Even if you know exactly what it is and what will happen next, it is awesome and everyone wants to celebrate and just experience it!

Do you have a Total Eclipse playlist created? If not, here are a few suggestions:

  • Total Eclipse of the Heart- Bonnie Tyler
  • Bad Moon Rising- Creedence Clearwater Revival
  •  Here Come’s The Sun- Beetles
  • Don’t Let The Sun Go Down On Me- George Michaels & Elton John

Must have snacks:

  • Oreo- Space Dunk cookies (I read about these but have not seen them in the stores, if you do, please share with us!
  • Sun Chips
  • Moon Pies
  • Eclipseeroni Pizzas (Pinterest has a lot of great ideas)

According to NASA, there will be several distinct stages of the eclipse: the partial eclipse, the shadow bands, “Baily’s beads,” “Diamond ring” and totality. I cannot go into great detail on these, because I am not an expert, and truly know little about the phases of the moon but if you are interested go to NASA’s eclipse website, nasa.gov, or click on the the links below: