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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Re: Total Eclipse of the sun, August 21

Post by joebartels » Aug 15 2017 10:21 am

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I checked with Hikebot, he said it's fine. One of my two best english teachers sums it up pretty good
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Re: Total Eclipse of the sun, August 21

Post by RowdyandMe » Aug 16 2017 2:13 pm

Well I am going to watch it from Shaw Butte it will have the best view in the world.
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Post by Sun_Ray » Aug 16 2017 2:48 pm

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Re: Total Eclipse of the sun, August 21

Post by chumley » Aug 16 2017 6:32 pm

joebartels wrote:I'm just gonna save fossil fuel and watch it on tv with Bonnie Tyler.
Or you could burn lots of fossil fuel and watch it with her LIVE and IN PERSON! :y:
Guests aboard the Royal Caribbean's Total Eclipse Cruise have an extra surprise in store for their once-in-a-lifetime viewing experience: Bonnie Tyler, the Welsh songstress of "Total Eclipse of the Heart" fame, will be on board to perform her 1983 hit just as the moon sails across the sun. (The cruise ship will be positioned in the path of totality for this critical moment. “Bonnie Tyler was a natural choice for this once-in-a-lifetime moment," said the president and CEO of Royal Caribbean International, Michael Bayley.)
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Re: Total Eclipse of the sun, August 21

Post by azbackpackr » Aug 17 2017 6:32 pm

If I went, I'd have to put up with a lot of crowds and traffic. So, I'm staying home. I have eclipse glasses. It'll be over 99% here. I'm 18 miles south of Cottage Grove. The problem with Oregon is there are so few north-south roads. Plus there is so much private property, you can't just stop and throw up a tent. It's going to be insane, seeing as the 5 already is insane.
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Re: Total Eclipse of the sun, August 21

Post by chumley » Aug 17 2017 6:45 pm

azbackpackr wrote: insane
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Post by RowdyandMe » Aug 17 2017 7:01 pm

@azbackpackr
I doing it with out glasses
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Post by amy1300 » Aug 18 2017 6:40 am

chumley wrote: Anybody from back east mid-80s remember Crazy Eddie?
https://youtu.be/Rer9W58-qQQ
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Re: Total Eclipse of the sun, August 21

Post by Hansenaz » Aug 18 2017 3:33 pm

azbackpackr wrote:If I went, I'd have to put up with a lot of crowds and traffic. So, I'm staying home. I have eclipse glasses. It'll be over 99% here.
If your at 99% I think it'd be well worth it to find some road to get you to 100%....it'll be a huge difference in what you experience.

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Re: Total Eclipse of the sun, August 21

Post by chumley » Aug 18 2017 3:40 pm

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I don't know about huge, but at least a 1% difference. :sweat:
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Re: Total Eclipse of the sun, August 21

Post by azbackpackr » Aug 18 2017 8:48 pm

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I checked it out with maps, etc. I don't want to be stuck by the side of the road until Tuesday. Stuff happening right now in my life, also. Just want to stay home.
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Post by azbackpackr » Aug 20 2017 1:47 pm

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Oh, what the heck. Changed our minds, bought a big bunch of stuff for all-day picnic, and we're going!
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Re: Total Eclipse of the sun, August 21

Post by big_load » Aug 20 2017 6:24 pm

chumley wrote:Anybody from back east mid-80s remember Crazy Eddie?
For sure, it was impossible to escape him. He died last September by the way, without much fanfare.

I wonder if I'll see much of the eclipse. I'm scheduled to be in meetings during most of it.

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Post by chumley » Aug 21 2017 9:29 am

OMGEEE! It's happening!
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Re: Total Eclipse of the sun, August 21

Post by flagscott » Aug 21 2017 9:41 am

FYI, those pinhole cameras really work. All you really need is a piece of thin cardboard and a sheet of paper to project on.

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Re: Total Eclipse of the sun, August 21

Post by chumley » Aug 21 2017 11:28 am

This was my best shot. I was lucky to have some clouds float by in order to get a picture. When it was clear, it was impossible with just a plain camera like I have.
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Post by Alston_Neal » Aug 21 2017 12:01 pm

Good thing I planned ahead.
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Re: Total Eclipse of the sun, August 21

Post by Hansenaz » Aug 21 2017 1:01 pm

azbackpackr wrote:@Hansenaz
Oh, what the heck. Changed our minds, bought a big bunch of stuff for all-day picnic, and we're going!
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Re: Total Eclipse of the sun, August 21

Post by chumley » Aug 21 2017 1:40 pm

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They'll be in traffic until Thursday.
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Re: Total Eclipse of the sun, August 21

Post by azbackpackr » Aug 21 2017 3:04 pm

It was great! I don't know how to photograph eclipses, though. Looks like a blob in the photo. I was north of Corvallis, in a wide farming valley, with a view to the horizon. During totality I could see Venus and a couple of stars, and a satellite going by. The horizon was orange all around, like a sunset all around. It got very chilly suddenly. To try to beat the traffic, I drove away as soon as the sun peeped out again, and I was still cold and had to turn on the heater.

Traffic heading north at 5 a.m. on the 5 was fast. But afterward, I had to go south through Corvallis to get out of there. It wasn't bad in town, but the cross traffic heading for the 5 looked bad. So, I didn't take the 5 going back. I finally ran into bad traffic on 99W a few miles south of Corvallis. It took an hour to go 14 miles, and then most of them peeled off toward Eugene, and I kept going south.
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