Last Eclipse from Georgia


The first total solar eclipse in the contiguous states in 38 years
—last chance before the shuffle off—
first coast-to-coast path since 1918: sea to shining sea:
August 21, 2017 | 65-mile swath:
14 states, an Oregon origin, a South
Carolinian, amphibian end. 500 million souls standing
under the umbral disk skating across America:
1 hour, 33 minutes, and 16.8 seconds—enough time to watch
Planes, Trains, and Automobiles,
perhaps some boats; to get underneath the arc-over:
14:35:45 hours–
for 2 minutes: 34 seconds; in the occultation
remove the glasses, look into
the black heart of the conjunction:
circumference aglow.