Once upon a time, you were falling in love. Now you’re only falling apart. There’s nothing you can do. There’s going to be a total solar eclipse in 2017, but not of the heart. Of the sun. Because, you know, it’s a solar eclipse.
NASA has even set up a countdown until the massive eclipse event occurs, since this such a huge deal. Finally, we’ll have one in the United States in 2017 which is a pretty significant sight. It’ll al go down on August 21, 2017, when the moon will totally block out the sun, and we’ll all be left in shimmering darkness for a few strange moments. This hasn’t occurred since 1979, so it’s no wonder everyone is getting all up in arms about it. Just make sure you’re not looking directly at it.
Of course, seeing it at all might be an issue. You’ll have to make sure you’re at the best vantage point possible to see it at its moment of totality, or when the sun is completely blocked by the moon. If you’re not in its path or somewhere with a clear enough viewpoint to the eclipse, you might want to plan on getting there. This might include moving to a more westward location or simply going to a place where there’s less light pollution. And bring some comfy seats and eye protection. You know, stuff you talked about doing in school when you were younger but never really got around to doing.
These kinds of events don’t come often, so if you’ve already got plans that day, see if you can’t squeeze a quick viewing in somehow. Things like this are pretty interesting in the cosmic, grand scheme of things, and you might be a little disappointed if you miss it. There are always pictures, but wouldn’t you rather see it all in person?