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This page collects lots of information about the total solar eclipse of 2012. It shows the path, an interactive map and cloud cover information. Currently only monthly averages are available, later you may find a better prediction. It is also a good idea to check the page of MrEclipse (Fred Espenak), he's a solar eclipse veteran. Going to the same place he ...


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After a little searching, there are still flights on a couple of days, if you're prepared to go to Vancouver first. It's not cheap, however: http://www.kayak.co.uk/#flights/YVR-ADK/2012-05-17-flexible/2012-05-22-flexible Much like the other reference, it appears to only have flights on Thursdays and Sundays. Still, that's better than the once a week ...


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I would avoid the coast. My experience is in California, where there is a well-known pattern of heavy fog and clouds near the coast in May and June (they call it "May gray" and "June gloom"). I don't know for sure, but I would expect similar conditions further north as well. However, often one can find clear skies just a few miles inland. Deserts are ...


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A different option so seemed worthwhile putting as a separate answer: http://www.kayak.co.uk/#flights/ANC-ADK/2012-05-17-flexible/2012-05-22-flexible If you can get to Anchorage, it's .. well... also horrendously expensive, but if you can get a cheap way to Anchorage, it may save some. Again, Sunday and Thursdays seem to be the only days flights are ...


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The place being advertised as the best location is Oak Beach. It's also the starting point of the Solar Eclipse Marathon. However I wouldn't (and won't) go near here because the highway between Port Douglas and Cairns is one lane in each direction for most of it without alternate routes, and Oak Beach sits right on it. Both Cairns and Port Douglas are ...


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So after talking to a friend in Port Moresby, it appears that: Alotau has daily flights from Port Moresby with Air Niugini or Airlines PNG Normandy Island, he reckons you may have to charter a boat from Alotau which defeats the point of accessibility Solomon Islands also fly from Port Moresby with Air Niugini. Conclusion: Alotau appears to be the one to ...



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