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7/28/2017 2:26:46 PMGonna embrace your inner astronomy nerd? 

uber_goober
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The solar eclipse will be on Monday August 21 traveling diagonally across the continental U.S. from Oregon to South Carolina.

My town will be near the edge of the 70 mile wide path of totality, so I'm gonna drive a hundred miles northeastish so I can be smack dab in the middle. My eclipse watching glasses came in the mail yesterday.

Does anyone else have plans to watch it?

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7/28/2017 2:29:19 PMGonna embrace your inner astronomy nerd? 

spotforusername
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I believe there are to be a number of beach viewings in the area. I will probably end up going to one of them.

7/28/2017 2:30:20 PMGonna embrace your inner astronomy nerd? 

stl1
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Uranus.

7/28/2017 2:30:32 PMGonna embrace your inner astronomy nerd? 
uncle_bulgaria
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Yes, it occurs here on my lunch break I think it's like 70% or something like that here...so I'll be enjoying my soup on the roof along with a few of the common folk probably.

7/28/2017 2:33:35 PMGonna embrace your inner astronomy nerd? 

uber_goober
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I had planned to see the one about 20 years ago and totally forgot about it. Just caught the last little bit of it.

7/28/2017 2:38:23 PMGonna embrace your inner astronomy nerd? 

stanleyzee
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Z

I'll see MINE tda

7/28/2017 2:39:01 PMGonna embrace your inner astronomy nerd? 

stl1
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I'll have to dig out my welding helmet to view it.

No sissy glasses for me!



7/28/2017 2:39:32 PMGonna embrace your inner astronomy nerd? 
rightguyforu732
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Yea

7/28/2017 2:40:15 PMGonna embrace your inner astronomy nerd? 
cupocheer
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Yep. Have five pair of viewing glasses ready.

We're right on the trajectory.

I'll have my tin foil hat on, too.

7/28/2017 3:04:30 PMGonna embrace your inner astronomy nerd? 
uncle_bulgaria
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Yep. Have five pair of viewing glasses ready.

We're right on the trajectory.

I'll have my tin foil hat on, too.


Keep an eye out for Ufo's, they like to sit in on eclipses. It's such a huge coincidence that the distance between the sun, moon and Earth results in the moon pretty much exactly obscuring the sun that it might be one of the rarest planetary occurrences in the whole universe...

So the green and gray guys like to document it.

7/28/2017 3:05:23 PMGonna embrace your inner astronomy nerd? 
bluesrule
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My daughter's birthday is the 21st of August and I am planning on visiting her and my grandbabes. I just checked the totality viewing map and her small town in NE Kansas lies in the path of totality. Very cool. Guess I better get on those viewing glasses.








7/28/2017 3:20:28 PMGonna embrace your inner astronomy nerd? 

playingindirt
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Quote from stl1:
Uranus.


lol
you couldn't pay up saying that.

7/28/2017 3:24:08 PMGonna embrace your inner astronomy nerd? 

playingindirt
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it's pretty cool stuff.

I haven't made any plans to watch it but you never can tell with me. It can still happen. it's not here just yet.



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7/28/2017 3:26:03 PMGonna embrace your inner astronomy nerd? 

playingindirt
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Quote from stl1:
Uranus.


lol
you couldn't pass up saying that.

ignore my other post about this. lol

7/28/2017 3:34:49 PMGonna embrace your inner astronomy nerd? 
uncle_bulgaria
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That's cute, Annie still thinks "Uranus" is funny, ah bless!

7/28/2017 3:45:36 PMGonna embrace your inner astronomy nerd? 

playingindirt
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Quote from uncle_bulgaria:
That's cute, Annie still thinks "Uranus" is funny, ah bless!

I think it's funny that he said it. lol

7/28/2017 4:44:58 PMGonna embrace your inner astronomy nerd? 

jer3552
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I see it before, lasts about a minute and a half, lots of hoopla for such a quickie, it went faster than having sex with a cab driver at a red light

7/28/2017 4:46:20 PMGonna embrace your inner astronomy nerd? 

bosss_babe
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Jerbear i been looking for u!!

I was worried!

7/28/2017 4:47:42 PMGonna embrace your inner astronomy nerd? 

sandcrabs
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I'm going to watch Sherri's full moon instead.

7/28/2017 4:48:46 PMGonna embrace your inner astronomy nerd? 

jer3552
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Quote from bosss_babe:
Jerbear i been looking for u!!

I was worried!
tyvm, I'm fine, how r u?

7/28/2017 5:00:24 PMGonna embrace your inner astronomy nerd? 

bosss_babe
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Im good now that ur ok jerbear



Sandypants look out ur window

7/28/2017 5:01:04 PMGonna embrace your inner astronomy nerd? 

jer3552
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7/28/2017 5:17:25 PMGonna embrace your inner astronomy nerd? 

bosss_babe
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Jerbear ur one of the sweetest and funniest guys on here.

7/28/2017 9:49:32 PMGonna embrace your inner astronomy nerd? 

driver406
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Doesn't sound like we'll get a good view in Minnesota.

7/28/2017 9:50:19 PMGonna embrace your inner astronomy nerd? 

driver406
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Yes, bossy, but to you I'm a local. Oh, you lucky girl!!!!!

7/28/2017 9:59:04 PMGonna embrace your inner astronomy nerd? 

bosss_babe
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Are u gettin sassy with me driver!!

7/28/2017 10:05:20 PMGonna embrace your inner astronomy nerd? 

jer3552
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land of lakes and the twin cities and mary tyler moore and alcohol treatment

7/28/2017 10:15:06 PMGonna embrace your inner astronomy nerd? 

Suzhi
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Quote from uber_goober:
The solar eclipse will be on Monday August 21 traveling diagonally across the continental U.S. from Oregon to South Carolina.

My town will be near the edge of the 70 mile wide path of totality, so I'm gonna drive a hundred miles northeastish so I can be smack dab in the middle. My eclipse watching glasses came in the mail yesterday.

Does anyone else have plans to watch it?


Goobs, ya better hope they didn't send the x ray glasses, by mistake.. Them damn comic books never get your order right..

7/28/2017 10:28:08 PMGonna embrace your inner astronomy nerd? 

bosss_babe
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Jerbear why do u think there are there so many treatment centers/rehabs in Minnesota?

7/28/2017 10:30:19 PMGonna embrace your inner astronomy nerd? 

Suzhi
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Cause Sherri's a heart breaker..

7/28/2017 10:32:27 PMGonna embrace your inner astronomy nerd? 

bosss_babe
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I'm in Tulsa Mikey. Wtf

7/28/2017 10:33:50 PMGonna embrace your inner astronomy nerd? 

Suzhi
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Quote from bosss_babe:
I'm in Tulsa Mikey. Wtf


It's widespread then.. Yeah..

7/28/2017 10:35:52 PMGonna embrace your inner astronomy nerd? 

bosss_babe
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annoy you a bit, however we want to make sure more than a couple of people get a chance to respond in a thread. The 'chat' forums and groups don't have this restriction, only a few forums actually have it. You will almost never get this message if you post thoughtful, on-topic replies.

7/28/2017 10:44:06 PMGonna embrace your inner astronomy nerd? 

Suzhi
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..

7/29/2017 3:05:34 PMGonna embrace your inner astronomy nerd? 

uber_goober
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I did some more reading on eclipse glasses and the ones I received the other day don't have the NASA approved ISO number on them. So I just ordered some different PROPER ones so as not to burn the bejeezus out of my peepers during the event. Which is in a little more than 3 weeks!

7/29/2017 7:20:30 PMGonna embrace your inner astronomy nerd? 

stanleyzee
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I use to be able to look directly at the sun for @ least 5 minutes I FELT energy

I will look at the total eclipse without glasses

Z

7/30/2017 12:08:11 PMGonna embrace your inner astronomy nerd? 

stanleyzee
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Quote from stanleyzee:
I use to be able to look directly at the sun for @ least 5 minutes I FELT energy

I will look at the total eclipse without glasses

Z


7/30/2017 2:08:56 PMGonna embrace your inner astronomy nerd? 

jer3552
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Z stop that, that is crazy a** nuts to look directly at the sun

7/30/2017 2:12:51 PMGonna embrace your inner astronomy nerd? 

stl1
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Zee, you were high and howling and staring at the full moon.

Don't stare at the sun or your next profile pic will be with Stevie Wonder glasses.

7/30/2017 3:00:23 PMGonna embrace your inner astronomy nerd? 
lunaglider
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Quote from jer3552:
I see it before, lasts about a minute and a half, lots of hoopla for such a quickie, it went faster than having sex with a cab driver at a red light

Many have a hoopla when having a quickie with me, too. Not at the same time.

7/30/2017 5:31:49 PMGonna embrace your inner astronomy nerd? 

jer3552
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luna I charge by the hour

7/30/2017 5:34:35 PMGonna embrace your inner astronomy nerd? 
lunaglider
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Quote from jer3552:
luna I charge by the hour

Wow, 58 minutes to smoke a cigarette after!

7/30/2017 5:37:53 PMGonna embrace your inner astronomy nerd? 

jer3552
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8/1/2017 9:07:21 AMGonna embrace your inner astronomy nerd? 
cupocheer
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8/1/2017 2:16:20 PMGonna embrace your inner astronomy nerd? 

uber_goober
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And for your further nerdly enjoyment, there is a good meteor shower coming up. The Perseids. The peak night will be the very early morning hours of August 13. The sky will be darkish with a half moon and approximately 100 meteors per hour. Now. If only something can be done about the damned clouds...

8/1/2017 2:35:51 PMGonna embrace your inner astronomy nerd? 

Suzhi
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Quote from bluesrule:
My daughter's birthday is the 21st of August and I am planning on visiting her and my grandbabes. I just checked the totality viewing map and her small town in NE Kansas lies in the path of totality. Very cool. Guess I better get on those viewing glasses.








According to this, I'm about where I need to be..

8/1/2017 5:38:26 PMGonna embrace your inner astronomy nerd? 
dagnyshrugs
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I would like to in St. Genevieve, or other rural places on the Missouri path.

8/1/2017 6:27:48 PMGonna embrace your inner astronomy nerd? 

uber_goober
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Quote from Suzhi:
According to this, I'm about where I need to be..


Yep. Knoxville is right close to the edge of totality. You could head southwest and be right under the center of it in an hour it looks like.

8/1/2017 6:32:18 PMGonna embrace your inner astronomy nerd? 

stanleyzee
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Sooooooooooooo let me get this straight..

Ohio WON'T be able to participate

8/1/2017 6:35:43 PMGonna embrace your inner astronomy nerd? 

Suzhi
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Yep, an hour looks right, but I'll probably just enjoy from here...

8/1/2017 6:38:00 PMGonna embrace your inner astronomy nerd? 

gdaddy47
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We be in the middle of it down here

8/1/2017 6:40:44 PMGonna embrace your inner astronomy nerd? 
cupocheer
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IL gets the full event (2 minutes cover)

Nashville (full coverage, almost 2 minutes) to Knoxville to South Carolina.

I believe it is about 50 miles from the actual path that can see the eclipse. (wear ISO eclipse eye wear orca welding helmet so you don't burn your eyes out)

8/1/2017 6:40:56 PMGonna embrace your inner astronomy nerd? 

Suzhi
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8/1/2017 6:50:44 PMGonna embrace your inner astronomy nerd? 

stanleyzee
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Quote from Suzhi:


8/1/2017 6:56:53 PMGonna embrace your inner astronomy nerd? 

stratus55
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i dont care,i was driving in the last one many years ago,an it got dark,weird,an chickens roosted etc,but it got light again soon,here near atlanta..who cares.........

8/1/2017 6:59:02 PMGonna embrace your inner astronomy nerd? 

driver406
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Conditions will not be ideal in Minnesota I understand. Look at that map somebody posted. I think I'll pass on this one.



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8/8/2017 6:09:02 PMGonna embrace your inner astronomy nerd? 

uber_goober
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Gonna take off work the whole day of the event and drive up to the Clemson SC area with a cooler and a lounge chair and my eclipse specs. Maybe leave 3 hours beforehand to scout out a good secluded place where I can liquid toast the moon shadow with a lil drinkiepoo.

8/8/2017 6:13:00 PMGonna embrace your inner astronomy nerd? 

iam_resurrected
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from uber_goober:
The solar eclipse will be on Monday August 21 traveling diagonally across the continental U.S. from Oregon to South Carolina.

My town will be near the edge of the 70 mile wide path of totality, so I'm gonna drive a hundred miles northeastish so I can be smack dab in the middle. My eclipse watching glasses came in the mail yesterday.

Does anyone else have plans to watch it?








i am 2 hour drive away from the closest path of it and i already have my solar glasses required to watch the eclipse...bought them off amazon lol

what i find interesting is science is sending up balloons to capture images and bacteria because the moon eclipse to the sun presents similar conditions to mars and they want to see how the bacteria reacts to it.

i can't wait to see it

8/8/2017 8:17:01 PMGonna embrace your inner astronomy nerd? 

uber_goober
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I have heard nothing about that. Gotta look it up onna innerwebs. Thanks for the info bro!

8/8/2017 8:20:57 PMGonna embrace your inner astronomy nerd? 
_Technologist01
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Quote from uber_goober:
I had planned to see the one about 20 years ago and totally forgot about it. Just caught the last little bit of it.


I remember that one. Did you know you can view it through an exposed piece of X-ray film? That's how I watched the last one, although X-ray film is hard to come by now-a-days. I may have to dig around and find my old films I used to teach with