There are going to be millions of people looking to the sky for the big total eclipse that will be happening on Monday April 8th. By the time the eclipse happens the tool bag that has been orbiting the planet from the International Space Station should fall out of space and burn up on it's way to the planet.

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When you are attempting to view the eclipse make sure you aren't behind the wheel of a vehicle at the time. Montana will not be in the path of totality, so we won't see it get as dark as other places. Do not look at the sun without some sort of eye protection during the eclipse, even a quick glance can cause harm to your eyes.

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When it comes to the night sky and stargazing, there are a few places that stand out more than the most for prime viewing. According to, the best place for stargazing on the planet is Antarctica. Most people can't just fly there to take in the brilliant skies. There is a place that is much closer to Montana.

The Best Place for Stargazing is Utah

The best place in the United States for stargazing is Utah. I am not a scientist, but I would argue that Montana is a much better place for stargazing. Montana has a smaller population than Utah and has two international "dark sky" locations, which are great for stargazing.

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Keep your eyes to the skies in Montana, these days you honestly never know what you are going to see under the "Big Sky".

Stunning Photos of Yellowstone National Park in the Fall

Take a "virtual visit" to the Park in autumn. Photos courtesy of the Nationa Park System and photographer Diane Renkin.

LOOK: See how much gasoline cost the year you started driving

To find out more about how has the price of gas changed throughout the years, Stacker ran the numbers on the cost of a gallon of gasoline for each of the last 84 years. Using data from the Bureau of Labor Statistics (released in April 2020), we analyzed the average price for a gallon of unleaded regular gasoline from 1976 to 2020 along with the Consumer Price Index (CPI) for unleaded regular gasoline from 1937 to 1976, including the absolute and inflation-adjusted prices for each year.

Read on to explore the cost of gas over time and rediscover just how much a gallon was when you first started driving.

Gallery Credit: Sophia Crisafulli

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