Where is everyone observing the Solar eclipse of 2021-06-10 from?
Even in the Path of Annularity, this will be an very difficult eclipse to observe from most locations in America, since the eclipse begins before Sunrise, and ends less than one hour after Sunrise. Most locations in America will require an east-facing unobstructed view of less than ten degrees in altitude angle (and zero degrees or less at the beginning of the eclipse). I figure the best observing sites will be from very high locations (top of a mountain or a tall building) or facing east over a large body of water (ocean, bay, or great lake).
I don't have a passport to travel outside of the USA, and I probably don't want to travel outside of Maryland for a partial partial eclipse, but if you know of publicly accessible observing sites that you have confirmed as being unobstructed for this eclipse, please list them here. Note that the observing site must be accessible at night (many public locations are not) since you will need to arrive before Sunrise in order to be ready for when the eclipse begins at Sunrise. I would recommend arriving at least an hour before Sunrise. Note that a zero or negative altitude angle will have a significant King deviation, which must be accounted for in order for tracking systems to work.
In general, Solar observing is best done when overlooking water or plants, when the telescope is set up on grass (not pavement or sand), and outside of urban areas.
Edited by Nicole Sharp, 20 April 2021 - 04:47 PM.