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Chasing eclipses across the globe is a way of life for some


WASHINGTON (AP) — While Monday’s total solar Eclipse in the U.S. will be a once-in-a-lifetime sky show for millions, there’s a small group of people who have experienced it all before and they can’t get enough of it.


These veteran eclipse chasers spend lots of money and craft intricate plans all to experience another mid-day darkening of the sky.


Monday’s eclipse will cut a 70-mile-wide path of totality across the country, when the moon moves between Earth and the sun, blocking it for as much as 2 ½ minutes.


Norma Liebenberg has been to a dozen, mostly joining her avid eclipse watcher husband, Donald, in remote places like Libya, Zambia and Western China.


He does not want to be diverted from his checklist of everything he wants to do,” explains University of Tennessee’s Mark Littmann, co-author with Espenak of the book “Totality.” ‘’It’s like you’re kind of trying to chat with a pilot coming in for an emergency landing.




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