The Path Of Totality: Tools & Resources And A Reason To Look Up

Orchestras playing free concerts in the middle of the day. Cities canceling school. People triangulating forecasts, historical weather patterns, and flight times to chart their best path.

It’s not tornado chasing. It’s the total solar eclipse, the last total solar eclipse the United States will see until 2044 (when it will only be visible in Montana and North Dakota).

Making its way from Mexico to Canada across a wide swath of the continental United States, the moon will completely block our view of the sun for about three minutes on the afternoon on Monday, April 8, 2024.

Educators, scientists, and enthusiasts hope its impact will be much greater than those three minutes might imply. At a time when rates of anxiety are about 3x what they were pre-pandemic and amid growing concerns about social-media addiction, the solar eclipse is primeval awe, nature revealing itself in slow motion.

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