Total solar eclipse 8/21/2017 - Fiberglass RV

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Old 12-28-2016, 09:05 PM   #1
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Total solar eclipse 8/21/2017

A member posted on SOI a reminder, so I thought it might be time to do the same here as well. Some already know how important the date 8/21/2017 is, but here is a link where you get all you need to know:Total Solar Eclipse 2017 - Maps of the Path
This will be a unique and memorable event. Hotels in the path will be filled, but we have some advantages with our small fotprint.
Happy Planning!

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Old 12-29-2016, 06:36 AM   #2
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Total eclipse running through the center of the US in the middle of summer could be a great chance to hold a total eclipse of th sun fg rally, maybe someone can run with this.

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Old 12-29-2016, 07:26 AM   #3
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People have been talking about the total eclipse for more than a year. I know in Oregon, private parks starting taking reservations back in summer 2015. The Oregon State Park system had "sold out" all sites within close proximity of the path within mere hours. Traffic will be a nightmare in some locations. I'm going to watch it on TV at home
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Old 12-29-2016, 10:24 AM   #4
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It's likely too late to get a reservation in most prime areas. I know my son and some friends made reservations in Tennessee months ago.

I'm with Donna. Well, in spirit anyway. LOL

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Old 12-29-2016, 11:28 AM   #5
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Still possible to get reservations!

I just made a reservation at Land Between the Lakes in Kentucky. They have a few more sites available if anyone is interested. After the eclipse, we are headed to Nashville, TN and then on to Little River Canyon, AL. Planned our summer vacation! Thanks for the great idea
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Old 12-29-2016, 04:10 PM   #6
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I remember my 1st total eclipse - March, 1970.
I was a Freshman in college, and we drove 4 hours to the Valdosta, Ga. area. Still remember it vividly.

Saw another one in Atlanta in May, 1984.

I will see this one from somewhere in SC, if at all possible.

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Old 12-29-2016, 08:15 PM   #7
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Funny how something as simple as the Moon's shadow can still spark the imagination...

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Old 12-29-2016, 08:57 PM   #8
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Apparently I'm about 10 miles south of the Nashville path. I'd sort of hoped to be someplace cooler in August.
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Old 12-29-2016, 10:19 PM   #9
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Consider the possibility of cloud cover. I want to see this and I will be prepared to move several hundred miles depending on the weather forecasts at the time.
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Old 12-29-2016, 10:53 PM   #10
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I'm going to watch it on TV so I can rewind.
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Old 12-30-2016, 11:16 AM   #11
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We are right in the middle of the path. How fortunate. Guess we need to order a couple pair of solar glasses to protect our eyes.
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Old 02-08-2017, 12:50 PM   #12
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This is one of the many reason we have been looking for a camper (happily found one). Many hotels have been booked on the center line, I think camping is the way to see this event.

We booked 4 camp sites across the path in 4 states so we can move depending on the cloud cover. Cannot wait for this summer trip. If you have never seen a total solar eclipse IMHO it is a must see event!

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Old 02-08-2017, 01:31 PM   #13
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With the moon 239,000 miles away whats significant about being on the prime path? Pretty much no one in the us will be more than 1000 miles from the prime path. The moon is 2160 miles wide I just don't understand the significance of being exactly on path.

I can see going someplace where there is no un-natural light like wilderness areas to see full effect but prime path I don't understand.
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Old 02-08-2017, 01:35 PM   #14
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I don't think if you are not on the "prime path" you will see the crescent moon shadows, and the darkness that can make street lights come on.
Sort of like having 50 yd line seats, instead of the nose-bleed section.

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