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Solar eclipse 8/21/2017- Updates, pics, and info

Discussion in 'Science & Technology' started by Norton, Aug 21, 2017.

  1. Norton

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    Yep, Totality: 1 minute, 56 seconds
     
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    My front yard should be a nearly ideal viewing location. Almost exactly 70 seconds of totality.
     
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    Alaska will have a partial but calling for rain all night tonight and thru tomorrow so doubtful I will see it :(
     
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    2 minutes 39 seconds full eclipse . Southern Illinois FTW.
     
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    I live in about a 95% eclipse zone. Olympia, WA for the curious.

    Ironically, I barely care. I'm more concerned about the tourist traffic and lack of supplies due to rampant tourist rush.
     
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    The safe way to see an eclipse is with a simple projector


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    I think the glasses my bank gave me are a tad more fashionable.

    That, and they have the NASA cert stamp. Beware fakes that may uh, burn your eyeballs out.
     
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    Too bad I won't be able to witness again this amazing phenomenon :( , I hope you Americans will enjoy it :)
     
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    in 2024 it actually comes really close to You and I, as well as @Sasqui iirc.
     
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    90% zone here - I'll be recording it with my vid cam since I don't have the glasses to see it with, this way I can see it again anytime I want plus not risk burning my eyes. The cam's viewfinder/screen will let me see it as it happens anyway as long as I have the cam's exposure turned down to the right setting as I record.
     
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    In 2024, it's a bit to the north, but totality within easy driving distance for us ;)

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    Goes right through Ohio in 2024.
     
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    Yes, we can see it at 1pm EST time here in CT. The Sun is super bright right now.
     
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    I was looking for these Friday. Unfortunately I value my Retinas too much in the event that I make a DIY mistake.
     
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    You aren't looking at it directly, you really can't make a mistake...
     
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    ifi lived in the "zone" id be out there in a lawn chair selling "viewing spots" $20 /leg :laugh:
     
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    It's looking overcast here. :( If it doesn't clear up in the next hour, won't see anything but clouds.
     
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    It starts here at 10:23 MDT (1hr 8min from now) and ends at 1:13 MDT. Has a total duration of 2 hours and 50 minutes.
     
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    You going to be in the zone of totality? I'm sure that's a stupid question lol.

    Got friends in the Grand Tetons as I type, they posted a picture on FB a few mins ago... blue skies there it looks :cool:
     
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    Nice and sunny here at Carbondale. And OMG the traffic is horrible. So many freaking tourists! Also the 2024 Solar eclipse will cross Carbondale as well.

    EDIT: fuck some 5 douche bags decided to block my drive way and set up posts. Street parking everywhere.

    Doing that right now.
     
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    The clouds are starting to clear up here in Peoria we are suppose to get 93% coverage up here.
     
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    Crazy amount of people swarming in from nearby city now. Holy shit. Total eclipse does attract a lot of people huh?
     
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    Yep, it will be total eclipse at 11:47 am MDT here.
     
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