Total Eclipse of the sun, August 21

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Total Eclipse of the sun, August 21

Post by azbackpackr » May 22 2017 5:04 pm

I happen to live in the path of totality. I will be able to see it from my yard, or just walk down my dirt road to a field where there are fewer huge trees to get a better view.

I hear that the Oregon transportation department expects the roadways to resemble a giant parking lot during the event. The reason is that the path of totality is south of Portland and north of Eugene. (The path of totality goes through the state capital of Salem.) So, people in the two major population centers, the ones who didn't plan ahead, will be driving to try to see it at the last minute. This is not recommended!

Of course, other states will have the experience, including Wyoming, Nebraska, Kentucky and South Carolina.

Campgrounds and lodgings along the path of totality have been booked for months.
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Post by Dschur » Aug 21 2017 3:07 pm

Had my portable Solar telescope at work and showed a lot of people the eclipse in Scottsdale... got to see some cool solar prominences and a couple of sunspots too..
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Re: Total Eclipse of the sun, August 21

Post by Hansenaz » Aug 21 2017 3:19 pm

azbackpackr wrote:It was great!
congrats!

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Post by Digital_Sherpa » Aug 21 2017 3:46 pm

IMO, the clouds early on made for a more interesting event. Here was my view from the booming metropolis of Gilbert...
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Re: Total Eclipse of the sun, August 21

Post by neilends » Aug 21 2017 5:27 pm

I took a 360 of the Arizona Eclipse!

Translation: I took a 360 of a bunch of clouds moving over Arizona!

(Must view on desktop of the Vimeo app for the 360 effect):

https://vimeo.com/230488294
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Re: Total Eclipse of the sun, August 21

Post by amy1300 » Aug 21 2017 5:47 pm

@neilends

Haha - That's pretty much what it looked like at my house, too -- by the time the clouds moved off, the sun was back!
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Re: Total Eclipse of the sun, August 21

Post by Dschur » Aug 22 2017 7:52 am

My husband view from Payson.
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Re: Total Eclipse of the sun, August 21

Post by hoopshiker » Aug 22 2017 10:06 am

@Dschur He was one of the best teachers I ever had. Great Guy. He's still missed by his former students.

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