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"The light was wrong. The darkness was wrong. The change of temperature was wrong. This, she thought, was how you would dress the set of a movie for the end of the world."

What does Totality feel like? It's a highly personal and intense experience, finds Dr Kate Russo - Author, Psychologist, Eclipse chaser in her excellent new book 'Being in the Shadow: Stories of the First Time Total Eclipse Experience'

Great insight into how ordinary people relate to the weird experience o...f Totality – and lots of good advice on what to do, and what not to do, on August 21.

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Best places to see the eclipse in Idaho

The entire Gem State will get Totality for 12 minutes from 11:24 am MDT on August 21, 2017.

It might be best known for potatoes, but Idaho will soon be better known as a great place to watch the Total Solar Eclipse of August 21, 2017. The Gem State, which borders with two other ‘eclipse states’ – Oregon and Wyoming – has a pretty low population density, meaning this may be a good option if you want to be mobile. Idaho has great weather ...prospects – especially eastern Idaho – and the Snake River Valley is sure to be teaming with eclipse-chasers and photographers. It makes sense to base yourself in Idaho Falls in these parts, especially since the centerline of the Path of Totality is just above that town if you take either Highway 15 or Route 20. The latter goes north to Rexburg, which will be popular.

Here’s a great map of the Path of Totality in Idaho [https://www.greatamericaneclipse.com/idaho/]

Totality can be glimpsed in Idaho at 11:24 am MDT on August 21, 2017 in the far west of the state, with the moon shadow leaving Idaho for Wyoming at 11:36 am MDT.

Three places to see the eclipse in Idaho:

1 – Craters of the Moon National Monument & Preserve, Arco
What could be better than watching the Moon move across the Sun while standing on it? Well almost … the Moon shadow just scratches the top of Idaho’s Craters of the Moon National Monument, so only some of the 1,000 square miles of volcanic features and lava fields are suitable for eclipse-viewing. Find an access point in the very northern reaches of the preserve, just below the town of Arco, Idaho, for a little over a minute of Totality.

2 – Idaho Falls [http://www.visitidahofalls.com/]
About three hours drive from Salt Lake City, Idaho Falls has among the best weather prospects along the entire eclipse path. The town’s Tautphaus Park Zoo [might be a good place to see how animals react to the surreal twilight and sudden blackout of Totality, though a short drive north to Rexburg will get you precious seconds of extra Totality.

3 – Rexburg [http://rexburg.org/pages/home]
There could be as many as 500,000 day-trippers up here if local press reports are true. There are plenty of campsites around here, and to the south and east towards Wyoming.

Ebook: USA Eclipse 2017 Camping & RV Guide: More than 100 festivals, campsites & RV Parks for the Total Solar Eclipse of August 21, 2017 [https://www.amazon.com/dp/B0738NFRVT]

Photo credit: NPS – The cinder fields of the Craters of the Moon NM

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31 Days To Darkness: Eclipse Expert Finds Plenty Spaces in Campsites and RV Parks for August 21’s Total Solar Eclipse,
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There are various types of solar eclipse, and it’s best to know one from the other before you make plans to travel across the globe to witness one.
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Totality can be glimpsed in Wyoming at 11:34am MDT on August 21, 2017 in the far west of the state, with the moon shadow leaving for Nebraska at 11:49pm MDT
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Partial eclipses are dull – get to the Path of Totality for the eclipse

Partial eclipses are partially interesting, but they’re not in the same ballpark as witnessing Totality.

See the image in the middle of the Moon surrounded by a halo? Unless you’re in the Path of Totality this August 21, you won’t see that.

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Most of the USA will witness a partial eclipse on August 21. Only those in a narrow 60-70 mile-wide corridor stretching from Oregon to South Carolina will have the rare Total Solar Eclipse experience that the US media is currently raving about.

Don’t get the eclipse wrong on August 21 and become a victim of geography – Get To The Path!

Many Americans won’t make the trip, put-off by the spectre of traffic, sold-out hotels, and long drives … isn’t it better to avoid the crowds and be happy with a 70% partial eclipse in New York, Chicago, or LA? After all, 70% sounds pretty good.

It’s not; you’ve misunderstood what a Total Solar Eclipse is all about.

A 70%, and even a 90% partial eclipse, is dull. The Moon takes a chunk out of the Sun. So what? You’ll have to look at the whole thing through solar eclipse glasses, and if you do take an image, it won’t be a memorable one. Partial eclipses happen a lot.

If you’re near the Path of Totality and witness a 99% partial eclipse, that could be very cool; light levels will drop, it will become eery. But you’ll still be missing out completely on what the Great American Eclipse is all, and only, about: Totality.

So what’s the difference between a 99% partial eclipse and the Totality of a Total Solar Eclipse? Watch a 95% partial eclipse and a 99% partial eclipsed and you’ll not notice a great deal of difference; the Crescent Sun will look cool at this ‘deep partial’ phase, but the light levels around you won’t change dramatically.

However, the difference between watching a 99% eclipsed Sun and a totally eclipsed Sun is spectacular; Totality is a million times better.

During Totality, when the Moon completely covers the Sun, those in the Path of Totality will be thrown under the Moon’s deepest shadow. Night will descend for 2+ minutes and observers will get to see the solar corona, the Sun’s fiery ‘crown’.

It all happens within the last 15 seconds when the sun goes from 99.9% to 100% covered – and it’s that 0.1% that makes all the difference, enabling us to see the sun’s corona.

So don’t get the eclipse wrong on August 21 and become a victim of geography – Get To The Path!

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Exactly 48 years ago the crew of Apollo 11, Buzz Aldrin, Neil Armstrong and Michael Collins witnessed a Total Solar Eclipse from space.
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Watch the Total Solar Eclipse with a solar viewer. All need is a 48-inch cardboard tube, some tin foil, a pin and a craft knife.
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Where can I see the total solar eclipse in Oregon?

The entire Beaver State will get Totality for 12 minutes from 10:15 am PDT on August 21, 2017.

Touchdown! Want to be the among the first people in the USA to see the eclipse? Reaching the Pacific coast just after breakfast at 10:15 AM PDT, the first total solar eclipse to be visible from the continental US since 1979 is, for the first 9 minutes, completely owned by Oregon.

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The intrepid can see the solar corona from Italian Peak in southwest Montana. You want to watch the Total Solar Eclipse in Montana? So climb a mountain.
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Everything you need to know about August 21's Total Solar Eclipse

Become an expert on the eclipse in under a minute!

There’s a lot of confusion about where the best place to be for the eclipse is, so here’s a really simple, step-by-step guide to what you will see, and where.

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Note that this eclipse is all about getting a two-minute glimpse of TOTALITY, which can ONLY be got by going to the Path of Totality, a 70-mile wide track through Oregon-South Carolina. You MUST be within this track in one of 12 US States to ‘get’ Totality. Map courtesy of GreatAmericanEclipse.com, which has a great web app where you can check locations [https://tse2017.maps.arcgis.com/ap…/webappviewer/index.html…].

What will happen OUTSIDE the Path of Totality
*A fairly common partial eclipse that will peak from 70-99% depending on where you are
*Entire event will take just under 3 hours
*SOLAR ECLIPSE GLASSES MUST BE USED THE ENTIRE TIME
*It won’t get dark, though during a 95%+ ‘deep’ partial eclipse the light noticeably drops slightly
*If it’s cloudy you’ll see and experience nothing
*All photography requires expensive filters, and the results are dull
*Most people won’t find it very interesting
*Most people will wonder what all the fuss is about

Highlight: use a colander or slotted spoon (or anything with small holes in) to project tiny Crescent Suns onto white card.

What happens ONLY inside the Path of Totality
*A very rare Total Solar Eclipse where Moon block Sun 100%
*Entire event will take just under 3 hours
*Most of the event is a partial eclipse (solar eclipse glasses must be used)
*The middle two minutes = Totality (it gets dark + solar corona can be seen: no solar eclipse glasses needed)
*ONCE AGAIN: DO NOT WEAR SOLAR ECLIPSES DURING TOTALITY – and IGNORE ANYONE who tells you otherwise.
*If it’s cloudy you’ll experience a total blackout for two minutes
Photography of Totality (only) doesn’t requires any special equipment
*Everyone will realize what the fuss was about
*Everyone will ask the same question: when is the next eclipse?

Highlight: Totality – a chance to look at the Sun’s ice-white, streaming corona, the most spectacular thing in all of nature.

Things to remember
*Don’t plan a road-trip to see a slightly bigger partial eclipse; there’s little difference
*East of Mississippi is 50% chance of being cloudy, West is 20%
*The Path of Totality is NOT a sell-out – CAMP!
*The rarity and the interest about this eclipse is really about TOTALITY

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How to take the train to Totality

How to ride the rails into the Path of Totality.

Travelling the railroads across the USA is a great way to see the country and, if you plan carefully, on August 21, 2017 you can step off the train straight onto a platform to watch a Total Solar Eclipse.

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10 million+ people will travel to see the eclipse. Here’s where they will go. Always have a Plan B – and be mobile. That's the advice from eclipse experts,
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It might be best known for potatoes, but Idaho will soon be better known as a great place to watch the Total Solar Eclipse of August 21, 2017
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When is the next eclipse in 2018?

Next year holds no less than FIVE eclipses, but no total solar eclipses.

The next total solar eclipse occurs on August 21, 2017 across the USA. You probably know that already, what about the next eclipse? And the next eclipse after that? Throughout 2018 there are actually five eclipses, though nothing to match the events of August 21 – just a couple of lunar eclipses and three partial solar eclipses.

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The next big Total Solar Eclipse? That’s in 2019 – and you can find out ALL about that one by purchasing our special ebook, The Great South American Eclipse of July 2, 2019 [https://www.amazon.com/dp/B073G8MXNL/]

1 – Total Lunar Eclipse, January 31, 2018
Visible from Asia, Australia, Pacific, and western North America, this first eclipse of 2018 is all about the moon turning blood red as it passes through Earth’s umbral – deepest, blackest – shadow. The moon turns red for the same reason that the sun looks red at sunset.

Here’s when and where to see it [https://www.amazon.com/dp/B073G8MXNL/]

2 – Partial Solar Eclipse, February 15, 2018
Exactly two weeks after a Full Moon has been totally eclipsed, it’s the turn of the Sun to be eclipsed by a New Moon. However, although the moon will intersect the ecliptic for the second time in two weeks, the sun will not be totally eclipsed, so this event will have to be viewed completely through solar eclipse glasses. It’s also only viewable from Antarctica and southern South America.

Here’s a Google Map [http://xjubier.free.fr/…/site_pages/sol…/xSE_GoogleMap3.php…]

3 – Partial Solar Eclipse, July 13, 2018
Although it’s technically viewable in south Australia, this Partial Solar Eclipse only grazes that enormous country, so it will be barely visible. The very best place to see it will be Tasmania, where the Sun is only 4% bitten by the Moon, or Antarctica, where it’s 22% blocked near Casey Station.

Here’s a Google Map [http://xjubier.free.fr/…/site_pages/sol…/xSE_GoogleMap3.php…]

4 – Total Lunar Eclipse, July 27, 2018
Just as with love and marriage, the partial solar eclipse of July 13, 2018 will be followed two weeks later by a total lunar eclipse. Viewable from South America, Europe, Africa, Asia, Australia,

Here’s when and where to see it [https://www.timeanddate.com/eclipse/lunar/2018-july-27]

5 – Partial Solar Eclipse, August 11, 2018
Are you beginning to spot a pattern?! A further two weeks later at New Moon, another Partial Solar Eclipse occurs, this time visible from north Europe and northeast Asia. The Sun will be 10% eclipsed from China, Mongolia, Kazakstan, Sweden, Finland and Russia.

Here’s a Google Map [http://xjubier.free.fr/…/site_pages/sol…/xSE_GoogleMap3.php…]

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See the image in the middle of the Moon surrounded by a halo? Unless you're in the Path of Totality this August 21, you won't see that.
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