Hello! Here is some info. on the Eclipse in case you will find it helpful.

Nasa has a calculator here — https://eclipse-explorer.smce.nasa.gov/ — where you can enter your ZIP code to find out the exact time range of totality in your city. For me, this is the timeline:


  • 12:24pm — Eclipse starts. Only look at sun with Eclipse glasses.
  • 1:40:01pm — Look towards the southwest about 90 seconds before totality — darkness in the distance is approaching. I will have my alarm on for this moment.
  • 1:41:31 to 1:45:19pm — About a 4 minute totality. You can now take off your glasses. You can ONLY remove your eclipse glasses during totality. The horizon on all sides will be amber, a so-called ‘360 degree sunrise’.
  • 3:03pm — Eclipse ends.

Other Notes

  • As totality approaches, temps could drop by 10-12 degrees
  • Put the phones away, they won’t be able to capture the event. Suns corona will be faint and can only be capture with overexposure and special equipment.
  • You cell phone will have the best accurate time, and this is a time-sensitive event. I’m going to set up my cell phone to alarm at the beginning of totality so I can know when I can take off my glasses, and another alarm when totality ends so I can make sure to know I should go back to wearing Eclipse glasses.
  • Shadow Bands are noticeable about 90 second before to 90 seconds after totality. If you put a white piece of cardboard or paper on the ground it will help you see it.