KJZZ Solar Eclipse Trip

KJZZ Solar Eclipse Trip
August 18-22, 2017

Twenty-seven KJZZ Travel Club members spent five relaxing days together at a ski resort in Bogus Basin, Idaho, and shared the experience of a lifetime getting to watch the first total solar eclipse visible in the continental U.S. in almost forty years.

These travelers got to see some highlights of Boise, Idaho, visiting the World Center for Birds of Prey in between family-style meals at sushi and Spanish Basque restaurants. They also enjoyed some time going hiking in the mountains of Boise National Forest and received a crash course on the physics of solar eclipses from Dr. Joe Llama, astronomer at the Lowell Observatory in Flagstaff.

On Monday, August 18th, this group of eclipse chasers hopped on a school bus and soon arrived at Garden Valley High School’s football field, a secluded viewing location in rural Idaho. The traffic was non-existent, crowds were low, and the skies were clear and blue; i.e., the conditions were perfect for watching a total solar eclipse. At 11:27am local time, the moon completely covered the sun, and these travelers were treated to total darkness and the stunning, delicate corona of the sun.

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