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Response to Qutzupalotl (Reply #55)

Fri Mar 3, 2017, 01:08 PM

62. Totality is along the wide swath

shown on the NASA map. The entire area between the two blue lines is where totality is. It will last the longest if you are in the exact center of the path, the red line. Here's a link to that map: https://eclipse.gsfc.nasa.gov/SEgoogle/SEgoogle2001/SE2024Apr08Tgoogle.html If you click on the center of Austin, you'll see that totality will last a bit over a minute. I will probably plan to drive a bit closer to the center, to get two or more minutes of the total eclipse.

If totality were only along that narrow center line, hardly anyone would ever see a total eclipse, because if you were just ten feet in either direction you'd see only a partial one. In fact, the width of the path of totality is about 100 miles.

If you click on any spot in the U.S. on that NASA map, it will tell you the exact start and end times of the eclipse, including the start and end times of totality, or maximum coverage of the sun.

This year, the eclipse will be visible in the entire continental United States. https://eclipse.gsfc.nasa.gov/SEgoogle/SEgoogle2001/SE2017Aug21Tgoogle.html
Kearney, where I will be, is in the path of totality, with just under 2 minutes for the total eclipse. We will probably drive a bit to get a longer eclipse.

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