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2024 Totality - question related to path width / optimal position

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#26 Diana N

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Posted 14 March 2023 - 07:39 PM

Since one of the S&T tours for 2027 has already sold out... maybe the time is already right? (Though I understand and agree the 2024 threads aren't the right place.)

We can discuss the upcoming 2027 eclipse in the Other Eclipses subforum.  Why not start a thread about it there?  I started one for the October 2023 annular eclipse over there.  I agree a thread there to help people plan for the 2027 (and later!) total eclipses would be welcome.



#27 nicknacknock

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Posted 15 March 2023 - 01:09 AM

Because, as soon as the 2024 is behind us, we will create a new forum for the 2027 and have all relevant topics housed under one roof wink.gif

 

However, I will permit ONE TOPIC ONLY regarding the 2027 eclipse and will transfer it when appropriate to the 2027 forum when it will be created.

 

Please generate this topic in the Other Eclipses forum if you need / want it that bad smile.gif


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#28 Diana N

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Posted 15 March 2023 - 01:27 PM

Because, as soon as the 2024 is behind us, we will create a new forum for the 2027 and have all relevant topics housed under one roof wink.gif

 

However, I will permit ONE TOPIC ONLY regarding the 2027 eclipse and will transfer it when appropriate to the 2027 forum when it will be created.

 

Please generate this topic in the Other Eclipses forum if you need / want it that bad smile.gif

Here it is, for those who want to discuss the 2027 eclipse over Egypt:  https://www.cloudyni...-eclipse-egypt/


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#29 salt2001

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Posted 07 April 2023 - 03:10 PM

It's only 96.5% coverage in my location in Nova Scotia so I will be driving 5 hours to Fredericton New Brunswick.  How soon do hotels start booking up?



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Posted 07 April 2023 - 03:50 PM

Rule of thumb is one year.  I'd do it today.


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#31 Alan D. Whitman

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Posted 07 April 2023 - 06:20 PM

It's only 96.5% coverage in my location in Nova Scotia so I will be driving 5 hours to Fredericton New Brunswick.  How soon do hotels start booking up?

 

You want to read the world's most renowned eclipse weather climatologist, Jay Anderson, on the subject of climatology along the path at
https://eclipsophile.com/2024tse/

 

For New Brunswick he says: "the graph of centreline cloudiness  shows an abrupt drop as the eclipse reaches the Northumberland Strait on the northeast coast of New Brunswick. More details are revealed in Figure 21, which shows that the largest part of this drop is over the Strait itself, extending only up to the land’s edge or a very short distance inland. This decline in over-water cloudiness is derived from those days each April when convective clouds form over the land when the Sun warms the ground but are unable to build above the cold waters of the Strait."

"Examination of day-to-day satellite images argues for a location on the shores of the Gulf of Saint Lawrence. April is a month of extensive stratocumulus and cumulus clouds and the cold water of the Gulf is efficient at suppressing them. The advantage gained by settling along the Northumberland shore is not large—only about 15 percent—but it is the lowest level of cloudiness east of Lake Ontario. The Strait’s effect on the cloud cover is strongest where points of land project into the water such as at Point Escuminac or Richibucto Head (also known as Cap-Lumière)."

 

That said, even though the Gulf of St. Lawrence coast has the best climatology in New Brunswick or New England, mobility is always the best policy after looking at satellite loops that day, and watching what you see developing in the sky.

 

Good luck,

 

Alan Whitman

(a New Brunswick native, but I'm planning on Texas, weather permitting)


Edited by Alan D. Whitman, 07 April 2023 - 07:33 PM.

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Posted 11 April 2023 - 11:31 PM

I traveled to just north of Nashville on the KY side in 2017.My wife decided to book a room at a Motel in Bowling Green just north of the location we stopped to observe the night of the eclipse. Everybody was going to parks and sites away from the expressway as we pulled off at a gas station with food and bathrooms and all you needed to last the afternoon and the Great show. 300 yards from the ramp To the interstate to head Back north to Bowling Green to stay the night. The next day the traffic was still backed up heading north. We just went to the Vette Museum and killed time and headed home to Cinci. Traffic was heavy but OK. All worked out on a last minute run to see this . A guy had a big scope set up about 100 yards away and that got me started in buying my first scope. $10.000 later, I'm glad I did. I'm retired and blessed my wife now understands why I do this stuff. Regards all.


Edited by Twanquility, 11 April 2023 - 11:45 PM.

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Posted 21 May 2023 - 08:35 PM

 If you can drive 40 minutes to get one more minute, I would do so.

 

 

40 minutes to get there, maybe 4 hours to get back. EVERYBODY hits the road at the end of the eclipse.
 


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Posted 25 April 2024 - 08:20 AM

Looping back, full circle. My first TSE ever!

 

Total Eclipse path crossed my backyard, so I stayed home as the weather was iffy anywhere within 2 hours drive.

Glad I did, as although there were thin clouds, we were able to experience the eclipse. Focused on visual enjoyment.

 

The one prom was even naked eye. Clicked off a few quick images just before totality ended.

 

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Edited by CharLakeAstro, 25 April 2024 - 08:21 AM.

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