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 Post subject: 2017 Total Solar Eclipse
PostPosted: Mon Aug 07, 2017 1:18 pm 
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Just curious, anyone planning on going to see the Eclipse?
I was entertaining the thought but I should have entertained the thought a good six months ago and planned on it. The airfares for the couple of days before and the return flight are ridiculous.
I guess I will just have to settle for watching the shadow on a satellite map.


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 Post subject: Re: 2017 Total Solar Eclipse
PostPosted: Mon Aug 07, 2017 5:29 pm 
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I honestly don't understand the hysteria. I mean, unless you are somehow looking at the sun, it's just getting dark, right? Strangest of all has to be the planned live TV coverage. It won't be much different from just having a live nighttime feed, would it?

Sure is dark.

Yup.

Not gonna be dark long though.

Nope.

Whee!

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I'm goin, it's a good excuse to enjoy the great outdoors and the clean mountain air! We've always wanted to have a campfire in the middle of the day...


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 Post subject: Re: 2017 Total Solar Eclipse
PostPosted: Mon Aug 07, 2017 6:29 pm 
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I'm leaving for Madras, Oregon a week from tomorrow and making the trip a vacation. I'll be camping in Solartown and hanging out at Solarfest. This is my first 'totality' and I've read what happens when the eclipse is at 100% is something people should experience at least once in life.


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 Post subject: Re: 2017 Total Solar Eclipse
PostPosted: Mon Aug 07, 2017 9:04 pm 
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Its astronomical. You have to buy the t shirt.


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 Post subject: Re: 2017 Total Solar Eclipse
PostPosted: Mon Aug 07, 2017 9:45 pm 
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boarddad wrote:
I honestly don't understand the hysteria. I mean, unless you are somehow looking at the sun, it's just getting dark, right?


Just watching a hundred tiny versions of the eclipse projected on the ground from the leaves of trees and bushes is really something.

There's a lot happening in the area of totality. I got to see the one in Mexico in the early 90s for almost 7 minutes. First off we were near the water, so the light was almost like a swift sunset except you could actually see the area of darkness approaching the land from over the ocean. Then the breeze came up because of the land cooling from the lack of heat. Then the birds began flying around because they were triggered to roost for the night.

Then a billion mosquitoes came out and attacked me.

Totality was awesome, I could see that blue halo of gases around the sun. We happened upon an astronomy group so they blew horns for the all clear to look directly at the sun.

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 Post subject: Re: 2017 Total Solar Eclipse
PostPosted: Mon Aug 07, 2017 9:47 pm 
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I got distracted from my original intention to post, which is: there is a national effort thru public libraries to distribute eclipse viewing glasses, that you can get for free from your local public library. Go get 'em.

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 Post subject: Re: 2017 Total Solar Eclipse
PostPosted: Tue Aug 08, 2017 10:39 am 
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Heading up to Eugene Oregon where a good friend lives. From there we have tickets at Rouge farms and brewery, which is in the path of totality, for continental breakfast and beers for lunch after the event. Looking forward to it.


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 Post subject: Re: 2017 Total Solar Eclipse
PostPosted: Tue Aug 08, 2017 11:01 am 
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ShiftyRider wrote:
I'm goin, it's a good excuse to enjoy the great outdoors and the clean mountain air! We've always wanted to have a campfire in the middle of the day...

I see what you did there :lol:

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 Post subject: Re: 2017 Total Solar Eclipse
PostPosted: Tue Aug 08, 2017 12:19 pm 
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Lots of folks from Mammoth will be traveling to Oregon to see this eclipse. I know a few of them who are already there making a vacation of it. I'll just watch our 75% here at home with the eclipse glasses I already have.

Here is a good link to finding what time it will take place in your area and how much you might see:

https://www.timeanddate.com/eclipse/map/2017-august-21

Another link with 9 reasons about the hoopla:

https://www.timeanddate.com/eclipse/fac ... lipse.html

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 Post subject: Re: 2017 Total Solar Eclipse
PostPosted: Wed Aug 09, 2017 3:30 pm 
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boarddad wrote:
I honestly don't understand the hysteria. I mean, unless you are somehow looking at the sun, it's just getting dark, right? Strangest of all has to be the planned live TV coverage. It won't be much different from just having a live nighttime feed, would it?

Sure is dark.

Yup.

Not gonna be dark long though.

Nope.

Whee!

This reminds me of people that say "Why go to a concert when it sounds so much better just listening to the CD at home by myself".

While some people obviously have a "why bother?" attitude others have said it's an incredible experience. I know from seeing some incredible blood moon solar eclipses that it's pretty amazing to experience in person.


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 Post subject: Re: 2017 Total Solar Eclipse
PostPosted: Wed Aug 09, 2017 4:10 pm 
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im going to eat acid on top of the grand teton but now I hear the park guys won't let anyone park till after 6am so I don't know what we will do for that and think it may be too crowded but we will figure it out but it will be awesome. thanks bye


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 Post subject: Re: 2017 Total Solar Eclipse
PostPosted: Wed Aug 09, 2017 4:26 pm 
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Best plans yet!


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 Post subject: Re: 2017 Total Solar Eclipse
PostPosted: Fri Aug 11, 2017 11:31 am 
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iloveskittles wrote:
im going to eat acid on top of the grand teton but now I hear the park guys won't let anyone park till after 6am so I don't know what we will do for that and think it may be too crowded but we will figure it out but it will be awesome. thanks bye


Acid seems like the wrong move. Mushrooms seem more eclipse friendly.


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 Post subject: Re: 2017 Total Solar Eclipse
PostPosted: Fri Aug 11, 2017 12:15 pm 
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Sure let's go see it honey. Twin Falls should be fun they have a town of 50,000 with 500,000 expected to show up. Sounds like fun... saw that on CNN so it must be fake news to keep you out. See ya up top for the event

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