As the moon blots out the sun from the sky on Aug. 21, it may create some challenges that a lot of people haven't thought about.
A once in a lifetime eclipse will be cutting across the United States from Oregon to South Carolina on Aug. 21, and that means something you may not have thought of. Massive crowds are expected to gather along the eclipse path that could create something resembling a “zombie apocalypse,” according to a Space dot com report quoting a Angela Speck, a researcher at the University of Missouri.
Since the majority of Americans live within a day’s drive of the eclipse, experts anticipate that there could be an unprecedented amount of people traveling in the air, by train, or on the road. That could certainly create some hazards, or at the very least headaches for those who live in the zone of totality.
“There will hopefully be less bloodshed, but zombies don’t need regular food, or sleep, or toilets,” Speck joked according to the report.
NASA urges people to be safe with their eyes during the event, saying in a statement: “Plan ahead to decide if you’re going to make use of an indirect viewing method – more information below – or to watch the eclipse directly by using eclipse glasses. If the latter, please check the safety authenticity of viewing glasses to ensure they meet basic proper safety viewing standards.”