Pet owners across 14 states will experience a few minutes of total darkness during the Great American Solar Eclipse on August 21. So, how will your pets react to the exciting celestial event?
Truthfully, you probably won’t see much reaction from household pets as a result of the solar eclipse. This is largely due to the fact that the animals we share our hearts and homes with have adapted to life on a human schedule dictated more by alarm clocks and artificial light than natural daylight and darkness – and most of them aren’t seeing all the hype on social media.
On the contrary, you ARE likely to see some bizarre behavior from wild animals, birds, and insects on August 21 – but only for a few minutes.
For our furred and four-legged friends, however, there ARE some precautions and safety measures to keep in mind.
Should I outfit my pet with eclipse viewing glasses?
Those of us lucky enough to live in the eclipse’s “path of totality” will experience total darkness for a few minutes as the moon passes in front of the sun, blocking the sunlight. Depending on where you are in the country, this could happen anywhere between 10:16am on the Oregon coast and 2:49pm on the South Carolina coast. (Don’t worry! If you’re not in the path of total darkness that day, you’ll still experience some degree of darkness as…