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Old 08-04-2023, 10:39 AM   #1
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2024 Solar Eclipse

Anyone planning a trip to Texas to see the Solar Eclipse? It is the place to have the longest view (up to 4 min.). In Indiana we will only see about one minute.


https://solarsystem.nasa.gov/eclipse...lm_aid=4131139
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Old 08-04-2023, 10:43 AM   #2
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Planning on it. I hope the weather is sunny. Itís a time of year when it can be cloudy. The best option is probably Mexico, but I have things to do in Texas, and no desire to be in Mexico then.
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Old 08-04-2023, 11:05 AM   #3
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Thank you Sharon marked on the calendar. We’ll have an excellent from our back yard as we live just on the edge of the path here in Texas
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Old 08-04-2023, 12:29 PM   #4
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Here's a discussion about a trip to Mexico to see the eclipse.
https://www.escapeforum.org/forums/f...van-19724.html
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Old 08-04-2023, 12:56 PM   #5
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Note that any given location in Texas has a 50% or so chance of being cloudy on April 8th. The rest of the US is even worse. Mazatlan and Durango, its more like 10-20% chance of clouds.
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Old 08-04-2023, 01:21 PM   #6
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Note that any given location in Texas has a 50% or so chance of being cloudy on April 8th. The rest of the US is even worse. Mazatlan and Durango, its more like 10-20% chance of clouds.

That's why I missed the last one. The eclipse had just started and storm clouds moved in.
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Old 08-04-2023, 01:53 PM   #7
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Linda and I are going. Taking the 5.0 and staying on the family farm in the Texas hill country. My sister participates in the Bandera, TX small business group and they have been planning for a couple of years now.
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Old 08-04-2023, 05:38 PM   #8
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My house in Oswego, NY is in the totality path of the Eclipse, however April is usually cloudy in the lee of Lake Ontario.
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Old 08-04-2023, 07:06 PM   #9
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We have been planning this trip for several years. We will be taking the 5.0 and visiting family in Fredericksburg Texas. Then using that as a jumping off point for Mississippi, Louisiana, maybe Florida (I have always wanted to go to Sanibel Island) and continuing in a long northern loop back to California.
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Old 08-05-2023, 06:44 AM   #10
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The center line of the eclipse on August 17, 2017 was only about 10 miles South of our house. We hosted a party and had about 30 people attend.

It was A M A Z I N G! Goosebumps!

The 2024 Eclipse passes South of us in Poplar Bluff, MO so we will definitely end up down that way. Can't wait.

For those who have never had this experience, I highly recommend it!
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Old 08-05-2023, 07:59 AM   #11
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Mexico - United States of America - Canada - Total Solar Eclipse of 2024 April 8 - Xavier Jubier

And an interactive detailed map... Mexico - USA - 2024 April 8 Total Solar Eclipse - Interactive Google Map - Xavier Jubier
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Old 02-22-2024, 01:28 PM   #12
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Eclipse April 8th

Good morning everyone. I'm planning to see the eclipse on April 8th and have been looking at northern Texas as a good spot to see it. I was thinking about the Clarksville, TX area. Does anyone know of a boondocking area around Clarksville or in that general area ? I'm open to suggestions for other places. I know this is going to be a very popular event with people coming from all over to see it. I read an article this morning that is predicting heavy traffic along the path of totality.
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Old 02-22-2024, 02:07 PM   #13
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We are headed to Dallas TX to see the eclipse and Daphne's family, daughters and grand kids.

Hoping it will be clear.
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Old 02-22-2024, 03:08 PM   #14
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We are going to an Escapees RV Club solar eclipse get together in Paris, Texas. We will be boondocking at the Fairgrounds in Paris with a bunch of other Escapees members.
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Old 02-22-2024, 03:44 PM   #15
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We're booked to spend 4 nights at: Highland Lakes United Methodist Church, in Buchanan Dam, TX. Sites are boondocking in the backyard of the church. Clear, Dark, and Steady is what we're looking for.
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Old 02-22-2024, 04:13 PM   #16
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Indy for us

Indianapolis is near smack dab in the middle of the path. Going to visit kin there and we hope to see the eclipse. No biggie if it's cloudy, and it's a gamble wherever you go. Also visiting kin in Scottsburg, IN and then a visit to the Wright-Patterson AFB aviation museum in Dayton, OH, and some visiting friends on the way out & back.
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Old 02-22-2024, 04:43 PM   #17
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We are going to an Escapees RV Club solar eclipse get together in Paris, Texas. We will be boondocking at the Fairgrounds in Paris with a bunch of other Escapees members.

Chama, do you know if the Fairgrounds in Paris are available for non-Escapee members ? If so would you have contact info for the Fairgrounds. Thanks
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Old 02-22-2024, 05:49 PM   #18
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Iíll be further southwest in Ingram, TX as long as the weather holds. We have a site for a month to enjoy the hill country in the spring. Then off to see my parents.
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DK in AK, I sent you a PM about the exlipse event. Check your inbox.
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Old 02-23-2024, 01:21 PM   #20
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DK in AK, I sent you a PM about the exlipse event. Check your inbox.

Thank you for the information. I'll check into it.
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