Reminder: The RVer Event of the Year, The Solar Eclipse, is April 8th

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      Tory Jon
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          The upcoming Solar Eclipse is just one week away, on Monday, April 8, and will be attracting many to various viewing locations across the country. Campgrounds, state parks, and universities situated along the eclipse’s path of totality are organizing special events for the occasion.

          Additionally, private property owners, including stores, farmers, and residents, are offering parking spaces, often for a fee, to accommodate the influx of visitors. Given the expected large crowds, local officials in these areas are advising residents to prepare by stocking up on groceries and fuel.

          The eclipse will be visible to most of the U.S., but the path of totality, where the moon completely obscures the sun, spans a 115-mile-wide area from southern Texas to northern Maine.

          Tips for Watching the Solar Eclipse:

          • Use Proper Eye Protection: Always use eclipse glasses or solar viewers that meet the ISO 12312-2 international safety standard. Regular sunglasses, even if they are very dark, are not sufficient to protect your eyes.
          • Check the Weather: Weather can greatly impact your eclipse experience. Clear skies are ideal for viewing, so check the forecast and have a backup location in mind if needed.
          • Capture the Moment Safely: If you plan to photograph the eclipse, ensure you have the right filters for your camera or telescope. Do not look at the sun through an unfiltered camera, telescope, binoculars, or any other optical device.
          • Be Mindful of Your Surroundings: Be respectful of private property and natural resources in the area you choose to view the eclipse from.
          • Practice Patience: Large crowds can lead to traffic jams and delays. Plan for extra travel time before and after the eclipse, and exercise patience and understanding.
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