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Old 06-23-2017, 01:10 PM   #1
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Solar Eclipse, August 2017

Will you be in or anywhere near its path during totality?
I've never experienced a total eclipse so this might be the one. I'm willing to travel several hundred miles for it. I heard that most accommodations along the eclipse route, from Oregon to South Carolina are already booked.

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Not near anywhere that will have totality. It would have been cool to see. This is the first total eclipse of the sun that is only in the US.
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Old 06-23-2017, 01:28 PM   #3
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Not near anywhere that will have totality. It would have been cool to see. This is the first total eclipse of the sun that is only in the US.
You'll be much closer for the April, 2024 total eclipse...
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You'll be much closer for the April, 2024 total eclipse...
Neato! Yes I will be closer. It will be right here on the Island of Montreal for almost 2 minutes. It will be very near sunset, so we will need to figure out a good place to see it from, maybe from the shore of the lake.

If anyone wants to know the exact path of the 2017 eclipse and duration at different points on the path, here's an interactive map from NASA: https://eclipse2017.nasa.gov/sites/d...map/index.html
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I am in the direct path. Have already bought my Eclipse Glasses. It will start at 10:24 am for us.
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Old 06-23-2017, 02:40 PM   #6
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I am in the direct path. Have already bought my Eclipse Glasses. It will start at 10:24 am for us.
Nice! I was think about going to Wyoming or Idaho. .....been checking Amtrak schedules and prices. Casper lies in its path.
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I'm not too far from its path, but I'll have to see about going into Bend, OR. That's a long way to drive for a few minutes of partial eclipse. I doubt I'd be able to get nearer the path of totality because of all the people and I'm not sure that I want to - it's August, it's fire season, and a lot of those people will be crazy.
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Casper, Douglas...Teton Village in the western part of the state. Lots of places, may be hard to find a place to stay. Does Amtrak go to Casper? That must be your limitation. If planned right, Shrek and I could meet your train and haul you around where you want to go.
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Will you be in or anywhere near its path during totality?
I've never experienced a total eclipse so this might be the one. I'm willing to travel several hundred miles for it. I heard that most accommodations along the eclipse route, from Oregon to South Carolina are already booked.
I have seen three. Two I knew were coming, and were not quite total. The third was in Barcelona, and around noonish, the streets filled with people and it got dark. It caught me by complete surprise.

I'll be about 450 miles away from this one, unless I get lucky -- I have a customer its path.

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I am in the direct path. Have already bought my Eclipse Glasses. It will start at 10:24 am for us.
Have you room for two?

Himself has been hyping this for a couple of years. I told him we'd go, I was willing to book a hotel in the heart of it a year ago, but the condition was to get this house fixed and up for sale. Hey, if this thing is on the market I'm willing to spend money to celebrate! Well, nothing has been done. We won't be staying where the length of totality is the longest, but now he's checking TN Holiday Inn locations so he can use his Priority Club points. Smart guy. (That's not quite the phrase I had in my mind's ear as I was typing that...: )

I guess we'll be visiting the kids in August so we can get a head start on the drive. EVERYthing is so much further from here unless you're heading to the mountains up north (we don't ski) or to The Cape (we're not beach people). EVERYthing is so far away.

At least we don't have to haul the telescope...
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