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Canadian snowbirds prepare for first winter at home in over a decade

Canadian snowbirds prepare for first winter at home in over a decade
Canadian snowbirds prepare for first winter at home in over a decade

With leisure travel to the United States restricted by vehicle, Canadian citizens can still board a plane and fly down south if they’d like to.

Popular travel destinations like Arizona, California, and Florida do not require a 14-day quarantine period, but some Canadian snowbirds aren’t convinced it’s safe enough to go down yet.

Nova Scotia residents Ann and John Mackay have decided to stay put in Wolfville this year, breaking a 12-year tradition of heading south to their winter getaway home near Tampa.

Nova Scotia snowbirds staying home during winter
Nova Scotia snowbirds staying home during winter

Ann and John Mackay say they won’t be heading south this winter as a precaution due to COVID-19. Courtesy: Nathan Coleman

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They’ve been keeping in touch with their American friends to get updates on the situation south of

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The most dramatic solar eclipse in a decade will be visible this weekend

On June 21, a rare “ring of fire” will be visible in Africa, Asia and the Middle East. It will be the shortest and deepest solar eclipse in 2020, reports Travel + Leisure.

The “ring of fire” is a partial solar eclipse that occurs when a new moon is furthest away from Earth in its orbit, so it doesn’t cover the sun completely. Essentially, it’s the opposite of a “supermoon.” The sun will be 99 percent obscured (hence the name), almost like a total solar eclipse.

Unlike other solar eclipses, however, it’s expected to go dark before the “ring of fire” is visible. Experts also anticipate bizarre animal behavior leading up to that moment and some points of light around the moon called Bailey’s beads. This is also a special event because it’s possible people will be able to witness the sun’s outermost atmosphere: the corona, which

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