posted on Jan, 18 2010 @ 04:02 AM
Originally posted by links234
August 21, 2017 will be great!
is a good link for the 2017 eclipse. Be sure to check-out the interactive map. If you
click on the map, it will give you precise information about the eclipse at that location.
In my life, I have seen the Sun rise on the Himalayas, my son being born, and had an actual back-and-forth conversation with a dolphin, but I have
seen anything as mind-blowing as a total solar eclipse - and I've seen two of those. They are worth travelling a long way to see.
A few of pointers:
1.) You MUST
be in the path of totality. Even having 99% is not enough. It is literally the difference between night and day.
Ideally, you should try to be as close to the centerline of the path as possible, as this will give you the longest duration of totality.
B.) Choose a location somewhere in the country that is dry. The lower the humidity, the better (specifically, for the meterologically-minded, look
for the biggest difference between the local temperature and the dew-point). The reason is simple: For all practical purposes, the Sun is going
. As the light-level drops in the minutes before totality, the air cools rapidly and this can cause thick clouds to form in what was a clear
sky just a short time before (the clouds go away again after totality ends). Many a would-be eclipse-watcher has been left standing in the dark under
a thick overcast when the magic moment arrived.
III.) To avoid missing-out due to clouds, make sure your observing site is close (