Summer is coming to an end and what better way to bid summer farewell than with a Total Solar Eclipse! So pack your bags and pull out your RV out from your storage facilities because this is one eclipse you do not want to miss! Can’t you just feel the excitement! We haven’t had a Total Solar Eclipse in nearly a century! According to the National Aeronautics and Space Administration (NASA) the last known total solar eclipse that could be seen throughout the United States was dated in 1918! We’re going to become a part of history! How exciting is that!? It won’t be long before we’re shrouded in darkness when the moon fully covers the sun. Whether you’re indoors or outdoors, you’re sure to notice when the day fades to night. Here are some more interesting facts about this National Total Solar Eclipse and tips on how you can prepare.
On August 21, 2017, America will witness its first coast to coast total solar eclipse in nearly 100 years! All the way from the west coast to the east coast, the eclipse will be seen across the country and millions of Americans will feast their eyes on a once-in-a-life-time event as the moon passes between the earth and the sun and day turns to night. This speculator is speculated to last roughly 3 MINUTES! In other words, it’ll be dinner time before you even know it!
What will I see during a Total Solar Eclipse? During a Total Solar Eclipse, you will likely see the disk of the moon block out the sun’s outer atmosphere. When this occurs, we have officially entered totality. The area inside the moon’s shadow will be cloaked in twilight, a very strange experience especially in the middle of the day.
Where will the Total Solar Eclipse be visible? The totality as mentioned previously will occur on August 21, 2017. The Total Solar Eclipse is about 70 miles wide that will stretch from Oregon all the way to South Carolina.
How long will the Total Solar Eclipse last? According to experts, the Total Solar Eclipse will at most last approximately 2 minutes and 40 seconds. That’s about how long totality will last for observers positioned anywhere along the center of the path of totality. As you move further away from the path, the duration of the totality will decrease.
So pull out your RV from your storage facility and head to a campsite, but you got to hurry! Eclipse chasers from all over the country will be arriving on the eclipse’s travel path in the days and weeks before and after the main event. Be sure to plan ahead and become a part of history, this is one event you do not want to miss!
Why RV? Sometimes just traveling with your RV to a spot where others congregate becomes the event. RV owners could make an event an RV phenomenon if enough drivers united at a central area. With that in mind, millions of American will be looking to travel towards the total solar eclipse line of travel which stretches from Oregon to South Carolina. So for all you RV owners, you’ll most likely meet other fellow RV owners on your road and at various campsites. An estimated 12.2 million people in 14 states will be in the path of the totality. That’s crazy if you really think about it. The media anticipates that over 100,000 Americans are expected to drive in range of the totality to have a “good seat”. Just imagine the fun of having your own seat, your own bed and most importantly your own toilet all the while witnessing this spectacular event.
What can you expect? During the total solar eclipse, the moon will completely cover the disk of the sun, darkening the sky and revealing the hidden features of our universe. During this eventful period, people of America will also see the stars and the planets that are normally hidden until dusk or nightfall. For those experts and non-experts of our constellation, this one is for you! During the total solar eclipse, our sun will be in the constellation of Leo, the Lion!
The most important thing to consider when planning for this eventful day isn’t your location within the totality or your distance to the center line of travel, or even the weather. It’s eye safety! Although this is a once-in-a-life-time event, please be careful! Understand that looking directly at the sun, even when it is partially covered by the moon, can cause serious eye damage or even blindness. Unfortunately, eye safety is often neglected when it comes to events of such magnitude. Our hope is that as we get closer to the total solar eclipse, the media will advise Americans to take the subject of eye safety more seriously and communicate the proper and safe way to view a solar eclipse as carefully and unambiguously as possible.
With that said, once the magnificent event has come to a close. The time has come to figure out your next course of action! That’s right! Next RV TRIP! Check out current and future events to plan your next RV trip! Nothing beats traveling and becoming a part of history than in the comfort of your own RV. But before we start planning the next trip, remember to park your RV back at Pro RV & Boat Storage in Anna, Texas. Make sure to keep your RV in good condition for many trips to come!