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Anyone traveling to see the 2023 eclipse?

Started by Ellie, September 22, 2023, 03:11:18 PM

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Ellie

Am planning on going from the DFW area to West Texas, probably just along I-20 (at least for the way there). Anyone else got interesting travel plans?


webny99

If you're referring to the April 2024 eclipse, there are multiple threads about that already (merge, perhaps?):

https://www.aaroads.com/forum/index.php?topic=32995.0
https://www.aaroads.com/forum/index.php?topic=33156.0

Plus some eclipse-related discussion here:
https://www.aaroads.com/forum/index.php?topic=32064.0

hotdogPi

Quote from: webny99 on September 22, 2023, 03:20:42 PM
If you're referring to the April 2024 eclipse, we have multiple threads about that already (merge, perhaps?):

Different eclipses. The 2023 one is annular, not total.

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Solar_eclipse_of_October_14,_2023
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Max Rockatansky

No but I'll be the area a couple days prior.

CoreySamson

Quote from: Max Rockatansky on September 22, 2023, 03:21:25 PM
No but I'll be the area a couple days prior.
Strangely enough, this sentiment applies to me too. I was initially planning my fall break trip around it, but figured it would be too much hassle.
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US 89

We drove to southern Utah for the 2012 annular eclipse. That was fun, but I don't see myself chasing any nontotal solar eclipses again unless the drive is a few hours or less. Given I live in Florida, that obviously isn't a possibility for this one.

Of course, that 2012 eclipse experience was soured by the fact that I came down with strep throat on the way back. I was sitting in the back of the car, in construction and eclipse-induced traffic jams, shivering with a fever under whatever blankets or sweaters we happened to have on hand and trying to hold in my barf until we got home. That was a miserable few hours. I remember how sad I was as we inched past the milepost 200 sign on I-15 knowing full well that meant I needed to last at least another two hours in the car...

usends

Kicking off a multi-day drive through the Southwest by viewing the ring of fire from Albuquerque :nod:
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webny99

Quote from: 1 on September 22, 2023, 03:21:07 PM
Quote from: webny99 on September 22, 2023, 03:20:42 PM
If you're referring to the April 2024 eclipse, we have multiple threads about that already (merge, perhaps?):

Different eclipses. The 2023 one is annular, not total.

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Solar_eclipse_of_October_14,_2023

OK, makes sense. Only reason I thought it might be the other eclipse is because Texas will be a popular viewing destination for that one, too.

CtrlAltDel

An admittedly not particularly good picture of the eclipse projected onto my cabinets.

Interstates clinched: 4, 57, 275 (IN-KY-OH), 465 (IN), 640 (TN), 985
State Interstates clinched: I-26 (TN), I-75 (GA), I-75 (KY), I-75 (TN), I-81 (WV), I-95 (NH)

JayhawkCO

My brother-in-law sent this to me from his house in Albuquerque:


CtrlAltDel

Quote from: JayhawkCO on October 14, 2023, 01:55:15 PM
My brother-in-law sent this to me from his house in Albuquerque:



That's pretty cool. I was lazy, and didn't travel to somewhere where there would be full annularity. For the total eclipse, though, in April, I will be out and about.
Interstates clinched: 4, 57, 275 (IN-KY-OH), 465 (IN), 640 (TN), 985
State Interstates clinched: I-26 (TN), I-75 (GA), I-75 (KY), I-75 (TN), I-81 (WV), I-95 (NH)

US 89

Here is what peak partiality looked like from Tallahassee, through my eclipse glasses:



I've seen an annular eclipse - from southern Utah in 2012. While it was quite cool, I have no real desire to spend more than a few hours drive just to be in that zone of annularity. Total eclipses are a very different beast and I am in fact currently making plans to see the one in 2024.

tmoore952

Bad weather in DC area. No view of ~30% partial eclipse there.

usends

During the few minutes of full annularity in Albuquerque, I shot this short video which shows ring-shaped sunlight filtering through tree leaves.
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xonhulu

I went to my acreage in La Pine, OR, to view it, as it was more in the eclipse path's center than Salem.  Unfortunately, we had wispy cloud cover that morning, so here are the best shots I got using my Canon DSLR through a variable filter lens:





Unfortunately, I didn't have the camera's settings quite right, so these were the best I got.

CtrlAltDel

Quote from: usends on October 23, 2023, 07:28:58 PM
During the few minutes of full annularity in Albuquerque, I shot this short video which shows ring-shaped sunlight filtering through tree leaves.

Optics is weird.
Interstates clinched: 4, 57, 275 (IN-KY-OH), 465 (IN), 640 (TN), 985
State Interstates clinched: I-26 (TN), I-75 (GA), I-75 (KY), I-75 (TN), I-81 (WV), I-95 (NH)



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