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Total Solar Eclipse: Beatrice

Sunday, August 20 through Thursday, August 24

We drove from Oklahoma City, Oklahoma to various destinations in Nebraska and Kansas, including the main objective of the trip: viewing the total eclipse of the sun at Homestead National Monument of America (near Beatrice, Nebraska), on August 21. (Note to non-Nebraskans: "Beatrice" is pronounced, "bee-AT-riss.") We also visited the SAC (Strategic Air Command) Museum in Ashland, Nebraska, the Willa Cather home in Red Cloud, Nebraska, the geographic center of the 48 contiguous states, near Lebanon, Kansas, and the Cosmosphere in Hutchinson, Kansas.

I tracked the trip with a Bad Elf GPS Pro+ GPSr (GPS receiver). There were a few problems:

NOTE: the downloadable GPX tracks are the full GPX files, while those shown on the provided "view map" links are simplified (with minimal effect on geographic accuracy) for much faster viewing.

Original GPX tracks are unedited.

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Sunday, August 20

Monday, August 21

Tuesday, August 22

Wednesday, August 23

Thursday, August 24

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