The first total eclipse to cross the entirety of United States — Hawaii and Alaska included — in almost a century is a week away (August 21st). And if you haven't done so already, you need to choose your viewing spot posthaste.
What is a solar eclipse, exactly? When the moon passes between the Earth and the sun, causing temporary complete darkness. Said “temporary darkness” is the moon’s shadow, and it will be cast along a 70-mile-wide, 3,000-mile-long swath of America people are calling “the path of totality.”
And that’s where you’ll wanna be.
It starts off in Oregon and sweeps across the country, wherein each spot in the path will experience approximately two minutes of darkness. It’s the kind of beautiful outdoor event that pairs best with well … the outdoors.
Luckily, our friends over at Hipcamp have collected the best American campsites that fall in the path of totality.
Remember: this a once-in-a-lifetime celestial event. Sure, you could watch it online. But what’s the fun in that? It’s best you locate the nearest campground and set yourself up with a viewing experience as memorable as the eclipse itself.
And no, it’s not too late. Hipcamp has over 800 listings still up for reservation. You’ll wanna head on over and book yours now.
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