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Apr 8, 2024 - 5:01:35 AM
41147 posts since 3/5/2008

ECLIPSE DAY...!
What are you dooin about it..
If...annahthin..?

Apr 8, 2024 - 5:47:08 AM

heavy5

USA

3059 posts since 11/3/2016

Having breakfast & enjoying the beautiful sunny morning .

Edited by - heavy5 on 04/08/2024 05:49:15

Apr 8, 2024 - 5:49:19 AM
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Buddur

USA

3916 posts since 10/23/2004

Did a load of wash last night and put it out on the line to dry.

It was raining when I woke up this morning. Darn! Hope the clouds breaks some time soon.

Apr 8, 2024 - 7:18:48 AM
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62082 posts since 12/14/2005

If the Sky Dragon starts to eat the Sun, I'll just light a bonfire, beat on a drum, and sacrifice a bull calf.



Scared him off last time, so I know it works!

Apr 8, 2024 - 8:18:06 AM
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Texasbanjo (Moderator)

USA

30117 posts since 8/3/2003

I'm pretty much just ignoring it. We're not in the direct path, so we'll only see part of it from afar. I'll probably look out the window a few times (not look directly at the sun) and go back to my normal routine.

Apr 8, 2024 - 8:18:40 AM

15018 posts since 1/15/2005

We are not in the direct path like the last one so I am curious how dark it will get. We are only one state removed from direct path so we should see a good bit of it.

Apr 8, 2024 - 8:21:28 AM
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chuckv97

Canada

72030 posts since 10/5/2013

Practicing “Here Comes The Sun” by The Beatles on guitar

Apr 8, 2024 - 9:04:54 AM

raybob

USA

14137 posts since 12/11/2003

We're going to see about 38% coverage here. Our skies are clear today. In 2017 I did travel north up into Oregon to see the total eclipse. It was remarkable. I think everyone should try to see one if they can.

Apr 8, 2024 - 9:34:25 AM

Owen

Canada

15045 posts since 6/5/2011

I'm pretty sure with the one we witnessed in '79, the sun passed behind the moon.  We're a fair bit removed from "totality" but I'll watch to see if it's the sun moving behind or the moon moving in front this go-round [wink], and like John I'm interested in seeing how pronounced the twilight (?) becomes.

Apr 8, 2024 - 10:44:18 AM

166 posts since 4/13/2021

My brother lives in the totality path as it passes through Ohio. I'm in Colorado and won't see much even though we have clear skies. It will be interesting to watch the news after the eclipse is over ... there are a lot of 'nincompoops' out there who'll probably use it as an excuse to do something stupid.

Edited by - Carter Canyon on 04/08/2024 10:44:54

Apr 8, 2024 - 11:20 AM
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J e f f

USA

3824 posts since 12/16/2009

quote:
Originally posted by chuckv97

Practicing “Here Comes The Sun” by The Beatles on guitar


Only initials, please. devil

Apr 8, 2024 - 11:59:32 AM

12738 posts since 8/22/2006

You know I’m not impressed and we were not that far from totality.

Lucy you got some explainin’ to do. A lot of hype for 4 minutes but side note the lighting after totality looked faked.

another side note my pinhole camera was useless did not show the shadow of the moon across the light from the sun. Bummer.


 

Edited by - 5B-Ranch on 04/08/2024 12:08:46

Apr 8, 2024 - 12:27:32 PM
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rcc56

USA

5098 posts since 2/20/2016

I'm ~ 300 miles from the center of totality. Gave my glasses to a fellow who missed the last total eclipse, which passed an hour's drive from here, because he forgot about it [??!!].  I drove to see that one, and it was definitely worth it.  Clouds here. Not twilight darkness. No confused animals.

An awful lot more whoop de do and fol de rah about this one than there was about the last one.  We've become targets for a media which feeds on sensationalism.

Good napping weather.

I hope that everyone who was in the path of totality with clear skies enjoyed it.  A total eclipse with clear skies is a once in a lifetime experience, well worth seeing.

Edited by - rcc56 on 04/08/2024 12:42:06

Apr 8, 2024 - 12:42:14 PM

Owen

Canada

15045 posts since 6/5/2011

... ZZzzhhZzZZ ... ZzHhzZZzz .... zzZZzZzZ ....

Besides ^^ from checking through my welding helmet*, I started to follow CBC TV's coverage, but their efforts to hype it quickly got to the borderline upchuck level, so I left the picture on, turned sound off and fired up "Picking at Moss Creek part2" on Youtube [and for the most part forgot I had the TV "on."]  

But I don't dismiss the spectacle/interest for those within [or even very close to] the path of "totality."

* = 'twas so far away I couldn't tell if it was the sun moving or the moon moving. wink   ... And, though clear sky, no discernible change to the level of light out and about.

Edit: I suppose one saving grace is that [I expect/hope] the expert analysis will be 'w-a-y shorter than we get for elections. 

Edited by - Owen on 04/08/2024 12:54:49

Apr 8, 2024 - 1:10:01 PM

593 posts since 4/11/2019

I made two pinhole cameras for the young (20's) girls who work downstairs. They were amazed.

They were really amazed when I said it was the same set-up that I had made for the last one in 1979.

You could see their eyes rolling back trying to calculate how far back that might have been....

Apr 8, 2024 - 1:51:20 PM
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Bill Rogers (Moderator)

USA

27989 posts since 6/25/2005

It’s all a fake conspiracy by whichever wing you don’t belong to.

Apr 8, 2024 - 2:09:18 PM

ChunoTheDog

Canada

2358 posts since 8/9/2019

Total darkness lasted about 1.5mins here. The streetlights turned on and the birds stopped singing.

Eerie stuff.

Apr 8, 2024 - 2:16:36 PM
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Texasbanjo (Moderator)

USA

30117 posts since 8/3/2003

Much ado about nothing here. Sky kind of looked like it does when the sun goes behind a cloud and that was it. Too far away, I presume, to get any effect from it at all.

Apr 8, 2024 - 2:23:21 PM
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41147 posts since 3/5/2008

I looked at it through a welding mask..

Apr 8, 2024 - 4:34:01 PM
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62082 posts since 12/14/2005

Fun that mere science predicted the date, time, and place, more than fifty years ago, but THIS time, various nut jobs are claiming it a "SIGN" from their favorite Gods or Goddesses that people should stop being so gosh-darn NAUGHTY.

Oh, come ON!
We either were created, or evolved as a SOCIAL species, which means we SURVIVE better, as a species, when we're not being mean to each other.

As they say:

"Naughty is in the eye of the voyeur!"

Apr 8, 2024 - 5:36:40 PM

12738 posts since 8/22/2006

Talk about over hyped
Where is the professionalism when it’s warrantied?

yournews.com/2024/04/08/276715...ng-solar/

Apr 8, 2024 - 5:42:49 PM
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1020 posts since 2/11/2019

My son was able to get this photo. I now see why he's such a Droid geek it's way better than my pics.


Apr 9, 2024 - 3:23:03 AM

51 posts since 10/30/2023

Just looked like an overcast day here, but my dog definitely knew something was up. Pretty clingy all morning.
Friend in Oklahoma said the darkness level was like when a rain storm is coming in.

Apr 9, 2024 - 5:56:13 AM

Buddur

USA

3916 posts since 10/23/2004

Batter in my car died. (cue eerie music)

Was partly cloudy and got cloudier during the eclipse, but still got to see it pretty well during the periodic windows through the clouds.

Apr 9, 2024 - 6:18:32 AM

15225 posts since 6/2/2008

We had about 87% totality here in the DC area. My wife and I looked at it through glasses (from 2017)  at various times throughout the whole event. Definitely worth seeing. At the darkest, it was a strange kind of light. Different than overcast.

Yesterday was also National Banjo Day.

Apr 9, 2024 - 6:47:25 AM
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rinemb

USA

16246 posts since 5/24/2005

I still had my solar glasses from the 2017 eclipse. I came home at lunchtime to share with Marilyn. We sat on the front porch of our our own home and watched the eclipse, though we only had a about a 85% +/- eclipse. Simultaneously, we watched live streaming from somewhere where it was a totality eclipse to see the solar ring band and the diamond ring. Brad

Edited by - rinemb on 04/09/2024 06:47:49

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