I wrote extensively about the solar eclipse a chunk of America experienced this past April, so I spent quite a bit of time looking at maps showcasing the Path of Totality. I ended up mapping a route to a tiny town in Ohio that would be in the Path but was also out of the way of high traffic. It was a good time.

But because I'd looked at the map so many times, it has become permanently etched into my head. To the point that, after seeing a map showing the path of Hurricane Beryl, the Category 1 hurricane that has ripped through Texas making its way through much of the Midwest and ending in lower Michigan on Wednesday night, I noticed something peculiar.

Eclipse Map


Back in April, the Path of Totality went through came from Mexico into Texas, then Arkansas, Missouri, Illinois, Indiana, Ohio, and a sliver of Michigan. Surprisingly, looking at a map of the path of the Hurricane-which has now been downgraded to a post-tropical cyclone- the path the storm is following is strikingly similar to the path the eclipse followed 3 months ago.

READ MORE: Hurricane Beryl Is Coming For Michigan: What To Expect


Hurricane Beryl path


Could the storm and the eclipse be linked in some way? The answer is most likely, no. However, the odds of something happening in the same route in such a small time frame in such a specific area of the entire planet must be pretty low.

Hurricane Beryl Makes Landfall In Texas

Gallery Credit: Rob Carroll

Solar Eclipse 2024

Gallery Credit: Randy Kirby

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