The solar eclipse is going to put a damper on my daily routine. I don’t follow the news, but I do love soaking in the warmth of the sun. I was upset when I heard that the moon was going to cover the sun for about 2 to 3 hours. I already have to put up with a lot of cloudy days in the winter, which means my favorite room for sun bathing doesn’t get any of the warm rays. It’s still summer and I want my sun!
I guess this disturbing eclipse doesn’t happen very often. My mom told me a total eclipse of the sun came to the continental United States in 1979, but the one that actually crossed over North America hasn’t happened since 1918. She’s old enough to remember the one in 1979, but told me not to even think about asking if she was alive for the one in 1918. She said, “I’m not that old.” Since I can just jump into my time travel pod to see this eclipse any time, it really isn’t a big deal, but why would I want to do that? As I said before, I like the sun!
I’m glad I don’t live in that 70 mile path between Oregon and South Carolina, because the moon will cover all of the sun for a short time. I bet cats living there will be angrier than me. In Colorado, a bit of the sun will show through, which means people who are dummies will think they can look at the sun, because it won’t be bright like it normally is. I know better than that! My mom gave me these special eclipse viewing glasses (regular sun glasses aren't good enough), but she said she will probably just close all the curtains in the house so I won’t be tempted to look at it while she’s at work. I’m not ignorant. I can open the curtains, but I will use the glasses. I don’t want to hurt my eyes. Truthfully, I'll probably sleep through the whole thing.
Here’s more info if you’re curious: https://eclipse.aas.org/eclipse-america