Post by sillylittleboy on Oct 13, 2016 19:15:22 GMT -6
Wow, that is a little sad that only 26 of us have shown the love and shown where we live. Hey, it's not like you have to put the pin at the end of your driveway like lanternscooter. Just pick somewhere close to where you live (e.g. somewhere in the county).
As I was reviewing the map I was reminded of this amazing event that is coming to the US of A and this "thing" is going to make it's way right through the center of the country. It'll start up in Oregon and run thru Idaho and Wyoming, before moving on into Nebraska, Missouri, Kentucky, Tennessee, Georgia, and finally South Carolina. I don't know about any of you other old farts like me, but in my nearly 60 years of living on this planet, I have never witnessed a TOTAL SOLAR ECLIPSE. I've seen a few parials, but the difference between a 99% eclipse and a total eclipse is like the difference between smelling some good food and eating some good food. At least that's what I've heard and read.
Just got me to thinking about how this event will bring LOTS of people together along a thin line running across the country. My plans right now are to be in St. Joseph, MO for the weekend prior and then for that Monday, August 21st, 2017 when at 1:06 PM CDT the sun will disappear completely, the temperature will drop 15-20 degrees, the stars will come out, the sun's corona will be visible by the naked eye. I've heard that it's pretty much akin to a powerful religious experience and many folks even cry or shed a tear during the totality phase.
Anyway... was just checking out the map and remembering another map, which I'm providing here, that shows the path of totality across the center of the US of A and it got me to thinking... Hmmmm...
Post by sillylittleboy on Feb 17, 2017 20:04:24 GMT -6
Hi Kalee, my apologies for taking so long to respond. I was hibernating for the winter, so was kind of incognito during this time. YES, I have been to the Botanical Center in Des Moines MANY times. I've seen it change over the years and see the changes throughout the year (seasonal and holiday ones). It can be especially nice to take a walk thru it's tropical gardens, when it's 20 below zero outside.
But not this year... VERY mild winter and I think it's pretty much over.