The site and the program are both phenomenal. Shadow and Substance shows a total solar eclipse to occur right across the nation's midsection on August 21, 2017, and I'm lucky enough to be right in its path.
The site and program get used in my science class. Many of my students have used it too
The eclipse in '94 was great too. I had my students do the card trick and every few minutes, they traced the outline of the eclipse and recorded the time.
Made a great timeline for them.
As for 2017:
I already have plans to stay in Cameron or Maryville, MO the night before. It would be even better if the Chiefs had a preseason game that weekend.
I graduated from Northwest Missouri St in Maryville.
Then the wife drops the line-That is when Kid 1 will be getting ready for college. Talk about ruining plans before they can happen.
The kids and I went out to see the eclipse tonight. I explained what was happening and used the reverse binocular trick, hole in the card. It all worked.
Then a mechanic walked up with a welders helmet. Perfect view. Since I did not know if it was a #14, I looked quick and then away.
It was still way cool.