If you were disappointed by the big eclipse, fear not: the next total solar eclipse to pass over the U.S. will be much, much closer to the Hudson Valley. 

According to Time, things will get very dark on April 8, 2024 for parts of Mexico, United States and Canada. The eclipse will first cross land in Mexico and the path of totality will be seen over Texas and eventually on to upstate New York.

What was billed as 'The Great American Eclipse' was exciting to watch through the special glasses, welding mask and cardboard box contraptions. Those who ordered glasses and made their own viewing contraptions were treated to a partial blockage, but expectations seemed to eclipse reality on this one. At its peak, I expected things to get much darker than they were.

The next two eclipses will be seen from the South Pacific and South America in 2019 and 2021 respectively. A 2021 eclipse will be seen from Antarctica before returning to the states three years later.

It's pretty amazing that scientists can predict when and where these eclipse will take place for the next 50 years. It's also pretty amazing that there are people out there who think the world is flat.

If you think you can wait it out, the Hudson Valley will be in the path of totality for an eclipse in 2079.

 
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