While some are rather droll about the upcoming solar eclipse Monday, it's worth noting in our region we are going to be dark, and it's the first such eclipse that will actually be seen from coast to coast in 100 years.
The 'Great American Eclipse' is coming August 21st and the pacific northwest is ground zero! Pasco will not have totality (total blackness) however Tri-Cities will see 96% totality!!! Not to shabby. Here's an event that's free for the whole family!
In case you haven't heard, a very rare solar eclipse could bring over a million tourists to Oregon, especially across a band reaching from Salem through Umatilla County including Baker and Prairie Cities. That's the main path where it will be most visible anywhere.
If you follow some Seattle TV stations on Facebook, you're aware there was a total solar eclipse yesterday over the Pacific Ocean. Alaska Airlines Flight 870 from Anchorage to Honolulu was even diverted so that passengers could get a glimpse of the event from 37,000 feet up. KOMO News sent a guy on that flight, and he and others got some fantastic pictures.