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As noted in my current day hike pic thread, am reading "Voyage To The Stars and Galaxies", a 2006 college textbook originally $97, that I recently bought used on Amazon for just $8.68.  Well am about 100 pages into the 600 page textbook and came upon a link giving me a heads up to the biggest astronomical event in the USA for deacdes now just 4 years away now.  Yep the August 21, 2017 total eclipse that will rip a line of totality across our whole country.  Something today I am now an enthusiast for.

http://www.skyandtelescope.com/observi....65.html

Four years from now many of us are going to be trying to figure out the most awesome place to experience this which for this guy is likely to be high in the mountains.


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One day before my 40th birthday... Might have to check that out.

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I've never seen a solar eclipse.  I am definitely looking forward to this one.  Wonder how wide is the band for "total" eclipse?  My brother lives in Seattle -- will that be close enough??

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I've been looking forward to this one for the last 15 years or so...

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To see it in totality, you will have to be inside that blue line, so Seattle isn't close enough.

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Tigger country.

The blue line of max totality goes right over the scenic lookout at the spectacular otherworldly Painted Hills section of John Day Fossil National Monument in Oregon.  

http://johndayfossilbeds.areaparks.com/parkinfo.html?pid=15985

610 miles 10.8 hours driving on Mapquest.   Have been interested in visiting that area so just ordered the Southern Blues map on this site for $8.

http://www.fs.usda.gov/detail....5289442



Actually employer dictating I must take 5 days of PTO off by end of next month and skiing or California wildflowers are thus far due droughty conditions not looking interesting so may just go up there next month for a survey and some landscape work.   Maybe even get a day of skiing in at Bachelor?  At 2000 feet elevation the region is semi arid with only 11 inches annual precipitation but likely is green in March.  Also a strong bet to also be cloud free area in August 2017.


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August is typically clear, blue skies, no clouds in sight.  I live under that blue band.  I saw a total solar eclipse while I was working in Hawaii in the '90s.  Hopefully, I will still be around for this one.

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Looks like that blue line is fairly close to me also.

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Cool!

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To see it in totality, you will have to be inside that blue line, so Seattle isn't close enough.

I see.  Will have to drive out a bit then.  But still good.   :)

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The last total eclipse in Oregon was in 1979 - I was in first grade.  We made little viewers out of cardboard boxes.

I'll never forget my teacher saying "see you again in 38 years!!", referring to the next time it would happen.  

I should look her up, see if she's good on her promise.   :)
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