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It’s on its way: the nation’s first total solar eclipse since 1979 and the first visible coast to coast (weather permitting) from all states in the lower 48 since 1918. The blackout will last less than three minutes, but the fanfare is sure to go longer. In many places, hotels and campsites have been booked for months.
The projected path of the August 21 event reaches from the Oregon Coast clear across to the coast of South Carolina. A string of national wildlife refuges are in the prime viewing area. What can you expect if you head to one or another of them? Here’s the scoop: www.fws.gov/refuges/features/MoonShadow.html