But when Brian Tome showed the next path of the April 8, 2024 total eclipse and said it would be even closer to Cincinnati, I took notice. Why not find the perfect blackout location and (if convenient and weather permitting) travel to that location.
In fact, I can't believe I didn't take the opportunity to blog about this since there was almost constant media and I assume other bloggers creating list after list of statistics and facts on frequency, elapsed time, GPS coordinates etc.
So belatedly, I will add my trivia to the masses. First an interesting global map of the 21 century eclipse path - with North America as the 'center of the world" and most important :)
Well since I missed going there in 2017 why bother for 2024 when I can chose anyplace along the vertical diagonal red line. Naturally the research in me found a site to determine where to go - a NASA specific Eclipse Web Site Map.
So Road Trip planned for April 08, 2024 to just east of Indianapolis near Richmond IN. If I wanted either the GD or GE for 2024, I would have to travel to Mexico.
But if I read the chart right I would need near Richmond at 7:07pm and the total eclipse would last only 2 minutes - quite an investment for the "Bucket List" experience. On second thought - I'll just enjoy the thought of going and hope to last to August 12, 2045 (age 91). It's always good to have long term goals.