Skip to comments.Why the 2024 total solar eclipse may 'outshine' 2017
Posted on 08/22/2017 12:00:35 PM PDT by PJ-Comix
The first total solar eclipse in nearly a century not only has injected a much-needed sense of awe towards astronomy into our culture, but also has introduced a golden age of eclipse watching. In the 21st century, 10 total solar eclipses will send the moon's shadow over U.S. soil, with six of these events passing over vast swaths of the country.
The next one occurs on April 8, 2024, a brief intermission of only seven years, and will cut a path from Mexico to Texas to Maine and the maritime provinces of Canada. Nicknamed "The Great North American Eclipse," 13 states will find themselves squarely within the narrow path of totality. Cities like San Antonio, Dallas, Little Rock, Indianapolis, Cleveland, Buffalo, Rochester and Syracuse will likely witness a healthy influx of eclipse chasers.
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The author must mean eclipses that have crossed the USA from coast to coast. I know because I saw a total eclipse much less than a century ago in the USA.
While the 2024 total solar eclipse will certainly offer new opportunities for those states missing out on this year's lauded "path of totality," it's the duration of totality that will have eclipse-o-philes counting down the days. For the 2017 eclipse, the duration of totality will last between 20 seconds (over Kansas City, Kansas) to a maximum of two minutes and 40 seconds (over Carbondale, Illinois). The 2024 eclipse by comparison will average just under 4 minutes (4 minutes 27 seconds in Texas) along the path of totality.
Great! I will probably head to San Antonio for that and then drive west to the center of the path of totality. What is the weather like in the San Antonio area for early April?
Carbondale for me. Wow. They get two in a row!
The weather in San Antonio in April is nice.
Will they be compensated? Eclipse reparations of some sort seem warranted...
The solar eclipse of June 13, 2132 will be the longest total solar eclipse since July 11, 1991 at 6 minutes, 55 seconds.
The longest duration of totality will be produced by member 39 at 7 minutes, 29 seconds on July 16, 2186. This is the longest solar eclipse computed between 4000BC and 6000AD.
Going coast to coast as this one did, it would seem hard to top it.
I’m still trying to make my way home from this one and now there’s a better one coming?
My daughter had a filtered camera and actually caught the diamond ring and baily’s heads in one shot.
Oh wait, it wasn’t total in New York City, never mind...
Will these eclipses have lots of black people under them? It would be downright racist to leave them out.
My location will get roughly twice as much totality—4 min 7 sec vs 2 min 7 sec for yesterday’s, so it will be twice as good assuming no clouds.
Maybe that idiot Law "Professor" will be happier next go 'round.
Yes, they will cross the Caribbean and northern South America....................
Paducah, KY also gets two in a row.
So not too cloudy? It looks like the center of the path of totality will be about 30 miles west of San Antonio.
The point of greatest duration of that one looks to be just east of the Bahamas. I'm guessing there will be special cruise ships for that one. Since I live in South Florida, I will try to catch that one (if I am still around).
If I’m alive and mobile at 175 and 229 years old I’ll try to make it. :)
Cool, seven years to prepare for another round of media hysteria and be able to buy eclipse glasses before they run out.
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