Coming Solar Eclipse will bewitch all! Airbnb and National Geographic to host viewing experience
Source : NewsBharatiDate : 03-Aug-2017
Washington, August 3: On coming August 21, America will witness the magical ‘Solar Eclipse’ after 38 years. To make the experience even more memorable, Airbnb and National Geographic are teaming up to create a solar eclipse viewing experience that involves sleeping under the stars in a geodesic dome and a flight aboard a private jet that moves directly into the moon’s shadow.
A NatGeo astrophysicist will be available to share insights about the celestial system, while a master night-sky photographer will teach guests how to capture the best photos for the event. On the morning of the eclipse, guests will rise before dawn and board a private jet headed for the Oregon coastline, where they'll fly over the Pacific Ocean and directly into the moon's shadow.
The last time the contiguous US saw a total eclipse was in 1979. Halfway through the event, anyone within a 70-mile wide path (112 km) from Oregon to South Carolina will experience a total eclipse, when the moon blocks out the sun completely, turning day into night for about 2 minutes, 40 seconds.
Along with Airbnb, there are other travel brands who will also offer solar eclipse themed packages. Many of them could be found directly at the American Astronomical Society.