My suggestion would be to scout your area heavily in order to find compositional items to add to your images. . A photo of just the moon, or just the sun, or even of just the moon and sun together, will be cliche, as gazillions of photographers and non-photographers alike will be shooting this eclipse.
If you are interested in creating eclipse images that are more unique and interesting, then you could find some foreground elements to include in the scene - things such as a tree-lined horizon, or an american flag on a hilltop, or a body of water with ducks and geese on it, or a city skyline, etc., etc.,etc. . . . . . anything that presents well in silhouette can be used as foreground elements for the eclipse.
These things will take some figuring out, inasmuch as point of view, focal length, aperture, etc. . This is why scouting is so important - not only location scouting, but experimenting with settings, as well.
It seems like you are on the right track by getting out and photographing the sun now, so that you can get a feel for the exposure triangle that you will be working with. . If you start to include foreground elements in sun photos, you will soon develop a feel for what apertures you need to use with objects at various distances, so as to get both the foreground object and the sun/moon in focus at various focal lengths.
Get out there and see exactly where the sun is at 2:22 in the afternoon - that way you will know just where you need to be in order to align your chosen foreground elements with the sun. . Of course, the sun's position will change a little bit each day, but it'll be close enough that you will only have to make minor adjustments to your POV on they of the big event.
My gut instinct tells me that the sun will be quite high in the sky at that time of day, so you will probably have to get VERY low to the ground in order to get things to line up with the sun. . Also, you will probably have to get rather close to the objects in order to align them with the sun, so you'll probably be working with very small apertures, such as f32 or thereabouts. . And obviously, you will need long focal lengths in order to fill a good-sized area of the frame with the sun.
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