Backyard Almanac: off the beaten trail and out of cell phone range

Aug 10, 2018

(Larry Weber doesn't get to be an expert naturalist by sitting on his couch.  But if he's doing to be on the road, once in a while, he's going to be without cell service.  That's what happened this morning, but Larry called in at 9:00am to apologize, to remind us that August is still awesome, to watch the Perseids this weekend, and that by the time he joins us next week, chances are Hawk Ridge will be hopping!  So with our compliments, we present this encore edition of Backyard Almanac, originally aired August 11, 2017, which reminds us we were waiting for an eclipse at this time last year!)  

Credit Eclipse 2017/NASA

Larry Weber says the difference between viewing a total eclipse and a partial eclipse is - literally - the difference between night and day.

But if a trip to the totality isn't in your plans, there are lots of ways to enjoy the eclipse, stay safe and even a helpful list of places who might be able to set you up with good eclipse-viewing optics.