What's your Eclipse Plans?

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Re: What's your Eclipse Plans?

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Post by R Code » 23 Aug 2017, 12:12

Blitz wrote:
23 Aug 2017, 10:57
..It was amazing when totality happened and I could look up at it with bare eyes...
Uhh, isn't this what they said NOT to do? :wtf:

Great pics, BTW
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Post by R Code » 23 Aug 2017, 12:21

Answered my own question.

http://www.cnn.com/2017/08/10/health/ho ... index.html

"The only time you can look at the sun with your naked eye is A) if you're in the path of totality, where the sun will be completely covered by the moon, and B) during those two minutes or less when the sun is completely covered."
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Post by Blitz » 23 Aug 2017, 12:43

Yep! The rest of the time I had the special glasses and all that. So it was all the more amazing to be able to actually look right at it.

As it got closer and closer to totality, you could tell the light was gradually getting dimmer, but the very last few seconds it darkened and cooled down very quickly. Surreal.
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Post by SPLINEHEAD » 23 Aug 2017, 12:52

Royce wrote:
21 Aug 2017, 14:11
Our Eclipse plans didn't work out unfortunately.
Royce, I'm hoping everyone is ok? Sorry to see that.

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Post by Royce » 23 Aug 2017, 14:11

Yeah, it was a totalled Eclipse.
SPLINEHEAD wrote:
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Royce wrote:
21 Aug 2017, 14:11
Our Eclipse plans didn't work out unfortunately.
Royce, I'm hoping everyone is ok? Sorry to see that.
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Post by MrEos » 23 Aug 2017, 14:45

Great photo collage, Andrew. And "surreal" is the right word. It may have been my imagination playing tricks on me, but I swear all of the birds went quiet and the herd of cattle standing by us got a bit agitated at totality - definitely a different moo than before totality. Very eerie feeling. The horizon for 360 degrees (Nebraska is rather flat) had that twilight red glow with black sky overhead. We saw the "diamond ring" before and after totality, but not Bailey's Beads (mirage caused by sun's corona projecting through mountains/valleys on moon).

The next one for US will be in 2024 - diagonally from Texas to Maine. I recommend it, but you really need to see the totality - the difference between even 99% and totality is orders of magnitude.

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Post by xr7g428 » 23 Aug 2017, 16:10

I wonder if the air temperature really went down that much or if it was just like stepping into the shade from full sun? We have a mountain to the west that the sun sets behind. It really cools off when it goes behind that horizon, maybe it was like that?
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Post by 1967 S Code » 23 Aug 2017, 19:39

The temperature drop here was amazing. It didn't last long but you could definitely feel it. I'm blessed to have been able to share this experience with my wife and our youngest son. I picked up Ian from school so we could watch it and my wife was dismissed from Jury Duty with enough time to get home. We had made plans in advance for both of us to be off of work for the Eclipse and then she received her Jury Duty notice. In the end all worked out well. Family and friends came over and we experienced totality together
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