1978 was the last year that there was a total eclipse of the sun in the Northeast of the United States and Canada. I went up to North Sydney, Nova Scotia with two friends in an old Jeep Wagoneer, that breathed its last after that trip. It was a great adventure and one of  my friends has a photo album and diary of the event. We had great sideburns which were in fashion at that time.

After that eclipse Carly Simon wrote You’re So Vain which mentions the event.

Well August 21,2017 is the date of another total eclipse which covers parts of the continental United States.

I intend to be there, perhaps with the same friend. And I have to remember George Patsakos a college classmate who was a physicist who went to many eclipses all over the world.  Let me know who wants to join this great adventure. I’m thinking of Kentucky as a perfect place to observe.

Here is a website that tells all.

Eclipse 2017

It’s an interesting fact that this eclipse path cuts right through the middle of several very large cities. If you’re in St. Louis or Kansas City, you need to be in a certain part of town to see totality. Nashville is partially in totality. Portland OR misses it, as does Atlanta and Chattanooga. Bowling Green is barely in the path. Greenville SC is, but Spartanburg isn’t! And Charlotte misses as well. Omaha is not in the path, but Lincoln is – just barely. And the great national Parks of Yellowstone/Grand Teton, and the Great Smoky Mountains are cut in half by the path. But Craters of the Moon misses the show! The Land Between the Lakes in Kentucky will be perfect, weather permitting! But if you want to be there to see it, then you need to be in the right spot! Check out the maps to make sure you’re there!

After  1978 Carly Simon wrote and sang you’re so Vain about a man and the eclipse.

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