I've shared quite a bit of information about what's happening in Rockford's skies over the last month, and we're not done yet. If you feel like getting up a bit early tomorrow morning, you'll get a look at a solar eclipse.
By now, I'm sure you've heard all the buzz about the upcoming solar eclipse on Monday, August 21st. For the 2017 eclipse, there is a strip of land about 70 miles wide or so (called the "path of totality") that stretches from central Oregon through South Carolina. In Illinois, that path is through the bottom fourth of the state.
It was very cool, although it was also very early. The Blood Moon lunar eclipse viewers up and around this morning got a real treat from the weather department as skies were crystal clear around the Rockford area.
According to ABC News:
The eclipse is the second in a rare series known as the tetrad, in which the moon is completely covered by the Earth's umbral shadow for four eclipses in a row,