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#1 P_Myers

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Posted 08 April 2021 - 09:38 AM

Interesting article posted on the Sky & Tel website

https://eclipse2024....s/statemap.html
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#2 CMDRExorcist

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Posted 08 April 2021 - 09:48 AM

Oh. My. God. One that can finally be seen from my city for once!


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#3 matt_astro_tx

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Posted 08 April 2021 - 09:57 AM

Totality from my back yard!  I had to fly to Nashville for the last one.  Worth it.


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Posted 08 April 2021 - 10:50 AM

I drove over 1000 miles for the last one and I agree it was worth it!


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Posted 08 April 2021 - 11:07 AM

I'm in middle of OK so definitely driving to SE OK for this.



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Posted 08 April 2021 - 11:22 AM

Moving to Solar System Observing.

 

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Posted 08 April 2021 - 12:55 PM

I drove a few hundred miles for the last one (worth it), and this one, I'll just be in my own backyard.  


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Posted 08 April 2021 - 02:49 PM

We flew to Redmond, OR from Greensboro, NC for the 8-21-2017 eclipse - in fact, I'm wearing my t-shirt now!

 

Nor sure what we'll do for 4-8-24. I need a few friends in the path and then let the weather determines where I go I guess wink.gif !


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Posted 08 April 2021 - 03:50 PM

We flew to Redmond, OR from Greensboro, NC for the 8-21-2017 eclipse - in fact, I'm wearing my t-shirt now!

 

Nor sure what we'll do for 4-8-24. I need a few friends in the path and then let the weather determines where I go I guess wink.gif !

Here's our group at he home of our dear friends in Redmond OR. That's ne in the front with my lovely bride close behind me.

 

a GROUP SELFIE ECLIPSE DAY 8-21-17 IMG_5268.JPG


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Posted 09 April 2021 - 02:28 PM

The last one we only had to drive about 2 hours but my wife and I both said it would be worth it to travel to this one too. We just have to figure out where to go.


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Posted 10 April 2021 - 12:16 AM

We drove from Moreno Valley, Taxafornia to Rexburg Idaho.  It was my first total.  My wife before we went was like what is the big deal.  After she was WOW that was incredible. She was glad she went.  We also net a couple from the UK that are eclipse chasers.  

 

We are planning to see the this one.  

 

If you have a chance to see this one don't miss it.   


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Posted 10 April 2021 - 02:37 PM

I drove ~2,000 miles RT to see the 2017 eclipse, and it was well worth it. The next one will require about 3,600 miles RT, and I hope to see it. Perhaps make it the turn around point for a Spring road trip or fly to Mazatlan. 


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Posted 10 April 2021 - 08:01 PM

I went to a very small town in Idaho thinking I'd probably be the only one in town there for the eclipse.  Boy was I WRONG !


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Posted 11 April 2021 - 03:41 PM

We had a great time in a farm field near Hopkinsvill, KY  last time.  There were 100's there. We had perfect conditions other then the 90+ temps.   It was an awesome experience and so glad we went.  Traffic going home was crazy.

 

It is right in our backyard this time and have a great place to view from -- if the weather cooperates.  Soooo looking forward to it.



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Posted 11 April 2021 - 03:49 PM

Here are some of the folks that my better half and I (in the rear) were with in Tennessee during the 2017 eclipse.

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Posted 11 April 2021 - 08:35 PM

My wife and I drove over 1000 miles for the 2017 eclipse but stayed with my sister in Kansas City for a few days to also make it a family affair.

I only need to drive a couple hours to get centered for the one in 2024. 



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Posted 11 April 2021 - 10:04 PM

I think a trip to Niagara Falls for this one would be nice!
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Posted 12 April 2021 - 03:40 PM

My 2017 expedition was Toronto, ON to near Casper, WY. 6000 km (3750 miles) return.

 

I'd do it again - the return trip to San Antonio is way shorter. :lol:



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Posted 13 April 2021 - 06:07 PM

Its coming just a few miles from San Antonio, Texas. 



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Posted 14 April 2021 - 10:59 AM

Less than 3 years to go! Last time we put about 2500 miles on the car. This time hopefully under 1000. Prepared to drive 5000 miles if we have to.




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