You may think that it's not worth it to fight the crowds to get to the "band of totality" Aug. 21, but you may be very wrong.
If you don’t think it’s worth it to hit the road or take a plane to the 70-mile-wind “band of totality” stretching across the United States when the solar eclipse happens on Aug. 21, you’re wrong, according to one eclipse fan. David Baron, who has chased eclipses around the globe for two decades now, told The Verge that he didn’t think it would be a big deal when he saw his first total eclipse in 1998, but the experience was “psychadelic.”
Baron has traveled to Europe, Australia, and Indonesia, and has seen five total solar eclipses. He will go to the top of Rendezvous Peak in the Teton Mountains in Wyoming for this solar eclipse. It will be the first coast-to-coast total solar eclipse in the U.S. since 1918.
And he certainly won’t be along. Millions of people will be traveling to the area to watch day turn into night for a few minutes. Most of the rest of the country will see only a partial eclipse.