April 2024 North American Eclipse

Is anyone traveling to see the eclipse next spring?

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  1. 8 months ago
    Anonymous

    Don't bother coming to the eastern Great Lakes for the solar eclipse because the skies will almost certainly be overcast in early April.

    • 8 months ago
      Anonymous

      Same in central Texas, I was considering taking a day off to witness it but in my area April is mostly overcast for the entire month. Wished it would have been in the summer.

      • 8 months ago
        Anonymous

        >Don't go to Texas for clear skies
        I've never been to Texas so F if I know but where else would be a better bet?

        • 8 months ago
          Anonymous

          Disregard him, Texas almost always has clear skies.

          • 8 months ago
            Anonymous

            no it doesnt and theres a lot of crime and security guards will plant drugs in your checked luggage

          • 8 months ago
            Anonymous

            Central Texas is mostly rainy/cloudy in April.

        • 8 months ago
          Anonymous

          nazas, durango, mexico is near the point of greatest eclipse (over 4 minutes of darkness). all along Mexico 45, a rural highway with poor shoulders, the eclipse will be visible. I drove it back in november 2017, a lot of sections were under construction. It might be upgraded by now to an actual highway with pullouts.
          Cuatro Cienegas is a lovely Coahuila desert town that will be extremely popular with eclipse viewers. April is more likely to be 100+ F down there than cloudy.

          Same in central Texas, I was considering taking a day off to witness it but in my area April is mostly overcast for the entire month. Wished it would have been in the summer.

          Once you get north of Monterrey, you have no mountains blocking humidity, so it does tend to flow up from the Gulf to meet cooler inland air, forming clouds.

          I'd go to Mexico to watch it but maybe they'll start sacrificing people again

          Not in Coahuila, it is very well travelled by Texans during holidays. Durango is pretty wide-open state as well, not sure about safety. Don't go to Zacatecas if you are scared of Azteca/Mexica outlaw cartels doing human sacrifices.

  2. 8 months ago
    Anonymous

    i live right in the middle of totality in ohio. my family will probably be coming in to visit from around the county. new hotels are being built in town off of the interstate to handle the extra bodies in town, just for one day

    • 8 months ago
      Anonymous

      Order a batch of those eclipse-viewing glasses off ali already. Thank me May 2024.
      (Alternatively: become an ophthalmologist. You still have time to get that degree before all their eyesight goes shit.)
      Source: We had a total solar eclipse here a couple of years ago. All those glasses were sold out the weeks before. You were able to sell yours for $$$ if you still had them on the day itself.

      I'm not going in 2024, but I know it's going to be fun. And creepy. Memorable. I watched one from a lone mountaintop. Perfect spot. You could see the darkness approach from afar.

      • 8 months ago
        Anonymous

        Suggestions for places west of Austin / San Antonio to view the eclipse?

        Thanks, fren
        I just placed an order

        And thanks for the mountain top suggestion

      • 8 months ago
        Anonymous

        >All those glasses were sold out the weeks before
        No they weren't, cringe little b***h.

        • 8 months ago
          Anonymous

          Where I was in Maine, people went around giving them away for free, though it was less than 50% eclipse. Nobody was selling eclipse glasses unless they were Nigerian LOL

      • 8 months ago
        Anonymous

        Suggestions for places west of Austin / San Antonio to view the eclipse?

        Thanks, fren
        I just placed an order

        And thanks for the mountain top suggestion

        >All those glasses were sold out the weeks before
        No they weren't, cringe little b***h.

        Where I was in Maine, people went around giving them away for free, though it was less than 50% eclipse. Nobody was selling eclipse glasses unless they were Nigerian LOL

        Apparently welding helmets work as eclipse glasses, too.

        I don't advocate buying welding helmets just for an eclipse, but if you happen to already have one, or if you missed out on eclipse glasses and they're far too overpriced, it's an option. You don't even have to wear the whole helmet, you can just remove the lens and hold it over your eyes.

        • 8 months ago
          Anonymous

          I was working at a place in 2016 that had a maintenance guy with one of those. Can confirm they work great

          • 8 months ago
            Anonymous

            Cool story bro except the last eclipse was in 2017. Fricking moron.

        • 8 months ago
          Anonymous

          >You don't even have to wear the whole helmet, you can just remove the lens and hold it over your eyes.
          Whats wrong with you?

  3. 8 months ago
    Anonymous

    Ohiochads can’t stop winning

  4. 8 months ago
    Anonymous

    Yup I already booked my hotel in downtown Dallas for that day. Made sure to get one with a rooftop pool so I could get a good view.

    All hotels, air bnb, etc are already booked across the eclipse path in Texas. If you haven’t got a place to stay by now, you’re SOL

    • 8 months ago
      Anonymous

      >You're SOL
      Just rent a van and sleep in it

      You're probably the same guy posting the planted drugs meme

    • 8 months ago
      Anonymous

      >All hotels, air bnb, etc are already booked across the eclipse path in Texas. If you haven’t got a place to stay by now, you’re SOL

      Frick, I was just going to start doing my trip planning this weekend. Can't do vehicle sleeping because I'm trying to bring my 70 year old parents from Michigan. They've never seen one, I saw the last US one.

      I was considering just going to Ohio, but I know the skies around the lakes are probably going to be cloudy. Would rather get as close to greatest eclipse as I can, but my boomer parents are afraid to leave the US.

      Can you see it safely through a welding helmet? Because I live in Niagara and I'm probably going to be at work

      honestly, you don't even need glasses because the partial is hardly worth looking at. I remember the last one, everyone who was out of the path of totality was acting like I was an idiot for being so excited about it. It's because partial is honestly no more impressive than what you can see in a google images search.

      But totality is different. Words and screens will never capture it. It is overwhelming. Felt like something deep and very "old" (older than I am, idk) in me went "Holy shit". I'm not spiritual or religious at all but man it did *something* to me. I've "broken through" on DMT and "met god" but I think witnessing totality was a more impactful feeling.

      • 8 months ago
        The

        You stupid Black person I work dead nuts center of the line of totality it literally passes right over me

        • 8 months ago
          Anonymous

          I don't understand what upset you. My point is just that the partial isn't even worth looking at (even if you're in the path of totality, you see a partial for an hour or something on either side of totality) and that's what you need the glasses for. Actual totality is probably going to be ~30-60 seconds in Niagara, and you can look at that safely with the naked eye.

  5. 8 months ago
    Anonymous

    I live near Toronto, might drive down to Niagara for a better look

  6. 8 months ago
    Anonymous

    come watch the eclipse in miramichi
    we could really use some tourist money

  7. 8 months ago
    Anonymous

    i saw the one in... 2018? in oregon? man where does the time go. anyway it was great

  8. 8 months ago
    Anonymous

    I'm going to try and view it from Mt. Katahdin. Hopefully I don't get fricked by cloud cover

  9. 8 months ago
    Anonymous

    Me? Yes. I got a calendar invite. Copping my eclipse shades soon.

  10. 8 months ago
    The

    Can you see it safely through a welding helmet? Because I live in Niagara and I'm probably going to be at work

    • 8 months ago
      Anonymous

      Shade level 12 and above should be safe.
      However if I was you, I would ask for half a day off at least.
      Because this guys isn't shitting you

      >All hotels, air bnb, etc are already booked across the eclipse path in Texas. If you haven’t got a place to stay by now, you’re SOL

      Frick, I was just going to start doing my trip planning this weekend. Can't do vehicle sleeping because I'm trying to bring my 70 year old parents from Michigan. They've never seen one, I saw the last US one.

      I was considering just going to Ohio, but I know the skies around the lakes are probably going to be cloudy. Would rather get as close to greatest eclipse as I can, but my boomer parents are afraid to leave the US.

      [...]
      honestly, you don't even need glasses because the partial is hardly worth looking at. I remember the last one, everyone who was out of the path of totality was acting like I was an idiot for being so excited about it. It's because partial is honestly no more impressive than what you can see in a google images search.

      But totality is different. Words and screens will never capture it. It is overwhelming. Felt like something deep and very "old" (older than I am, idk) in me went "Holy shit". I'm not spiritual or religious at all but man it did *something* to me. I've "broken through" on DMT and "met god" but I think witnessing totality was a more impactful feeling.

      it's a really interesting experience. At least set multiple alarms so that you don't miss it, even if you can't go to some mountain or rooftop to watch it. The most fun is when you see the shade approach and then leave, and that you don't really notice if you're just standing ground level. Maybe if you're in a valley surrounded by tall mountains you can also see fun stuff. As long as it's not all flat...
      I don't remember how long you experience the total eclipse, but I think it happened really fast. So don't be like "ah I'll just finish welding this one last bit" and miss it. Take a very long coffee break at the very least.

  11. 8 months ago
    Anonymous

    Missed the one a couple years ago. I have a truck camper and a solid days drive to a large portion off the path. Will start watching the weather forecast leading up to the day and that'll determine my viewing location.

  12. 8 months ago
    Anonymous

    I live right on the path of total eclipse, gonna be pretty cool to see. I’m sure the hotels in town are already booked out or close to it

    • 8 months ago
      Anonymous

      in my town, holiday inn built a brand new facility just to get that eclipse $$$$$.

  13. 8 months ago
    Anonymous

    I'd go to Mexico to watch it but maybe they'll start sacrificing people again

  14. 8 months ago
    Anonymous

    I cant decide between Mazatlan or Arkansas.

  15. 8 months ago
    Anonymous

    Leaning towards Arkansas. Wont have to deal with international travel bullshit and i'd rather be in the middle of nowhere than a resort.
    Any of you know about Arkansas? How's Jasper?

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