Eclipse chasers have long known that whatever eclipse they have just observed, another will again occur with little variation 18 years and 11.32 days in the future. All they need to do is move approximately one third of the way around the world to the west and adjust their latitude by about 200 miles. The Saros series is the pulse of solar mechanics that has made eclipses predictable events even in ancient times. At any one time an average of 38 saros serirs are active, producing eclipses at their regular intervals. In this epoch saros series produce an average of 72 eclipses extending over a 1300 year period. Accordingly, some series are old, some middle aged and some young. Saros series 145 fits in the young classification of this remarkable rythmic order of nature, and on 2017 August 21 will produce only its eighth out a future total of 43 central eclipses. All but two of those being total. A variety of factors contribute to the determination to the type of eclipse a saros will predominately produce, and we are fortunate in that those factors for saros series 145 are most favorable for the production of total rather than annular events. While the series starts with eclipses of brief totality, celestial mechanics are slowly conspiring to bring about great things. By the 25th century celestical circumstances will produce 5 six minute plus and 3 seven minute plus eclipses in the series. While historically the first five totals preceding the series imminent return have had little impact on the history of astronomy, they each have etched unforgettable memories into the conscience of those who found themselves within its path. And while the future for 145 looks brighter than its past, each eclipse of each saros series has its own call to uniqueness.