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What are you doing for the total solar eclipse?

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Schools were not allowing kids to view it so I picked my kids up at lunch. Really was no difference for us but we're a few times when clouds moved over the sun and you could clearly see the partial eclipse without using glasses and taking short glances. Was pretty cool. 

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We drove about 125 miles north to Arthur, Nebraska to a friend's ranch in the totality zone.  I shot this during the peak of the eclipse:

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This is my second total solar eclipse I have seen and it was awesome experience just like last time. 

We drive to Salem Or from Vancouver BC and traffic was not too bad getting there. Leaving immediately and driving out after the eclipse was another story though. Bumper to bumper on I5 almost all the way to Seatle

Still well worth it for me .We lucked out on the weather. The skies over Salem was clear blue for eclipse day

 

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16 hours ago, Kalnoky said:

As the moon began to cover the sun, the temperature dropped noticeably and the wind picked up.. Next it became very quiet as the birds stopped chirping, and everything was bathed in this surreal "candelight" (something similar to an Instagram filter).  Suddenly the sun "flicked off" like a light switch and only a black orb surrounded by fire remained. This you could see with the naked eye. 

I guess I don't have the words.. It was very impressive, like a magic trick from David Copperfield. I can only imagine how the ancients might have felt without the aid of special glasses, to see the sun suddenly vanish...

I admit I was a bit cynical about the eclipse, but I now think it is something you should definitely see if you have the chance.

Great synopsis, and well put.  Our drive up to East TN was well worth it in every way.  It's really hard to put into words how amazing it is to see it in full totality...absolutely incomparable to even 99% coverage.  Me, the wife and both kids were all beyond amazed.  Really one of the coolest things one can witness.

Funny you mentioned the ancients.  The fam and I had a rolling discussion of what would've been going through their minds as it darkened more and more for no apparent reason (it was completely clear skies where we were and the sun still looked normal), then, poof--bye bye sun!  I'm sure they would've ranged from "something doesn't seem right", to "uhh...what the hell is happening", to "m*@$ G#d! we're all gonna die!!!" ;-)
 

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We humans are light-sensitive.  It warmed my heart to witness the eclipse, with strangers, and share the sense of wonder and weirdness.  If only we could be that way more often.

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Another cool time lapse pic:

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That's the International Space Center that passed between the Earth and Sun during the eclipse.

Taken in Wyoming by Canadian photographer, Derek Kind

plus cool video about people who were set up to capture it

 

 

 

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9 hours ago, RandallT said:

Another cool time lapse pic:

IMG_0807.JPG

That's the International Space Center that passed between the Earth and Sun during the eclipse.

Taken in Wyoming by Canadian photographer, Derek Kind

plus cool video about people who were set up to capture it

 

 

 

Saw that.  The headline was "ISS Photobombs the Eclipse"!

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