I've been fortunate enough to have seen two total solar eclipses in my life. It's hard to explain, but seeing a total eclipse will change your life. For many, it is a spiritual experience, which you can't fully understand until you see how animals behave as totality approaches, feel the cold wind that sweeps across, and feel the awe you will remember for the rest of your life.
This August, many in the United States will have that chance to have their lives changed, as an eclipse sweeps through the continental United States.
My spouse and I will view the eclipse in Columbia, South Carolina - finally, another total eclipse of the sun.
A couple of years ago, we spent a few days in Columbia, which is the capital of South Carolina. We weren't supposed to, but an infection caused us to change our plans, and there we were.
I'm a firm believer that, when life has other plans, you will end up, one day, benefiting from it. So, when we visit in August, we know something of what we will see, besides the eclipse. (At least, we hope we will see the eclipse - nothing is ever guaranteed with the weather). So, in keeping with my theme, I traveled through my phone and found these pictures.
Columbia Mills, now the South Carolina State Museum. This museum was well worth the visit. We hope to return again for the eclipse and possibly meet one of the few remaining astronauts who walked on the moon back in the 1970's.
The Hampton-Preston mansion, which has been many things since it was built in 1818 including Union Headquarters during its occupation in the Civil War. We didn't have a chance to tour it two years ago, but may this time.
Do you live in the path of totality? Or, have you ever witnessed a total eclipse of the sun? How far would you journey to see one?
Thank you for reading me and welcome, again, to the Blogging from A to Z Challenge. My theme: Traveling Through Time and Space.