I can remember being at Sutherland Elementary and doing the “holes in a piece of paper” method to view an eclipse safely. I was about 8 or 9. It was amazing to see all the little eclipses on the chalkboard when we used the posterboard. On August 21, all of North America will be treated to an eclipse of the sun. Anyone within the path of totality can see one of nature’s most awe inspiring sights – a total solar eclipse. This path, where the moon will completely cover the sun and the sun’s corona can be seen, will stretch from Salem, Oregon to Charleston, South Carolina. Observers outside this path will still see a partial solar eclipse where the moon covers part of the sun’s disk. In preparation for this awesome event, NASA is reminding the public to be careful where they get their viewing glasses. It seems some are getting them from sites like Amazon, and not checking out their authenticity. NASA recommends only using eclipse glasses with ISO 12312-2 printed on them that have been manufactured by four U.S. companies: American Paper Optics, Rainbow Symphony, Thousand Oaks Optical, and TSE 17. As we were were always told as youngsters, you should never look at an eclipse with the naked eye. According to the Kentucky Transportation Cabinet, ground zero for this event extends from near Carbondale, IL, to Hopkinsville, KY, running generally parallel to much of the I-24 Corridor through Kentucky and specifically along KY 91 between Princeton and Hopkinsville. Our area will have the maximum time of total eclipse at 2:42.2. It’s going to be exciting!