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PostSubject: The Great American Eclipse   The Great American Eclipse EmptySun Jun 18, 2017 6:36 pm

We talked about this a year or two ago, and now it's only two months away.  The Great American Eclipse happens on August 21st!  The areas that will see a total eclipse are in that swath that runs straight across the middle of the country.  Who's gonna see it??

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PostSubject: Re: The Great American Eclipse   The Great American Eclipse EmptySun Jun 18, 2017 8:02 pm

I might! yes Thumbsup


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PostSubject: Re: The Great American Eclipse   The Great American Eclipse EmptySun Jun 18, 2017 8:38 pm

I was thinking of you when I posted this!
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PostSubject: Re: The Great American Eclipse   The Great American Eclipse EmptySun Jun 18, 2017 8:43 pm

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I say I might be able to see it, and even though it will be in the summertime, with my luck, we'll have an overcast sky! I miss ALL the neat full moons, eclipses, etc.... Yikes


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PostSubject: Re: The Great American Eclipse   The Great American Eclipse EmptySun Jun 18, 2017 8:50 pm

Even if it's overcast, the darkness should still be pretty dramatic.  Hoping for clear skies for you!
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PostSubject: Re: The Great American Eclipse   The Great American Eclipse EmptySun Jun 18, 2017 10:16 pm

It looks like I have to wait until 2024 before I see one over here!


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PostSubject: Re: The Great American Eclipse   The Great American Eclipse EmptySun Jun 18, 2017 10:18 pm

Rob wrote:
Even if it's overcast, the darkness should still be pretty dramatic.  Hoping for clear skies for you!

Thanks!  ME TOO!!!  I LOVE things like this! dancegirl

scratchead Seems my area will only get a partial eclipse....I guess I could drive a few hours to KC to see it....

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PostSubject: Re: The Great American Eclipse   The Great American Eclipse EmptyMon Jun 19, 2017 9:57 am

I would definitely make the drive, Rhonda!  But if you can't, you'll have another chance on April 8th, 2024.  This is the one I'm pinning my hopes on.  I live in the 90% totality zone, but a four-hour drive will get me to totality.  I hope I'm not jinxing myself.  There's an old Jewish saying:  If you want to make God laugh, tell him your plans.  Whistle

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PostSubject: Re: The Great American Eclipse   The Great American Eclipse EmptyMon Jun 19, 2017 11:52 am

LauraIngallsfan wrote:
It looks like I have to wait until 2024 before I see one over here!

You're just a hop, skip and a jump from totality, right, Matthew?
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PostSubject: Re: The Great American Eclipse   The Great American Eclipse EmptyMon Jun 19, 2017 6:40 pm

In 2024, yes. yes


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PostSubject: Re: The Great American Eclipse   The Great American Eclipse EmptySun Aug 13, 2017 11:51 am

I might actually get to see this! I will be in South Dakota on the 21st, so I will basically be in the 90% range!


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PostSubject: Re: The Great American Eclipse   The Great American Eclipse EmptySun Aug 13, 2017 3:06 pm

Oh, very cool! Why are you going to South Dakota?
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PostSubject: Re: The Great American Eclipse   The Great American Eclipse EmptySun Aug 13, 2017 7:48 pm

Laura Ingalls Wilder. yes HeeHee


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PostSubject: Re: The Great American Eclipse   The Great American Eclipse EmptySun Aug 13, 2017 8:25 pm

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PostSubject: Re: The Great American Eclipse   The Great American Eclipse EmptyTue Aug 15, 2017 12:58 am

We check at Walmart. The special glasses is sold out. Not sure, where to get the special glasses?


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PostSubject: Re: The Great American Eclipse   The Great American Eclipse EmptyTue Aug 15, 2017 6:40 am

Melissa, I got some from Amazon several weeks ago. Not sure you'd get them in time if you order them now, though.
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PostSubject: Re: The Great American Eclipse   The Great American Eclipse EmptyTue Aug 15, 2017 10:52 am

Rob wrote:
Melissa, I got some from Amazon several weeks ago.  Not sure you'd get them in time if you order them now, though.  

Rob, there was a warning from NASA about the glasses Amazon was selling.  You might check to make sure what you have will be safe to use.....
And, I've been wondering if the dark glasses you get after an eye appointment when your eyes get dilated would work in the same manner?
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PostSubject: Re: The Great American Eclipse   The Great American Eclipse EmptyTue Aug 15, 2017 11:37 am

Thanks for that, Rhonda. The ones I have are made by a company called Soluna. While it's not named in the first link you posted, it's listed in the second as a reputable vendor.

I don't think the dark glasses you mentioned would work. The ones I got are so heavily tinted that you literally can't see anything except the sun.
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PostSubject: Re: The Great American Eclipse   The Great American Eclipse EmptyTue Aug 15, 2017 11:40 am

Hey, Rhonda, have you decided whether you're going to drive to an area of totality?
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PostSubject: Re: The Great American Eclipse   The Great American Eclipse EmptyTue Aug 15, 2017 1:16 pm

scratchead I'm not sure if I'll drive anywhere....I'm so close to totality, I'm not sure the trip would make much difference....I still have a few more days to decide.....

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PostSubject: Re: The Great American Eclipse   The Great American Eclipse EmptyWed Aug 16, 2017 7:15 pm

Neat viewer!

I've never seen a total eclipse in the flesh, but from the videos I've seen, the difference between near-totality and totality is pretty dramatic. But there's always 2024. It's amazing that one state is going to see two totalities in the space of seven years!
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PostSubject: Re: The Great American Eclipse   The Great American Eclipse EmptyWed Aug 16, 2017 11:10 pm

haha....I'm Creator of Radical Strength... HeeHee

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PostSubject: Re: The Great American Eclipse   The Great American Eclipse EmptyThu Aug 17, 2017 4:38 pm

Click the link to put your zip code in and find out the time and amount of eclipse you will be seeing. Mine shows partial, but I have a friend that shows total...
Might have to make a trip up to visit her....
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Angel of Profound Mysteries checking in. Smile They're predicting rain here on Monday. No
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PostSubject: Re: The Great American Eclipse   The Great American Eclipse EmptyFri Aug 18, 2017 11:48 am

I was trying to figure out what you were talking about with your Angel of Profound Mysteries....I forgot I had posted that eclipse name chart! HeeHee

Ranting They're testing my strength!  We are supposed to have cloud cover! It never fails when something neat is happening in the skies overhead......EVERY SINGLE TIME!  


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