sunday light: you owe it to yourself to experience a total solar eclipse

Welcome to Sunday Light, where every week I'll feature a video I've found of people making light in their worlds.  

Just a little something that perhaps can give us a bit of hope for the week ahead.  

Science writer and umbraphile David Baron describes what it's like to witness a total solar eclipse -- it is apparently a wonderful, magical, soul-shifting experience. He is a gifted storyteller, so click here or the image above to watch his wonderful talk, and compelling argument that witnessing the celestial event could help change the world.

(And if you're in America, and are wondering how much of tomorrow's eclipse you'll witness in your home town, enter your zip code here.  And if you're not in the path of the total solar eclipse, fear not -- NASA will be livestreaming the whole thing here.)