It has been titled the Great American Solar Eclipse and will darken skies along a 70 mile wide stretch of land from Oregon to South Carolina, passing through 12 states - Oregon, Idaho, Wyoming, Nebraska, Kansas, Missouri, Illinois, Kentucky, Tennessee, Georgia, NC and SC. Though there are, on average, two to five solar eclipses a year, a total solar eclipse only occurs about once every 18 months and the last one visible from the continental US occurred in 1979. There are 4 types of solar eclipses: partial, total, annular and hybrid. A total eclipse occurs when the moon completely covers the sun in the sky. The sun’s outer atmosphere, the corona, will become visible as great ribbons of light twisting and curling into the sky. Another interesting phenomenon is the visible cloak of darkness that precedes the eclipse then moves away.
This is a traditional cache placed with permission by the owner of the nearby shopping strip. There is plenty of nearby parking in the back (and closer to the cache).