Wondering where to find the best place to view Monday’s highly-anticipated eclipse?
Here’s a hint: You need to head south.
A rare lunar eclipse will cast a path of totality from one U.S. coast to the other for the first time in 99 years, scientists say, plunging parts of the nation into darkness for a brief period of time Monday afternoon. It is expected to be the most widely-viewed and widely-studied eclipse in history, with millions of people migrating towards the path of totality.
And while the eclipse will be near totality in Scott County — with the moon obscuring about 99 percent of the sky in northern Scott County and 99.9 percent of the sky in southern Scott County — experts say that isn’t quite good enough for those wanting to expect the celestial event in all its splendor.To continue reading, please subscribe to the Independent Herald. If you are already a subscriber, email firstname.lastname@example.org with the name and address to which your newspaper is mailed to receive login credentials. If you are a subscriber who is logged in and believe you are seeing this message in error, please email email@example.com or call 423-569-6343.
The complete story can be found in the August 17, 2017 print edition of the Independent Herald.