Solar Eclipse 2017

Click to zoom to high res picture at NASA →
In the light of this report, the question is how practical it is to drive up to Portland in the wee hours of Sunday and then over the Dalleses and down through Baker city twards Boisie and find a spot to observe the eclipse?


The weirdest eclipse I watched was an annular eclipse from my back yard. The light was eerie as if the sun had turned into a moon.  That’s one where the moon covers the sun but leaves a riing of the sun left over. Seems as if that were over a year ago.
I’m going to make a batch of master tonic on this one since they usually advise starting a batch on the new moon.

i’m seriously contemplating observing the eclipse in it’s totality … yet reports like this, “With up to 1 million eclipse watchers expected to flood into a state with a population of 4 million, the potential for problems is real”, means that some effective planning might be in order.

Summer of Trust: The Great American Eclipse

This is the first eclipse to touch both coasts of the United States since 1918, though that one had maximum intensity over the Pacific Ocean south of Alaska, not on land. The Aug. 21 event will be the first eclipse to make landfall exclusively in the United States dating back to 1776. In that sense, it’s an unprecedented event, arriving at an unprecedented time in U.S. history.
Planet Waves
Path of totality, The Great American Eclipse of Aug. 21. This is the first eclipse of its kind in American history, spanning both coasts and peaking over the mainland.

Everyone paying attention knows that our nation needs some kind of shift. We need healing. Some think it has to be political, others spiritual, others social and economic. There are many different notions regarding in what direction these changes need to go. That might be the one thing that all sides agree on: change is necessary.

interesting article to read →

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null Bill Engvall is famous for that line

We (my tribe, our friends, most of our valley of intentional beings in community) will be watching from the unique perspective of where the center of the eclipse crosses the Appalachian Trail (at the old fire lookout on top of Old Albert Mountain in Franklin NC). It’s a 2 ½ hour drive followed by a 2 mile hike. We will be camping out there Sunday night. Up early for morning meditation and play and drum circle until the eclipse.

If you wish to read an awesome and poetic account of an eclipse in the Yacama Valley last century, please enjoy the below, which gives us an idea of what we will actually experience (like the wall of shadow which from our vantage on the AT we will be able to see rushing at us for more than a minute, not just seconds like most will).