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Solar eclipse of August 12, 2045 who's going?

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#51 Napp

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Posted 15 April 2024 - 11:55 AM

Hahaha same here. I’ll be 80 in 2045 and seeing how my Mom is right now and how my grandfather was, it should be doable. I also set another totally unrealistic goal: The Paris eclipse of 2081. I’ll be 116 then.

Good luck on 116!  waytogo.gif


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Posted 15 April 2024 - 12:16 PM

I'll be 68 😮 but definitely looking forward to it. Probably see the 2026 or 2027 before....maybe 2033 since we'd love to visit Alaska 😎
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Posted 15 April 2024 - 01:45 PM

IF I am still alive and IF I am still capable of traveling, I'll be there. Those are two very big IFs, though.


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Posted 15 April 2024 - 04:51 PM

I am planning to go to Montana in 2044 first. I will be 71 years old but should be still alive and kicking. Then of course the big one in 2045. We thought clouds and traffic were bad, 6 minutes of totality in Florida. That is going to be one nervous week deciding to go to Florida for max totality time or go west. for better weather.



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Posted 15 April 2024 - 09:01 PM

For a change, this eclipse goes right over where I (currently) live. I'll be in my early-50s so pending something unfortunate I should be able to see it.

I think right on the coast of Florida will actually be going viewing with the onshore wind in the late morning pushing everything inland. Cumulus clouds for sure, but I think the eclipse will burn them off. 


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#56 Napp

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Posted 15 April 2024 - 10:42 PM

A word of warning - it will be hurricane season in Florida.  Let’s keep our fingers crossed.  



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Posted 16 April 2024 - 09:34 AM

Hurricane Eclipse has a nice ring to it.


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Posted 16 April 2024 - 11:46 AM

Someone get a shot of totality through the eye.


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Posted 16 April 2024 - 03:58 PM

I already know exactly where I'm going for the 2045 eclipse.



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Posted 16 April 2024 - 04:05 PM

The totality path is crossing a large part of Northern CA. If I'm still around, definitely will be going!

Right now I'm thinking about Spain or Morocco in 2027. 


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Posted 16 April 2024 - 08:12 PM

I’ll be 60 for 2044, but if I still live in the same place (Alberta), I won’t have to travel at all!



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Posted 23 April 2024 - 11:17 AM

For those who want to stay in the US for the 2044 eclipse, Sunburst MT seems to be a good choice logistically and observationally. There is a good balance between eclipse duration (1m 33s) and altitude (6.4 degrees). It is right on Interstate 15, and there is a decent east-west road that runs over mostly flat terrain.

 

The downside is that many people will be drawn to a town called 'Sunburst'(!)


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Posted 23 April 2024 - 08:37 PM

I've already told my kids to "Put me in the wheelchair and haul me up to Chico" (about an hour away).  I'm able bodied now, but will be 90 then. 

 

Since I missed the eclipse this year (bailed out due to weather), if nothing else I figure getting to the 2045 event will be a "reason to live".


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Posted 09 May 2024 - 02:02 AM

If I decide to move to a warmer climate after retirement, I may decide on the Panama City area in Florida. It happens to be at the cross-point of the paths of the 2045 and 2052 total eclipses. With the way the weather often goes, I may very well end up instead in the western US in '45 and Mexico in '52.

 

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Posted 13 May 2024 - 10:19 AM

I will be about 97 years old then. So not likely to be there. I count myself extremely blessed to have seen the 2017 and 2024 eclipses with family.

 

If I am still alive in 2044-5, I'll just harass my grandkids to go there until they get tired of listening to me. lol.gif





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