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Turn around, it's a total eclipse of the sun
« on: August 09, 2017, 01:29:50 pm »
The Eclipse is giving me good cover to make a trip to Ashville (1 hour from the direct path)

so, who else has got plans for August 21?

i might attend this lil' shindig: http://oregoneclipse2017.com/ (website seems to be having issues at the moment...).  looks like we'll be getting about 1:40 of darkness (vs. the max of 2:40, near nashville). 

this will be my second solar eclipse.  first one was in 1999, in hungary, at a similar techno-hippie gathering where we got 2:22 of totality.  weird stuff, can't wait to experience it again.

best eclipse map i've found so far:  http://xjubier.free.fr/en/site_pages/solar_eclipses/TSE_2017_GoogleMapFull.html

gratuitous anigif, to ensure that seth shuts this sh*t down:

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Re: Turn around, it's a total eclipse of the sun
« Reply #1 on: August 09, 2017, 01:38:45 pm »
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Re: Turn around, it's a total eclipse of the sun
« Reply #2 on: August 09, 2017, 01:39:06 pm »
Oh, wait, we're not making a playlist, are we?
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Re: Turn around, it's a total eclipse of the sun
« Reply #3 on: August 09, 2017, 01:43:05 pm »
.  first one was in 1999, in hungary, at a similar techno-hippie gathering where we got 2:22 of totality.
I'm doing it for sure...and people...you have not SEEN an eclipse unless you are in the PATH
even a few miles away is a different experience...let alone 500

I too saw the one in 99, in Turkey near Amasra up a few thousand feet with a full view of the black sea
was amazing seeing it come at you over the water and hearing the animals kinda freak out and go totally silent

Although I ended up unscathed...people would have thought it was a bad omen
as I was in a pretty bad bus accident 6 hours later and then escaped a major earthquake by just a few hours a few days later
I bought an evil eye a few hours before and I'm convinced it save me :)


All told, more than 17,000 people were killed and damages totaled $6.5 billion, making it one of the most devastating earthquakes of the 20th century.
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Re: Turn around, it's a total eclipse of the sun
« Reply #4 on: August 09, 2017, 01:43:36 pm »
Oh, wait, we're not making a playlist, are we?
black hole sun?
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Re: Turn around, it's a total eclipse of the sun
« Reply #5 on: August 16, 2017, 04:31:38 pm »
So as walky would say...I got Eclipse'ed trying to get some Eclipse glasses

Confirmed there were free glasses at Air & Space..but apparently they are gone by 10:05 every day (they will be giving out 60K on Monday...but I won't be here)

Anyone know where I can pick up some glasses locally?

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Re: Turn around, it's a total eclipse of the sun
« Reply #7 on: August 16, 2017, 05:52:35 pm »
Thanks GGW, but all the libraries are out and A&S is quite difficult
haven't tried the zoo...but kind of a PIA to deal with

I'd be willing to pay, but no one has them in stock

need to follow up on Warby Parker
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Re: Turn around, it's a total eclipse of the sun
« Reply #8 on: August 16, 2017, 10:40:00 pm »
Charleston, SC.
Food, Booze, and the path of totality.  Or, you know, rain.

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Re: Turn around, it's a total eclipse of the sun
« Reply #9 on: August 17, 2017, 09:27:39 am »
Charleston, SC.
Food, Booze, and the path of totality.  Or, you know, rain.
It is going to be a madhouse in Charleston
We considered it but apparently that's going to be over a million people there

I think the beach is the place to be

I want a few years ago and was able to drink only Charleston (or within a 20 mile radius )made beers
And all were fantastic
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Re: Turn around, it's a total eclipse of the sun
« Reply #10 on: August 17, 2017, 10:35:24 am »
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Re: Turn around, it's a total eclipse of the sun
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Re: Turn around, it's a total eclipse of the sun
« Reply #12 on: August 17, 2017, 11:19:29 am »
Charleston, SC.
Food, Booze, and the path of totality.  Or, you know, rain.
It is going to be a madhouse in Charleston
We considered it but apparently that's going to be over a million people there

I think the beach is the place to be

I want a few years ago and was able to drink only Charleston (or within a 20 mile radius )made beers
And all were fantastic

I am up for the madhouse; Just needs to be at least partly sunny.

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Re: Turn around, it's a total eclipse of the sun
« Reply #13 on: August 17, 2017, 12:23:11 pm »
so, when the glasses that you bought, don't work, and you are blind for the rest of your life . . . who do you sue?   

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Re: Turn around, it's a total eclipse of the sun
« Reply #14 on: August 17, 2017, 02:21:00 pm »
Heard a Dr say they have to have the logo certifying they meet standards...I.also seemed to rec watching on TV