North America’s first total solar eclipse in decades will span the entire continent this coming August 21st, 2017.
For those wondering what a total solar eclipse might be like and whether it’s worth experiencing—believe me, it is—I thought you might enjoy revisiting the last one, which I flew to Canada to see back in 1979.
(An expanded version appears in my book, Flying Carpet: The Soul of an Airplane.)
If you’re interested in traveling to see the eclipse along the path of totality, don’t delay in making reservations, and that includes reserving a day fly-in spot at even relatively remote airports. Yes, it’s four months away but lodging and airports are already filling up!
Photo: Total solar eclipse, Gimli Manitoba, 1979. SEE MORE PHOTOS HERE.
(Read my 2017 total-eclipse adventure column, here.)
If you enjoyed this story, you’ll love Greg’s book, Flying Carpet: The Soul of an Airplane. Autographed copies available!