Lunar eclipses aren't visible for everyone because you have to be in place where the moon is above the horizon at the right time. For this lunar event, North America, Canada and Mexico are the tip visible spots. NASA is predicting the full eclipse will last 3 hours and 28 minutes. While at it's peak up to 97% of the moon will look red as Earth passes between the sun and moon, casting a shadow.
As we were leaving church yesterday, part of me wanted to drive past a few of these locations to see just how much of a zoo the stands were as people scrambled to get their last minute eclipse glasses.
I'll be honest, I was late to the eclipse party. I run a small business on the side and it wasn't until I was making some "glow-in-the dark" eclipse t-shirts on Thursday night that I decided I wanted a pair of glasses to check it out.
From gas stations, to clothing retailers, to breweries, to wineries...everyone is trying to make a quick buck off Monday's historic total solar eclipse. Some of the souvenirs have found their way onto the national stage.