Since reading the book “The Sun’s Heartbeat” by Bob Berman, I have become a Sun fan. This Sunday’s eclipse should provide unique views of the Sun; it may even inspire some poems. This Sunday, May 20, an eclipse of the sun will happen in the western sky low on the earth horizon. For a mid-west location the moon will start its slip across the sun at 8:25 pm ESTime as the sun is setting. The sun may set while the eclipse is in process so viewing toward an unobstructed horizon is necessary. A view across Lake Michigan gives a clear horizon and affords a view across the Ideal view path ( an alley from Northern California to Texas ).
From a location in the Great Plains the eclipse will begin at 5:15pm PDTime . The last time this occurred was year 2005.
前が2005年だったようですから、7年ぶり？ I have found that the Michigan City lake pier ideal for setting sun views.----
Notes : the moon this night is farthest from earth, at apogee, and will not totally eclipse the sun ( a partial or annular eclipse is allowed ). At moon perigee, when the moon is closest to earth, a total eclipse is possible.