The Upcoming Solar Eclipse: What to Think of All the Hype

And what it means to be in the center of it all.

Susan Poole
6 min readMar 29, 2024

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Photo by Bryan Goff on Unsplash

I live in the center of the ‘path of totality’ — a narrow stretch of land in the U.S. between Texas and Maine where a total solar eclipse is expected to be visible on April 8, 2024. This long-awaited celestial phenomenon has put our community of approximately 26,000 people on high alert.

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Susan Poole

Mother, lawyer, nonprofit executive, breast cancer survivor, and aspiring author. Recently left her day-job to write about topics that she’s passionate about.