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Old 02-23-2016, 11:10 AM   #1
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August 21, 2017 Solar Eclipse Event

Starting to make plans for this celestial event which has not happened in the US mainland for 40 years. A total eclipse occurs casting darkness along a 200 mile wide path across the US. The eclipse viewing starts near Portland OR and exits near Columbia, SC including RV hotspots Yosemite and Great Smokey Mountains in the path. Any one starting to make plans to view and where? I'm sure as the date approaches, top CG's will be harder to find.
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Hadn't heard about this.
Live 2 hours north of Portland.
I see a road trip to Stonehenge allong the Columbia river in my future!!
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Im thinking GSM or SC for this.
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I've been watching this for awhile. Aside from general location, I think the most important thing to think about is weather. For example, in Wyoming the total eclipse line passes near Grand Teton national park, but also Casper, WY. For a vacation, its hands down Grand Teton, but if you want a statistically better chance of a clear sky, its Casper. In fact, the Astronomical League have chosen their 2017 convention in Casper that day. The League also talk about the ease of moving location in case of bad weather without traffic concern.
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I've been watching this for awhile. Aside from general location, I think the most important thing to think about is weather. For example, in Wyoming the total eclipse line passes near Grand Teton national park, but also Casper, WY. For a vacation, its hands down Grand Teton, but if you want a statistically better chance of a clear sky, its Casper. In fact, the Astronomical League have chosen their 2017 convention in Casper that day. The League also talk about the ease of moving location in case of bad weather without traffic concern.

You are correct. My location makes the Great Smokies on my list however, the Smokies are a 50/50 shot for a clear day. The best chances for a clear day ( if I recall) was in Missouri. Yosemite would be really nice, but I would think very hard to get into. South Carolina beaches may be good as well.
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NASA - Total Solar Eclipse of 2017 Aug 21

Here is a site showing the path of the eclipse, greatest duration and greatest eclipse.. Looks like a spot in the Shawnee National Forest, IL would be a prime spot to see the show !!

Pretty cool !!
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NASA - Total Solar Eclipse of 2017 Aug 21

Here is a site showing the path of the eclipse, greatest duration and greatest eclipse.. Looks like a spot in the Shawnee National Forest, IL would be a prime spot to see the show !!

Pretty cool !!

May be Ill check into that area as well.
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You are correct. My location makes the Great Smokies on my list however, the Smokies are a 50/50 shot for a clear day. The best chances for a clear day ( if I recall) was in Missouri. Yosemite would be really nice, but I would think very hard to get into. South Carolina beaches may be good as well.
There are loads of websites about the eclipse, and particularly its path and duration. This page gives an interesting image showing the statistical chance of afternoon cloud cover in August. http://www.astroadventures.net/2017/...ud-Map-Aug.png

There are other sites that drill down to specific locations, such as this one: Best places to view — Total solar eclipse of Aug 21, 2017, the Great American Eclipse
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Another warning here: I have been through three total eclipses and a dozen partial ones. If you study the path of the eclipse, only a small part of it is actually total (the maximum duration of total is less than three minutes). You might wonder why 99% coverage partial is not good enough, but believe me it makes all the difference in the world. If you are serious about experiencing the eclipse, make sure you are going to be in the zone of totality.
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Fortunately the Eclipse goes right over my son's house in Missouri. Here come grandma and grandpa!
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Hopefully fuel will still be in the $2.00 range. We're going on a road trip .
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Hopefully fuel will still be in the $2.00 range. We're going on a road trip .
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I've already but the grandkids on alert. On Grandpa's birthday Aug 21 in 2017, we're going on road trip to Athens Tn.

We'll also do whitewater rafting and camp at an old copper mine in the area. Best news is it's only a 1 tank trip.
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