Sun Valley Eclipse

by Mary on September 10, 2017

Eclipse totality photo by my husband

I’ve always been drawn to natural wonders that bring strangers together in awe, so there was no question that my husband and I would try to see this summer’s total eclipse. Sun Valley, Idaho is Mecca for figure skating in the summer and was also in the path of totality, so it was the obvious choice for us for eclipse day.

My husband and I have sought out astronomical events since we drove, as newlyweds, to the West Texas desert to see Halley’s comet from a dark wilderness sky. Since then we’ve seen the two transits of Venus,  the annual summer Perseids, and a spectacular Leonid meteor storm that was amazing for the fact that we were able to see it at all. Read the article →

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