Saturday August 19, 2017
Bob McDonald is on the road to the total eclipse
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Bob McDonald has the summer off from Quirks & Quarks. And one of the things he's doing on his summer vacation is travelling to Casper, Wyoming to stake out a prime viewing spot for this summer's total solar eclipse.
- Bob's Blog On the road to totality
Bob's chased five eclipses in the past, on several continents. He says the experience is one of the great ways to feel a connection to the astronomical world - and a remarkable visual and sensory experience. It's also a great party, as he'll be joined in Casper by thousands of other sky-watchers. In fact some estimates suggest that as many as 20 million people may watch from under the 100km wide strip that will see a total solar eclipse.
- NASA's eclipse viewing safety tips
- NASA eclipse viewing maps
- Total Solar Eclipse 2017: CBC's complete coverage
In Canada most of the country will see a still spectacular partial eclipse ranging from 90% of the sun being covered in Victoria to closer to 70% coverage for most of the population of the country.