We are officially one month away from the 2017 solar eclipse! This is an exciting event that only comes around every few decades. The only other time I saw a solar eclipse was in 1989, in Alaska. My memory is more than foggy, but I do remember building pinhole viewers from old boxes. On the day of the eclipse, my dad and I stood on the sidewalk with many neighbor kids, all of us shoving our heads into the boxes. It was exciting, even though I was much too young to know what I was seeing.