|Above, Yellowstone Bear World is right in the path of the total eclipse. Photo by Armand Vaquer.|
If you are planning to head out somewhere in August to view the total solar eclipse, but don't know where to go, Space.com has six suggestions.
Some people may think it absurd to travel hundreds or thousands of miles to see an event that will last less than 3 minutes, but millions of people are expected to do just that to witness the total solar eclipse on Aug. 21. In addition to watching this breathtaking celestial show, there are many other things to see and do in and around the eclipse path.
The eclipse will cross the U.S. from Oregon to South Carolina. Skywatchers inside the "path of totality" will see the moon completely cover the disk of the sun. The path is about 70 miles wide and more than 2,000 miles long. It crosses through deserts, forests, national parks and cities.
Here are six suggestions of great places to see the eclipse, ranging from contemporary to eclectic venues.The suggestions are great ones. As for myself, I am headed to Rexford, Idaho for my eclipse viewing. I am already familiar with Rexford, as I visited it in 2015 with my daughter. It is the home of Yellowstone Bear World, where we stopped while en route to Yellowstone National Park. Maybe I'll visit the bears again after the eclipse.
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