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Post  MauricioB on Mon Aug 21, 2017 11:14 am

An Argentine team in Oregon, USA living and broadcasting minute by minute "The Great American Eclipse"
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Post  MauricioB on Mon Aug 21, 2017 12:09 pm

In 1947 the same happened in Argentina, the eclipse crossed our country Smile
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Post  Admin on Mon Aug 21, 2017 12:41 pm

We're supposed to get 83% at peak coverage at 1:06pm CST (UTC−6:00) here in Roseville, Minnesota.



Here's what it looks like within the last 10 minutes.


They said to take it all in now as clouds and storms are moving in. However, that will make it even darker on the ground.

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Post  Cribbs74 on Mon Aug 21, 2017 1:29 pm

This is what I saw in South Dakota.


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Post  Admin on Mon Aug 21, 2017 1:47 pm

Great shot Ron!
Looks like Rusty is getting one hell of a show right now.

That picture I posted above was the last time I saw the sun. It clouded up and rained for a little bit, still cloudy. Didn't get much darker than it usually does during a storm.

Here's today's newspaper...I still get the paper.


(with some digital compression)


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Post  fredvon4 on Mon Aug 21, 2017 1:50 pm

Central Texas, not prepared...did not care---- I have seen it before and will again in 2024

BUT as is usual with any property, today my electric fence gate died while I was setting out the trash

Sure enough, my fault...over 100F for last 6 weeks and deep cell battery was very dry

went to town, got a WallyWorld replacement, and did the change during the eclipse

I could actually feel the temp decrease in our 70% shadow

No way for me to estimate all the different years I have seen a full or partial eclipse
But in 62 years I have lived in 15 states, 5 countries, and traveled several times a year to distant locations

I do remember, in my youth, my dad giving mom and all of us kids his deliberately exposed and processed 35mm slides....and then he taped over one of our eyes so we could only look through one eye ----through the very darkened 35mm slide film

cool memory cuz I used to help dad develop film and print his photos ...first B&W.... and later he got expensive and cool color equipment...for years, every new house we moved to, had a dedicated Dark Room with red lights and probably very bad chemicals

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Curious how I never did develop (pun) the Photography bug...even having ultimately owning the best of the best cameras and lenses in the 80s...


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Post  andrew on Mon Aug 21, 2017 1:50 pm

Just got to witness 100% coverage for 2:21 minutes. It was pretty cool (and the day western KY stood still).
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Post  rsv1cox on Mon Aug 21, 2017 2:39 pm

Underwhelmed in West Virginia.  

After all the buildup I was expecting more, but was not to be.  I went outside during our 15 minutes and witnessed nature at it's most normal, deer grazing, birds flying.  The sky was clear and fell to a slight haze liking to a cloud passing by the sun and that was it.  

Enjoyed the other experiences posted here though.  Rusty and my Grandson in SC had the best seats.  

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Post  Exsanitary on Mon Aug 21, 2017 5:14 pm


Totality from the property of friends we are visiting in Illinois. Taken by my son.
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Post  happydad on Mon Aug 21, 2017 7:36 pm

Here are a couple of pics I took from Southern California. We didn't even notice the darkness. The Moon seemed to go from the upper left of the Sun to the bottom left as it traversed.
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Post  dckrsn on Mon Aug 21, 2017 7:58 pm

Made a viewer from a wine bottle box.
I remember doing this once before, and I
couldn't have been older than 10yrs.
The image was about 3/8" dia, and shot with
my cell phone. We were far away from prime
viewing. "Keep looking up"

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Post  JPvelo on Mon Aug 21, 2017 8:17 pm

Here's what we got in Phoenix.

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Post  roddie on Mon Aug 21, 2017 9:11 pm

rsv1cox wrote:Underwhelmed in West Virginia.  

After all the buildup I was expecting more, but was not to be.  I went outside during our 15 minutes and witnessed nature at it's most normal, deer grazing, birds flying.  The sky was clear and fell to a slight haze liking to a cloud passing by the sun and that was it.  

Enjoyed the other experiences posted here though.  Rusty and my Grandson in SC had the best seats.  

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Post  Cribbs74 on Tue Aug 22, 2017 12:33 am

Exsanitary wrote:
Totality from the property of friends we are visiting in Illinois. Taken by my son.

Great picture. Good job, it's really hard to photograph. I had trouble trying to take a shot on a cell phone through a #14 welding lens.
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Post  getback on Tue Aug 22, 2017 9:28 am

It clouded up here right as it was happening , got to see some of it took along time for the total eclipse and then only a few seconds for it to pass ... my camara is a POS but took pics anyway

Enjoyed the cool down from 95 to 80 for a bit . Very Happy
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Post  RknRusty on Tue Aug 22, 2017 10:05 am

We picked our viewing area in the back yard weeks ago. Holley set it all up with the hammock in case we wanted to lie back and look, and also chairs and an umbrella for pre and post shade. Moon pies and a cooler full of Blue moon beer too.

The glasses worked great. The sky was bright blue and scattered with cumulus clouds. About 1:15 we watched the first nibble as the moon began crossing in front of the sun and we had a great clear view. At about three quarters eclipse, a dark cloud formed and obscured our view and even drizzled a few drops of rain on us. That lasted for 30 minutes or so while we experienced a strangely sepia lit dusk. Birds nested, chimney swifts came out, cicadas started screaming, and total nightfall came for a few moments. It became breezy and really cool for those few minutes of evening.

Then as sunlight returned, the cloud moved away and we could see the first quarter of the sun returning. It's amazing how little of the sun has to be exposed to cast nearly normal seeming daylight upon us. It wasn't long before we were sweating and it was 97 degrees again.

I was getting a crick in my neck by then, so I went inside to cool off and watch the local TV reports. They were covering all the various viewing venues where tourists had been packing in for the past week. One of our baseball stadiums, the Riverbanks Zoo, the state fairgrounds, and many others all had perfect conditions. Apparently, the only area of Columbia obscured by clouds was the few square miles around my house. My son and his family, 20 miles to the west had a great view. I'm glad for that, as we're both keenly interested in astronomical events.

I think it actually did screw with my circadian rhythm, because I had an irresistible urge to take a nap after it was all over. It was worth the time spent. Just disappointing that we missed the crown jewel of the show. And I'm surprised that so many of you got to see as much of it as you did. I'm glad there was so much interest.
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