Or maybe it's something else.
At least one pastor (Mark Blitz) says that eclipses are warnings from God, depending on where they're seen.
So what if it's a predictable event based on scientific calculations and understood as such for many centuries -- an eclipse is still a fine way to frighten the uneducated or willfully ignorant.
Personally, I'm going with the meme that was all over the internet last week asking God to blot out the sun today as a signal to the Trumpster that it's time to resign.
We have our viewing glasses and are ready to view from the comfort of our porch. It won't be a total eclipse, but very, very close.
I'll take that as a sign.