How to Drive to the Next Great American Solar Eclipse

This past Monday, millions of Americans stepped outside to watch the sky grow eerily dark as the moon blotted out the sun. For many, it is a moving, thrilling, ethereal experience.

While it was pretty cool in Johnston, our eclipse only reached 65 percent of totality, meaning we didn't get the full day-turns-to-night experience. In just a few years, we'll get to see another eclipse cross America—this time at 90 percent in Rhode Island.

The 2024 eclipse is bound to be a much more dramatic show, but you may want to make it even better by packing up your Honda and driving to northern Vermont, Maine, or New York, where totality will be reached.

To stay safe while chasing the eclipse, remember: Don't watch the sun while driving.

Windshields do block harmful UV rays, but they don't stop heat-bearing light waves, like infrared. When you stare at the sun, it isn't just UV doing damage—the concentrated heat literally cooks your retina.

Also, you're driving. Watch the road.

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