Today was the day of the “Great American Eclipse” and unfortunately I was unable to make the drive to somewhere it was happening (but maybe in 2024 I’ll make it to Texas to see the next one). It is a bucket list thing for me to see one of these amazing spectacles, so now I know I have to stick around at least another 7 years.
Anyway I was driving in downtown Albuquerque today and I caught this sign. It was amusing to me, and made me wonder whether or not anyone in NMDOT knew how to read a map (or call a scientist). Seems to me that unless something moved my fair city hundreds of miles north while I slept, the eclipse was not going to be a traffic stopper here.
On top of the sun not going into hiding, the heavy overcast made the whole thing pretty much irrelevant here altogether. We did catch a pic of the sun dancing through the clouds just after we passed the sign, but I really didn’t need to use the headlights except in a show of solidarity with those that were lucky enough to see the real deal.
At least I was there in spirit.
Well Texas, here I come. (In seven years)