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Is it Apocaclypse or Eclipsalypse?


Watching the sun impersonate a donut is always a worthwhile event —not to mention, I’m a sucker for celestial happenings. Unfortunately, I’m gonna miss it. After briefly toying with the idea of traveling to see Monday’s fast-approaching solar eclipse, I decided against it for rather mundane reasons. The most driveable location is 15 hours away. Flights are packed and therefore expensive. Lodging is similarly impacted by limited supply and high demand. So instead, I curated a brief list of names several locales around the country are using to refer to this year's occurrence. 
  • Eclipsalypse. That’s how Niagarans envision the flood of humanity seeking to document totality over the falls on their instagram feeds. 
  • The clips. From San Antonio to Texarkana, Texans everywhere are making the celestial event sound more like a haircut event. 
  • Monday. Dallas’ weather forecast calls for a cloudy day. Move along little Dallasites, nothing to see here. 
  • Staring contest with the sun. Rumor has it more than a few folks in Little Rock have been double dared to stare totality down. 
  • Party time. Indianapolis is holding a “total eclipse music festival”.  That could have been you, Cleveland… you must be kicking yourself!
And so, I’ll settle for seeing 2/3 of the sun covered by the moon right here in my backyard. I might just have to get a yellow donut and imagine the center hole is the moon transiting the face of the sun. 
Happy Friday!

Back in 2017 when Denver got lucky.


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