While some folks may be claiming Friday is the really big deal because of the sold-out AT&T Byron Nelson Golf Classic with hometown sweethearts Scottie Scheffler and Jordan Spieth teeing off at TPC Craig Ranch, they’re missing the uber big deal that will have heads around the world turning upward — an absolutely total lunar eclipse when the Earth’s shadow swallows up the moon.
Instead of the golf tournament’s lasting Friday thru Sunday benefiting the Dallas Salesmanship Club‘s Momentum Institute, this universally free occasion will only take place for a handful of hours benefiting all who are willing to sacrifice their beauty sleep.
Unlike other similar eclipses when the planets, sun and moon played hide-and-seek and were only seen in such places as Cape Froward, Chile, and Greenland’s Kaffeklubben Island, this one is going to be the ultimate North Texas drive-in movie production from 8:32 p.m. on Sunday until Monday at 1:50 a.m.
Insider hint: Experts claim that the Big Daddy moment will take place at 11:11 p.m. Sunday.
Adding to the mesmerizing experience, Mother Nature is playing nicely with clear skies.
Another perk is the fact that unlike solar eclipses, this one will require no extra shades or accessories.
So, unless it’s past your bedtime or you’ve had your fill of eclipses, raise your eyes to the sky and watch Pacman Earth swallow up and regurgitate the moon.
* Photo credit: Skeeter Hagler