Rained out

You didn’t have to watch the forecast or the radar to see that it wasn’t likely we’d be having any sort of viewing opportunities last night. It was overcast most of the day. But we (John, Diane and I) went out there anyway to meet anyone who showed up.

One group was set up at the horse camp, hoping they would be able to do some stargazing, so we chatted with them for a bit while it started raining. We stuck around for a while, but finally admitted defeat and left after about 1/2 hour.

A few reminders about the solar eclipse on Monday, August 21st:

  • NEVER look at the sun directly!
  • Please read this article at the American Astronomical Society website about how to safely view the eclipse
  • For those of you who weren’t able to get the day off to travel to an area to see the total eclipse, and will be viewing here in Minnesota, the eclipse will peak at about 83% coverage (in Western Minnesota) of the sun at about 1:06pm