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Unread postPosted: Sun Aug 06, 2017 5:04 pm
  

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How many of you are going to travel to see / be in the totality for the solar eclipse this month?

Is the anybody that is already in the path of totality?

https://eclipse2017.nasa.gov/eclipse-wh ... en-and-how

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Unread postPosted: Sun Aug 06, 2017 9:28 pm
  

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don't have to travel. i live along the path.

(actually, i'm darn near right down the middle of the totality path. our church is having a viewing. helps that the pastor [my father] is a part time astronomer.)

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Unread postPosted: Mon Aug 07, 2017 2:53 am
  

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In the path and the local college is having a viewing party.

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Unread postPosted: Tue Aug 08, 2017 10:24 pm
  

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This is a cool website that shows how much of the sun will obscured by ZIP code:

https://www.vox.com/science-and-health/ ... active-map

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A full solar eclipse that will come right across St.Louis, that is going to be a whole lot P.P.E. erupting
over that ley line nexus : :eek:. A very interesting scenario to launch an adventure from, regardless
if you're playing Rifts, Beyond the Supernatural, or Heroes. :D


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Unread postPosted: Sat Aug 12, 2017 4:24 pm
  

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Reagren Wright wrote:
A full solar eclipse that will come right across St.Louis, that is going to be a whole lot P.P.E. erupting
over that ley line nexus : :eek:. A very interesting scenario to launch an adventure from, regardless
if you're playing Rifts, Beyond the Supernatural, or Heroes. :D


https://www.vox.com/science-and-health/ ... active-map

actually the arch (zipcode 63102) only gets a partial eclipse. it is literally right on the edge though, if you go 2 miles south-west, you get totality.

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glitterboy2098 wrote:
Reagren Wright wrote:
A full solar eclipse that will come right across St.Louis, that is going to be a whole lot P.P.E. erupting
over that ley line nexus : :eek:. A very interesting scenario to launch an adventure from, regardless
if you're playing Rifts, Beyond the Supernatural, or Heroes. :D


https://www.vox.com/science-and-health/ ... active-map

actually the arch (zipcode 63102) only gets a partial eclipse. it is literally right on the edge though, if you go 2 miles south-west, you get totality.


Wow that really specific, just two miles south makes that big of a difference.


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Unread postPosted: Sun Aug 13, 2017 1:29 am
  

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well with the sun's brightness, even 1% is a lot of light.

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I live in southern Illinois.
We'll get over two minutes of full eclipse.
There will be parties all over the place, but I'm thinking of just going up onto my roof.

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Unread postPosted: Wed Aug 16, 2017 6:44 am
  

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This will be my first eclipse. Can't wait!


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Unread postPosted: Wed Aug 16, 2017 3:41 pm
  

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Is going to do a road trip from the LA area to Idaho….somewhere near Idaho falls, I'm guessing, is where I will be.

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Unread postPosted: Mon Aug 21, 2017 5:38 pm
  

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Just got back from seeing it. Drove down to Madisonville, KY for the viewing. I had planned on going a little farther to Hopkinsville, but the bridges south have construction on them and it took an hour just to get into KY. I just wish I had a better camera. The pics I took don't look anywhere near as impressive as what my own eyes saw.


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I went a few miles south, to my parents' place. Watched the Eclipse with family.

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Of all the times for it to be overcast and rainy in the desert...

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Unread postPosted: Tue Aug 22, 2017 10:41 am
  

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It was an awesome eclipse. Luckily it was right on top of me and i didn't have to travel anywhere.


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Unread postPosted: Wed Aug 23, 2017 4:12 pm
  

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I ended up in the eastern Oregon town(?) called Lime. Just north of Huntington and Onterio.
The it was worth every mile I traveled since sat morning.

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Unread postPosted: Wed Aug 23, 2017 10:55 pm
  

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video from the viewing here.. camera couldn't do a great job on the sun itself though..
https://drive.google.com/open?id=0BxIua ... VE5Vk4zV0k

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Unread postPosted: Thu Aug 24, 2017 11:09 am
  

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Other then that it goes dark during totality is that just before and just after totality the light from the sun turns from the ""normal"" yellow tinted light to a full white light.

some picts of the sun from my trip.
http://s354.photobucket.com/user/Drewki ... t=2&page=1

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