|Above, the 2012 eclipse is projected through foliage onto a wall in Tarzana. Photo by Armand Vaquer.|
This coming August, a rare event will take place along a path that will cross the United States. That event is the solar eclipse taking place on August 21.
Fortunately for me, I made my reservations at a campground in Idaho, one of the states that the total eclipse can be seen.
The Southern has an article on the upcoming "eclipse mania".
It starts with:
Get ready for solar eclipse mania. Destinations in the path of the Aug. 21 eclipse, which will be visible in the U.S. along a narrow path from Oregon to South Carolina, are going wild with plans for festivals, concerts and viewing parties.
Hotels in Casper, Wyoming, are charging five times their usual rates. Rooms at Idaho's Sun Valley Resort have been booked for years.
An eclipse tour in Tennessee's Great Smoky Mountains National Park sold out in 10 minutes. The Smokies are among 20 National Park sites that will experience the total solar eclipse, from sections of the Blue Ridge Parkway in North Carolina to Wyoming's Grand Tetons. "We are expecting record visitation," said NPS spokesman Jeffrey Olson.
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