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Total Eclipse Coming: Watch Next in Greenland

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Don’t look now, but a total eclipse of the sun is coming on April 4, tracing a broad northeast arc from Mazatlán in Mexico up to New England and Canada. If you’re in the Sea of Cortez, or cruising along the western portion of the Great Loop, you’ll be in prime viewing territory.

And if you miss this one, Albatross Expeditions in Copenhagen just announced that it’s planning a cruise to Greenland for a total eclipse viewable there on August 12, 2026. Its new (launched in 2022), 341-foot, ice-rated expedition ship Ocean Albatross will be on a 13-day cruise for the eclipse, landing precisely on the center line of the eclipse in Greenland so you can have an unobstructed view.

The eclipse on April 4 is rare, in that it will last longer than usual, with a duration of up to 4 minutes and 27 seconds, twice the time of the eclipse on August 21, 2017 that was seen by 20 million people from Oregon to South Carolina.

“This is going to be the most populated eclipse in the U.S. with 31.5 million people able to just walk outside their homes and experience this event,” said Kelly Korreck, NASA’s eclipse program manager.

In the U.S., the eclipse will start in Texas at 1:27 p.m., CDT, when the moon blocks all light from the sun, and end in Maine at 3:35 p.m., EDT. If you miss this one, you’ll have to wait a while. The next one in the U.S. won’t be until August 23, 2044.

Meanwhile, the Ocean Albatross offers state-of-the-art amenities for the Greenland eclipse, starting in Reykjavik, the capital of Iceland, on August 10. It carries 189 passengers and 100 crew, and is propelled by four diesel engines and two electro engines, with a top speed of 15 knots. It has 95 staterooms (almost all with private balconies), two restaurants, a Nordic Bar, observation lounge, even saunas with panoramic views. “We infuse elements of comfortable luxury into every detail,” says Hans Lagerweij, the CEO of Albatross Expeditions.

Read more at http://albatross-expeditions.com and http://greatamericaneclipse.com and see the video below:

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