Last night my son called and told me there will be a solar eclipse Sunday morning. It will be visible in the southwestern states. We are trying to figure out how to get down to Medford in Oregon. It will also be visible in Northern California, Nevada, Northern Arizona, New Mexico and Northern Texas.
Many years ago I took my children to Goldendale, Washington to see a total solar eclipse. It was one of the more beautiful experiences we had. The colors in the waves of light were spectacular. We were above the Columbia River on a hill side with hundreds of other people. There was a stillness, little sound as the sun slid behind the moon. The ring of diamonds was stunning. Then the first rays of the sun came back and you could hear champagne bottles popping, cheers and celebration all around. That morning was so memorable my youngest son who was about three years old at the time, remembers it and speaks of it often. I hope if you are in the path of the eclipse you will take the time to see it.
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