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PostSubject: Re: The Great American Eclipse   Fri Aug 18, 2017 2:53 pm

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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

Laughing  You must have thought I'd gone psycho.  "You've known me as 'Rob' for all these years, but from now on I will only answer to 'Angel of Profound Mysteries'."  HeeHee

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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!

Ohh, that stinks!  Is the cloud cover supposed to extend over the whole state, or will things be clearer in the area of totality?
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PostSubject: Re: The Great American Eclipse   Fri Aug 18, 2017 6:23 pm

scratchead I'm not real sure of the cloud cover 3 hours north of me....I'll have to check that before deciding to drive all that way and not being able to see anything.....



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PostSubject: Re: The Great American Eclipse   Mon Aug 21, 2017 1:17 pm

Who's seeing it??
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PostSubject: Re: The Great American Eclipse   Mon Aug 21, 2017 6:59 pm

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The Great American Eclipse 2017
Even though I live in the 94% of totality, I decided to pack a lunch, grab my pin hole viewer that I made and hit the road so I could view 100% totality! I found a BEE-UUU-TEE-FUL spot on the outskirts of Sedalia called, "Spring Fork Lake" A couple of men were there casting out for fish, and besides me, that was it. There was a dock, a gravel parking lot, and a privy.....Yes, I said a privy! Needless to say, I chose to drive on down the road to the nearest truck stop and use THEIR privy!    After I returned, I set up my chair, got my ice chest/lunch, my phone and pin hole viewer. I was all ready to go! Things started up around 11:45 and were actually going slowly, so a little past noon, I decided to go ahead and eat so I could concentrate on the eclipse when it really got going. About 30 minutes or so before totality, a family of 5 drove up, making our numbers climb to 8 people. I have to admit, it didn't get as dark as I had thought it would be, but since it was the middle of the day, that would be something hard to do. It was an eerie kind of darkness and the temps dropped quite a bit. The darkness had the security light fooled and it came on for the duration.  Just before totality, the Dad of the family offered me some solar glasses that he had. His work had handed them out, and he seemed to have more than enough! They were SO cool and so much better than my pin hole viewer!  I tried to get some photos of the totality but my phone wasn't going to give me any decent ones worth sharing. I did get a couple pics of the view without the glasses on since the cloud cover picked up with some dark clouds and filtered out the eclipse....It looked more like a crescent moon than the sun.....Sorry, pics didn't pick that up, but they are some pretty pics.
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PostSubject: Re: The Great American Eclipse   Mon Aug 21, 2017 7:20 pm

I'm glad you got to see it, Rhonda!  Neat pics!

I got to see it, too... though at 75% totality up here, it wasn't as dramatic as what you saw.  Still pretty cool, though!

On to 2024!  As I think I mentioned earlier in this thread, the zone of totality will only be about a four-hour drive away, so I plan to see it, God willing.
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PostSubject: Re: The Great American Eclipse   Mon Aug 21, 2017 7:30 pm

VERY cool Rhonda!! I saw 80% here, which was pretty doggone cool!! I was at work,
but my boss was very kind and let everyone view the eclipse. (We took turns because we only had a couple of pairs of eclipse glasses.) It was SO cool, even what *I* saw - so I can imagine the excitement of totality! I'm looking forward to 2024!!

I'm glad that you got to see it, too, Rob!
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PostSubject: Re: The Great American Eclipse   Mon Aug 21, 2017 7:39 pm

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PostSubject: Re: The Great American Eclipse   Mon Aug 21, 2017 7:55 pm

THANKS! It was worth the 2-hour drive.....It'll come through Missouri again in 2024, but hoping to be in Arkansas by then....It will run through vertically, so it will hit Arkansas as well....I really wish the 2 pictures of the clouds would show the eclipse better....if you look closely, you can see a strange object in the middle....THAT'S IT! Glad you both were able to see it as well....I might see what NASA has recorded..... scratchead




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PostSubject: Re: The Great American Eclipse   Mon Aug 21, 2017 8:08 pm

It's insane how they're able to know when eclipses will occur...

Eclipses in the 30th century, from the years 2900 to 3000
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PostSubject: Re: The Great American Eclipse   Mon Aug 21, 2017 8:46 pm

Do you suppose they use the Spirograph method??? scratchead HeeHee





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PostSubject: Re: The Great American Eclipse   Mon Aug 21, 2017 8:55 pm

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PostSubject: Re: The Great American Eclipse   Wed Aug 23, 2017 7:43 pm

Someone on Reddit took 427 pictures of the eclipse and made a time lapse sequence out of it.  Someone else thought it would be even more magnificent to set it to music. Namely, the 20th Century Fox theme played on a flute.



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PostSubject: Re: The Great American Eclipse   Wed Aug 23, 2017 8:43 pm

Yikes OH. MY. WORD! They could've at least found someone who could PLAY the thing!!! laugh3



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PostSubject: Re: The Great American Eclipse   Mon Aug 28, 2017 8:21 pm

I didn't get to see it, even though I was in about 90% totality over in South Dakota at the time. That day it happened to be overcast and rainy, so all that happened is it got a little darker for a bit. Hard to notice.


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