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Airbnb's $0 listing to see the Aug. 21 solar eclipse is out of this world

by Julia Curley / / Source: TODAY

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Airbnb’s hottest listing is something money can’t buy: the chance to be among the first to witness the Aug. 21 total solar eclipse starting off the Oregon coast and continuing along its path of totality.

The home-rental site teamed with National Geographic to create the most memorable viewing experience under the sun, called the Night at Solar Eclipse.

Airbnb solar eclipse listing contest
This geodesic dome isn't your typical Airbnb listing.Airbnb

One lucky winner (and a plus-one of his or her choice) will experience the breathtaking phenomenon “in the most inspiring way possible,” according to the listing.

The single-bedroom, single-bath home is really a geodesic dome designed for stargazing in the Terrebonne, Oregon, wilderness. In addition to the beautiful natural landscape, the listing includes a two-day itinerary.

Airbnb listing/contest : https://www.airbnb.com/night-at/solareclipse  It's a special spot for an over-nighter to watch the upcoming solar eclipse.
The Oregon wilderness is breathtaking at any time of year, but on Aug. 21 it offers the ultimate setting for the total solar eclipse.Airbnb
Airbnb listing/contest : https://www.airbnb.com/night-at/solareclipse  It's a special spot for an over-nighter to watch the upcoming solar eclipse.
You and one lucky friend of your choice could have the most memorable experience under the sun.Airbnb

You’ll spend your first night stargazing with Dr. Jedidah Isler, a National Geographic explorer and renowned astrophysicist. The next day, your eclipse perspective will reach new heights. You’ll board a private jet and glimpse the oncoming eclipse in its full, celestial glory.

Solar Eclipse 2017: Path of totality
GreatAmericanEclipse.com / TODAY

According to your host, Isler, “By the time you land, you might have a new appreciation for nature’s awesome ability to bring us all together.”

Isler studies the intersections of science and social justice. For her, the very special solar alignment is a moment of astronomical togetherness.

For this reason, money won’t work in reserving this Airbnb.

Airbnb listing for solar eclipse contest
A total solar eclipse occurs when the moon passes between the sun and the earth.Airbnb
Airbnb listing/contest : https://www.airbnb.com/night-at/solareclipse  It's a special spot for an over-nighter to watch the upcoming solar eclipse.
This in-door listing will bring you closer to nature and closer to the celestial sphere. Airbnb

Isler invites all interested travelers to apply for the experience by responding to this statement: “Tell us why you think this (eclipse) is bringing people together, and why you want to be a part of it.”

You’re only allowed about 100 words to make your case. Once you have it, you can apply and roll the astrophysical dice here.

Even if you don't win, you can read up on how to find the best views — from your own home or beyond — and how to protect your eyes from that fiery glow.

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