Eclipse of 2017: The Great American Eclipse

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Eclipse of 2017: The Great American Eclipse

Postby brooksgarner » Tue Jul 11, 2017 2:17 pm

August 21, 2017, a total solar eclipse moves across America. While Houston's only going to be in the 67% zone of totality, just seven years from now we'll see a 94% eclipse in April 2024. (Waco and Dallas experiences totality in 2024!)

As these are extremely rare for any geographic point on the map during one's lifetime, no doubt we'll be ramping up coverage on the news side of things.

The closest major metro relative to Houston to experience totality this August will be Kansas City, Missouri. If the skies are clear, it will still look like daytime here, but a muted sunshine -- as if a storm cloud passed over the sun. I wanted to start a thread to start talking about it.

Anyone have cool ideas of how we should cover this?

Link to interactive map. https://www.timeanddate.com/eclipse/map/2017-august-21

My blog today about the eclipse: http://www.khou.com/news/local/solar-eclipse-on-august-21st-sends-solar-firms-scrambling/455809930

-Brooks
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Re: Eclipse of 2017: The Great American Eclipse

Postby BlueJay » Tue Jul 11, 2017 4:01 pm

YAY Brooks! I'm excited about the eclipse. (I was wondering if we might have a tropical something going on that day.) It is something certainly to look forward to seeing, if possible.
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Re: Eclipse of 2017: The Great American Eclipse

Postby brooksgarner » Thu Jul 13, 2017 1:51 pm

Yes, imagine seeing the solar eclipse from underneath a perfectly-formed and clear eye of a hurricane?
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