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Ring of Fire, here we come

We’re fortunate to live along the path of the upcoming annular eclipse (Sunday evening in my vicinity), where the moon blocks the light from the middle of the sun but leaves a nice ring of fire around the edge. If we stay in our backyard, we’ll only see a partial eclipse, but it we drive 1 ½ hours we can be inside the zone where you get the full effect. Needless to say, we’re ready to roll.

Yesterday, we went to the Geology Dept of UC Davis to get our solar glasses, so we can actually look at the phenomenon rather than some crazy pinhole in a box. Thanks, Geology Dept!!! What a deal for $2 a pair. We ended up buying some for friends too – 6 pairs in all, and the combined price was almost certainly less than the cost of the case to get to Davis. A bargain considering that this is reportedly the first annular eclipse viewable in North America since 1994.

I will report back!! I still think I’ll cover one eye when I’m looking, just b/c I’m so freaking risk averse, but still, I can’t wait to see it.

Kate

p.s. I hardly ever use the STAR FEVER cover for my avatar/thumbnail on these posts, but it seemed perfect this time, yes? We've got the fever for sure!

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