Aug 212017

I think I'm wearing these eclipse glasses wrong.

So today’s the day. Total Eclipse Day. The first time in 38 years that a total eclipse of the sun is happening in the US of A. Of course, there’s just a narrow band from South Carolina to Oregon where you can actually see the total eclipse. Here on the island…we’re only expected get around 80% of it. But it’s still a cool thing to see.

All the humans are going kinda bonkers over this eclipse and they’re having eclipse parties and eclipse sales. Eh…just another day for us cats, right? ‘Cept the experts say the eclipse may affect nocturnal animals. When the moon blots out the sun, it will seem like nighttime…which means nocturnal animals…like us cats…may become more active. So instead of napping like we usually do in the middle of the day, we might be up looking for food or wanting to play. Or so they say. Purrsonally, I kinda doubt it. I know I’ll be getting in my 16 hours of napping no matter what the sun and moon are doing.

Wanna know what the eclipse will look like where you live? Click on this Time Magazine link to see a demo of how the eclipse will look from anywhere in the US. (Thanks to Ivan at William of Mass Destruction for letting us know about this.)

Or if you wanna know how much of the eclipse you’ll be able to see from where you live, click on this link.

Happy Eclipse Day! Remember…if you’re gonna watch…don’t look at it without wearing these special eclipse viewing glasses. Oh yeah…don’t wear them like this.

  39 Responses to “Total Eclipse Day!”

  1. Happy Eclipse Day! Though honestly, our mom is really very tired of hearing about this and just wants it to go away now. We’re getting about 90% here.

  2. We are getting a total eclipse here so that should be fun. Wally, you are correct, those glasses won’t work back there. You all have a great day.

  3. Protect those eyes everyone! Good time for a nap.

  4. Happy Eclipse Day! Mom will be at the hospital with Dad so she probably won’t see any of it….she’ll watch online or on TV.

    The Florida Furkids

  5. It is nuts here Wally, since we are in the totality path the humans are everywhere! They will be totally lost when the dark arrices!

  6. We live in Illinois and are supposed to have a pretty good view of the eclipse. Except for the fact that it’s supposed to rain most of the day…Happy Eclipse Day to all of you!

  7. Hey Wally…yep the same craziness is going on here too.
    Our area is expecting 93% but even with that it is said it won’t be totally dark here.
    Mom is interested to see if the birds stop chirping. She heard sometimes they do.
    Hugs madi your bfff

  8. too bad it is only going to be a partial one here, we didn’t get any glasses so we won’t be watching anything (other than watching on TV lol)

  9. COOL. We won’t see it because we are not in the USA. So thank you for the preview…

  10. Can you believe it? It’s OVERCAST here right now and probably will be all day. We won’t even get to see our measly 73%! But since it’s going to get darker anyway, we’re going to use it to call for EARLY DINNER!!

    Thanks for the meow out on the link!

  11. I don’t think that is the way to wear them 🙂 We are going to get 60% .

  12. Wally, I’m going up to Cranbrook Institute of Science, which isn’t too far from the office. Hopefully I’ll be able to score a bit of a look-see via a telescope. And the next one is in 7 years, and we are much closer to 100% then!

  13. It is going to begin soon. The cats are quietly gathering around my chair. They know something is coming.

  14. We’ll have a partial eclipse here. The sun is finally peeking out, too. It’s been overcast all morning, but hopefully the eager ones will be able to safely view it.

  15. cloudy and rainy here in our neck of the woods. i wish i could have stayed home and seen if the boyz had any reaction to the eclipse…

  16. I get 100% but only for half a minute. That’s OK Better than I ever had. Hope that the sun stays out and these clouds that are starting to build STOP.

  17. people are weird – it’s supposed to last like 2.5 minutes. sheesh 🙂

  18. We’ll be napping – we only get like 70%.

  19. My human missed it – she was walking back from dropping off her car to get tires replaced when it was going on. 🙁

  20. We hope you protected your eyes, and enjoyed the show ! Purrs

  21. Don’t worry Wally, you will probably sleep right through it and when you wake up it will be all over.

  22. Happy Eclipse Day, Wally! er…we think the glasses are for your other end…
    we all pretty much slept through it or watched a bit out the window. our mom was doing some pruning between catching glimpses of the progress so we just looked out to watch her, mol. purrs,

    pip, smidgen, minnie, hollie, sharpie, ditto, TL

  23. Guess where I was during the eclipse? Napping in the basement! We’re waiting for 2024 when it’ll be 100% at our house. –Mudpie

  24. You are so lucky you have the special glasses–they were all sold out around here!

  25. Pierrot slept through the eclipse. We weren’t in a good area for it but it did get a little dark (although maybe it was just cloudy). I enjoyed watching it on TV in the different places that were 100%. I hope you guys enjoyed it!

  26. I think you wore those glasses well.

  27. I was driving during the eclipse.We were not in the path of total eclipse, but it sure got darker…! It may not be suitable for eclipse viewing, but I love how you wear glasses 🙂

  28. I hope the eclipse didn’t steal your sun puddles for too long.

  29. So, how was the eclipse by your house, Wally? Our dad had those glasses, and said it was pretty cool. Mom said we napped through it. MOL.

  30. Clouds here, not much to see.

  31. Our human is a dinosaur, kind of at least. She was already alive in 2001 when a total eclipse happened in Germany. She also had silly glasses, though without an American flag, of course. She says it was kind of disappointing after all the fuzz. Best place to watch it is actually in front of the TV, she says, hehehe.

  32. Wally I think if you wanted to protect your REAR AREA from the eclipse thing you had those glasses in the right spot! I slept through the whole thing and we were only getting about 80% here too……Mom had her glasses on HER EYES (how silly!) and enjoyed seeing it.

    Hugs, Teddy

  33. Happy, happy Eclipse day!

  34. Without the glasses to actually look at it, it wasn’t really that noticeable here. The light just got a little odd for a bit but that was about it. Glasses next time!

  35. Since we are reading backwards, as we usually do, we see you predicted correctly Wally as to what you’d be doing during the eclipse. XOCK, Lily Olivia, Mauricio, Misty May, Giulietta, angel Fiona, Astrid, Lisbeth, Calista Jo and Cooper Murphy

  36. We had too many clouds to have a good view, though with a pinhole camera we could see how the sun wasn’t round anymore.We didn’t have those kind of special glasses. Maybe next time:)

    It did get a weird yellowish darkness here. Needed to turn on the room lighting. Our town had an eclipse pawrty at one of the parks, it has an observatory.

  37. Onlee 60% here an mee was uppy an ‘crazypatnss’!!! Mew mew mew….
    ~~head rubsss~~ Siddhartha Henry~~

  38. Caring and protect your eyes while in eclipse days… it should be gone away now

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