|Above, a 2012 partial solar eclipse projected on a wall through foliage. Photo by Armand Vaquer.|
It is one of those "bucket list" things that people should experience at least once in their lives.
It is the upcoming total solar eclipse that will take place August 21 across the U.S. I am making plans to head up to an area where I can experience it. My bank's investment counselor, once he found out about my plans, asked to come along.
Travel + Leisure has an article on the "perfect" spots in the U.S. to watch the eclipse.
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This is the first time a total solar eclipse has crossed the United States since 1978 (and the last really big one was in 1918), and the summer’s brief event—totality lasts about two minutes, depending on your location—is being touted as the largest astronomical event in U.S. history.
Whether or not that's true, it will definitely be the most photographed, most Instragrammed, most tweeted and most talked about eclipse ever. It’s critical to get yourself somewhere exactly under the shadow—and as nearest to the Line of Totality—as possible, since a near-miss is a total miss.
You should use Xavier Jubier's 2017 Total Eclipse Interactive Google Map to pinpoint your exact location, but in case you're looking for ideas, here are 25 unique places to watch this once-in-a-lifetime event.To read more, go here.