#9: THERE IS A VERY UNFORTUNATE MISCONCEPTION that seeing an 80% or 90% partial eclipse is “good enough” and that people do not need to bother travelling to the path of totality. Sadly, people who labor under this misconception will miss seeing totality and the AMAZING solar corona. They will likely wonder why some other people considered the eclipse to be a big deal. It cannot be emphasized more emphatically that even a 99% eclipse is NOT good enough! You MUST be along the path of totality in order to see a 100% total eclipse! If you make the drive onto the path, you’ll be glad you did! You will see the most mind-blowing natural phenomenon that can be seen from Planet Earth! But if you stay home, you’ll certainly see a strange sky, but nothing like the mystical, transcendental sight of the corona of the Sun.
Generation Eclipse is an educational comic strip feature by Jay Ryan, in the style of his SkyWise astronomy comic strip. Everyone is encouraged to share this strip in its original, unmodified form on their website and in social media, to help promote the eclipse.
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