Mancat Monday: Today Is the Day the Sun Goes Dark

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Well, the big day is here, the day the moon covers up the sun and the yard gets dark. Seriously, the Dad said the yard will get dark.  Where we live we’re in the total eclipse band which means those who are interested can see the full eclipse for two plus minutes.  That’s plenty of time to get plenty dark.

According to the science humans it will be dark enough that the birds will nest, thinking it’s bedtime, and nocturnal critters will come out n’ about.  It all sounds kind of confusing, and maybe it is, or maybe it isn’t.  There are so many humans in our city that the prediction is our human population doubled for today.  There is somewhere around 400,000 additional humans coming here to try and see the eclipse.  Dad says the traffic on the highways is apt to be a mess.

So, the total eclipse will be around 2:40ish PM our time, which is prime napping time here.  Since it will be dark it should make for one grand snoozy.  It works for me!  Happy eclipsing everyone!!!

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5 years ago

We aren’t getting anywhere near what you guys are – just a little over half. It will be interesting, though – it’s my first good eclipse!

5 years ago

WE are looking forward to the eclipse this afternoon. At least it will cool off for a few minutes. We get to watch it right in our back yard and no more peeps here. We are NOT going out and about today with all that traffic. You all have a good day.

5 years ago

we will see it only partwise… maybe the sun hopped on the dark side today, because that dark side has always cookies?

Pat Hatt
5 years ago

Wow. That many are coming? Yeah, we’d stay home and lock the doors. It turns dark like it does every night. Woweeee. Humans are so simple.

Ellen Pilch
5 years ago

I am glad I don’t live near where there will be total coverage, I wouldn’t want to deal with crowds of people.

caren gittleman
5 years ago

We’re only going to have a partial one here, ours is around 2:30…………I didn’t get any glasses so I will be inside!

Sailor Edgar
5 years ago

Unfortunately, it is supposed to be cloudy here this afternoon.

Madi and Mom
5 years ago

Lots of craziness in your area for sure. My peeps will watch it live on the telly or on the desktop
Lots of sun here today and no clouds. Mom says it will be interesting to step out on the covered back porch to see if the birds stop chirping
Hugs madi your bfff

Three Chatty Cats
5 years ago

We’ll have a partial eclipse here, but it’s cloudy out right now! Can you believe that in Southern California, land of the sun?

Eastside Cats
5 years ago

I’ll be outside, trying to catch a glimpse of the solar eclipse…with a paper with a pinhole in it! And why not get a little crazy over this eclipse; we all could use a distraction for a few minutes.

da tabbies o trout towne
da tabbies o trout towne
5 years ago

guyz….de eclipse will bee round 86 purrcent heer, but in 2014 it will be 100 purrcent….we will see 100 purrcent tho in R mindz eye coz we will bee a sleep 🙂 !!! ♥♥

Katie Isabella
Katie Isabella
5 years ago

I’m ready. 100% here too but only for less than half a minute. BUT that’s OK.

5 years ago

We are not into it at all and will be at dog school.

The OP Pack
The OP Pack
5 years ago

It is just about time for the moon to completely cover the sun here in OP. We are going to be very close to 100% totality. It has been awesome to watch, says Mom. We had bad storms all morning but then the sun came out and there are just a few clouds here. Up in St. Joseph, MO, which was supposed to be the ideal viewing location, it is raining:( Mom is heading out to the dark in a few minutes. Misty is acting weird and hiding in the laundry room, while Lightning is sleeping on Mom’s feet:) Woos… Read more »

5 years ago

Perfeito para um cochilo prolongado! Miauhihi

McGuffy's Reader
5 years ago

We are cloudy, so it got a bit darker, but was already dark. I hope your nap was extra good! xo

Memories of Eric and Flynn

We only had a tiny nibble out of the bottom of the sun here but it was a cloud free sky so we looked through the welding mask. We had a total eclipse in 1999 and we were directly in the main path of it. The thing I remember most was the birds falling silent as it came over. We could see the darkness coming towards us like a big shadow.

Da DB Boyz
5 years ago

Although we are on the other side of the USA as you…we will be snoozin’ too!!
Jakey & Arty

Mary Kirkland
5 years ago

It was very cloudy here so we didn’t see the eclipse.

5 years ago

Many tourists came out here to O-R-E-gon for the event. The D-O-G wore silly glasses that Mom put on her. Mom didn’t watch this morning, ’cause the area fires made it too smokey for her to be outside. She has breathy problems & have have allergies. It did get kind of dark for a few minutes in the kitchen.

Hairballs and Hissyfits

hope you guys had a good and not too crazy eclipse day– we were not in totality but it was still cool!

Fraidy Cats!
5 years ago

that is cool that you are in the path of totality, Brian. It’s pretty crazy what the humans are doing to see it. we helped our mom make a viewing box. now that it is over she is bummed to not have had glasses. our house and the outsides got noticeably dark at ~76% but we didn’t think it was a big deal. we’d be curious to know how it ended up for you all.

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

Foley Monster, Pocket and River Song

I hope you had a lovely eclipse

5 years ago

Other than the traffic, it sound like your eclipse experience will be fun.

Cathy Keisha
5 years ago

Wait, did the eclipse steal your afternoon sunpuddle? TW was out and came home about 5 minutes before our’s began. We had 70% but there was too must cloud cover.

5 years ago

So, how was it, you guys? We had a partial (71%) eclipse here, and even that was awesome (we had glasses)! We bet the total eclipse was epic!

William's Kith & Kin
5 years ago

We were hoping it would get darkish here so we could pretend it was time for dinner but it was cloudy and it didn’t get dark and we didn’t get an early dinner. Rats.

Jan K
5 years ago

Hope you enjoyed the eclipse and some extra napping time! We wish we’d had the full one here….I would have liked to see if the chickens went to roost or not. 🙂

Deziz World
5 years ago

Dat’s so cool Brian. We tried to see it, but alas, it never got dark here. Big hugs

Luv ya’

Dezi and Raena