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Total Eclipse of the sun, August 21

Posted: May 22 2017 5:04 pm
by azbackpackr
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.

Re: Total Eclipse of the sun, August 21

Posted: Aug 21 2017 3:07 pm
by Dschur
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..

Re: Total Eclipse of the sun, August 21

Posted: Aug 21 2017 3:19 pm
by Hansenaz
azbackpackr wrote:It was great!
congrats!

Re: Total Eclipse of the sun, August 21

Posted: Aug 21 2017 3:46 pm
by Digital_Sherpa
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

Posted: Aug 21 2017 5:27 pm
by neilends
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

Re: Total Eclipse of the sun, August 21

Posted: Aug 21 2017 5:47 pm
by amy1300
@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!

Re: Total Eclipse of the sun, August 21

Posted: Aug 22 2017 7:52 am
by Dschur
My husband view from Payson.

Re: Total Eclipse of the sun, August 21

Posted: Aug 22 2017 10:06 am
by hoopshiker
@Dschur He was one of the best teachers I ever had. Great Guy. He's still missed by his former students.