Talk:2921: Eclipse Path Maps

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Can anyone think of some particularly pathological solar eclipse examples? Lordpipe (talk) 06:11, 18 April 2024 (UTC)

The 2026 eclipse will be pretty hard to see. 07:42, 18 April 2024 (UTC)
It does travel into Europe in Spain above Portugal, so it could be viewed from there. But could be a lot of people aggregating at the coast line there, as it will be the most scenic place to see it plus the longest totality in Europe will be at that point. --Kynde (talk) 12:03, 18 April 2024 (UTC)
For the 2027 eclipse the only real good location to watch it from (at least in main land Europe) will be Gibraltar, a very small place for the 40 mill visitors... Most of this Eclipse is over seas and most other land based locations are in Africa and middle East, some places where it might not be the best place to travel to... --Kynde (talk) 11:56, 18 April 2024 (UTC)
During the 2031 eclipse, totality will not be visible from land. At all. And for the 2043 eclipse, the line of totality will be more like a small semicircle.-- 14:25, 18 April 2024 (UTC)Anonymous

This fictional map has a passing resemblance to the august 12, 2026 solar eclipse passing over Greenland, Iceland and the north of Spain. Calling Iceland the isle of perpetual fog is kind of fitting, but there are hardly any tornados in Africa. Condor70 (talk) 08:29, 18 April 2024 (UTC)

This is also the next total solar eclipse. These facts about these eclipses should be mentioned in the explanation. From both comments here. --Kynde (talk) 11:56, 18 April 2024 (UTC)
Added most of the above to the explanation. Zowayix (talk) 21:49, 23 April 2024 (UTC)

Entabled the labels. Saved the need for the original 'ideal place, shame about the crowds' paragraph. Added better possibility of individual analysis for 'unfortunate' locations (do edit, as seems necessary). Was tempted to add in "| unlabeled stretch of water || Water || (Some of this stretch of water be considered risky, or at least unfortunate, due to waterspouts arising from the next zone's weather. The immediate shoreline may be crowded by numerous small tourist boats trying their luck and avoiding the (misty?) northern shoreline.)", or something far more trite, betwixt the 'nice place' and 'tornado alley', just to account for an unlabeled zone. 13:31, 18 April 2024 (UTC)

For eclipses, I like's info. You can see a list of upcoming total eclipses here: and click one to see and explore basically everything about it, in a way that's super easy to understand. Other types of eclipse are also available. --NeatNit (talk) 16:22, 18 April 2024 (UTC)

He forgot an important region on the map: That small town that gets perfect weather, prefect viewing, where only the residents saw it, and there were no visitors, because it was not convenient or special like that nice, scenic, accessible site with 40,000,000 visitors. That's where I live. Eclipse day was spectacular from my own backyard. 11:03, 19 April 2024 (UTC)

I added 'for scale' equivalents of 40M visitors and 6sq-miles, in both 'US-customary'(ish) and more internationalised versions, just to disambiguate. (See the edit-comment for less 'Western-centric' non-US possibilities that I considered.) For the benefit of fellow UK readers, of course that should be an area 1/3500th the size of Wales and a population thirteen times the size of Wales (human, that is; for sheep, it'd be less than four). Or, if you find the Wales unweildy, ~2175 football pitches (area) and 1.6million football pitches (population, but only if the two line-officials are counted!)... 13:52, 19 April 2024 (UTC)

The archive says that this a normal Wednesday comic, with the date as 4/17/24, and not a Thursday comic. Compare 2300: Everyone's an Epidemiologist, which the archive dates to that Thursday. 14:42, 19 April 2024 (UTC)

Fixed it using the archive date, as we always do --Kynde (talk) 10:14, 21 April 2024 (UTC)