Introduction

In the summer of 2017 I find myself living on a small island in the Salish Sea of Northwest Washington State. On August 21, 2017 a solar eclipse will appear out of the Pacific Ocean making landfall on the Oregon coast and moving across North America, out into the Atlantic Ocean off the Carolina shore.

A solar eclipse occurs when the Moon passes directly in front of the Sun, appearing almost the same size the darkness is the Moon's shadow moving over the Earth's surface like a paint brush of dark ink placed on a spinning ball. This shadow is a swath of darkness some 70 miles wide and is known as the path of totality, where the daytime sky becomes night. It is a rare and strange phenomenon that I have never witnessed and I am making plans to travel into this thin, shadowy path to see it first hand. This site is the story of that adventure.