What are you doing on Saturday afternoon, August 12, 2045? Yes, I know. It’s twenty-eight years away. And though Tom might beg to differ, I don’t normally plan so far in advance.
But on August 12, 2045, the next total solar eclipse will cross the continental U.S. The eclipse’s path of totality will run parallel to that of the August 21, 2017 eclipse, but further south, meaning it will pass directly over the northern Bahamas! With the period of totality lasting longer than six minutes, it will be the fourth longest eclipse of the 21st century.
Unfortunately, I was in Los Angeles on August 21, and we noticed very little effect from the solar eclipse. But Tom and others who were in the path of totality have raved about what an amazing experience it was, and I’m determined to experience at least one eclipse in my lifetime. And I can’t imagine a more ideal spot from which to view it than the porch at Fish Hooks.
The 2045 eclipse is scheduled to peak about 1:45 p.m., which gives us time to meet for an early lunch beforehand. Do we have a date?