Tomorrow morning (August 21st, 2017), starting around 10:15 AM PDT in Lincoln City, Oregon, and 11:30 AM CST in Texas, the moon will make its way across the sky, crossing directly in front of the sun, blotting it out almost entirely and bringing total darkness to many Americans. For Texans, the eclipse event will end around 2:45 PM CST, but the moon will take a total of one hour and 40 minutes to perform its magic act for the nation.
With so many people taking to the streets to look up at the sky tomorrow, there will no doubt be some UFO sightings --- so, make sure you know what to do if you see a UFO! Have your phone or camera ready, film in wide screen and hi-def if possible, and include as many frames of reference, like trees or buildings, as you can. Finally, make sure to write down as many specific details as you can recall about the event (color, shape, sound, movements of the UFO). When you're ready, report your sighting!
But, more importantly, if you intend to view the solar eclipse on Monday, remember to wear protective sun-filtered eclipse glasses. This is especially important for small children! Apparently, even viewing the eclipse through a phone or camera lens or pair of binoculars can be dangerous. Get the full scoop on how to view the eclipse safely before you venture out of the house tomorrow. Only when the moon has completely blocked the sun and there is total darkness in the sky, is it okay to remove your protective "eclipse" glasses!
Do you have any good viewing tips for the 2017 solar eclipse over the US, or UFOs, for that matter? Share your thoughts in the comments below, or on Facebook, Twitter, or Instagram!
And... if you happen to see a UFO or anything strange while gazing up at this amazingly rare astronomical event, make sure to report it!!!