Off the Beaten Path
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Time to plan to catch the next solar eclipse that crosses the North American continent on April 8, 2024. If you miss this one, the next chance comes in August 2044. The total solar eclipse crosses our continent from Mexico, the United States, and Canada.
The last one in 2017 was quite an event in Georgia. We took the entire school outside with safety goggles donated by local businesses. We had a massive party with music and food. It chilled us as we went into complete darkness to the symphony of crickets and tree frogs. The nervous giggles of middle age students joined. If you get this chance, you should see a total solar eclipse.
Safety is my primary recommendation. You can make your safety gear or purchase it online. NASA provides an excellent variation of solar eclipse viewing equipment.
I have seen several paths; however, one was brought to my attention this week by Xavier Jubier. There is also a fantastic website at http://xjubier.free.fr/en/index_en.html that shows solar eclipse pictures from global locations. Another fantastic website dedicated to solar eclipses is https://www.greatamericaneclipse.com/.