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Old 08-21-2017, 07:38 AM   #1
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solar eclipse

Anybody camped out and set up specifically to view the eclipse?
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Old 08-21-2017, 05:57 PM   #2
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not me. will watch the next one, though. will only be in 35 {?} years.
will only be 117 years old.
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Old 08-21-2017, 09:28 PM   #3
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The next one is April 2024. Hopefully we will be around to see that one. It will run from Texas to Maine.
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The next one is April 2024. Hopefully we will be around to see that one. It will run from Texas to Maine.
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Old 08-22-2017, 08:25 AM   #5
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I guess I was not fired up enough for this one...
fortunate to have seen more than my share of them in the past
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I guess I was not fired up enough for this one...
fortunate to have seen more than my share of them in the past
Curious when and where have you seen a total eclipse in the past?
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00ps...a slight miscalculation. I will be 89,then....LOL
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I left Richmond at 11:30 PM Sunday night and drove to Madisonville, TN, south of Knoxville. I watched the eclipse from a park there. I left the park around 4:00 PM Monday and drove back to Richmond. I got home this morning just before 6:00 AM, really tired. Here are a couple of links to videos I posted on YouTube.
https://youtu.be/L-2GQJefedA
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Curious when and where have you seen a total eclipse in the past?
Actually, I have, just don't recall when...
i remember the shoe boxes for viewing...
too old I guess to remember exatclty
maybe in Iran in the mid 70's or in South Louisiana ???
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Curious when and where have you seen a total eclipse in the past?
I saw the March 7, 1970 eclipse from Fort Story in Virginia Beach.
I saw the August 21, 2017 eclipse from Kefauver Park in Madisonville, TN.

I was in Richmond, the central location for the May 30, 1984 annular eclipse, but it was raining, so it only got dark.
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I left Richmond at 11:30 PM Sunday night and drove to Madisonville, TN, south of Knoxville. I watched the eclipse from a park there. I left the park around 4:00 PM Monday and drove back to Richmond. I got home this morning just before 6:00 AM, really tired. Here are a couple of links to videos I posted on YouTube.
https://youtu.be/L-2GQJefedA
https://youtu.be/qSgQJn5L1XU
That has to be the best video I have seen showing how quick it got dark. Didn't get that in Denver, we were only 92%. Still darn bright. Great job.
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I left Richmond at 11:30 PM Sunday night and drove to Madisonville, TN, south of Knoxville. I watched the eclipse from a park there. I left the park around 4:00 PM Monday and drove back to Richmond. I got home this morning just before 6:00 AM, really tired. Here are a couple of links to videos I posted on YouTube.
https://youtu.be/L-2GQJefedA
https://youtu.be/qSgQJn5L1XU
Super cool videos, thanks for sharing! In central Illinois, it seemed like a cloud passed over, wasn't too dark. I guess I expected more darkness at 93%.
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Actually, I have, just don't recall when...
i remember the shoe boxes for viewing...
too old I guess to remember exatclty
maybe in Iran in the mid 70's or in South Louisiana ???
ok, you got me searching cuz I don't want to misrepresent
but did ya know between 2 and 5 eclipses happen every year ?!?

https://www.timeanddate.com/eclipse/...r-eclipse.html

so here are the possibilities of when I saw it previously in the US:
https://www.timeanddate.com/eclipse/...970&type=solar

https://www.timeanddate.com/eclipse/...980&type=solar

https://www.timeanddate.com/eclipse/...990&type=solar

https://www.timeanddate.com/eclipse/...010&type=solar

and here in the middle east during the mid 70's:
https://www.timeanddate.com/eclipse/...970&type=solar
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Was at Kentucky Lake for this one. The Totality was very cool. If you haven't experienced Totality, you should.
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We did. Went to Guernsey State Park in Wyoming for 99.9%. It was impressive. I picked up a new telephoto lens and got some amazing pics. But photobucket's new policy has me looking for a new host.

Also first trip to try out my new LED interior lights, they worked great. Barely used any juice for the 3 day off the grid trip.
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[QUOTE=AbbaZabba;127046]We did. Went to Guernsey State Park in Wyoming for 99.9%. It was impressive. I picked up a new telephoto lens and got some amazing pics. But photobucket's new policy has me looking for a new host.

http://www.crossroadsowners.com/foru...use-13168.html

http://www.crossroadsowners.com/foru...tml#post127054
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We ( 6 rigs total) went to SE Nebraska. No cell service so we had no idea were to go for a clear view of the sky we tried to watch thru the clouds :-(

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