total solar eclipse pair, fall of 2017 & spring of 2024

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Larry Workman QIN on March 20, 2010

I am eagerly waiting.

Jon Gibson on October 5, 2013

me too! only 3 and a half more years Larry... I'm hoping to watch from near Mt. Jefferson, somewhere above 6000ft if I can manage it!

Larry Workman QIN on October 8, 2013

I am not sure where I will go yet. Thought of northern Oregon, but will check the normal weather for that time of year along part of its path.

Jon Gibson on October 8, 2013

I want to be as high above sea level as possible... watching the moon's shadow sweep across the landscape should be really cool. The weather for Oregon in August is generally sunny and warm and cloudless, same with most of the PNW.

August 21, 2017, here I come!

It almost seems silly to be so eagerly anticipating 3 minutes of time so far in the future lol.

Larry Workman QIN on October 11, 2013

But it is 3 minutes that we will remember for the rest of our lives. I clearly remember the one from Goldendalein February 1979 and one from East Africa in February 1980. They are an experience unlike any other I have had.

Jon Gibson on October 14, 2013

I imagine it'll be quite a bit more amazing than the annular I saw from northern California in 2012.

Larry Workman QIN on October 14, 2013

I have not seen an annular, but I have seen a few partial eclipses. During a total eclipse, it seems the sun/moon are no higher than the clouds and I could easily comprehend how it would bring fear to people who did not understand what was going on.

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