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    Eclipse Bulletin: Total Solar Eclipse of 2017 August 21
    Fred Espenak & Jay Anderson
    Edition 1, May 2015
    ISBN 978-1-941983-03-8

    If you have any intention to take in the "Great American Eclipse", you need this book. It has everything you might need to plan your eclipse-watching trip. There are tables of eclipse parameters, including details like how many seconds to add or subtract to allow for mountains and valleys on the Moon's limb. There are maps at a scale of 1:1,400,000 of the entire path of totality, as well as larger scale maps (1:163,000) of the major cities in the path, so that you can choose which block to watch from to maximize the duration of totality. There are discussions of climatology for every region in the path of totality, discussing the odds of having a clear sky at the relevant time. There is a discussion of various filter types, including spectral response graphs of several common types. There is even a travelogue section discussing the touristy sights along the path in case the weather is a bust or you have extra time on your hands.

    If you are thinking of taking a trip to see the eclipse, you should be planning now. Not only do you want to choose a destination with good weather prospects, you also want a location with good highway access along the path of totality, so that you can make a fast last-minute trip to a cloud-free site if necessary. Bear in mind that this event's other nickname is the "Great American Traffic Jam"! You and several million others will have the same intentions.

    This book will give you all the information you need.

    I bought mine through the RASC, but you should be able to order it from any bookseller with the ISBN number.

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    Default Re: Eclipse Bulletin: Total Solar Eclipse of 2017 August 21

    I don't have to move an inch.. At my location I get 22 seconds of totality. But...
    I plan to go to the Eclipse watch up in St Joe MO. hosted by Michael Bakich, editor of Astronomy Magazine.

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    So anyone within a days drive, be there or be square.

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    My daughters live about 75 miles north of Totality in Wyoming. If I can swing the time off I'm headed north!!!
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    My wife and I are planning a trip to see the eclipse. My record of eclipses is saw one (Kazakstan, USSR in 1981) and clouded out (Falmouth, Cornwall, UK 1999). We planning a trip that puts us in the Tetons, near Teton Village, on eclipse day. I thought it would be an ideal opportunity to see tourist attractions that we've wanted to see; Mount Rushmore, Devil's Tower (Since I saw 'Close Encounters of the Third Kind' in 1977), Yellowstone NP, Badlands NP, Carhenge, my wife found a Minuteman missile site that allows tourist, Little Bighorn Monument and Deadwood; to name a few places. I'm an amateurs astronomer, my wife isn't, but loves wildlife. She's 'authorised' me to buy a solar telescope; I'm looking at either a Lunt or Coronado. We live in UK, so this is going to take some planning. I've started putting together a 'Google Earth' itinerary. We've already booked accommodation for the eclipse period and near Yellowstone.

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    Default Re: Eclipse Bulletin: Total Solar Eclipse of 2017 August 21

    Though maybe not as detailed as the Bulletin, here are some free maps to at least get people pointed in the right direction:

    Total solar eclipse of Aug 21, 2017, the Great American Eclipse

    Total Solar Eclipse 2017 - Maps of the Path
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