August 21, 2017 Solar Eclipse

For those of you that have read this blog for a while, you might remember me mentioning the Great American Solar Eclipse for 2017 in a post back in October 2015!  Well, it looks like the media woke up about it, because it is all over the news now.  It is finally here, just one week away on August 21st!  More info here.

Are you going to travel up north or to the east to see it?  Below is a handy map showing how may hours it will take you to drive to the closest area to view the total solar eclipse:

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Just going to stay in SoCal like me?  You will see around 63% obscuration of the sun.  Here is a map you can click on to get info on how much the sun you will see and times throughout the US:

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NASA has a great website with a bunch of info on the upcoming solar eclipse:

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If you are concerned about the weather, NOAA has a map showing weather for areas in the US with an eclipse path overlay:

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Also check out this interactive tour map:

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Need something to view the eclipse?  Check out Amazon or get some SUNoculars!

And do make sure to check out the awesome 10ft long strip map of the eclipse from the Great American Solar Eclipse website!

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Make sure you start your planning for the next one in 2024!

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