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    Default Re: Where will you be at during the 2017 total solar eclipse?



    The plan so far is to be in Jackson Hole, Wyoming. I'll be staying at the house of a B&B owner. I'm earning my keep by holding eclipse photography classes 1-3 days before the event. With it being a late "morning" eclipse (11:36AM), it means I'll be facing away from the Tetons. But to the east is a famous local landmark called Sheep Mountain which has a portion of it called "Sleeping Indian" Sleeping Indian.jpg I'm hoping to get into some of the shots.

    Got my fingers crossed for clear weather.

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    Default Re: Where will you be at during the 2017 total solar eclipse?

    We'll be in the Hopkinsville, Ky. Area. Weather permitting.
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    Default Re: Where will you be at during the 2017 total solar eclipse?

    We will be at home in Germany, no eclipse this time, sorry.
    Wishing to you all clear skies during the eclipse,

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    Default Re: Where will you be at during the 2017 total solar eclipse?

    Quote Originally Posted by WesIN View Post
    We'll be in the Hopkinsville, Ky. Area. Weather permitting.
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    Default Re: Where will you be at during the 2017 total solar eclipse?

    I would encourage folks to experience the eclipse even if the weather won't be great, especially if it is a reasonable drive. A large part of the event is to watch the world settle into night during the day. Birds and animals fooled returning to their nests. Night sounds beginning. Then, the calm eerie silence of totality.
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    This is so cool that you guys are getting together wish I could organise a trip over the pond then but no chance. I wish you all clear skies and good viewing on the day
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    Default Re: Where will you be at during the 2017 total solar eclipse?

    My family got excited about eclipse, so me, wife and two kinds are all going. We will fly to Portland and stay in the motel in South Portland overnight.

    Depending on the clouds we either drive down to Salem, or a cross the mountains to Madras area. I am rooting for Salem, since according to Google it is 3 hour drive to Madras.

    Oliver, Leveye if you no some nice place to observe in Salem area, let me know. For now I am aiming at Walmart parking lot .
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    My sister lives in Sylva North Carolina. That's in the western part of the state. Prime viewing area plus can't beat the scenery..Love the mountains..
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    Default Re: Where will you be at during the 2017 total solar eclipse?

    I am not sure about my schedule but will make every effort to be in the path of totality. Jackson Hole sounds nice. I'm 46 and have never seen one.
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    Default Re: Where will you be at during the 2017 total solar eclipse?

    Quote Originally Posted by Bigzmey View Post
    My family got excited about eclipse, so me, wife and two kinds are all going. We will fly to Portland and stay in the motel in South Portland overnight.

    Depending on the clouds we either drive down to Salem, or a cross the mountains to Madras area. I am rooting for Salem, since according to Google it is 3 hour drive to Madras.
    Just a heads up to make sure you have a place to go for the eclipse. Typically west of the Cascades you stand a greater chance of encountering clouds than east of the Cascades (the Oregon desert). Now, fortunately for us, August is the most cloud-free month west of the Cascades and most often has crystal clear mornings -- great for an eclipse.

    BUT if you do need to go east out to the Madras area, I would suggest the following observing site: Jefferson County Oregon up NE Hereford Rd @ 44.700277, -121.022531. This is where I was going before I was invited to Jackson Hole. FYI, Madras has been totally booked for hotel rooms since October last year. So Madras is going to be FULL and traffic and crowds may be an issue. The site provided above is just far enough out of town about 10-15 minutes that you should be clear of the majority of the crowds, but since is does sit on the center line of the eclipse, I'm sure others will also have figured out this spot.

    And lastly, if you are so inclined, the Oregon Star Party will be ongoing and the site will also experience totality. It starts 17 Aug to 22 Aug and is a very well attended event. Usually several hundred scopes and owners show up. Yup, several hundred. Here is the location and they have their own website: Crook County Oregon 44.299625, -120.142390

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