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Published on : Friday, August 4, 2017
This ‘Great American Eclipse’ is anticipated to attract a huge inflow of people which is predicted to be almost tens of millions which will in return bring large chunk of business opportunity to the country.
Besides, this solar eclipse related event will bring some key challenges to the resources and safety as people from different parts of the United States and around the world will travel into the path of totality to witness this two minutes of complete night-like darkness during noon when the sun shines the brightest. For years now, few communities from Lincoln City, Oregon, to Charleston, South Carolina, that will witness this eclipse to its fullest have been preparing them and coordinating with various government departments, improving their emergency preparedness and simultaneously introducing public education campaigns. Side by side, demand in terms of lodging, food and entertainment to see this astronomical show has already reached its highest peak with record numbers.
More than 12 million people reside inside the path of totality, where the sun and moon will be completely in line to cast a 60- or 70-mile wide shadow which is popularly called the penumbra on the Earth
“There is plenty of room inside the path, provided people distribute themselves well,” Zeiler writes. “The problem is that these millions of Americans will produce predictable traffic congestion. Imagine 20 Woodstock festivals occurring simultaneously across the nation.”