We will experience the Total Eclipse for 1 minute and 7.4 seconds according to NASA. About twenty miles north, totality will last for 2 minutes and 10 seconds. That is where folks are expected to gather in mass–near Weiser, Idaho and a bit north. They have events planned in conjunction, etc. I have not heard if they have a crowd or not.
Sampling The Glasses
The Weims will be spending the time mostly in their crate, but some will go outside briefly. For one thing, there is a huge building that blocks the event from the Weims who run in groups. So, in truth, not much will be different for them unless they see the total darkness. We cannot say what this event casts about along with it’s going and coming. Everyone has heard about the lunar effect–emergency professionals see an increase in crazy behaviors.
The Blue is the Winner!
Stackhouse tested our eclipse glasses. He wasn’t all that thrilled with them, and I think he prefers to siesta during the event. We have two styles–the blue ones and the black with yellow sides. The blue was the winner!
We have heard about the risks of viewing the eclipse without wearing approved lens or going old school with a homemade viewing box–or more aptly the pinhole projector. The biggest threat to our Weimaraner is the human element–as with anything that is called an event. We are sincerely hoping people keep their pets safe–probably inside and secure. It would be a sad state of affairs to find the local shelters overrun with pets. They have just come through the 4th of July aftermath; I hope we can spare them undo overload. I also sincerely hope no pet is traumatized. We are responsible for keeping them safe.
The Total Eclipse is on everyone’s mind. On August 21, 2017, a total eclipse of the sun will be visible within a narrow corridor that traverses the United States. The path of the moon’s umbral shadow begins in the northern Pacific and crosses the United States from west to east through parts of the following states: Oregon, Idaho, Montana, Wyoming, Nebraska, Kansas, Missouri, Illinois, Kentucky, Tennessee, North Carolina, Georgia, and South Carolina.
Ontario, Oregon, will be in the path of the total eclipse making our city an ideal viewing location. We are expecting a large influx of visitors coming into Ontario or passing through starting Saturday, August 19th and lasting through the Monday, August 21st solar eclipse.
Solar Eclipse Viewing is scheduled for Hikaru Mizu Japanese Garden as well as some other places around Ontario–click here to learn more. It is interesting that he 2017 eclipse will also mark the first solar eclipse exclusive to the US since before the nation’s founding in 1776, experts say. Other area locations are gearing up as well–especially Weiser, Idaho twenty miles north which is closer to the center of the path.