For the first time in 99 years, a solar eclipse will be visible in the United States on August 21st.

Where’s the best place to watch it? A tiny town in southern Illinois.

The hottest place to go seems to be Makanda, Illinois. Population 547.

Tens of thousands of people are planning to flood the region to view it, and locals are more than little worried about getting swamped by crowds. Hotels are booked for miles, and some are even hoping to crash in the backyards of residents.

The ridiculously lucky town of Makanda will be right in the crosshairs of another total eclipse in 2024.


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