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Total Solar Eclipse 2017 (and beyond?)

mwinter
Total posts: 88
(Updated 3/16/2017 3:53 PM)
On August 21, 2017, around 2:30pm EDT, the path of the totality passes within a 1 hour drive of our house. It looks like I'll be spending the afternoon at a Wendy's on I-75.
I ordered some eclipse glasses (a 15 pack, because why not). Anyone else interested? The next one occurs in 2024, but it won't be as close.
acelxix
Total posts: 158
I'll probably pass this year, but we should have a party in Orlando in 2045! :D
mwinter
Total posts: 88
For the 2045 eclipse, Orlando will be in total eclipse for almost 6 minutes!
Drew
Total posts: 335
(Updated 3/16/2017 10:30 PM)
I like Wendy's, count me probably in

Edit: looks like Greenville/anderson SC is in the way, maybe stay with my brother or or justin
Shawn
Total posts: 74
Seems like a pretty legit reason to take half a day off work. 
mwinter
Total posts: 88
Shawn asked me today what my eclipse plans were, so I decided to bump this thread and see what everyone else was doing on Monday.

The Wendy's plan might be a bust, just because it's right next to the interstate.. The OMGECLIPSE frenzy that has erupted makes me think that traffic on 75 is going to be a zoo.

Maybe I'll try to find something a bit off the beaten path.
mwinter
Total posts: 88
Just spitballin' here

Dayton, TN is home of Bryan College and will have ~17 fewer seconds of totality that my original Wendy's destination.
acelxix
Total posts: 158
(Updated 8/17/2017 5:22 PM)
We're going to be in Maine, so pretty much the furthest (in the continental US) you can be from totality...doh! :(
acelxix
Total posts: 158
Also, this. Haha
Drew
Total posts: 335
We'll be up at clay's in Anderson, SC full totality boiyze!! we're gonna go ahead and crash there sunday night to avoid any eclipsocalypse traffic