Forum Index » Pre-Trip Planning » Where will BPLers be for the August 2017 total eclipse?


Display Avatars Sort By:
Rutherford Platt
(tunaboy999) - F

Locale: Mid Atlantic
Where will BPLers be for the August 2017 total eclipse? on 11/19/2011 08:11:25 MST Print View

Tetons? Wind Rivers? Great Smokies?

http://eclipse.gsfc.nasa.gov/SEgoogle/SEgoogle2001/SE2017Aug21Tgoogle.html

Kronos Master of Fate
(kthompson) - MLife

Locale: Behind the Redwood Curtain
Re: Where will BPLers be for the August 2017 total eclipse? on 11/19/2011 08:19:23 MST Print View

Coastal Oregon. After a trip to Crater Lake


Of course this is dependent on being here after 2012.lol.

Mary D
(hikinggranny) - MLife

Locale: Gateway to Columbia River Gorge
Where will BPLers be for the August 2017 total eclipse? on 11/19/2011 15:12:16 MST Print View

Since, if I'm still here, I'll be 81, I'll worry about that when the time comes.

I notice that the total eclipse area crosses the Wind Rivers a bit south of Elkhart Park, which means that the northern Winds would be a perfect place to see the eclipse! Since it will start about 4:15 pm there, some place that has a good view west would be the best. Of course the usual afternoon thunderstorms could block the whole thing--too bad the eclipse isn't in the morning!

Bob Gross
(--B.G.--) - F

Locale: Silicon Valley
Re: Where will BPLers be for the August 2017 total eclipse? on 11/19/2011 16:16:49 MST Print View

For the total eclipse of 1991, I was sitting at 12,000 feet elevation on the side of the Mauna Loa Volcano. It was around 7:30 a.m., and from my high position I could see the shadow of the moon sweeping across the Pacific Ocean.

Unfortunately, many of the other eclipse watchers in Hawaii were down low around the coastline, and they were clouded out.

--B.G.--

Michael Ray
(topshot) - MLife

Locale: Midwest
Re: Where will BPLers be for the August 2017 total eclipse? on 11/19/2011 16:52:51 MST Print View

> Since it will start about 4:15 pm there (Wind River Range)

Note the times on the site are UT. The total eclipse will actually occur near 11:30 AM in the Winds (-6 UTC during daylight savings). The partial starts at 10:15.

Might be a nice time to try the Teton Crest Trail.

I see the "greatest eclipse" is just 3 hours directly south of me but I think I'd prefer to be up high. I bet the balds in the Smokies will be packed.

Steofan The Apostate
(simaulius) - F

Locale: Bohemian Alps
This where I'll be... on 11/19/2011 17:07:21 MST Print View

Alliance NE

Mary D
(hikinggranny) - MLife

Locale: Gateway to Columbia River Gorge
Re: Re: Where will BPLers be for the August 2017 total eclipse? on 11/19/2011 17:11:22 MST Print View

Ack, didn't notice the UTC, thought it was local time. There's a lot bigger chance of clear skies at 11:30 am local time in the Winds!