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An out-of-this-world spot to watch the Solar Eclipse, and the price is right

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By Julia Curley, TODAY

(NBC News) - 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.

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.

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.

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.

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.”

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