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Anticipating the total Solar Eclipse April 8, 2024 for a memorable experience!

Anticipating the total Solar Eclipse April 8, 2024Total

Anticipating the total Solar Eclipse April 8, 2024 for a memorable experience! Travel enthusiasts are eagerly preparing for the upcoming Total Solar Eclipse this April. With weather playing a crucial role in witnessing this extraordinary event, it is crucial to check the 14-day forecast leading up to the eclipse.

The following story is one that crossed my Desktop the other day. I am providing a synopsis here and suggesting that if you want to read more you might click on the link provided below.

On April 8, 2024, a Total Solar Eclipse will sweep across the United States from Texas to Maine sending millions of Americans into darkness.

31 million Americans currently live inside the path of totality. Millions more will travel on eclipse day to witness nature’s greatest sight. Many from Canada will also consider travelling down into the US to also see this event.

Knowing how many people may come, and the places they will gather is important information for communities, first responders, and businesses inside the path. To aid community planners and help eclipse visitors avoid the worst traffic, Great American Eclipse has developed a geographic model to estimate how many people will travel to see the Total Solar Eclipse on April 8, 2024.

This model predicts that between 1 and 4 million people will travel to the path of totality. We predict that Texas will receive the majority of visitors, followed by Indiana, Ohio, New York, Arkansas, Illinois, Pennsylvania, Vermont, Oklahoma, Maine, and New Hampshire.

“It will likely be the most-viewed astronomical event in American history.
When you combine the populations of Mexico, USA, and Canada that live inside the path of totality, and add all of those who will travel on eclipse day, a total of 50 million North Americans witnessing totality is possible” ~ says Michael Zeiler, expert eclipse cartographer and co-founder of Great American Eclipse.

“It’s like having 50 Super Bowls happening at the same time all across the country” ~ says Great American Eclipse co-founder, Polly White. The Super Bowl typically draws 80,000 people total. Multiply that by 50, and you have our high-range prediction for eclipse tourism. And this does not include Mexico or Canada.

Texas will enjoy the majority of eclipse visitors with a high estimate of just over a million visitors. Next are Indiana and Ohio which can expect a high estimate of about half million people each. Heavy traffic will come from nearby metropolises such as San Antonio, Houston, Memphis, St Louis, Louisville, Cincinnati, Columbus, Detroit, and Pittsburgh.

An example of a remarkable potential influx is the area near Kerrville, Texas, northwest of San Antonio, which could see as many as 488,000 visitors. Experience the full web page with 8 highly detailed regional maps that break down the visitation model at

Lets not forget the last time we had an eclipse like this in North America, August 2017.

For more links and information on Eclipses visit Astro-Links.

February 20, 2024
by Roger Nelson

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