cooperates, wish you luck!

Shammickite said...

The sun will be obscured 70% where I live. I do not have the proper glasses, so will watch the CBC TV coverage and also will watch the reflection in a bucket of water. Lets hope the clouds stay away. looking forward to seeing the photos you are able to take.

Janie said...

Oh my, good luck

RedPat said...

We got about 70% here but it didn't get dark although the color of the sky changed a bit!

Unknown said...

looking forward to seeing the photos you are able to take.