Eclipse expert describes totality as 'eerie' and 'strange'
KEARNEY, Neb. —
In just over a month a total solar eclipse will pass through 14 states, and parts of the Cornhusker state is in the path of darkness.
On August 21, the moon will move in front of the sun, and about 200 communities in Nebraska will experience something called totality.
Eclipse chaser Kate Russo came from Ireland to help get people in the U.S. ready for totality.
She has experienced 10 total eclipses, and she can pinpoint her favorite part of the event.
"I actually think it's the moment just before totality, because it' so dramatic," Russo said. "It's already quite eerie and it's very strange. Your hair is standing up on the back of your neck, and you get goosebumps. When you look towards the west, you see the shadow coming in, the creeping darkness. It's so eerie," she said.
Scientists say you only get a chance to experience a total solar eclipse once in every 375 years in one location.
So we just happen to be in the right place at the right time.