Aug. 21 2017 Total Solar Eclipse

 

Anyone in the direct path or planning a trip for the rare total solar eclipse on Aug. 21? I am about 200 miles north of the path, so it certainly is within the realm of possibility for a day trip or overnight trip. I haven't made any plans yet but am thinking about it. I suspect the motels in the major cities in the direct path will be completely booked tho and don't have any friends or relatives in that part of MO, so I will probably need to make it a day trip if I go.

We do have a POI file for the eclipse path thanks to DNorth3429: http://www.poi-factory.com/node/46947

There are several online resources that show the path from Oregon to South Carolina. Here is one that is fairly good: http://www.eclipse2017.org/2017/path_through_the_US.htm

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Alan - Nuvi 3597LMTHD, Oregon 550T, Nuvi 855, Nuvi 755T, Lowrance Endura Sierra

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I'll be out there

I'm planning to go out for the eclipse as well. Already have some glasses, and a filter for the camera to capture it. I'm not sure yet where I'll be - I'm in Charlotte, and Columbia, SC is only about an hour and a half away and in the path of totality. I may also try some of the parks in the western NC / SC mountains.

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The Moose Is Loose! nuvi 760

Solar eclipse

I'm in the 70% zone.
Good enough for me, so I'll stay put. I've seen a total eclipse before so it's no longer on my bucket list.

-jgracey

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I have seen the future and it is now!

1979 and 2017

I saw the Feb 26, 1979 total eclipse. It was spectacular.

For a couple of minutes in the middle of the day, it was dark as night and the stars came out. If I recall correctly, even birds were excited for the extra dawn.

Awesome, in the true sense of the word.

I've had the Aug 21 eclipse marked on my calendar for at least a decade. We're about 15 miles outside the area of totality, so I reserved an overnight camp space near the center of the path.

Campgrounds in our area can be booked 6 months in advance for individual spaces or 1 year in advance for group spaces. So last year on August 21st, I went ahead and booked a group space. Even then, my first three picks had already been taken by people who had managed to grab them ahead of me.

If you have the opportunity to see the total eclipse, you really should do it.

Were in the 95% area... Will

Were in the 95% area... Will probably go in town to Engles Parking lot, as it is the widest area of un-obstructed sky area.
Here at house we're surrounded by trees...

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Probably

I'll have to make a multi-day trip out of it, I intend to view it. Although an amateur astronomer, I've never seen a total solar eclipse. Drove to see the one in 1979, but it was overcast, so missed the show.

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Tuckahoe Mike - Nuvi 3490LMT, Nuvi 260W, iPhone6s, Mazda MX-5 Nav

Wonderful Experience...

I have experienced it once way back in March 18, 1988 when I was still living in the Philippines.It's an amazing phenomena. It's nice to witness how chickens reacted to this.

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EGMJR

No Go in Maryland

Looks like Maryland will not be a good viewing state.

Perhaps if they could find a way to tax it ...........

cool

I'll Try to see it

I live not far from the line of totality, hope the weather cooperates.

9 hr drive for me

Hope the weather cooperates. I heard businesses are even selling reservations for spots in parking lots.

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><> Glenn <>< Garmin nüvi 1390, nüvi 2598

Idaho

gdfaini wrote:

Hope the weather cooperates. I heard businesses are even selling reservations for spots in parking lots.

We have a lot of farmers renting out space for both RV's and tents on their farms.
They've ordered porta potties and some are bringing in private security.

~Angela

Flight?

GlobeTurtle wrote:
gdfaini wrote:

Hope the weather cooperates. I heard businesses are even selling reservations for spots in parking lots.

We have a lot of farmers renting out space for both RV's and tents on their farms.
They've ordered porta potties and some are bringing in private security.

~Angela

I think the POI Factory should charter a fast jet so we members can fly from the Pacific Northwest to the east coast in synch with the eclipse to maximize our viewing. Hmm, someone could even bring a GPS to stay on topic. Here's me with my very dark shades so I'm all set -> cool

Hey!

How about an eclipse party at JM and GlobeTurtle's place for all Factory members? I'll even bring a case of Corona. Count me in! razz

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Alan - Nuvi 3597LMTHD, Oregon 550T, Nuvi 855, Nuvi 755T, Lowrance Endura Sierra

If I interpret the following

If I interpret the following map correctly, it'll start around 9:05 am in Los Angeles, CA. Max eclipse is reached at 10:21 am local time. End of eclipse is at 11:44 am.

http://xjubier.free.fr/en/site_pages/solar_eclipses/TSE_2017...

We're at 62% zone.

Won't be able to see it

I'm not in the path of the eclipse.

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Not this time

Too far away, Southern California. Wait for next one (just kidding).

Good to know, wasn't aware

Good to know, wasn't aware of it. I'm a little too far west and south to view.

If You Miss This One...

There will be another on 6/10/21. It will be an annular solar eclipse and will be visible to early risers in the northeast and great lakes areas.

https://www.timeanddate.com/eclipse/solar/2021-june-10

I will bring..

alandb wrote:

How about an eclipse party at JM and GlobeTurtle's place for all Factory members? I'll even bring a case of Corona. Count me in! razz

... The Bud Light on Tap!!!

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Bobkz - Garmin Nuvi 3597LMTHD/2455LMT/C530/C580- "Pain Is Fear Leaving The Body - Semper Fidelis"

washington state

in Washington state we are lucky to see the sky at night lol or the sun in daytime lol

Flagstaff

geo334 wrote:

in Washington state we are lucky to see the sky at night lol or the sun in daytime lol

Flagstaff, the first International Dark Sky City, could probably make room for you.

The daytime viewing is also great as many of us discovered at the Naval Observatory for the 2012 Transit of Venus.

Should be really cool

May need to travel to the 100% zone.

Lear Jet

Will this be viewable in Nova Scotia? twisted

For those of us not in the path

For those of us not able to see the eclipse in person, we could at least buy the stamp. Do a Google search for USPS eclipse stamp 2017.

Live Stream

Hoping to find a decent live stream to watch since it will only be a partial eclipse here.

List of webcams.

I was hoping someone would compile a list of links for webcams along the path referenced and sorted by time of totality. I have done some searching for such a list but so far haven't found one.

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Alan - Nuvi 3597LMTHD, Oregon 550T, Nuvi 855, Nuvi 755T, Lowrance Endura Sierra