I just thought I would start a thread on the upcoming solar eclipse that will be going across the United States. I am pretty excited about this one, because I will be able to actually view it. There was one in the mid 1970s when I was at work and did not have any equipment to view it anyway. I am retired now and can travel to a good spot.
Even though there should be about an 89% eclipse at my home, I will be traveling to Grand Island, Nebraska, which is directly on the mid-line of the eclipse path. I want to see the sun's atmosphere with my own eyes, when the moon blots out the sun itself.
I am curious about anyone else's plans.