The beauty of the night sky can be as inspirational and uplifting as a total solar eclipse.
“There is some kind of primordial connection that we have to eclipses that is very hard to account for.”
A perfect solar eclipse like the one on Monday was the inspiration for The Privileged Planet, an important and unusual book in the canon of intelligent design works.
The best time and place to view total solar eclipses in our Solar System is just when and where there are observers to see them. Let that sink in.
The basic idea is that meeting the requirements for the habitability of the Earth for observers makes it more likely that solar eclipses are possible.