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Saturday, October 14, 2023: Annular Eclipse | "Moonshot" Trip Planning

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I noted that and love planning ahead, I am weird like that. 😃

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We fully expect the destination to be, fluid, seeing how there are so many outstanding places.

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We are in!!! I’d love to go back to Roswell, place is a trip!

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Is this trip full yet? We're interested in going. 😃

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Has anyone been to Chaco Culture National Historical Park area? Recently watched a documentary (partially) about the ruins (Robert Redford narrated, honestly his voice put me to sleep). Thinking the better known parks might be packed like the last big eclipse. Just another possibility to check out. 🤗

 

https://skyandtelescope.org/astronomy-news/2023-annular-solar-eclipse-dark-sky-parks/

 

It's in the Centerline path and eclipse will last 4 mins approximately.

 

We haven't been, but looks like a fascinating place to explore. As far as Jeep trails go...more research needed, quick look at OnX maps and there aren't any trails listed. 😑

 

If we can camp there, it's designated as a 'dark sky' park, so sky gazing/photography overnight would also be cool.

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Definitely put me on the interested list. I'll bring my 8" Meade scope if people are interested. By then I may have a solar scope too :)

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Obviously this is still 2 years away - but I was putzing around tonight and found this fun set of GPX files that you can use to overlay the 2023 Annular Eclipse path into Gaia GPS. 

https://www.gaiagps.com/public/MQD88ywqm0sERI2spiOLUxID

 

You can download the files for your own use at that link by clicking the "data" drop down on the menu above the map.

 

Another fun possible location could be Shiprock, New Mexico as well.

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Here's an off-roader perspective to the area:

 

 

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Add Devon and I please.

 

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Considering that this is two years out, there's a real need for reminders when the time comes. The joys of C.R.S. (can't remember s**t (I'm not even sure what color socks I put on today) put us on the definitely, possible maybe list.

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