Saturday, August 19, 2017

[eayfbxar] Eclipse monument

Because total solar eclipse times and dates, paths, and location of the sun in the sky can be calculated with high precision many years in advance (but unfortunately not the weather), it suggests creating art specifically designed to do something interesting in a predicted eclipse.

Maybe some sort of sundial.

What spots will experience two total solar eclipses in a short (or not-so-short) time period, so that the art can function twice?  (Though the position of the sun in the sky will differ.)  Near the Missouri panhandle gets two in 7 years (2017 and 2024), but it's probably too late to construct something interesting for the 2017 eclipse.

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