Friday, July 18, 2008
Total Eclipse on August 1st... Northern latitudes are so lucky
While I doubt anyone this day and age will be sacrificing any virgins or captured slaves as offerings to the gods, it is worth remembering that not long ago events such as this drove Europeans to burn witches, Mayans to mass decapitations, and convinced any number of Christians that the apocalypse was near. Nowadays we can just enjoy it for the spectacular natural event that it is...
However, I you were to take this opportunity to pickup some new hobbies like human sacrifice you might want to follow the exact path of the eclipse. And to help you in your decent from civilization NASA has just the right website to watch it live by webcast here: http://www.exploratorium.edu/eclipse