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KC
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« on: August 07, 2017, 09:03:04 PM »

I was just wondering if anyone on the Board lives in the continent-wide path of the coming total eclipse of the sun? Or is anyone planning a trip to see it?

https://www.space.com/33797-total-solar-eclipse-2017-guide.html

I must admit I deeply regret not making travel plans while there was still time. I'll probably never get another chance to see this extraordinary phenomenon.

(Looks like it will be passing right through Big Whiskey, Wyoming! ;) )
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« Reply #1 on: August 08, 2017, 07:10:15 AM »

I'm sorry you're missing it, KC.  But, I'm even more sorry I'm missing it, because I was in the path of totality, and scheduled a trip to Alaska about 6 months ago that can't be changed.

Here's an eclipse simulator that you can use to see what the eclipse will look like from your city:

https://eclipsemega.movie/simulator?lat=36.0331164&lng=-86.7827772

But this won't be your last chance to see one. The next is only 8 years away.  Maybe we should all bunk up with Christopher in Ohio in April, 2024.

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« Reply #2 on: August 14, 2017, 12:17:43 AM »

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« Reply #3 on: August 21, 2017, 07:22:28 AM »

It's happening today! Have you got your solar eclipse glasses?  :coolsmiley:



If not, it's probably too late as they are sold out everywhere. But don't look at the sun without them!  :o

Here's what it will look like at "maximum (partial) eclipse" (70%) in New York this afternoon:


https://www.timeanddate.com/eclipse/in/usa/new-york

You can find information for your location here:
https://www.timeanddate.com/eclipse/solar/2017-august-21
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« Reply #4 on: August 21, 2017, 02:49:54 PM »

I was able to use a welder's helmet to view it for a little bit, but then the clouds came in.
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« Reply #5 on: April 23, 2024, 06:42:28 PM »

I was curious if anyone had written anything on the board about the recent total solar eclipse that happened a few weeks ago. I didn't remember seeing anything on here, but I did a search for it anyhow and found this thread.

I'm amazed at my last post here--I have no memory of this whatsoever! :o :D :idiot2: ;D

I was able to use a welder's helmet to view it for a little bit, but then the clouds came in.
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