The All American Eclipse

The Great American EclipseAlthough the event is over fifteen months in the future, we ordered our special eclipse shades from Rainbow Symphony last week. This week, they showed up with the poster depicted at the right as a bonus. We ordered twenty-five pair of shades and plan on handing them out to family and friends as the event approaches.

Earlier, we made our reservations for an RV park near the centerline of the path of totality in Casper, WY. I’m sure the campgrounds are going to fill up very quickly as this is certain to be the most important and popular celestial event in our lifetimes. As spectacular as the Annular Eclipse was that we witnessed four years ago in Page, AZ, this one is certain to be more impressive, weather permitting.

The good thing about this eclipse is that nobody in the entire lower forty-eight has to travel more than a few to several hundred miles to get to the band of totality. Our trip, as currently planned, takes us over a 1,035 mile route with some extra miles due to sight seeing side trips along the scenic route through Arizona, Colorado, New Mexico, Utah and Wyoming.

Image: All American Eclipse Poster; click to enlarge.

3 Comments

  1. drjim said,

    May 13, 2016 @ 19:53:49

    COOL!

    We’re planning on being in Fort Collins by then, so I’ll have to look and see *where* in Wyoming the path of totality occurs.

  2. Cap'n Bob said,

    May 13, 2016 @ 20:13:37

    Here is the link to the NASA/Google site:

    http://eclipse.gsfc.nasa.gov/SEgoogle/SEgoogle2001/SE2017Aug21Tgoogle.html

    Ft. Collins is just down the road from Douglas or Casper.

  3. drjim said,

    May 13, 2016 @ 21:40:36

    It’s about 30~40 minutes to Cheyenne and about 3 hours to Casper.

    It’s one of those things that we’d book a room for and make a 2 or 3 day excursion out of.

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