NationalEclipse.com, one of the leading web sites dedicated to the upcoming total solar eclipse to occur in the U.S. on August 21, 2017, has revealed “Ten Unique Places to View the National Eclipse.” The list, which represents a slightly different take on other top ten “best” or “greatest” viewing site lists, includes locations in eight states along the eclipse “path of totality” from Oregon to South Carolina.
While most top ten eclipse lists focus on places with the most promising weather prospects, the longest durations of totality, or the most interesting local attractions—information that is sure to be valuable to people still trying to decide where to go to see the eclipse—NationalEclipse.com decided to add some levity to the decisionmaking process by offering its picks for the most quirky, outrageous, or just plain unique places to view the eclipse.
The list includes the following viewing sites from west to east along the path of totality:
- Fishing Rock — Lincoln Beach, OR
- Volcanoes EclipseFest — Keizer, OR
- 1918 Viewing Site — Baker City, OR
- Craters of the Moon National Monument — Butte County, ID
- Carhenge — Alliance, NE
- The Iowa Triangle — Fremont County, IA
- Eclipse Crossroads — Jackson County, IL
- “Little Green Men” Days Festival — Kelly, KY
- Clingman’s Dome — Swain County, NC
- Cape Romain National Wildlife Refuge — Charleston County, SC
NationalEclipse.com doesn’t claim that these are necessarily the “best” or “greatest” places to view the eclipse on August 21, 2017, and notes that first-time eclipse chasers may want to view the eclipse from more conventional sites that have been recognized as having the longest durations of totality and the most promising weather prospects. However, adventure seekers, veteran eclipse chasers looking for a unique viewing experience, and everyone else excited about this highly anticipated upcoming event will find “Ten Unique Places to View the National Eclipse” a fun and interesting read.
The full text of “Ten Unique Places to View the National Eclipse” can be found at nationaleclipse.wordpress.com.
ABOUT THE NATIONAL ECLIPSE
On August 21, 2017, a total solar eclipse will occur in 14 U.S. states. This will be the first total solar eclipse seen in the U.S. in 26 years and the first seen in the contiguous U.S. in 38 years. It will also be the first total eclipse to travel across the U.S. from coast to coast since 1918 and the first total eclipse seen only in the U.S. since before the nation’s founding in 1776.
NationalEclipse.com was created to serve as a one-stop source of information and resources for the eclipse. The 2017 eclipse is expected to be the most witnessed solar eclipse in human history and one of the biggest news stories in years. NationalEclipse.com is committed to providing accurate information and promoting safe solar eclipse viewing procedures in anticipation of this historic event.