cloudy eclipse
(Mike Allen)

Get ready for a total eclipse of the…sky?

Monday’s upcoming total solar eclipse is making a lot of headlines leading up to it, but not all of them have been positive. I’ve seen plenty of discussion online about the difference between 80 percent coverage of the sun, and 100 percent. While the arguments for experiencing the line of totality are convincing, it appears possible that no one in the state of Oklahoma will get the chance.

You guessed it: In typical Oklahoma springtime fashion, our esteemed weather forecasters are predicting it will be cloudy Monday, or at least mostly so. Many seem to fear that cloud cover will ruin what could be a once-in-a-lifetime experience, which would last about three or four minutes a little east of Idabel. The next total solar eclipse that will touch the United States won’t happen until 2044, and even then it will only be in a few northern states.

If you’re traveling to the southeast portion of the state today to stake out Oklahoma’s 31 miles of centerline, at least you’ll have the natural beauty the area affords, and there’s a great little pizza shop in Hochatown worth visiting to cure your eclipse blues, or should I say grays?

Past Sundaze comics

While weird, bunny ears still healthier than Peeps
Race track ruckus: Stitt trying large wager again
Improper merging? Drummond gives Gatz a citation
Electric election: Norman’s shocking powerline politics
HB 1955 carveouts? Say hello to the beer and pizza tax
Boardwalk at Bricktown serves up hot pie in the sky
Pass the pizza rolls? Special session a lame pre-party
Will Edmond NIMBYs unite against the earthquakes?
Just the sip: ABLE Commission mixes a bitter beverage
Hello, 2024: Cheers to another year of art imitating life
Ooops, Santa left his tax exempt certificate at home
Despite OKC restaurants closing, keep a positive palate
Personal fowl: Switzer blitzes Stitt on rooster rumbles
Sen. Markwayne Mullin takes his fight and bite national
Stitt antes up for February fight on sports betting
Bad luck Halloween: The rainy trick spoiling your treats
New OKC Thunder arena election may not be a layup
The water meter spins at the Edmond aquatic center
Ryan Walters explores new math with budget request
Endless consumption: Pac-Man popular in Oklahoma
Cheers to 8 years of (sometimes political) cartoons
What to do when there’s no room at the Edmond inn?
Behold, OU students: Lindsey Street tailgating returns
PAC 12 implosion continues conference realignment
The Earth must be quite a pothole for UFOs
American Heartland Theme Park raises some eyebrows
Sick of Stitt hammering the machine, Drummond seeks a spin
Introducing a Razr-thin margin of plausible deniability