Aug 1, 2017

Congrats! Location, location, location: Kansas City, You are in the path of totality!

"The hair on the back of your neck is going to stand up, and you are going to feel different things as the eclipse reaches totality. It's been described as peaceful, spiritual, exhilarating, shocking." - Brian Carlstrom, deputy associate director of the National Park Service Natural Resource Stewardship and Science Directorate. Source: CNN

"This will be like Woodstock 200 times over." - Alex Young, solar scientist at NASA's Goddard Space Flight Center. Source: CNN

Best Page for Solar Eclipse 2017 General Details and Viewing Party Footnotes: NASA

Links Related and Misc. -
August 21, 2017, Solar Eclipse. Missouri has it for this one. Kansas City details

  • Weston, Missouri  Verna with Main Street Galleria  says they're serving breakfast on Eclipse Day. (Preview interview Aug 20. Wendy's Coffeehouse) Also adding Moonlight Mimosas,
    Moon pies and Eclipse survival kits.
  • Solar Eclipse viewing in KC area: Kansas City Star
  • This site has the exact time and length of view. Example:
    Weston, Missouri:
    Congratulations, you are in the path of totality!
    Before -- Practicing with lens 8/1/17
    Image Credit: 1/AS
    Partial phase begins on Monday August 21
    at 11:40:37 AM (Central Daylight Time)
    Total phase begins at 1:06:50 PM
    and will last for 2 minutes, 6.2 seconds.
  • KC Total Eclipse Party: Facebook:
    "Everyone at the City Market will be in the path
    of totality to witness the sky show. (20.5 seconds)
    Eclipse begins just after 11:30 a.m.
    Total eclipse at 1:08 p.m.

    Kansas City saw a total solar eclipse in 1806. The next opportunity will be 2205."
  • Heads up: "In St. Joseph, Mo., hotel rooms, RV sites, tent campsites and Airbnbs have been booked for months." Yeah, it's kind of a big deal here.

    Read more here:
  • Not in or near Missouri? More options: CNN 
  • Just a Turtle who knows how to
    enjoy the Sun.
    Image Credit: 2/AS
  • Time is short getting prime viewing sites: USA Today
  • Best option without worrying about travel or clouds in the forecast: Slooh
  • Look up. Perfect day for the Arrival.
    (Not holding breath but curiously hopeful.)
    Astronauts: encounters with Aliens. Raw Story
  • Is this a portal? Ancient Origins
  • Board Camp Crystal Mine, home of the levitating rocks (blogged in an earlier post) is open for Unexplained Tours.
    Sign up here.
  • Spooky Synchronicity? Maybe not. Suggest a telepathic afterlife check-in from Mom - who no doubt lives on in Google Street View. AOL Twilight Zone reality check.
  • Are TVs the newest dinosaur? USA Today 
  • Respect. One determined Woodpecker: Facebook

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