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Posts Tagged ‘path of totality’

The “path of totality” – how much totality do you get?

A question has come up about the path of totality and the centerline, regarding where the eclipse is total or not total, and how much totality you get in different places. Here are some facts for you:

The 2017 eclipse is called a “total” eclipse, but you will only … Read More »



Can’t I just drive to somewhere in the path, get out and watch it wherever I end up?

Technically, you’ll be able to see totality from anywhere in the path.

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The closer you are to the center of the path, the longer totality will be for you. If … Read More »



Will I be able to get into a viewing area?

Rules will be set up by each community’s security officials and governments. But if you want to get into an official viewing area, you should be able to.

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I’m not in the path. Where exactly should I go to watch it?

At www.eclipse2017.org, we will have the locations of all the official viewing areas that have been set up by the local communities in the path. Hopefully there will be a lot of these, and they will be set up with security and eclipse viewing glasses so you can safely … Read More »



I live in the path! Can I watch it from my house?

Absolutely!! You are incredibly lucky, and you should invite lots of friends over. Please see our viewing tips, and get enough pairs of eclipse glasses for all the people you’ll invite to experience it with you. (An eclipse is even better if shared with a few hundred of your … Read More »



Aren’t eclipses pretty common?

Well, if you’re speaking of total solar eclipses, one happens about every year or every other year, somewhere on Earth.

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However, you have to be situated in a … Read More »



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