View Full Version : Solar Eclipse! North America -- 2017!!

23 Apr 2016, 08:40

Ok, so I'm super duper excited this is happening because as a mega Astronomy buff (thanks dad) for my entire life, I WILL FINALLY GET TO SEE THIS. :omg:

On August 21, 2017 a total solar eclipse will be visible across a good portion of the good ol' US of A!!

There hasn't been a total solar eclipse over N. America since 1979 and won't come again until 2024. I am personally planning to make a trip to see this and I'm starting to save now.

This is a once in a life time thing and I can't be the only one excited for it.

Will anyone else be making the effort to see it next year? :D

23 Apr 2016, 08:42
They come around so very seldom, not good to miss one..I think I have seen 1 in MY lifetime,and I am 69,so do not miss it.
BTW,where you been kiddo?

B. de Corbin
23 Apr 2016, 09:20
I remember the one in '79 (also the only one I've ever seen).

I look forward to experiencing another. What I most remember is that my cat had a panic attack, and hid for the duration.

24 Apr 2016, 03:48
I hope the weather is good.

24 Apr 2016, 11:47
Lol, Anun

I've been busy with school and life. Almost 20 now :D. Been here since I was 16 so I feel old haha!

24 Apr 2016, 13:30
You all growed up.....

24 Apr 2016, 17:29
Lol, pretty much :D

26 Apr 2016, 06:07
Enjoy it! We had one in Europe last year and it was truly spectacular, even though it wasn't a total eclipse where I live!

26 Apr 2016, 07:50
In 2017 it is indeed a total solar eclipse but the one in 2024 is an annular eclipse. The moon will be further away and the outer portion of the sun will show around it. It is considerably less spectacular and you never get totality. If you want to see a total eclipse then travel to see the one in 2017. It will be a long time until the next totality in the states.

26 Apr 2016, 08:22
The one we had here was total as well, but not from where I am...you had to be really far North (I think the total part was visible in Norway and parts of northern Scotland) to see the totality. But even several hundred KM away, it was still spectacular, so if you can't travel, it's still worth checking out!