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Thu Mar 2, 2017, 09:22 PM

The Great American Eclipse**Where will YOU be?

https://www.greatamericaneclipse.com/


August 21, 2017

Where will you be????

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I am lucky enough to be in the path of totality! SW of St. Louis. I told my family members up in Madison, WI as soon as I learned of this event. They are all coming down to experience this amazing phenomenon!!!



I am posting this tonight because i am getting so depressed over all of what has happened since November. They can't take this away or fuck it up!!!!!! (I don't think!!!)

I am looking forward to hearing from other DUers. Those in the path and if anyone will be making special travel to be in the best spots.

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Reply The Great American Eclipse**Where will YOU be? (Original post)
logosoco Mar 2017 OP
elfin Mar 2017 #1
Canoe52 Mar 2017 #3
logosoco Mar 2017 #5
elfin Mar 2017 #9
longship Mar 2017 #10
elfin Mar 2017 #11
longship Mar 2017 #15
rdking647 Mar 2017 #26
LeftInTX Mar 2017 #72
kimbutgar Mar 2017 #2
LeftInTX Mar 2017 #4
PoindexterOglethorpe Mar 2017 #6
logosoco Mar 2017 #7
PoindexterOglethorpe Mar 2017 #8
justhanginon Mar 2017 #52
logosoco Mar 2017 #60
PoindexterOglethorpe Mar 2017 #63
Maru Kitteh Mar 2017 #23
PoindexterOglethorpe Mar 2017 #38
Maru Kitteh Mar 2017 #43
PoindexterOglethorpe Mar 2017 #44
Maru Kitteh Mar 2017 #45
PoindexterOglethorpe Mar 2017 #65
rdking647 Mar 2017 #25
PoindexterOglethorpe Mar 2017 #39
Qutzupalotl Mar 2017 #55
PoindexterOglethorpe Mar 2017 #62
Qutzupalotl Mar 2017 #64
PoindexterOglethorpe Mar 2017 #66
caraher Mar 2017 #12
logosoco Mar 2017 #13
PoindexterOglethorpe Mar 2017 #41
csziggy Mar 2017 #14
logosoco Mar 2017 #16
csziggy Mar 2017 #18
Goblinmonger Mar 2017 #17
Bear Creek Mar 2017 #19
CaliforniaPeggy Mar 2017 #20
logosoco Mar 2017 #29
roamer65 Mar 2017 #21
Generic Brad Mar 2017 #22
rdking647 Mar 2017 #24
mnhtnbb Mar 2017 #32
Charles Bukowski Mar 2017 #27
Docreed2003 Mar 2017 #28
logosoco Mar 2017 #31
RedWedge Mar 2017 #30
bcool Mar 2017 #33
logosoco Mar 2017 #34
Tanuki Mar 2017 #35
logosoco Mar 2017 #47
Tanuki Mar 2017 #73
tblue37 Mar 2017 #36
logosoco Mar 2017 #48
Kimchijeon Mar 2017 #37
miyazaki Mar 2017 #40
Butterflies Mar 2017 #42
Warren DeMontague Mar 2017 #46
logosoco Mar 2017 #50
Warren DeMontague Mar 2017 #69
question everything Mar 2017 #49
Hoyt Mar 2017 #51
logosoco Mar 2017 #54
Hoyt Mar 2017 #61
CanonRay Mar 2017 #53
logosoco Mar 2017 #56
underpants Mar 2017 #57
ghostsinthemachine Mar 2017 #58
Delmette2.0 Mar 2017 #59
Lisa0825 Mar 2017 #67
logosoco Mar 2017 #68
alphafemale Mar 2017 #70
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Response to logosoco (Original post)

Thu Mar 2, 2017, 09:26 PM

1. I know about 4 people traveling from Wisconsin to see this

A bus field trip, with alternative sites planned if there is cloud cover in the first spot. Wish I could go with. A very rare event, not to be repeated in my lifetime over the US.

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Response to elfin (Reply #1)

Thu Mar 2, 2017, 09:32 PM

3. I spot a fellow midwesterner...lol

the "go with" sentence. Not "Wish I could go with you." or "Wish I could go with them."

but simply "Wish I could go with." I still get called on it here on the west coast.

Hi ex-Illinois here!

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Response to Canoe52 (Reply #3)

Thu Mar 2, 2017, 09:59 PM

5. Mid-westerner here, too!

Although Easter Missouri does not seem like "Mid-west" to me!

I thought the "go with" was a thing for everyone!

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Response to Canoe52 (Reply #3)

Thu Mar 2, 2017, 10:11 PM

9. Must be mid-western - grew up in Michigan.

But yes. still wish I could go with. Even though I know better than to end a sentence with a preposition with. Ha.

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Response to elfin (Reply #9)

Thu Mar 2, 2017, 10:15 PM

10. That's the kind of errant pedantry up with which I will not put!

(Winston Churchill on forbidding ending a sentence with a preposition.)


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Response to longship (Reply #10)

Thu Mar 2, 2017, 10:20 PM

11. Oh dear, a historically grammar nazi is among us!

To the hills RUN!

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Response to elfin (Reply #11)

Thu Mar 2, 2017, 10:30 PM

15. Just couldn't resist the Churchill reference.

My best.

By the way, Churchill had no problem with ending a sentence in a preposition, as his quote indicates.

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Response to elfin (Reply #1)

Thu Mar 2, 2017, 11:09 PM

26. there will be another one 7 years from now in 2024

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Response to rdking647 (Reply #26)

Sat Mar 4, 2017, 12:31 AM

72. It's gonna be a total for me!!!!

This year's will only be about 60%
We had about 60% with the 1991 eclipse and it was pretty much a dud. The 1984 eclipse was 90% and it got dark and was pretty cool.

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Response to logosoco (Original post)

Thu Mar 2, 2017, 09:27 PM

2. Darn, live in SF and it will probably be foggy

Thanks for posting.

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Response to logosoco (Original post)

Thu Mar 2, 2017, 09:54 PM

4. South Texas - too far away

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Response to logosoco (Original post)

Thu Mar 2, 2017, 10:00 PM

6. Kearny, Nebraska.

I'll be watching with some science fiction friends of mine.

I've been looking forward to this for at least five years.

There's going to be another total eclipse in 2024. I have an acquaintance in Austin, TX, who still doesn't take me seriously when I tell her I'll be visiting her that week.

And then there's the one in 2045, which I hope to be around to see. Totality for that one can be as long as six minutes. Wow!

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Response to PoindexterOglethorpe (Reply #6)

Thu Mar 2, 2017, 10:08 PM

7. I may have to travel just a tiny bit for 2024!

I don't know the odds of me being around for 2045!!! 6 minutes! wow! I think it is about 2 minutes of totality here.

We plan on playing "The Dark Side of the Moon" in it's entirety. I need to calculate it so we are hearing the end line during the dark time!

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Response to logosoco (Reply #7)

Thu Mar 2, 2017, 10:10 PM

8. The one in 2045 will be right before my 97th birthday.

I keep telling people I have plans for that birthday. My sons know that if I'm still around, and I'm not so gaga I don't know my own name, they must make sure I see it.

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Response to PoindexterOglethorpe (Reply #8)

Fri Mar 3, 2017, 11:04 AM

52. I'll be 108 so they may have to point things out to me,

probably posthumously.

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Response to PoindexterOglethorpe (Reply #8)

Fri Mar 3, 2017, 11:50 AM

60. I will be 81!

My mom is still kicking at almost 82 so I might make it!!!

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Response to logosoco (Reply #60)

Fri Mar 3, 2017, 01:14 PM

63. The odds are extremely high you will be around for that one!

I frequently tell young people about that eclipse, and if they are under 35 I point out that they will be younger then than I am now. It's interesting to watch them take that in.

On July 4, 1976 I was on the Mall in Washington DC, our nation's Bicentennial. I recently did the math and realized that my two sons will be 89 and 93 on that date in 2076. I've told them that they must be sure to be on the Mall that date, and tell everyone they see that their parents were there one hundred years before. (My now ex was also there, but we didn't meet for a couple more years.)

I recently decided that I want to be there on July 4, 2026, for our 250th, and I already know what hotel I want to stay in. I'll call them up about two years ahead of time to book a room.

Long range planning, baby.

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Response to PoindexterOglethorpe (Reply #6)

Thu Mar 2, 2017, 10:55 PM

23. Kearny, or Kearney?



I grew up in a little house on Avenue I, near Emerson Elementary.

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Response to Maru Kitteh (Reply #23)

Fri Mar 3, 2017, 12:54 AM

38. You are right. I spelled it wrong.

My only excuse is that I'll be travelling there from NM to meet up with the friends.

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Response to PoindexterOglethorpe (Reply #38)

Fri Mar 3, 2017, 05:04 AM

43. I haven't been there for YEARS.

I would point out some tolerable eats & things but who the hey knows what's there now. I can recommend a visit to the MONA art museum downtown at the site of the old post office. The building is one of the few lovely historical places not destroyed in a misguided attempt to project the image of a modern town.

Kearney is a tiny, dusty, windy little place that smells like the wrong end of a cow a great deal of the time. If you note the stink, someone will tell you, "smells like money! ha ha ha."

Most of the people are nice enough, but I could not tolerate the conformity, the lack of imagination, the pervasive, sterile, corporate franchise cookie-cutter-culture.

The charm is not entirely disingenuous, but it is decidedly thin and superficial. We could never go back.









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Response to Maru Kitteh (Reply #43)

Fri Mar 3, 2017, 06:37 AM

44. I have never been to Kearney, NE. A couple of years ago I was in Lincoln, visiting a friend, and

we went to Omaha to visit her fiance. We are friends because our children were in pre-school together. Other than that, we have almost nothing in common. She's a fundamentalist Christian, very strong in her faith. The first few years of our friendship we absolutely avoided discussing such things, because the connection between us, because of our children, mattered more than our religious beliefs. It's hard to describe what her friendship has meant to me. On one hand we've bonded because of our children, as all of you who are parents will understand. On another hand, I'm horrified at her beliefs, as she may well be about mine. We mostly handle this difference by NEVER discussing such issues. Which is all very well.

On one hand I consider her a close and good friend. On another, I cannot fathom her beliefs. But I do want to emphasize the good of our friendship. When my older son was in sixth grade and it had become clear that continuing in the very good (and I want to emphasize the very good part here) public school system because he was being bullied, I turned to her for advice. Here's the relevant facts: My son was (and still is) extremely bright. Even in this good public school system his intelligence wasn't respected. On top of this, he looked different because he had alopecia areata, an auto immune disorder that causes hair loss. He had the most extreme version of this, called alopecia areata universalis. That last word is helpful. Think of the entire universe of hair. He had none. No head hair, no body hair, no eyebrows, no eyelashes. It made him look quite different from his classmates.

Anyway, when another mom told me I should not send my son to the public school's middle school, grades 7 and 8, and gave me chapter and verse what was happening to her son (a year older than mine) who was much better equiped to deal with such things, I called my above friend, whom I'll call Anne. She had five children, who at the time were attending four different private schools. She thought for a minute, and then named one of them. We paid a visit, and I never looked back. I enrolled that son at the beginning of the next school year, and then transferred his younger brother at the start of the spring term. It was the very best thing we could have ever done, and I am eternally grateful to Anne for her advice.

Well, that has digressed a bit. I am very much looking forward to my trip to Kearney and seeing the eclipse. And even if it is totally overcast that day (please, whatever or whoever is responsible, give me clear skies) it will still be totally amazing.

Oh, oh. The "Smells like money" comment I have heard in other places, and I find that totally offensive. Bad smells are bad smells.

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Response to PoindexterOglethorpe (Reply #44)

Fri Mar 3, 2017, 06:53 AM

45. You are very likely to have clear skies in August in Kearney.

Fare thee well.

If you eat meat, try a Runza. It's just a thing, like Cincinnati chili, and probably just as unimpressive. Also; It's a little hokey, but go to the Archway Museum over the interstate that was dedicated by President Bill Clinton. It's pretty well done actually.

I'm going to see the eclipse in Teton National Park. I look forward to comparing notes with everyone one DU!



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Response to Maru Kitteh (Reply #45)

Fri Mar 3, 2017, 03:05 PM

65. Glad to hear about the probably clear skies.

One of the friends I'm meeting with is a recently retired physics professor, and I didn't ask him, but I'd bet he knew that when they decided on Kearney.

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Response to PoindexterOglethorpe (Reply #6)

Thu Mar 2, 2017, 11:08 PM

25. austin isnt in the path of toality for that one ...

but northern texas is

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Response to rdking647 (Reply #25)

Fri Mar 3, 2017, 12:57 AM

39. According to the NASA map,

Austin is at the very southern edge of totality for that one.

I will be sure to locate myself much closer to the center of that path to view it.

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Response to PoindexterOglethorpe (Reply #39)

Fri Mar 3, 2017, 11:16 AM

55. Totality is only along the center line.

Everywhere else is partiality. So a small bite out of the cookie rather than the full corona display.

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Response to Qutzupalotl (Reply #55)

Fri Mar 3, 2017, 01:08 PM

62. Totality is along the wide swath

shown on the NASA map. The entire area between the two blue lines is where totality is. It will last the longest if you are in the exact center of the path, the red line. Here's a link to that map: https://eclipse.gsfc.nasa.gov/SEgoogle/SEgoogle2001/SE2024Apr08Tgoogle.html If you click on the center of Austin, you'll see that totality will last a bit over a minute. I will probably plan to drive a bit closer to the center, to get two or more minutes of the total eclipse.

If totality were only along that narrow center line, hardly anyone would ever see a total eclipse, because if you were just ten feet in either direction you'd see only a partial one. In fact, the width of the path of totality is about 100 miles.

If you click on any spot in the U.S. on that NASA map, it will tell you the exact start and end times of the eclipse, including the start and end times of totality, or maximum coverage of the sun.

This year, the eclipse will be visible in the entire continental United States. https://eclipse.gsfc.nasa.gov/SEgoogle/SEgoogle2001/SE2017Aug21Tgoogle.html
Kearney, where I will be, is in the path of totality, with just under 2 minutes for the total eclipse. We will probably drive a bit to get a longer eclipse.

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Response to PoindexterOglethorpe (Reply #62)

Fri Mar 3, 2017, 02:46 PM

64. We're talking about two different maps.

What you said was true for the map you posted. But someone in Austin will only get a partial eclipse.

On edit: I see they're talking about 2024 in Austin, not 2017.

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Response to Qutzupalotl (Reply #64)

Fri Mar 3, 2017, 03:09 PM

66. Yep. Kearney, NE this August,

Austin, TX in 2024, and maybe Colorado Springs in 2045. Here's a link to the NASA map for that one: https://eclipse.gsfc.nasa.gov/SEgoogle/SEgoogle2001/SE2045Aug12Tgoogle.html That's another one that will be visible across the entire US, although obviously in most places it will be partial.

As I said, I believe in long term planning.

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Response to logosoco (Original post)

Thu Mar 2, 2017, 10:20 PM

12. Not sure, but...

My chief concern is weather. So I'll try to be someplace where it won't be hard to shift a few hundred miles east or west depending on cloud cover.

I'll either be in the midwest or Oregon. Either way I'll be a day trip away from a "home base" so I won't need to worry about getting gouged for lodging

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Response to caraher (Reply #12)

Thu Mar 2, 2017, 10:26 PM

13. we are hoping since it is in August it will be clear.

But who knows with the way our weather patterns are now. We have had so many 60 and 70 degree days in FEBRUARY!

I imagine hotels are getting booked up already! And I hope they don't take advantage of the situation.

It will be interesting to see how many folks come into the area.

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Response to logosoco (Reply #13)

Fri Mar 3, 2017, 01:14 AM

41. Hotels in some prime spots were booked up months ago.

I got lucky about Kearney, as some friends told me they'd made plans to go there, and I was able to get a room there in January.

If you have any idea at all where you might go, check immediately to see if hotels still have rooms. And in many places the room rates have skyrocketed. Hotel operators are not fools.

I had originally thought I'd go to Oregon, as I have a son in Portland, and by last fall the hotels in prime viewing areas were almost completely booked up, and what rooms still available were like $600. I'd almost decided I'd have to miss it, when the friends mentioned Kearney.

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Response to logosoco (Original post)

Thu Mar 2, 2017, 10:27 PM

14. Outside of Brasstown, North Carolina

My husband wanted to go to Jackson Hole, Wyoming, but by the time we were ready to make reservations, there were no spaces left.

A seminar I like to go to every year will be in Asheville through the day before the eclipse so we'll just stay over an extra day and drive down for the day. My great aunt used to go to the John C. Campbell Folk School and I haven't been back since she died. She and her friend were going to build a house on the grounds until her friend died. After the death my aunt sponsored the building of a garden that was dedicated to her friend.

I've emailed the school and have permission to view the eclipse from their grounds. We can visit the garden and check out what the school is doing these days. It will be interesting to see it after not visiting for fifty years!

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Response to csziggy (Reply #14)

Thu Mar 2, 2017, 10:31 PM

16. That sounds great how everything came together for you!

I was just mentioning how I figured the hotels must be booking up.

I told my daughter that I want her to keep my grandsons home from school. It will be the third day of the new school year. (We start early around here!). I think it would be more meaningful for our family to experience it all together.

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Response to logosoco (Reply #16)

Thu Mar 2, 2017, 10:44 PM

18. It will definitely be memorable

Be sure to get some eclipse glasses to protect everybody's eyes. I got three pair from http://www.eclipse2017.org/glasses_order.htm

They were cheap and arrived quickly in a mailing tube that will be handy to pack so they don't get messed up.

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Response to logosoco (Original post)

Thu Mar 2, 2017, 10:38 PM

17. Got a hotel near Carbondale

 

Going with 4 friends. Traveling down from Wisconsin.

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Response to logosoco (Original post)

Thu Mar 2, 2017, 10:47 PM

19. Nashville

Already booked room can't wait. A trip to Loveless Cafe.

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Response to logosoco (Original post)

Thu Mar 2, 2017, 10:50 PM

20. Me and my family are going to Oregon to see it!

My daughter and her boyfriend have already rented a house for all of us to stay in. It's a short drive from the path of totality.

We are very excited! This will be our second eclipse.....the first one was 1991 in Hawaii.

I'm hoping for some decent photos.

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Response to CaliforniaPeggy (Reply #20)

Thu Mar 2, 2017, 11:22 PM

29. That sounds great!

I need to read up on taking photos! I've seen some amazing ones!
I have read where it says to set up a recording device (I have an old Flip video camera I may use) so that you can listen to how everyone reacted later, since it seems like it is going to be pretty intense!

I seem to recall a very partial eclipse here (SW of St. Louis) around 1995 or so. I remember the lighting being a little off and the shadows seemed to disappear!

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Response to logosoco (Original post)

Thu Mar 2, 2017, 10:51 PM

21. Falls City, NE.

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Response to logosoco (Original post)

Thu Mar 2, 2017, 10:54 PM

22. I'll be right in the path

Kansas City, MO. Bring it!

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Response to logosoco (Original post)

Thu Mar 2, 2017, 11:07 PM

24. im driving up from austin

i may go to northern kentucky,depending on the weather. ill have a telescope with a solar filter plus assorted camera also with solar filters.....

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Response to rdking647 (Reply #24)

Thu Mar 2, 2017, 11:26 PM

32. Looking forward to your photos!

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Response to logosoco (Original post)

Thu Mar 2, 2017, 11:11 PM

27. Strongly considering making the trip to Oregon to see it.

 

We'll all be long gone by the time LA gets a total eclipse again.

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Response to logosoco (Original post)

Thu Mar 2, 2017, 11:12 PM

28. It's my son's eighth birthday...

Where we live is apparently on of the best spots in the US! I plan on taking that day off to enjoy it with him!

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Response to Docreed2003 (Reply #28)

Thu Mar 2, 2017, 11:24 PM

31. Perfect!

That will be a very memorable birthday!

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Response to logosoco (Original post)

Thu Mar 2, 2017, 11:23 PM

30. On family farmland in Nebraska.

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Response to logosoco (Original post)

Thu Mar 2, 2017, 11:27 PM

33. From the air?

I'm a pilot, and I'm debating whether I should fly during the eclipse to experience it going from light to dark and back again while in the air.

But, if I do, I'll miss out on being able to watch the sun as it happens.

Either way, it's going to be cool!

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Response to bcool (Reply #33)

Thu Mar 2, 2017, 11:33 PM

34. Wow! That would be an amazing option!

this reminds me of that line in "You're So Vain" about flying to Nova Scotia to see the total eclipse of the sun. (I may have paraphrased that so I don't get an ear worm!)

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Response to logosoco (Original post)

Thu Mar 2, 2017, 11:33 PM

35. Here in Nashville we are in the path of 100% eclipse.

Folks are already ordering special eclipse glasses, which are inexpensive and enable safe viewing.

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Response to Tanuki (Reply #35)

Fri Mar 3, 2017, 10:42 AM

47. Yes, the viewing glasses are vital!

I need to get quite a few pairs for our group!

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Response to logosoco (Reply #47)

Sat Mar 4, 2017, 12:06 PM

73. The photography club I belong to is ordering in bulk, as the cost is lower

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Response to logosoco (Original post)

Thu Mar 2, 2017, 11:42 PM

36. It will occur 3 days after my 67th birthday. St. Joseph, MO, is about 77 miles from where I live.

St. Joseph is right on the center line of the eclipse's path, so it will have one of the the longest totality durations of all: 2 minutes and 38 seconds!

I hope I can get some friends together to go with me to watch.

My daughter is getting married in Ithaca, NY, just 5 days later, so if she had moved her date a little, I would have had to miss either the eclipse or her wedding.

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Response to tblue37 (Reply #36)

Fri Mar 3, 2017, 10:45 AM

48. I'm glad to hear you will not miss either one!!!

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Response to logosoco (Original post)

Thu Mar 2, 2017, 11:57 PM

37. Am in MN and have family in southern IL right in the path of totality

Would surely be a fun visit! Not sure if I'll go but it would really be special.

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Response to logosoco (Original post)

Fri Mar 3, 2017, 01:08 AM

40. I experienced the one in Tokyo a few years back

It was, alright. The atmosphere dims like a cloud passing in front of the sun. There were barrels of solar glasses for sale in all the convenience stores. By the time of the actual event, you couldn't find any.

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Response to logosoco (Original post)

Fri Mar 3, 2017, 01:21 AM

42. I'll be traveling to western South Carolina for it

right in the path. I gotta get some eclipse glasses.

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Response to logosoco (Original post)

Fri Mar 3, 2017, 09:19 AM

46. MORE LIES, FROM LYING SCIENCE LIARS

Can you prove this is going to happen? Huh? I can't find it in the Bible.


It's JUST A THEORY





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Response to Warren DeMontague (Reply #46)

Fri Mar 3, 2017, 10:47 AM

50. LOL!!

I do like to imagine what it must have been like for the humans of many, many years ago who had no idea it was going to happen and then it did!

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Response to logosoco (Reply #50)

Fri Mar 3, 2017, 07:32 PM

69. Yeah, that would be pretty traumatic

"...what did I do, lord??!?!??!!"

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Response to logosoco (Original post)

Fri Mar 3, 2017, 10:47 AM

49. Already alerted friends in Des Moines for our visit (nt)

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Response to logosoco (Original post)

Fri Mar 3, 2017, 10:58 AM

51. Remember seeing one when a kid on my Granddad's farm. Back then, you looked through photo negatives

or used this stupid pin hole box. Nowadays you can buy Eclipse glasses. Won't have to drive far to get the full effect.

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Response to Hoyt (Reply #51)

Fri Mar 3, 2017, 11:15 AM

54. I remember reading about the old pin hole boxes

in Dolores Claiborne (Stephen King). I was thinking of maybe making one, or at least looking them up on the net to show my grandsons. It seems to show another way of how it protects the eyes when viewing the eclipse. It is very important for them to understand why there are all these precautions!

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Response to logosoco (Reply #54)

Fri Mar 3, 2017, 12:28 PM

61. Pin hole was kind of ancient, as am I, and didn't work very well. The dark negatives were a lot

better. But I have to admit, I did peek and look directly at the sun for a few seconds. Maybe that is why I had to have cataract surgery last year.

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Response to logosoco (Original post)

Fri Mar 3, 2017, 11:13 AM

53. At a winery along the main track in Oregon

It's also my birthday, which has got to mean something!

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Response to CanonRay (Reply #53)

Fri Mar 3, 2017, 11:17 AM

56. What a cool gift from the universe for your birthday!!!nt

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Response to logosoco (Original post)

Fri Mar 3, 2017, 11:30 AM

57. Setting calendar reminder

Awesome

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Response to logosoco (Original post)

Fri Mar 3, 2017, 11:32 AM

58. In Oregon, dancing to String Cheese Incident!

WoooooHooo!

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Response to logosoco (Original post)

Fri Mar 3, 2017, 11:44 AM

59. I have two options.

I can visit family in Portland,, Oregon or drive down to Wyoming. It all depends on which location has the best weather.

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Response to logosoco (Original post)

Fri Mar 3, 2017, 05:06 PM

67. I'm in luck! One of my best friends is moving to Salem, Oregon, one of the best places to view it!

We decided - because of your post, so thank you! - that this would be the perfect time for me to take my first trip to visit her!

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Response to Lisa0825 (Reply #67)

Fri Mar 3, 2017, 05:10 PM

68. That is great!

i told my family in Madison that they are coming down then! Normally, I do not tell them when to visit, but this is a great exception! Also, I told them they ALL have to come down. Usually at our family get togethers someone or two is missing!

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Response to logosoco (Original post)

Fri Mar 3, 2017, 07:57 PM

70. Going to Nashville.

Motel rooms are crazy expensive that weekend even for ones near the airport.

Should be fun though.

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Response to logosoco (Original post)

Fri Mar 3, 2017, 07:58 PM

71. We'll probably go up to Casper or Grand Tetons.

Both are within easy range, and that will be a good trip before school starts.

Maybe I should start organizing a Front Range viewing trip.

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