habu2 Posted August 23, 2017 Share Posted August 23, 2017 I just returned from Kirkman's Cove near Humboldt Nebraska, only ~3 miles from the center of the path of totality. I picked that spot because it was away from the massive population centers and the massive crowds. I arrived late Saturday afternoon and set up camp. Saturday night a storm came through and blew over every tent in the campgrounds. Around 3 am I retreated to the car, thoroughly soaked, and slept as best I could in the drivers seat. Sunday was "dry out day". Monday started out cloudy then partially cleared for an acceptable view of first contact to second contact. At the exact instant of the start of totality a low cloud bank blocked our view, clearing 2:30 later later at the end of totality, and remaining clear through the end of the eclipse. I enjoyed the experience, worth the 10 hr drive to see it, although I feel like I went to the Super Bowl and missed the halftime spectacular... The return drive was closer to 14 hours due to the massive traffic jams. The 2024 eclipse will put me right in the path of totality although I will still end up travelling out of the big city and its dirty polluted air to get a clearer view. No pics yet, everything is still in the camera..... Quote Link to post Share on other sites
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