• Lvxferre
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      1423 days ago

      If your instance is any indication of location: there’s an eclipse visible in most Oceania and SE Asian islands in 2028. For a good chunk of Australia and NZ, it’ll be a total eclipse. For further info, check it here.

      For me (South America) there’s one already in October, but it’ll suck from my region (14% coverage). And another in 2027 (~75% coverage).

      • @[email protected]
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        723 days ago

        Cool thanks! I still think it’s a broad brush of a statement that could be qualified a little.

      • @[email protected]
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        122 days ago

        The big difference is how close the sun is to solar maximum this year! The sun is at a point of peak electromagnetic activity, something that happens every 10 to 13 years, which is reflected in more chance of witnessing bursts of energy (flares and ejections) during the eclipse.

        It in all likelihood will have passed by 2028.

    • Fuck spez
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      422 days ago

      I drove eight hours or so to watch the one in 2017. No regrets.

      • @[email protected]
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        222 days ago

        Just driving 8 hours for it isn’t something the vast majority of the world can’t do. You were lucky small percentage.

      • @[email protected]
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        122 days ago

        Me too, the clouds overhead parted just before totality and the corona was so dazzling and magnificent. I really hope there aren’t clouds in the way during this one.

    • @DannyBoy
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      322 days ago

      That’s a very big qualifier. I wouldn’t want to be trying to get flights and hotels in cities along the path.

  • @DudeImMacGyver
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    Low effort if you live in that little strip I guess

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      That’s how it was for me in 2017. The path of totality went right over my house. I took the day off and strolled out to my back yard to watch it. We also smoked some meat and invited people over for a party, which was the most effort in the whole situation.

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    If you waited to start planning until now it’ll be the hardest thing you’ve ever done.

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      Yep. Anyone reading this that was planning on driving home right after - do yourself a favor and find a place nearby to stay the night.

      Last time my 4 hour drive out was 17 hours back home. Gas stations out of gas, no bathrooms, bumper to bumper the whole way.

  • Turun
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    2622 days ago

    The effort: getting a Visa, booking flights and hotels, taking a few days off work.

  • @[email protected]
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    1623 days ago

    Except of course, when it’s cloudy. The only eclipse that ever happened where I lived in my lifetime was a total disappointment because you couldn’t see anything.

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      523 days ago

      Agreed. I’m not looking forward to it either. I’ll be at work, most people are probably going to call in, and there will be hours of traffic when get off.

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        Best chance I’ll ever have personally. Live in the path, work from home, good time. Plan is to just step outside for a bit, look at it (with protection) then back to work.

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    Niagra falls City has preemptively declared a state of emergency because of how much of a shit show this eclipse is going to be

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      My wife works for the NPS and her old coworker invited us to help out with their eclipse event in Ohio. Apparently they’re already prepping to close all the parking lots and are real worried they won’t have enough rangers.

  • @[email protected]
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    1022 days ago

    I actually looked up when the next total eclipse passes over my house, and the good news is I’ve only got to live to be about 170 years old.

  • @[email protected]
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    622 days ago

    Y’all, the article is obviously written for people in the path of totality. You’re not being clever complaining about the cost and hassle of traveling.

  • @[email protected]
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    522 days ago

    Nuhuh. I tried planning a trip a month ago and everything was sold out and airfare was astronomical. I’m gonna plan a trip for the Spanish one in 2026 a year early

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    I can imagine the traffic jams anywhere along the path of totality. It’s gonna be a mess. We already booked a place in the path, but it’s in the sticks and I’m not looking forward to the lengthy drive back to civilization.