Get ready to witness the celestial spectacle! On April 8, 2024, Edison Landscape & Deck Lighting international headquarters (IHQ), located in the path of totality, will experience the awe-inspiring solar eclipse. Our team is buzzing with excitement as we prepare for this once-in-a-lifetime event. With NASA-approved solar eclipse glasses in hand, we’re ready to marvel at nature’s grandeur and draw inspiration for our next lighting masterpieces.

Here’s some fun notes about the Solar Eclipse!

  1. Path of Totality: The path of totality is the narrow track where the total solar eclipse is visible. It typically spans a few thousand miles and varies with each eclipse.
  2. Diamond Ring Effect: Just before and after totality, a phenomenon known as the diamond ring effect occurs. This is when the sun appears as a bright diamond ring, with the last bit of sunlight shining through the valleys and mountains on the moon’s surface.
  3. Shadow Bands: Before totality, faint, wavy lines known as shadow bands can sometimes be seen moving rapidly across the ground. These bands are caused by the sun’s light being refracted through the Earth’s atmosphere.
  4. Bailey’s Beads: Another phenomenon that occurs just before and after totality is Bailey’s beads, where small beads of sunlight shine through the rugged terrain of the moon’s surface, creating a stunning effect.
  5. Animal Behavior: During a solar eclipse, animals may exhibit unusual behavior, such as birds returning to their nests and nocturnal animals becoming active. This is because they may mistake the sudden darkness for nighttime.
  6. Temperature Drop: The temperature can drop significantly during a solar eclipse, sometimes by as much as 10-15 degrees Fahrenheit. This is due to the sudden reduction in sunlight and can create a noticeable change in the environment.
  7. Historical Significance: Throughout history, solar eclipses have been viewed with awe and often fear by different cultures. They have been associated with myths, legends, and significant historical events.
  8. Solar Eclipse Glasses: It’s crucial to use proper eye protection, such as NASA-approved solar eclipse glasses, when viewing a solar eclipse. Looking directly at the sun without protection can cause permanent eye damage.
  9. Eclipse Chasers: Some people travel around the world to witness solar eclipses in different locations. These “eclipse chasers” are passionate about experiencing the awe-inspiring event in various settings.
  10. Future Eclipses: While solar eclipses are relatively rare events, they occur somewhere on Earth about every 18 months. Keeping track of upcoming eclipses can be an exciting way to plan future viewing experiences.