Where will your next eclipse experience be?

For those missing out on the total eclipse this year . . . fret not!  There are lots more opportunities over the next ten years!

July 2, 2019 - Chile - The ultimate eclipse trip. Imagine the relaxation of the world's great hot springs, the grandeur of a trip around the world, and an amazing event like a total eclipse as a cherry on top.

December 14, 2020 - Argentina - I like the idea of saddling up one afternoon, looking for a clear spot in the sky, riding out to it, setting up camp, and watching the eclipse on this trip to Argentina.

December 4, 2021 - Antarctica - One of the ultimate experiences with a trip to one of the ultimate destinations.

April 8, 2024 - Texas and New York - Missed the 2017 Great American Eclipse? Then here's your chance to make up for it. The western track of the eclipse let's you see totality in Texas or New York.

August 12, 2026 - Iceland and Greenland - Pack your parka for perfect pitch-dark presence in the piercing polar panoramas.

August 2, 2027 - Egypt - For 4,500 years humans have recorded eclipses over Egypt and in 2027 you can as well.

Books to Inspire Your Eclipse Experience

The Great American Eclipse happens in less than a week and there is still time to get inspired with some fiction featuring full eclipses. 

Nightfall by Isaac Asimov and Robert Silverberg

We think of eclipses as hiding the sun, but in this novel an eclipse reveals everything.

A Connecticut Yankee in King Arthur's Court by Mark Twain

The defining novel in how to use a solar eclipse to win friends an influence people. It is everything a Twain novel should be.  Head to Arthur's homeland in this itinerary.

Dolores Claiborne by  Stephen King

This isn't typical, supernatural, hidden monsters Stephen King fair - this is a deep psychological thriller with only a light salting of the metaphysical appearing only in the form of a eclipse.

Eclipse of the Sun by Phil Whitaker

A playful book that does a great job connecting the various facets of the amazing Indian culture against the backdrop of an eclipse. After reading this you'll want to explore the Wonders of India.

Jade Dragon Mountain by Esla Hunt

Set in the days when eclipses were commanded by emperors, an exiled Chinese librarian embarks on solving a murder. The setting in China goes well with with itinerary that explores China's diversity.


On Words . . . Goldeneye: Where Bond was Born: Ian Fleming's Jamaica

There's never any shame in looking up words.  Here are the latest from Goldenye: Where Bond was Born: Ian Fleming's Jamaica by Matthew Parker

  • Transmogrification - to transform in a surprising or magical manner
  • Langour - the state, often pleasant, of being tired
  • Degringolade - a rapid decline or deterioration
  • Jingoism - extreme chauvinism or nationalism marked especially by a belligerent foreign policy
  • Priggish - self righteously moralistic and superior
  • Parsimonious - unwilling to spend money or use resources
  • Obstreperous - noisy and difficult to control
  • Cicerone - a guide who gives information about antiquities and places of interest to siteseers
  • Connubial - relating to marriage or the relationship of married people