It's going to be the most talked about 2 minutes in history, with the possible exception of Secretariat's amazing Kentucky Derby run in 1973 (he set a still-standing track record of 1:59 2⁄5 - an amazing feat!) .
In some of the major cities along the band of totality, expect traffic chaos. And forget about getting a reasonably priced hotel room in cities like St Joe Missouri and Nashville Tennessee. But if you live near, or can get to, a small town or even better a campsite, you still have a chance.
Check out the band of totality here:
Bring plenty of water, snacks, sunscreen, blankets, viewing glasses, cash and whatever else you might need for this event. And don't forget to dress everyone in your viewing party in awesome solar eclipse t-shirts! These are all available at Amazon and are prime eligible which means if you have Amazon Prime you get free shipping! T-shirts are a great way to not only remember your event for years to come, but they serve a purpose in the present, as well. If your party is wearing the same t-shirt, you're not likely to lose each other in the vast crowds.
So whether you're going to be viewing the eclipse in Madras, Oregon, Greenville South Carolina, or any point in between, get to planning now!