148 reasons why Monday is going to be Totality AWESOME!
What’s the big hubbub?
Quoting Missouri Life: “According to the Missouri Department of Natural Resources, the last total eclipse to touch the Show-Me State occurred on August 7, 1869, and it only clipped the northeast corner. The last total eclipse to cover this much of the United States happened before there was a United States.
People who have been lucky enough to experience a total solar eclipse say it is an incredibly moving experience. If you’re dead center in the path of totality, you’ll see the sky go dark for a little more than two-and-a-half minutes. Stars will be visible. Experienced observers report that the atmosphere seems to change, the air becomes clearer, the temperature drops. You’ll likely see fiery sparks around the outline of the moon. This is the sun’s corona, visible only during a total eclipse. (Make sure you don’t view the eclipse without approved eclipse glasses. You can take them off during totality.) To make it even better, totality will begin around 1 PM, when the sun is near its highest point in the summer sky. In other words, you can’t miss it.” (full article here!)
Meet Us On The Mound!
Are you looking for something to do on Monday for the Solar Eclipse!? LOOK NO FURTHER! Join us at the Cahokia Mounds on Monday morning for a full day of geeking out to all things Totality awesome! It’s been 148 years since the greater St. Louis area has seen such an event and we’ll be ready to take it all in!
Totality Awesome! (well almost…..)
(FYI) While Cahokia won’t be in complete Totality, we’ve decided it was going to be too nuts in those towns in the direct path. We figured 99.5% was just fine with us and we would make our own party!! 🙂
We’re planning on aiming ALL the cameras at the sun with the hopes of getting that magical moment and would love for you to join us! Bring your gear (with ALL the proper safety stuff please!) and get one on one instruction from the Switzerfilm crew who will be on hand to help make sure you don’t blind yourself!
We’ll also have lots of yummy Totality awesome snacks on hand to keep the energy up! If you’re in the St. Louis area please join us for a day of all things Totality awesome! Shoot me a note if you’d like to join us jg AT songfreedom DOT com OR just show up with a Totality awesome attitude and ready for a fun day!