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Tips for Viewing a Solar Eclipse

March 26, 2024 | by The Jeuns

The best locations for viewing the eclipse this year, as recommended by NASA, may be affected by cloud cover. Some states along the path of totality may miss out on witnessing the event. However, certain locations have better chances of clear skies.

Dr. Kirk from NASA suggests that the US-Mexico border inside the US offers the best odds, with a 50/50 chance of clear skies. Meanwhile, New England may only have a 20-30% chance of clear weather. Dr. Kirk himself will be at the Indianapolis Motor Speedway for the eclipse, one of the main NASA events on that day. Other NASA events will also take place in Cleveland and Kerrville, Texas.

To increase your chances of seeing the eclipse, Dr. Kirk advises being mobile. Cloud cover can change quickly, so being ready to move to a clearer location is important. He also recommends not worrying about taking photos of the eclipse, as it may not turn out well. Instead, focus on enjoying the event itself and making memories with friends and family.

In the end, Dr. Kirk emphasizes making the eclipse viewing experience fun. Whether hosting a party or simply enjoying the event with loved ones, the key is to make the most of it regardless of the weather conditions. Livestreams will be available as a backup plan, ensuring that everyone can still have a great time during this celestial event.

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