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  • Posted by chad 5 years, 8 months ago
    I drive school bus for a high school in Utah. I asked the principal and vice principal to put together a trip to eastern Idaho for the science students to see it. Of course I will have to drive and I will get to see it too :)
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  • Posted by jimjamesjames 5 years, 8 months ago
    Hah! according to local rumor, Shoshoni, Wyoming (30 miles from where I live) is already taking motel reservations for the event.
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    • Posted by $ allosaur 5 years, 8 months ago
      I'm in the dark (tee-hee) whether the horrid temperature of late summer heat would temporarily drop in the moon's shade over Wyoming and other desert states.
      No relief would be had here in Alabama where the humidity holds in the heat.
      Whenever a wandering thunder storm dumps a short rain here, all its passing manages to do is to steam things up.
      Yeah, mischievous me started out talking crap, but now I am wondering if an eclipse in an arid place really WOULD create a short-lived small drop in the temp.
      Does suddenly seem feasible.
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    • Posted by WyoJim1963 5 years, 8 months ago
      Casper Wyoming, where I live is already all atwitter about this. Planning a super party for this. With a little luck we won't be covered with clouds that day.
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      • Posted by Steven-Wells 5 years, 8 months ago
        Just yesterday, I was showing members of my car club, Santa Clara Corvettes (in California), maps of the eclipse path, suggesting Casper as the best eclipse destination for a trip next August. Yes, the National Corvette Museum is in Bowling Green, Kentucky, and less than 40 miles south on Interstate 65, on the centerline there will be some 14 seconds longer of totality. But is that worth an extra 2,300 miles of round trip travel through relatively uninteresting scenery? Add in the more volatile summer weather in the East, and the plentitude of stunning scenery in much of Wyoming, and Casper looks like the best choice. Also, there are convenient large East/West highways to try to reach clear weather in case the area will be socked in with clouds.
        I just looked at Jackson Hole Wyoming and vicinity, with 5 seconds less of totality, but incomparable scenery. The fact that it has no East/West weather contingency routes doesn’t matter at all because absolutely every hotel/motel is already booked up! I better get Santa Clara Corvettes in gear, fast.
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  • Posted by $ Dobrien 5 years, 8 months ago
    Last time total eclipse over All of USA
    was June 8, 1918. A good reference book is Totality: Eclipses of the Sun .....by Litman , Espenek, Wilcox Recomended from comment section of article. Extraordinary awesome to potentially experience this event.I remember hearing of this event almost 50 years ago thinking
    I would be lucky to live to see it.
    Thanks johnpe1 for the heads up.
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  • Posted by Watcher55 5 years, 8 months ago
    You should never miss a total solar eclipse if you can get to one. There's nothing like it. And while annular eclipses (the moon smaller than the Sun, angle-speaking, so never fully covers it), nothing beats totality. We had an eclipse in Australia a couple of years ago so we took the trip to see it, and it was unique.
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  • Posted by Herb7734 5 years, 8 months ago
    I can't remember the date, but I witnessed an eclipse while in San Diego in the early 90s. I thought it was kinda interesting, but I wasn't all that impressed with the moon playing peek-a-boo with the sun. The recent meteor shower was far more fun, as was the comets I was able to see over the years, and the first look at Saturn through a telescope.
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