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Eclipse across America 2017

Postby TJrandom » Thu Aug 10, 2017 10:13 pm

I found this link for a live streaming... 10 days away.

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Postby Gord » Thu Aug 10, 2017 11:37 pm

Yup. I've been expecting Centaur to show up to remind Americans about it.
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Postby Nikki Nyx » Sat Aug 12, 2017 5:50 pm

Awesome! Thanks, TJ! My daughter and her bestie are traveling from NE to SC to see it live, but that's too long a trip for my aching everything.
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Postby TJrandom » Wed Aug 16, 2017 7:30 pm

Bump. Now just 4 days away....

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Carbondale!
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Postby Gawdzilla Sama » Wed Aug 16, 2017 9:11 pm

Austin, get the {!#%@} out of Iowa and come see the sky show!
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Postby TJrandom » Wed Aug 16, 2017 10:07 pm

Gawdzilla Sama wrote:Carbondale!


Nice....

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Gawdzilla Sama wrote:Austin, get the {!#%@} out of Iowa and come see the sky show!

I'll be driving from Toronto to Detroit on Monday during the eclipse.
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Remember not to stare directly into the Trump.
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Austin Harper wrote:
Gawdzilla Sama wrote:Austin, get the {!#%@} out of Iowa and come see the sky show!

I'll be driving from Toronto to Detroit on Monday during the eclipse.

You have start at midnight so you can get here in time.
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Postby TJrandom » Sat Aug 19, 2017 1:19 am

Yall - it will be just past midnight for me. Please protect your eyes – and of course stay out of the path and grips of any alien space ships that may be hiding in the darkness.

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Postby Centaur » Sat Aug 19, 2017 5:22 pm

For Chicagolanders not going to St. Louis, Carbondale or elsewhere for the Total Solar Eclipse on Monday 2017 AUG 21, here is my rendering of how the maximum of the Partial Solar Eclipse should appear from Chicago's Adler Planetarium. Of course the Moon should actually appear the same color as the sky, but I've darkened it to emphasize its positioning. The next Total Solar Eclipse visible from at least a portion of the city of Chicago will occur on 2099 SEP 14. You kids who plan to see that 2099 eclipse may want to drive north of Milwaukee for a longer duration of totality.


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Postby TJrandom » Sat Aug 19, 2017 6:08 pm

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Postby Centaur » Sat Aug 19, 2017 7:38 pm

Here's my rendering of how the planets and bright stars will appear during the maximum of the 2017 AUG 21 Total Solar Eclipse in Carbondale, Illinois.


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Postby bobbo_the_Pragmatist » Sat Aug 19, 2017 7:49 pm

To me.....its Gob Smacking that our Sun and Moon line us this way with the earth. What are the odds? Yes.....I know coming out of the same spinning disk everything should be "close."...... but this is so perfect (for the time being) as to be almost mystical.

I wonder if our telescopes are good enough to note in the observable Universe.... how many planets get any kind of Solar Eclipse...much less one so perfect it proves Einsteins theory?
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Postby OlegTheBatty » Sat Aug 19, 2017 8:37 pm

If you are in the black circles, you are seeing a total eclipse of the sun. From space, this eclipse would look the same - a black circle on the earth. Eclipses are very commonplace.


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Postby bobbo_the_Pragmatist » Sat Aug 19, 2017 9:02 pm

Very common?....I suspect no eclipses are even more common??

but my marvel is more the proof of Einstein..... that the moon so perfectly fit our sun allowing us to observe the starlight being bent. I assume that is more rare....given in some time frame we won't have that here either as the moon moves away from earth.

That also is another marvel as the Universe expands. Some eons from now..... each solar system will be isolated and not able to view other systems too far away. At those times, scientists in such system will have no way to know there is a whole universe out there beyond their view.

Its almost like the universe was made for us to find out about???? Totally cool.
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Just 21 hours....

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Postby Flash » Sun Aug 20, 2017 9:06 pm

What eclipse? :blink:
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Postby Gawdzilla Sama » Sun Aug 20, 2017 9:33 pm

Flash wrote:What eclipse? :blink:

Sorry, we've kinda kept you in the dark on this.
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Postby Gawdzilla Sama » Mon Aug 21, 2017 12:00 am

Communist inspired clouds are threatening America's getting great again tomorrow.

By getting put into the dark.
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Postby TJrandom » Mon Aug 21, 2017 6:40 am

OK, the countdown is on… So everybody, please protect your eyes – and of course stay out of the path and grips of any alien space ships that may be hiding in the darkness. ;)

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bobbo_the_Pragmatist wrote:Very common?....I suspect no eclipses are even more common??

but my marvel is more the proof of Einstein..... that the moon so perfectly fit our sun allowing us to observe the starlight being bent. I assume that is more rare....given in some time frame we won't have that here either as the moon moves away from earth.


Those eclipses on Jupiter would demonstrate the same phenomenon. The nearby object covering the sun allows us to detect it easily. It doesn't have to be a perfect fit, only that the moon completely hides the sun. Within those black shadows, it does.
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Postby TJrandom » Mon Aug 21, 2017 5:26 pm

I switched to CNN - so I could enjoy the sillyness, a beer, and maybe even a grope in the darkness.... :nownow:

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Flash wrote:What eclipse? :blink:

In your honor, a cut from the great eclipse in '67!
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Postby Aztexan » Mon Aug 21, 2017 6:01 pm

Some headlines already appearing from my hometown newspaper:

Area Police Shoot at Sky as it Turns Black!

Local Teen Rushed to Hospital; Looked at Eclipse, Swallowed Fidget Spinner

Meet Single Moms in Your Area

Area Pastors Urge Calm As God Punishes Certain Areas of US with Few Seconds of Darkness


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:lol:
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scrmbldggs wrote:
Flash wrote:What eclipse? :blink:

In your honor, a cut from the great eclipse in '67!


That`s me - grey suit on the left...

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I was there...

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TJrandom wrote:
scrmbldggs wrote:
Flash wrote:What eclipse? :blink:

In your honor, a cut from the great eclipse in '67!


That`s me - grey suit on the left...

That's before they gave you that red and white striped sweater? :-P
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scrmbldggs wrote:
TJrandom wrote:
scrmbldggs wrote:
Flash wrote:What eclipse? :blink:

In your honor, a cut from the great eclipse in '67!


That`s me - grey suit on the left...

That's before they gave you that red and white striped sweater? :-P


Naw - that was the guy behind me...

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TJrandom wrote:
scrmbldggs wrote:
TJrandom wrote:
scrmbldggs wrote:
Flash wrote:What eclipse? :blink:

In your honor, a cut from the great eclipse in '67!


That`s me - grey suit on the left...

That's before they gave you that red and white striped sweater? :-P


Naw - that was the guy behind me...

Now that you're directing attention - I didn't see Natasha and Boris above you guys up there in the back row before. :shock:
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Postby Centaur » Mon Aug 21, 2017 7:08 pm

There were enough breaks and thinness in the clouds here in Hampshire, Illinois to see the Partial Solar Eclipse, including during its greatest magnitude of 89% at 13:18 CDT. Of course I used eclipse glasses with the recommended ISO number. I've seen partial solar eclipses before, so not all that special, but the live shots of the Total Solar Eclipse on TV have been breathtaking.

I bought 30 eclipse glasses in March at less than $1 each and still have some for the 2024 APR 08 eclipse. The duration of totality in 2024 will be longer than today's and the trek for totality will be shorter: Indianapolis. I'll be 78, but I may ride a bicycle. ;)

If we miss that one, there will be one that crosses much of Chicago on 2099 SEP 14. I'll be 153, so I'll have to keep eating my Wheaties. 8-)

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scrmbldggs wrote:
TJrandom wrote:
scrmbldggs wrote:
TJrandom wrote:
scrmbldggs wrote:
Flash wrote:What eclipse? :blink:

In your honor, a cut from the great eclipse in '67!


That`s me - grey suit on the left...

That's before they gave you that red and white striped sweater? :-P


Naw - that was the guy behind me...

Now that you're directing attention - I didn't see Natasha and Boris above you guys up there in the back row before. :shock:


If you look closely - you can find Elvis, Amelia, and baby Lindbergh. Not so sure on Jimmy….

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TJrandom wrote:
scrmbldggs wrote:
TJrandom wrote:
scrmbldggs wrote:
TJrandom wrote:
scrmbldggs wrote:
Flash wrote:What eclipse? :blink:

In your honor, a cut from the great eclipse in '67!


That`s me - grey suit on the left...

That's before they gave you that red and white striped sweater? :-P


Naw - that was the guy behind me...

Now that you're directing attention - I didn't see Natasha and Boris above you guys up there in the back row before. :shock:


If you look closely - you can find Elvis, Amelia, and baby Lindbergh. Not so sure on Jimmy….

Amazing that it took darkness to reveal all that!
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Science Shmience
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scrmbldggs wrote:
TJrandom wrote:
scrmbldggs wrote:
TJrandom wrote:
scrmbldggs wrote:
TJrandom wrote:
scrmbldggs wrote:
Flash wrote:What eclipse? :blink:

In your honor, a cut from the great eclipse in '67!


That`s me - grey suit on the left...

That's before they gave you that red and white striped sweater? :-P


Naw - that was the guy behind me...

Now that you're directing attention - I didn't see Natasha and Boris above you guys up there in the back row before. :shock:


If you look closely - you can find Elvis, Amelia, and baby Lindbergh. Not so sure on Jimmy….

Amazing that it took darkness to reveal all that!


Brought back to us in them thar alien crafts that were lurking in the darkness...

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Re: Eclipse across America 2017

Postby scrmbldggs » Mon Aug 21, 2017 11:21 pm

CBS viewer slideshow.



(I took the safest of all images, like this - but hurried, mine didn't come out all that well. :()
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