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Offline rdchristensen

Total Solar Eclipse
« on: May 19, 2017, 01:32:55 pm »
Relevant to a post I made concerning routes, is anyone out there planning on being near KY during the total solar eclipse on August 21st? What route are you taking?

Royce Christensen

Offline geegee

Re: Total Solar Eclipse
« Reply #1 on: May 29, 2017, 10:47:49 pm »
I remember cycle touring in Europe during a total solar eclipse in 1999, it was awesome. I ended up being on a hilltop in rural Hungary, right next to the Discovery Channel crew filming it so I knew I was in a good spot :) Try being where the eclipse happens at high noon, it will be a real treat if there are no clouds in the sky as the stars will come out. Don't forget the special glasses/filters for you eyes!

Five years ago I was riding through northern Texas where the annular solar eclipse happened at sunset. It was also incredible to look at but without the need for much eye protection since it was sinking into the horizon: