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2017/08/21 15:04:04 (permalink)

Eclipse time!

Everyone at work is outside watching it.  Managed to get this using my iPhone and some paper eclipse-glasses.   
 

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Re: Eclipse time! 2017/08/21 15:30:00 (permalink)
Made a pinhole viewer.  Pretty cool.
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Re: Eclipse time! 2017/08/21 15:37:03 (permalink)
As disappointing as every one before.
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Re: Eclipse time! 2017/08/21 16:18:05 (permalink)
 
 

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Re: Eclipse time! 2017/08/21 17:09:06 (permalink)
It was cloudy so we saw nothing.    Of course now that it's over, the sun is out!!
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Re: Eclipse time! 2017/08/21 17:19:06 (permalink)
Great here.  We went to a park 2 miles away where the view was great. There were about 150  people, including some of our neighbors so it was fun!
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Re: Eclipse time! 2017/08/21 18:37:06 (permalink)

Cooling Tower-Solar Eclipse Selfie
 
I think the sun refracted through my glasses (or reflected off my shiny head) and shows up as the bright speck to the left of my head.

 
Or aliens!
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Re: Eclipse time! 2017/08/21 21:28:50 (permalink)
I went up to Tennessee to view the eclipse and totality.  The entire experience was amazing!  While the progress of the eclipse was interesting and even thrilling, the total eclipse was beyond amazing!  One of the greatest things I have ever witnessed.  I took a picture that, sadly, looked nothing like it did in reality.  The real image - solid black orb, in an eerily dark sky, surrounded by the blazing white corona - will stay forever in my memory.  So glad I went!
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Re: Eclipse time! 2017/08/22 11:11:50 (permalink)
Here in Dallas we saw about 75% coverage.  But even 25% of an August mid-day sun is still plenty bright and hot here in Texas, so the 'effect' was much the same as a passing cloud.
 
The eclipse I remember occurred March 7, 1970 - the one Carly Simon's ex-lover flew up to Nova Scotia to see.  we got a little more than 90% in Charlottesville and it indeed got dark for a brief while.
 
To me, the most interesting thing about this particular phenomenon was the massive coverage it got on both social and 'regular' media.  Contrast what you just experienced in that regard with ABC News' coverage of the 1970 event.
 
The times, they are a changing ... and not necessarily for the better.
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Re: Eclipse time! 2017/08/22 15:28:27 (permalink)
I live in Dallas and was unimpressed with the eclipse we had overhead. Hopefully, I'll still be around in 2024 when a true total eclipse occurs directly over Dallas.
post edited by Twinwillow - 2017/08/22 15:29:31
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Re: Eclipse time! 2017/08/22 16:57:02 (permalink)
We had 83% here in Minneapolis.  I went out to look at it at the beginning, because the local TV weatherperson warned that rain was moving in. I saw a "bite" out of the sun in the upper right quadrant, using my NOT-recalled-by-Amazon eclipse glasses. Then the clouds rolled in.  I went back inside, and wasn't going to bother to go out again, but got a message from my husband (who was in St. Paul) to "Go outside."  So I did, and saw the eclipse when it was at its maximum for us -- through clouds, yes, but still viewable.
 
I'm very glad I got to see it, but I envy those who saw the whole thing. I remember the eclipse of 1963, but like Linus in Peanuts, was only allowed to look at it using two pieces of cardboard.

 
 
 
Next eclipse in 2024 will go right through my hometown of Indianapolis. Assuming I'm still around, I'll be there!
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Re: Eclipse time! 2017/08/22 18:47:14 (permalink)
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I live in Dallas and was unimpressed with the eclipse we had overhead. Hopefully, I'll still be around in 2024 when a true total eclipse occurs directly over Dallas.




Michael, sure enough!  It will pass right over Dallas.
 
I'm sure you'll be around for it and be enjoying some BBQ while viewing it; if I'm still in Dallas we'll 'make a date'.
 
Most likely though we'll be back in NoVa to be nearer my kids & grandkids.  In that case I'll settle for the 50% coverage rather than drive 325 miles to Akron for the Full Monty!
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Re: Eclipse time! 2017/08/22 20:38:00 (permalink)
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I live in Dallas and was unimpressed with the eclipse we had overhead. Hopefully, I'll still be around in 2024 when a true total eclipse occurs directly over Dallas.




Michael, sure enough!  It will pass right over Dallas.
 
I'm sure you'll be around for it and be enjoying some BBQ while viewing it; if I'm still in Dallas we'll 'make a date'.
 
Most likely though we'll be back in NoVa to be nearer my kids & grandkids.  In that case I'll settle for the 50% coverage rather than drive 325 miles to Akron for the Full Monty!


I heard from a few totality viewing friends, and the impression that I get is that the totality-almost totality difference is similar to the sex-almost sex difference. I plan on being in Texas in 2024, if I am still ticking.
 
MetroJim - Can I park my LearJet at your place? I'll be the one wearing the apricot scarf.
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Re: Eclipse time! 2017/08/22 21:01:24 (permalink)
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MetroJim - Can I park my LearJet at your place? I'll be the one wearing the apricot scarf.



Only if your horse wins at Saratoga.
And, if you tipped me off in advance.
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Re: Eclipse time! 2017/08/23 13:57:42 (permalink)
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Twinwillow
I live in Dallas and was unimpressed with the eclipse we had overhead. Hopefully, I'll still be around in 2024 when a true total eclipse occurs directly over Dallas.




Michael, sure enough!  It will pass right over Dallas.
 
I'm sure you'll be around for it and be enjoying some BBQ while viewing it; if I'm still in Dallas we'll 'make a date'.
 
Most likely though we'll be back in NoVa to be nearer my kids & grandkids.  In that case I'll settle for the 50% coverage rather than drive 325 miles to Akron for the Full Monty!




I certainly hope to see you again well before 2024.
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Re: Eclipse time! 2017/08/23 14:55:34 (permalink) ☄ Helpfulby Twinwillow 2017/08/24 13:16:43
If alive in 2024  Malone, Texas will be my vantage point.  Town of under 300 where a good friend lives.
 
Off I35 between Killeen and Waco.  Not far from West where I'd dine on some great Czech food.
 
No harm in planning.
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Re: Eclipse time! 2017/08/24 09:31:59 (permalink)
Total cloud cover here...
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Re: Eclipse time! 2017/09/04 08:21:27 (permalink)
We had a great experience watching the eclipse at my daughter and son in law's farm in Central Missouri....Four generations present, my mom, me, daughters, and grand-kids.   We had almost two and a half minutes of the totality.   Set out a picnic and had a wonderful day.  
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Re: Eclipse time! 2017/10/05 19:40:09 (permalink)
Shot these at the Triangle Restaurant in Sweet, Idaho. 
I didn't shoot a photo of my biscuits and gravy in Triangle Restaurant, but it was good that morning!

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Re: Eclipse time! 2017/10/05 21:48:53 (permalink)
Nice shots. 
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Re: Eclipse time! 2017/10/07 22:21:31 (permalink)
Thanks Lee! The toughest part was time.....I had 1 minute 24 seconds to shoot and try to fiddle with the camera settings. It went by fast!
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