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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29 thoughts on “Mancat Monday: Today Is the Day the Sun Goes Dark

  1. Summer

    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!

  2. Marg

    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.

  3. Pat Hatt

    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.

  4. Madi and Mom

    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

  5. Eastside Cats

    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.

  6. da tabbies o trout towne

    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 🙂 !!! ♥♥

  7. The OP Pack

    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 – Lightning and Misty

  8. 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.

  9. Valentine

    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.

  10. Fraidy Cats!

    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

  11. Cathy Keisha

    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.

  12. Jan K

    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. 🙂

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