|Above, the Grand Teton mountain range. Photo by Armand Vaquer.|
The 2017 Total Eclipse will take place on August 21 and if one wants to view it (safely, of course) and, at the time, visit national parks, here's where to go.
According to Eclipse2017.org:
Unfortunately, our first National Park [which would be Yellowstone National Park] lies just outside the edge of totality! Without question, this wonderful, exhilarating landscape would have provided the perfect spot for viewing nature's most awesome spectacle, if only the moon had been positioned a little differently. However, Yellowstone's loss is Grand Teton's gain; the boundary separating those two great parks is just about coincident with the Northern limit of the path! This makes the southern part of Grand Teton National Park one of the best places in the entire country to position yourself to view this event! On the centerline, the Park will experience 2m20s of totality at about 11:35am. Weather permitting, for folks who want to experience nature while being overwhelmed by nature, this may just be "The Place To Be"....
I plan on heading up to the areas where totality can be seen. It should be an interesting trip!
To read more, go here.