Total Eclipse of the Heart
Nothing is ever convenient when it comes to seeing astronomical phenomena. The good news is that there's a total solar eclipse on March 29th this year. The bad news, for solar eclipse completists, is that the best place to see it is in the Libyan desert. Odds are most people won't be driving their RVs there.
Lonely Planet has just released an online guide to Libya and seeing the total eclipse. The absolute longest duration is way out in the desert, but that only buys you a few extra seconds, so most tours will take sun-heads to more accessible locations closer to civilization.
A word to the wise: don't look directly at the sun during the eclipse, just like you're not meant to look at Gaddafi's crack team of all-female bodyguards.
· Libya Guide [Lonely Planet]