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August 21. A narrow swath from Oregon to the South Carolina coast. Something most will never see in a lifetime.
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 weatherbowl, on 17 July 2017 - 09:08 PM, said:

August 21. A narrow swath from Oregon to the South Carolina coast. Something most will never see in a lifetime.

Think I read that there is another one in 2024 which brings it over the northeast US. I will not pass over the entire US, though, like this one will.

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This is the first one crossing the whole country since 1918. Yes the next one will be a bit further north. Not sure exactly where though. My kids have a half day on the day of the eclipse.

Edit - here's the 2024 path:
https://www.greatame...m/april-8-2024/
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Sat - how close will you be to a total eclipse? Will you guys have to drive south to see this? Also what time will it happen in SC?
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I would say it's about 20-30 miles south of us. To me it doesn't make that much of a difference I'm sure it will be pretty dark here still so I'm not going anywhere. Plus I really don't even want to be on the roads when this happens. I think it's supposed to peak here around 2:40 PM.
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Elevation 1150' - Average Snow: 50"

Snow Stats (as of 3/31/15)
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2011-2012 Winter - 26.9" Min Temp +5
2010-2011 Winter - 62.3" Min Temp -6

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Will it get dark here? If so how long will it last?

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http://wxbrad.com/on...eryone-can-see/
Lake Hopatcong, NJ (NW Morris County)
Elevation 1150' - Average Snow: 50"

Snow Stats (as of 3/31/15)
2014-2015 Winter - 67.0" Min Temp -6
2013-2014 Winter - 66.1" Min Temp -5
2012-2013 Winter - 53.4" Min Temp +1
2011-2012 Winter - 26.9" Min Temp +5
2010-2011 Winter - 62.3" Min Temp -6

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The last total eclipse to go across the NYC area was 1925 and the next will be in 2079. Shows how rare a total eclipse in any given area is.
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Maybe its just me, but I have little interest in this, certainly not enough to travel to see it. Maybe when the day comes, I will be mildly interested....

Not knocking anyone who is interested or traveling, but just me.

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looks like we get 75% of the sun being eclipsed
should be cool

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It will probably rain that day.
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I wouldn't travel either. I could drive 20 miles and see 100% but I'm not. 98% is enough for me though I have heard that just that 2% makes a pretty decent difference.
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Snow Stats (as of 3/31/15)
2014-2015 Winter - 67.0" Min Temp -6
2013-2014 Winter - 66.1" Min Temp -5
2012-2013 Winter - 53.4" Min Temp +1
2011-2012 Winter - 26.9" Min Temp +5
2010-2011 Winter - 62.3" Min Temp -6

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View PostMike_The_Golfer, on 10 August 2017 - 09:58 AM, said:

It will probably rain that day.
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View Postsatellite_eyes, on 10 August 2017 - 10:02 AM, said:

I wouldn't travel either. I could drive 20 miles and see 100% but I'm not. 98% is enough for me though I have heard that just that 2% makes a pretty decent difference.

That's the thing, it does make a big difference. I'm traveling with family, hopefully the weather will cooperate.
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I will be at the summit of Mt. Washington that day so I definitely won't see it lol
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 vascudave, on 10 August 2017 - 09:27 AM, said:

looks like we get 75% of the sun being eclipsed
should be cool

Yeah I've never seen anything like that before. So yeahhhh that should be fun. I just hope my family isn't on the road then.
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 weathergeek87, on 12 August 2017 - 01:47 AM, said:

I will be at the summit of Mt. Washington that day so I definitely won't see it lol

Nice. You should call me. I've gone to the summit in every way possible (driven, cog railway, overnight hike). Know the entire area very well. Beautiful up there.
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 thundersleet, on 12 August 2017 - 03:21 PM, said:

Yeah I've never seen anything like that before. So yeahhhh that should be fun. I just hope my family isn't on the road then.

I don't want to damper anyone who is looking forward to the partial eclipse, it should be very interesting. However, it is the total eclipse that is the real deal. I heard one scientist say on a scale of 1-10 a partial is about a 3-4 and totality a 10. Even at 70-80 percent a lot of sunlight comes thru. One thing I keep hearing from those that have experienced totality is don't be taking pictures when it happens, sit back and take it all in. There will be pictures galore and they will all look the same. Apparently the diamond ring affect just before or after totality is something to see, and during the totality you can see the suns corona. Of course, it all depends on the weather.
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 weatherbowl, on 13 August 2017 - 09:05 AM, said:

I don't want to damper anyone who is looking forward to the partial eclipse, it should be very interesting. However, it is the total eclipse that is the real deal. I heard one scientist say on a scale of 1-10 a partial is about a 3-4 and totality a 10. Even at 70-80 percent a lot of sunlight comes thru. One thing I keep hearing from those that have experienced totality is don't be taking pictures when it happens, sit back and take it all in. There will be pictures galore and they will all look the same. Apparently the diamond ring affect just before or after totality is something to see, and during the totality you can see the suns corona. Of course, it all depends on the weather.

Agree. A partial eclipse is nothing more than an afternoon similar to overcast sky conditions. You need a total eclipse and the resulting turn to midnight darkness to experience it. Disappointing otherwise.
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One thing very unique to this eclipse is that the totality will only be seen in the United States. The last time that happened was the year 529 and the next time 2316.
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