In the Path of Totality

I totaled my car before a total solar eclipse.

Moment of totality during the total solar eclipse on August 21, 2017
Photo by Good Free Photos on Unsplash
  1. Making a left turn across a multi-lane highway was a terrible idea.
  2. This is going to be a really bad day.
  • The Moon and the Sun must have a similar angular diameter (meaning they appear to be about the same size when viewed from Earth).
  • The Moon has to be at exactly the right distance between Earth and the Sun.
  • The Moon must be located within 0.5 degrees of the ecliptic plane, corresponding to Earth’s orbit around the Sun.



Fellow time traveler.

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