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Total Solar Eclipse 2017
« on: August 09, 2017, 06:40:06 PM »
Hey guys we're less than two weeks away from the total solar eclipse that will grace the skies from sea to shining sea.  I have had my plans set for over 6 months for this thing and I'm really starting to get excited.  I will be posting interesting materials about it the closer we get but you guys should also post cool and interesting stuff.  The important details are as follows:

Date: Monday, August 21, 2017.
Where:  Entering the US from Oregon and exiting through South Carolina.
Time: Entering Oregon around 10:15AM PDT, entering KS around 1:05PM CDT, and exiting SC around 2:55PM EDT.
IMPORTANT:  Do NOT stare at the sun with the naked eye outside of the totality time.  You can get safe viewing glasses at most optometrist offices.

I will be in Casper, WY for this eclipse and the exact epicenter will pass over downtown.  Hotels have been sold out for over a year and people are coming from all over the world to see this event.  If you guys know anything about me, you know I live for this kind of stuff.  Here is a good article about the times and the path.

https://www.space.com/33797-total-solar-eclipse-2017-guide.html



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« Last Edit: August 09, 2017, 07:59:07 PM by The Big Train »
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Re: Total Solar Eclipse 2017
« Reply #1 on: August 09, 2017, 06:55:27 PM »
I plan to drive across town and see the totality

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Re: Total Solar Eclipse 2017
« Reply #2 on: August 09, 2017, 07:01:25 PM »
I plan to not drive anywhere because apparently all of California will be in this area causing a general shitstorm of traffic jams and wildfires

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Re: Total Solar Eclipse 2017
« Reply #3 on: August 09, 2017, 07:27:19 PM »
I'll step outside and see the 30 seconds allotted to me by the sun gods.

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Re: Total Solar Eclipse 2017
« Reply #4 on: August 09, 2017, 07:31:24 PM »
I'll likely forget about it and miss the event entirely
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Re: Total Solar Eclipse 2017
« Reply #5 on: August 09, 2017, 07:41:39 PM »
taking the day off to watch with the fam in Lincoln. got those welding goggle things for watching it.

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Re: Total Solar Eclipse 2017
« Reply #6 on: August 09, 2017, 07:49:01 PM »
taking the day off to watch with the fam in Lincoln. got those welding goggle things for watching it.


I haven't got any specs yet.  Where did you get yours?

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Re: Total Solar Eclipse 2017
« Reply #7 on: August 09, 2017, 08:09:23 PM »
I'll likely forget about it and miss the event entirely

Yup, don't care at all
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Re: Total Solar Eclipse 2017
« Reply #8 on: August 09, 2017, 08:13:12 PM »
Can I just get the cardboard glasses they are selling at Lowe's? Or will I be blind afterwards?

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« Reply #9 on: August 09, 2017, 08:18:47 PM »
no negative consequences

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Re: Total Solar Eclipse 2017
« Reply #10 on: August 09, 2017, 08:24:19 PM »
Can I just get the cardboard glasses they are selling at Lowe's? Or will I be blind afterwards?

That's what mine are, but they are from NASA.  There's a lot of counterfeit ones out there.  The safe ones you can put on and you shouldn't be able to see anything through the film in normal light.
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« Reply #11 on: August 09, 2017, 08:31:40 PM »
just use a natty case, don't give in to Big Glasses

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Re: Total Solar Eclipse 2017
« Reply #12 on: August 09, 2017, 10:11:59 PM »
i made a shitload of fake ones and have been selling them on amazon for $8 per
good news is i've made a ton of $$


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Re: Total Solar Eclipse 2017
« Reply #13 on: August 09, 2017, 10:21:30 PM »
Apparently St Joe is the best place in the world to watch this thing.  :gocho:

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Re: Total Solar Eclipse 2017
« Reply #14 on: August 10, 2017, 07:22:55 AM »
taking the day off to watch with the fam in Lincoln. got those welding goggle things for watching it.


I haven't got any specs yet.  Where did you get yours?

amazon of course

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Re: Total Solar Eclipse 2017
« Reply #15 on: August 10, 2017, 08:28:26 AM »
My work is catering this event. Booze, KC Joes, etc. They pretty much said do what you want.

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Re: Total Solar Eclipse 2017
« Reply #16 on: August 10, 2017, 09:06:51 AM »
Heading to southern Kentucky for the day. Pulling the kids from school.

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Total Solar Eclipse 2017
« Reply #17 on: August 10, 2017, 09:12:17 AM »
I'll probably peek out the window or something when this thing happens. I think people/traffic will be crazy in the totality zone or whatever and I want no part of that.

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« Reply #18 on: August 10, 2017, 09:14:15 AM »
KU football is a sleeping giant and always has been - beems

If LHC Bill Snyder had been hired at KU years ago, we'd have a national championship in football and a couple more BCS bowls. - beems

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Re: Total Solar Eclipse 2017
« Reply #19 on: August 10, 2017, 09:16:01 AM »
Have client up n St. Joe who is having a party.

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« Reply #20 on: August 10, 2017, 09:18:33 AM »
Yup, have heard from multiple sources that st joe is spot #1
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« Reply #21 on: August 10, 2017, 09:26:36 AM »
Finally. Living in St. Joe pays off.

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KU football is a sleeping giant and always has been - beems

If LHC Bill Snyder had been hired at KU years ago, we'd have a national championship in football and a couple more BCS bowls. - beems

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Re: Total Solar Eclipse 2017
« Reply #23 on: August 10, 2017, 09:42:34 AM »
I'm taking a couple hours off work, grabbing the kids and wife and driving north of topeka to sabetha (have family there).  Will watch it unfold, drop the kids and wife off, and go back to work.  I remember the annular eclipse in '94, I was in junior high and we were allowed to watch outside.

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« Reply #24 on: August 10, 2017, 09:48:42 AM »
I'm taking a couple hours off work, grabbing the kids and wife and driving north of topeka to sabetha (have family there).  Will watch it unfold, drop the kids and wife off, and go back to work.  I remember the annular eclipse in '94, I was in junior high and we were allowed to watch outside.

I've been planning on heading up near Hiawatha someplace with Mikey jr. , but as we get closer I'm a little worried about the traffic jam projections I keep hearing about.