On Monday, August 21st, 2017 at about noon Central time, there will be a total eclipse of the sun that is visible from much of the United States. It will be visible as a partial eclipse in Miami, but I want to go somewhere where it is a total eclipse - I've picked the Indian Boundary Campgrounds in the Smokey Mountains of Tennessee. It's very close to the center line of where the best view will be, so this should be an excellent spot to see the eclipse.
The plan is to make a long weekend of it - head out on Friday night and stay around Gainesville for the night, then finish the drive to Indian Boundary, TN on Saturday. Spend Sunday and Monday exploring and hiking around the Smokey Mountains (along with of course viewing the eclipse), and then head back to Miami early Tuesday morning, arriving late. It's about a 12.5 hour drive from Miami.
The campground isn't taking reservations until some time in February, so we'll have to wait to make the campsite reservations, but in the meantime you can view some photos here:
And learn more about the eclipse here:
On any given spot on earth, total solar eclipses happen only once every 360 years. The USA is fortunate enough to have one in 2017 and another in 2024, but after that you'll be out of luck for a while. This might be a once-in-a-lifetime event - don't miss it!
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