Netherlands man gets ready for eclipse trip to Nebraska
OMAHA, Neb. (FOX42KPTM) —
In just a week, world traveler Marcel Jagt will leave Amsterdam to add the Cornhusker State to his long list of destinations.
He wants to see the upcoming total solar eclipse.
"I just think it's a really special event an eclipse," said Jagt, who lives in the Netherlands.
On August 18th, he'll fly from Amsterdam to Detroit, and then from Detroit to Denver.
He'll then drive from Denver to North Platte, Nebraska where he'll be right in the path of totality.
"All the accommodation on the west was already taken, and Nebraska actually had a good forecast for the weather."
This will be the fifth eclipse he's seen by traveling the world.
His last solar eclipse was in Australia back in 2012.
"I can't describe it for someone who hasn't seen one before," said Jagt. "It's just a coincidence of the moon in front of the sun and everything gets dark, and it's just a very special feeling."
He has some first-hand advice.
"Leave your camera at home, don't use it, just look around," said Jagt. "Take your eclipse glasses, before totality, you'll really need them, and just experience it, it's going to be great."