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Re: Total Solar Eclipse 2017
« Reply #25 on: August 10, 2017, 10:03:37 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.

My hope is they all try to go to St. Joe.  My sister said there was a watch party type thing in downtown Sabetha.  Going to avoid that.  I don't care if we watch it from a gas station or a dirt road, as long as we watch it.

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« Reply #26 on: August 10, 2017, 10:21:09 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.

My hope is they all try to go to St. Joe.  My sister said there was a watch party type thing in downtown Sabetha.  Going to avoid that.  I don't care if we watch it from a gas station or a dirt road, as long as we watch it.

yeah, that was my take too, avoid the planned events.   

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Re: Total Solar Eclipse 2017
« Reply #27 on: August 10, 2017, 10:44:23 AM »
you guys ever read A Connecticut Yankee in King Arthur's Court when you were a kid? incred luck for that guy to go back in time right when the eclipse he knew about was going to happen.

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« Reply #28 on: August 10, 2017, 10:45:53 AM »
It sounds like the event will be similar to the Royals WS celebration, but across the entire country. If I were going, I'd pick somewhere out in the middle of nowhere. Any semi-populated locale sounds like it will be overrun with people.

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« Reply #29 on: August 10, 2017, 10:49:59 AM »
I'm sure the best pictures will be posted here.

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« Reply #30 on: August 10, 2017, 10:58:02 AM »
It sounds like the event will be similar to the Royals WS celebration, but across the entire country. If I were going, I'd pick somewhere out in the middle of nowhere. Any semi-populated locale sounds like it will be overrun with people.

I'm going to Jeff City MO to a friend's house that overlooks the MO river. Will be amaze.

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« Reply #31 on: August 10, 2017, 11:01:03 AM »
anyone got a good eclipse guy in Holton?

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« Reply #32 on: August 10, 2017, 11:05:04 AM »
How long does this thing last? :confused:

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« Reply #33 on: August 10, 2017, 11:08:09 AM »
The link in the very first post can answer that question
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« Reply #34 on: August 10, 2017, 11:08:33 AM »
Depends on where you are
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« Reply #35 on: August 10, 2017, 12:07:12 PM »
you guys ever read A Connecticut Yankee in King Arthur's Court when you were a kid? incred luck for that guy to go back in time right when the eclipse he knew about was going to happen.

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« Reply #36 on: August 10, 2017, 12:37:59 PM »
If the ole farmstead was north, I'd head there to watch.

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« Reply #37 on: August 10, 2017, 01:10:40 PM »
"best place to watch the eclipse/avoid traffic guy" is a new and exciting guy

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« Reply #38 on: August 10, 2017, 01:16:17 PM »
I'll be at work. When should I go outside. East KCish

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« Reply #39 on: August 10, 2017, 01:17:36 PM »
It takes a couple hours for the moon to completely traverse the sun, but the total eclipse will last anywhere from 1 second to 2 minutes 40 seconds depending upon how close you are to the center of the path of totality. Apparently a total eclipse is way cooler than a 99% eclipse so you want to get into the path of totality if you can.

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« Reply #40 on: August 10, 2017, 02:01:01 PM »
Is Big Optometry pushing all of the non-safe glasses for cheap?

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« Reply #42 on: August 10, 2017, 03:09:06 PM »
Meh
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« Reply #43 on: August 10, 2017, 03:26:33 PM »
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« Reply #44 on: August 10, 2017, 08:10:15 PM »
http://abcnews.go.com/US/best-us-cities-watch-2017-total-solar-eclipse/story?id=48908409

Lincoln, NE?  It's barely even in the totality zone. Is this list a joke?  Jefferson City?! LOL!

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« Reply #45 on: August 10, 2017, 08:19:01 PM »
I try to read these articles and get bored instantly.  Quickly and concisely, if this thing is about when the moon is right in between you people and the sun and blocking the sun out, why are you wearing special glasses to look at the sun that you can't see.  Sun's out every day with no impediments and we're all fine.  And tf is a corona in a sun context?

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« Reply #46 on: August 10, 2017, 08:25:24 PM »
I try to read these articles and get bored instantly.  Quickly and concisely, if this thing is about when the moon is right in between you people and the sun and blocking the sun out, why are you wearing special glasses to look at the sun that you can't see.  Sun's out every day with no impediments and we're all fine.  And tf is a corona in a sun context?

Only during totality can you observe it without the glasses.  The glasses leading up to it just protect your eyes and let you observe the completion of totality.

The corona is basically a halo of plasma that extends beyond the suns surface.  Solar flares exist in this region which are projectiles of plasma driven by magnetism that can be hundreds of earths in diameter.
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« Reply #47 on: August 10, 2017, 09:46:00 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 $$

Just make them with aluminum foil for the lenses....nobody gets hurt!

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Re: Total Solar Eclipse 2017
« Reply #49 on: August 11, 2017, 09:51:57 PM »
Will be watching in south central nebraska. excited.
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