The strange stretch of road was brought to Space.com by Michael Kentrianakis, a solar eclipse hunter and member of the American Astronomical Society's Solar Eclipse Task Force. "I think these Google vans do not shoot any street on the planet for nothing," he wrote on Facebook. "Not even on the night of a total eclipse."
Kentrianakis Facebook post features screen grabs, including a stunning "diamond ring" effect seen in the sky where the moon passes in front of the sun. You can even see crescent-shaped shadows on the ground under trees. See the good times on the map below, because another total eclipse will not lead through the United States until 2024.