When does Michigan get our OWN total solar eclipse?
As we all wait breathlessly for the the coast-to-coast total solar eclipse happening on August 21st, some Michiganders are a little peeved that we’ll have to drive so far away to see the TOTAL eclipse. (We’ll see about an 80% eclipse here in Michigan) You’ll need to travel to southern Illinois or western Kentucky if you want to really see it in all it’s glory. And then there’s the issue of weather on that day. According to the Free Press you may have to wait a long time for a true Michigan eclipse.
The alternative? Wait for just a few years to see a solar eclipse closer to home in northern Indiana or Toledo on April 8, 2024. The total eclipse that day will be seen southeast of a line running from Fort Wayne up to Toledo. And if you want to see both total eclipses, take your boat and go to Cedar Lake in southern Illinois, because BOTH eclipses will be at 100% at that one spot.
Or you can wait for Michigan’s next total eclipse (everybody in Lansing and southwest Michigan should see the total eclipse) on September 14, 2099 at 3:53PM. Put that in your phone and we’ll all meet back here. K?
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