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Where Are You Observing TOTALITY During Aug 21, 2017 Eclipse?

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#1 DLuders

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Posted 05 May 2017 - 03:51 PM

IF you are going to be in the Path of Totality during the Mon., August 21, 2017 Total Solar Eclipse, where are you going to be? 

 

My family will be in Long Creek, Oregon (north of the John Day valley), where the air is dry and totality lasts 2 minutes 0 seconds.  It's only a 5-hour drive south from Spokane.


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Posted 05 May 2017 - 03:55 PM

I'll be just north of Rexburg, Idaho at the ranch. 1'48" of totality. Rexburg will have just over 2 minutes of totality, but at the ranch - no crowds, just a few friends and family. Worth the 12 seconds, I think. :ubetcha:


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Posted 05 May 2017 - 04:23 PM

I'm watching the Eclipse at Rosecrans Memorial Airport in St Joseph, Missouri. I am keeping my options open in case something happens with the weather.



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Posted 05 May 2017 - 04:43 PM

Near Arco, ID....



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Posted 05 May 2017 - 04:51 PM

Carhenge in western Nebraska.


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Posted 05 May 2017 - 04:53 PM

Lake Marion South Carolina.


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Posted 05 May 2017 - 04:56 PM

Georgetown or Charleston South Carolina. 



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Posted 05 May 2017 - 05:55 PM

My back yard...  3 miles into the totality zone. YES!


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Posted 05 May 2017 - 06:06 PM

I'm heading down to Ashville NC, about 6 hrs from me but I'll make a weekend out of it. Not going to be complete totality for me unless i drive another 2 hours. But it will be pretty close. 



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Posted 05 May 2017 - 06:13 PM

My house is in totality (about 40 seconds), but I plan to observe from a St Charles County park (Klondike) about a 30 minute drive away that gets 2'14" just west of St Louis.   http://www.sccmo.org...pse-in-the-Park



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Posted 05 May 2017 - 06:25 PM

Somewhere in the Snake River Valley portion of Idaho.  Probably around Menan or thereabouts.   Then 4 nights in West Yellowstone.


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Posted 05 May 2017 - 06:31 PM

Kentucky Dam Village State Park. The eclipse passes right overhead and is very near maximum. Just hoping for clear skies!!!



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Posted 05 May 2017 - 06:44 PM

I'll be just north of Rexburg, Idaho at the ranch. 1'48" of totality. Rexburg will have just over 2 minutes of totality, but at the ranch - no crowds, just a few friends and family. Worth the 12 seconds, I think. ubetcha.gif

I'll be just south of Rexburg in Rigby, 2'15" of totality.  I expect much smaller crowds than Rexburg.



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Posted 05 May 2017 - 07:17 PM

I'll be in Victor, Idaho and will drive a few minutes North for totality.



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Posted 05 May 2017 - 07:23 PM

Oregon Star Party!


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Posted 05 May 2017 - 07:40 PM

Land between the Lakes Kentucky.



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Posted 05 May 2017 - 09:06 PM

York, Nebraska Holiday Inn a bit outside of the centerline. Have 2 rooms reserved. Also have 3 rooms in Grand Island, but may give them to friends.


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Posted 05 May 2017 - 09:10 PM

Near Arco, ID....

 

 

Somewhere in the Snake River Valley portion of Idaho.  Probably around Menan or thereabouts.   Then 4 nights in West Yellowstone.

 

 

 

I'll be just north of Rexburg, Idaho at the ranch. 1'48" of totality. Rexburg will have just over 2 minutes of totality, but at the ranch - no crowds, just a few friends and family. Worth the 12 seconds, I think. ubetcha.gif

I'll be just south of Rexburg in Rigby, 2'15" of totality.  I expect much smaller crowds than Rexburg.

 

 

 

I'll be in Victor, Idaho and will drive a few minutes North for totality.

Idaho's the place to be! :ubetcha:


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Posted 05 May 2017 - 09:18 PM

Dubois, WY

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Posted 05 May 2017 - 10:56 PM

I'm heading down to Ashville NC, about 6 hrs from me but I'll make a weekend out of it. Not going to be complete totality for me unless i drive another 2 hours. But it will be pretty close. 

May I ask why you're choosing not to drive the short extra distance to experience totality? A total solar eclipse is arguably one of the most beautiful natural events humans can experience. I'd love to help change your mind.


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Posted 05 May 2017 - 11:18 PM

I'm heading down to Ashville NC, about 6 hrs from me but I'll make a weekend out of it. Not going to be complete totality for me unless i drive another 2 hours. But it will be pretty close. 

 

Watching a partial eclipse versus a total eclipse is like listening to a rock concert from the parking garage.


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Posted 06 May 2017 - 12:20 AM

I'll be doing a bit of public outreach at the fairgrounds in Hiawassee, Georgia.  Unfortunately the risk of clouds is fairly high.



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Posted 06 May 2017 - 01:54 AM

I'll be in Madres, Oregon. 2 min 4 sec totality. I envy you guys who will be in their own backyard. Bought a Lunt LS100THa for visual on the days leading up, and then to photograph on eclipse day. Also a 10" f/7 Newt with a Zambuto mirror using a Baader AstroSolar white light filter.
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Posted 06 May 2017 - 03:51 AM

I am planning to be in and around Hopkinsville Ky.  Though I am remaining flexible because of the weather.  In effect,  I will be the opposite of a storm chaser, I will be a clear sky chaser haha  Depending on the forecast in the days before the 21st, I will position myself in the vicinity of where the weather seems like it will be most cooperative along the eclipse path, and then make final location adjustments once the weather forecast becomes more apparent.  


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Posted 06 May 2017 - 07:56 AM

Hopkinsville KY.
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