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Old 03-22-2015, 05:59 AM   #1
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Total Solar Eclipse August 21 2017, Kentucky

I think I'll ship my bike over from the UK for this one. I was wondering if there will be any biker camps being set up for it.

(I thought I'd plan ahead - this event is going to be immensely popular).

Here's a map of where it will be - http://eclipse.gsfc.nasa.gov/SEgoogl...21Tgoogle.html

The last time I rode my bike to a total eclipse it was a bit cloudy in Finland in 1990 (I bought the GS specifically for that trip).
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Old 03-22-2015, 06:28 AM   #2
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I don't think I'm doing anything that day. So why not?
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Old 03-22-2015, 06:39 AM   #3
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See you there, beemerphile. That's 2 of us.
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Old 03-22-2015, 10:17 AM   #4
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I've marked the exact location from the peg on the map. There is time between now and then to throw up a nice beer joint.

Lat.: 36.9664 N
Long.: 87.6709 W

Doing the conversion from Universal time, the G.E. would occur at 1:25 PM local (Central) daylight savings time. Sounds Ideal.

PS: There is great camping nearby at Land Between the Lakes.
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Old 03-22-2015, 01:51 PM   #5
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Yes, somewhere around there. Get maximum moon shadow.

I wonder if that farmer knows what he's sitting on yet.
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Old 03-23-2015, 03:08 AM   #6
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Eclipses aren't that big of a deal here.

But maybe you could start a trend.
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Eclipses aren't that big of a deal here.

But maybe you could start a trend.
Yeah, the last total solar eclipse where the greatest eclipse point was over the 48 US states was in 1945 and the one after this one will come zipping up in 2024. So we see these things all the time and they have kind of lost their appeal. I am 62 years old and this is the first one I will have the opportunity to see. I wasn't able to ditch Carly Simon and fly my Lear jet up to Nova Scotia in March of 1970, because being only 17 at the time, dad wouldn't let me take the plane that far.
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I see that Cedar Lake, Illinois, is on the centre line for both the 2017 and the 2024 eclipses.
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In !
But will the positioning and location start another New Madrid earthquake ? It's already overdue.
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The Dixon Springs State Park in the Shawnee Hills of Illinois is directly on the centre line, they have camping:
http://dnr.state.il.us/lands/landmgt/parks/r5/dixon.htm

I wonder if the Shawnee have any eclipse mythologies.
Maybe the Crab Orchard Culture had some stories http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Hopewel...rchard_culture
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I have heard the hotels in Hopkinsville have been booked up for a while now on that date. All the camping you will need in and around KY Lake and Lake Barkley. Also Pennyrile State forest has a nice campsite as well. Guessing all of the hoopla will be as big a show as the eclipse itself. May ride down there to see the circus.
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I will be having a party at my place, details in a year or so.

Just a few miles off center.

I am 3 miles south of 62288 if you want to take a look.

If we have fun in 17 and anyone wants to show up, Im in the 24 path as well.
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I've got several friends in Paducah.. I'm going to tell them I'm a GOD and unless they send me a couple bottles of Moonshine, I'll put them in darkness!!!
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I have heard the hotels in Hopkinsville have been booked up for a while now on that date.
And I thought I was being a bit "Type A" when I opened this thread two and a half years before the event!


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All the camping you will need in and around KY Lake and Lake Barkley. Also Pennyrile State forest has a nice campsite as well. Guessing all of the hoopla will be as big a show as the eclipse itself. May ride down there to see the circus.
Yes, come on down for the circus!
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