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Ibeatyouraces
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August 17th, 2017 at 4:57:16 PM permalink
They greatest eclipse of them all...

https://youtu.be/IyjJbhuwGkU
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August 17th, 2017 at 5:25:48 PM permalink
It could be some form of abberation.

I-5 in Portland is still pretty normal, i.e. lots of stop and go, but it's moving.
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August 17th, 2017 at 5:47:04 PM permalink
There's a solar festival near that community that starts tomorrow and the roads are two lane roads; hence the traffic jams.
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August 17th, 2017 at 8:16:51 PM permalink
I'll be in Hastings, Nebraska and will be viewing the eclipse here.... very excited.

http://solfesthastings.com/
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August 17th, 2017 at 11:31:07 PM permalink
Quote: odiousgambit

omg, on a Thursday? this does not bode well



Wow. I was thinking about driving to a better spot, but I maybe should be happy with my 67 seconds of totality at home...

What say you Wiz? If you had 67 seconds of totality in your back yard, would you dare leave home?
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August 18th, 2017 at 6:51:37 AM permalink
Quote: tringlomane

What say you Wiz? If you had 67 seconds of totality in your back yard, would you dare leave home?



Depends on the details. If no traffic, sure, I'd drive the extra 20 miles or so for the extra minute or so. If traffic or parking looked to be bad, yeah, I'd just kick it at home.

If I lived anywhere on the path I'd consider renting out rooms in my house, given that motel rooms are going for $2,500 the night before.
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August 18th, 2017 at 8:49:24 AM permalink
I suspect that a lot of folks have done that, e.g. through VRBO and other such sites.

A good AP for the homeowner.
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August 18th, 2017 at 9:06:01 AM permalink
Final plans. Arrive in Atlanta late tonight with younger son. AM basketball with ex Buffalonian. Older son drives up from Gainesville Florida and we all meet at childhood friend's house just north of Atlanta. Go to Braves game Saturday night. Me and two sons drive Sunday morning to Cherokee, NC, where we will be staying in Comfort Suites. Hope to meet BBB and Doc and all others who will be there on Sunday. Doc and BBB have my cell number. Assume there will be some casino activity. After an early breakfast Monday morning drive down to Andrews to find a happy spot to watch the eclipse, then drive back to Atlanta for our night flight back to Buffalo. Latest Andrews forecast says sunny for the eclipse. We shall see......
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August 18th, 2017 at 11:24:24 AM permalink
This is a little worrying: Eclipse to cause 'biggest traffic event in Oregon history'. I just hope all these California and Seattle people stick to western and central Oregon and leave the eastern part alone.

I took some pictures of the sun today and they came out pretty well. I used a solar cover over the lens that was meant for my father's telescope. Always knew it would come in handy eventually.

Forecast for Huntington on Monday -- Sunny!

This may be my last post here before the event. If so, I wish all the WoV members watching back east clear weather, clear highways, friendly fellowship, and an experience of a lifetime. Same with WoV planning to watch it anywhere. I'd like to suggest somebody open a new thread for the eclipse after the event where we can share stories and pictures.
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August 18th, 2017 at 11:33:16 AM permalink
TLDR

I'll be in Vegas for this supposed eclipse. What day and at what time (am or pm) do I gotta look at the sky for this? Do I actually need some fancy glasses?

Chances are, I'll forget, or somehow end up sleeping through it. And/or I'll watch it live on YouTube or twitch -- much more interesting than seeing something in "real life".
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August 18th, 2017 at 12:19:45 PM permalink
Quote: RS

TLDR

I'll be in Vegas for this supposed eclipse. What day and at what time (am or pm) do I gotta look at the sky for this? Do I actually need some fancy glasses?

Chances are, I'll forget, or somehow end up sleeping through it. And/or I'll watch it live on YouTube or twitch -- much more interesting than seeing something in "real life".



I think it start around 9am and ends at 10:30or so. About 9:45 should be the time it is most covered (about 80% in Las Vegas).

I am shocked about the talks of crowds. It is a workday and school day for most people.
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August 18th, 2017 at 1:27:34 PM permalink
To odious, BBB, and Doc. Include me and my two adult sons in whatever dinner plans that are made. I am not worried about the traffic from Cherokee to Andrews Monday morning. I figure I'll be leaving around 8am and if there is that much traffic I don't make it there I'll consider it a lesson learned. I can't carpool because we are going back to Atlanta directly from Andrews.
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August 18th, 2017 at 3:03:56 PM permalink
Quote: SOOPOO

To odious, BBB, and Doc. Include me and my two adult sons in whatever dinner plans that are made. I am not worried about the traffic from Cherokee to Andrews Monday morning. I figure I'll be leaving around 8am and if there is that much traffic I don't make it there I'll consider it a lesson learned. I can't carpool because we are going back to Atlanta directly from Andrews.



Looking forward to seeing you. I'm up for games and lunch/dinner Sunday as well; deferring to og and Doc for any group planning or reservations.
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August 18th, 2017 at 3:11:53 PM permalink
I cant wait for the first claim that the eclipse never happened -that it was a created by a government conspiracy using orbiting satellites to briefly obscure the sun as a test of a new weapons system.
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August 18th, 2017 at 3:28:02 PM permalink
Quote: gordonm888

I cant wait for the first claim that the eclipse never happened -that it was a created by a government conspiracy using orbiting satellites to briefly obscure the sun as a test of a new weapons system.


They moon is just a hologram.
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August 18th, 2017 at 3:49:24 PM permalink
Quote: RS

I'll be in Vegas for this supposed eclipse. What day and at what time (am or pm) do I gotta look at the sky for this? Do I actually need some fancy glasses?

Chances are, I'll forget, or somehow end up sleeping through it. And/or I'll watch it live on YouTube or twitch -- much more interesting than seeing something in "real life".


According to one source, in Vegas, the partial eclipse starts at 9:09 AM, gets to the moon covering about 3/4 of the sun's diameter at 10:27, and ends at 11:52. Yes, you need the "special glasses" to view it safely. I don't think that is enough of a cover to make it noticeably darker.

I was told once that, while looking at the sun is dangerous in and of itself, an eclipse makes it more dangerous because of some form of rays (gamma? alpha?) bouncing off the edge of the moon.
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August 20th, 2017 at 10:42:21 AM permalink
Updated TV listings:
All times Eastern

ABC, CBS, NBC: all 1 PM - 4 PM
NASA TV, C-SPAN (simulcasting NASA): Noon - 4 PM
Science Channel: 1 PM - 4 PM
Discovery Channel: 1:17 PM - 1:23 PM

There are also Spanish broadcasts:
Univision: 1 PM - 4 PM
Telemundo: 1 PM - 3 PM
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August 20th, 2017 at 3:02:59 PM permalink
Quote: Ibeatyouraces

They moon is just a hologram.



The moon and the sun are roughly the same size and located at roughly the same distance above the flat earth.
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August 20th, 2017 at 10:44:20 PM permalink
Quote: RogerKint

The moon and the sun are roughly the same size and located at roughly the same distance above the flat earth.



Obviously.

There are more urgent matters. I'll be publicly sacrificing a virgin tomorrow. Should I be concerned about vampires during the eclipse, or does enough sunlight get through to kill them?
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August 21st, 2017 at 7:09:53 AM permalink
And then...
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August 21st, 2017 at 9:07:19 AM permalink
Quote: ThatDonGuy

Updated TV listings:
All times Eastern

ABC, CBS, NBC: all 1 PM - 4 PM
NASA TV, C-SPAN (simulcasting NASA): Noon - 4 PM
Science Channel: 1 PM - 4 PM
Discovery Channel: 1:17 PM - 1:23 PM

There are also Spanish broadcasts:
Univision: 1 PM - 4 PM
Telemundo: 1 PM - 3 PM



Thanks
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August 21st, 2017 at 9:24:36 AM permalink
Thanks TheDonGuy and Dr. Itch for the info about LV eclipse.

Looks cloudy outside. Meh.


When's the next eclipse?
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August 21st, 2017 at 9:30:53 AM permalink
Silverton Casino

The Silverton Casino said it is welcoming guests to view the solar eclipse from the fifth floor of the parking garage. The first 1000 guests to visit the Player’s Club at the casino will receive a free pair of eclipse glasses. Since the eclipse will end at about lunchtime, the casino is also offering a 70 percent discount off at the Seasons Buffet from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m.


Not the best buffet, but they usually have roasted beets
Ibeatyouraces
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August 21st, 2017 at 10:30:39 AM permalink
https://youtu.be/B-DB5vlYQtg
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August 21st, 2017 at 10:38:20 AM permalink
Traffic seems to be pretty ok here in NC/sc. I made it from Cherokee to greenwood to Columbia in about 4:30. Normal rush hour in Asheville was the only hindrance.
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August 21st, 2017 at 11:00:58 AM permalink
Quote: RS

When's the next eclipse?



April 2024.

Looks like I'm in the path of totality for that one, so I'll wait.

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August 21st, 2017 at 11:03:33 AM permalink
Whoa, there's a big black square in the sky. Flat world. Now get off my lawn hippie.
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August 21st, 2017 at 11:11:09 AM permalink
If the sun doesn't reappear you got the wrong glasses.
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August 21st, 2017 at 11:16:30 AM permalink
Quote: rxwine

If the sun doesn't reappear you got the wrong glasses.



That's funny.

So vegas gets 357 days of sun and the 3 days I am here it rains and at the same time as the eclipse. I wonder if books had a line on that happening?
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August 21st, 2017 at 11:20:19 AM permalink
Anyone in totality should be able to see the ISS.
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August 21st, 2017 at 11:21:30 AM permalink
Quote: ams288

April 2024.

Looks like I'm in the path of totality for that one, so I'll wait.


You're going to have to go south into Ohio.
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August 21st, 2017 at 11:32:57 AM permalink
It's a touch shady here in the Detroit area.
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August 21st, 2017 at 12:01:24 PM permalink
I think we can all put our partisan differences aside to come together and agree that this picture of Jeff Sessions watching the eclipse is funny.

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August 21st, 2017 at 12:09:28 PM permalink
^ lol, they're both funny

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I think I saw Trump trying to look at the sun without the special glasses.
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August 21st, 2017 at 12:21:26 PM permalink
Quote: Ibeatyouraces

Anyone in totality should be able to see the ISS.



International fake station
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August 21st, 2017 at 12:23:11 PM permalink
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International fake station


Yeah I forgot... that's a hologram too.
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August 21st, 2017 at 2:10:40 PM permalink
Eclipse was AWESOME

Skies were clear in East Tennessee and I wanted the period of totality to go on and on -it ended too soon. The difference between 100% obscuration and 99.9% obscuration was large and dramatic. The stars and planets visible in the sky during totality was amazing. Definitely something I will remember all my life!!

The traffic was also amazing. With 2 hours to go before totality, southbound Interstate 75 towards the line of maximum totality was backed up -like a parking lot, at a standstill - for 40 miles, and with one hour to go the backup was 45 miles long. I imagine that tens of thousands of people ultimately pulled over and parked on the shoulder of the interstate in order to view the totality.
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August 21st, 2017 at 3:23:49 PM permalink
any video of the eclipse going from full sun to totality back to full sun with out it being shaky (like the guy holding the camera was drunk)?
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August 21st, 2017 at 3:54:02 PM permalink
The most lame End of World cosmic sign event ever.

Drippy overcast & as usual, not a single creepy person disappeared from Earth, in either direction. Not even an eclipse delay at a ballpark to enjoy. Survival crackers in my cataclysm cave will be getting more stale, at least 'till the next doomsday.
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August 21st, 2017 at 6:06:49 PM permalink
Quote: 100xOdds

any video of the eclipse going from full sun to totality back to full sun with out it being shaky (like the guy holding the camera was drunk)?



I suspect you will soon find links to lots of videos of this eclipse showing the transition. Here's one:

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ucGFOSI5HUw
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August 21st, 2017 at 8:00:56 PM permalink
Hello All,

Greetings from Bend Oregon. Had a magnificent eclipse today. Weather was great. No issues with traffic. Parked for free right in front of the Huntington OR general store. Will share pictures and video after i get back home.
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August 21st, 2017 at 10:01:20 PM permalink
Then you probably missed Trump taking credit for the eclipse. Said both Obama and Clinton had 8 full years and couldn't deliver one, and he was able to do it in only 8 months.

That proves he's making America great again.
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August 21st, 2017 at 10:05:40 PM permalink
His greatest achievement, by far.
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August 21st, 2017 at 11:50:19 PM permalink
Blotting out the sun? I don't put it past him. Good thing they kept everyone calm by calling it an eclipse.
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August 22nd, 2017 at 5:15:59 AM permalink
Quote: BobDancer

Then you probably missed Trump taking credit for the eclipse. Said both Obama and Clinton had 8 full years and couldn't deliver one, and he was able to do it in only 8 months.

That proves he's making America great again.


He stole the idea from this guy.

https://youtu.be/IyjJbhuwGkU
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August 22nd, 2017 at 7:14:50 AM permalink
Quote: EdCollins

I suspect you will soon find links to lots of videos of this eclipse showing the transition. Here's one:

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ucGFOSI5HUw


that one starts as the sun is almost fully covered and stops a little after totality :(
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August 22nd, 2017 at 7:39:40 AM permalink
I saw these two photos on Instagram that you may be interested in seeing. The first one is just an awesome photo. The second is just a dumb college kid who learned the hard way....

Cool climber photo

Dumb college kid
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August 22nd, 2017 at 9:53:11 AM permalink
Quote: mrsuit31

Cool climber photo



Standing on the gorilla face rock formation?
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August 22nd, 2017 at 10:08:55 AM permalink
Just returned to Buffalo from WONDERFUL weekend in Atlanta/North Carolina. Older son drove up from U of Florida, younger son flew down with me. Met childhood friend who I haven't seen in 20 years in Atlanta. Played basketball with a transplanted Buffalonian. Went to Braves game with both of them and my boys. Drove up to Cherokee, NC, and met up with BBB, Odious and Mrs. Odious, Doc and Mrs. Doc, Rdw4 and Mrs. Rdw4. Successful stint at EZ Pai Gow table with my younger son and BBB. The others rolled some dice. We all met for dinner at Ruths Chris which was an excellent venue for the 10 of us. Next morning 8 of us (Mrs rdw4 had to be at work Monday) drove to second casino, Cherokee River Valley, It would normally be an hour drive, but with all the dire traffic predictions we left very early. No traffic! The CRV casino had a very nice set up for the eclipse. They had free parking, free glasses, free bottles of ice water. There was a food stand with pizza and hot dogs and beer and wine set up outside, with non inflated prices. They had a band playing, and a roped of VIP area for the local big players. Since the gang arrived early, we went to the craps tables and all did well. The single negative from the trip was when we were all playing at a $10 table and they decided to up it to $15 without grandfathering those already at the table. The group all decided to quit simultaneously clearing out half a table. The gaming staff were all very friendly and competent. When we were all cashing in, the dealers all acknowledged gratefully the tips being given. They also re-acknowledged the tips that had been given during the play---"thanks for playing for the boys" . One of us cashed back in for an even $100 so had no small tippable chips, but the staff still wanted to thank him.

As far as the actual eclipse... it could not have went better. Perfect weather. 2 and a half minutes of that magic totality when you could look at the moon with what appeared to be a diamond ring around it. A few seconds of those weird shadows on the ground. My sons, who tend to be pretty stoic, were quite animated!

In summary, I am so happy I did this with my sons and the WoV members who showed up. I hope to see you all in 7 years for 'totality in Buffalo'.....

Doc and BBB I believe are planning to post a more thorough and photo containing summary. I can't wait!
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August 22nd, 2017 at 10:12:57 AM permalink
Quote: rxwine

Quote: mrsuit31

Cool climber photo



Standing on the gorilla face rock formation?



Lol, definitely looks like it! Except that can't feel good on the gorillas eye ball...
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