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Post  llama momma on 10/8/2014, 5:50 am

Total eclipse--
Bloody red moon possible this Wednesda morning around 6 a.m. if the cloud cover cooperates around here.
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Post  Denese on 10/8/2014, 8:47 am

My 2 year old grandson (who had a sleepover with Grandma and Grandpa last night) woke up around 6:45, so we quickly went outside to see if we could find the "red moon".  Unfortunately, we couldn't find the moon at all. We went outside and looked all over the sky. We saw lots of stars (which he loved), but no moon.  I think it was behind some houses or trees or maybe we were too late. Oh well, he thought it was great to go outside in his jammies and look at the sky. Very Happy
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Post  sanderson on 10/8/2014, 10:49 am

For us, it was supposed to be around 3-4 AM. I slept through it, but it was still so big and beautiful at 9 PM.

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Post  sanderson on 8/20/2017, 10:13 am

Total Solar Eclipse 2017 - How is everyone celebrating or watching the eclipse? Got your special solar glasses?

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Post  CapeCoddess on 8/20/2017, 4:30 pm

Ours will be a pretty good-sized partial. Will probably be watching it on the internet at work.
Wish we still had camera film around to watch it through.
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Post  trolleydriver on 8/20/2017, 4:39 pm

Just a partial eclipse up here. We have friends who have driven down to South Carolina to take it in.

https://www.timeanddate.com/eclipse/in/canada/ottawa

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Post  llama momma on 8/20/2017, 4:41 pm

Expecting almost 90% totality here in central Ohio.  Good enough for me.  NASA is going to follow it from coast to coast and film the whole thing.  I'm going to watch my hens and see if they put themselves in the coop to roost. 
 I read something that said duck owners should put their ducks inside as they will tend to look up at the sun.....really??? thinking
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Post  Scorpio Rising on 8/20/2017, 7:35 pm

I am in Nashville at my son's place for the Eclipse tomorrow, Path of Totality!!!  So excited!  Plus I get to see my kid....LOL!  sunny
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Post  bigdogrock on 8/20/2017, 10:06 pm

Gotta work, but up here we are supposed to get 61% eclipse, so I will probably get a chance poke a hole in a piece of card stock and look at the image it creates on another flat stock to see how far it progresses.
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Post  sanderson on 8/20/2017, 10:22 pm

I forgot about that trick. How big of a hole do you punch?

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Post  AtlantaMarie on 8/21/2017, 1:43 am

Gonna be teaching, so we'll miss it. But mom's in the 99% area, I think, so she's got her glasses & will be on her deck away from all the crazy people flooding the area.
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Post  bigdogrock on 8/21/2017, 6:43 am

A paper punch hole will work, but smaller is sometimes better, then adjust how far you are away from your other surface to make it clear. This kinda works like a camera lens, without the lens.
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Post  donnainzone5 on 8/21/2017, 11:41 am

99.6% here.

The cats will be locked in rooms with the shades down for the duration of the eclipse, just in case they should glance out the window at the sun.

I finally found some eclipse glasses, so I'll peer out from time to time to watch its progress.

Then, it's back to the garden to do some deadheading and possibly some planting.
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Post  trolleydriver on 8/21/2017, 12:03 pm

We are in a 62% eclipse zone so I'm not expecting much. 

I have made pinhole projectors which Mrs TD and I will try out.

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Post  No_Such_Reality on 8/21/2017, 12:21 pm

68% zone and t-minus zero minutes til it begins.  Max in roughly one hour.  Currently sitting in my living room and peering at a thick marine layer, visibility zero.

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Post  sanderson on 8/21/2017, 1:31 pm

That was fun, even though it was only a partial! bounce

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Post  CapeCoddess on 8/21/2017, 1:39 pm

I guess I'll be last.  Cereal box with hole at the ready.
Sanderson, what was your viewing %?
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Post  sanderson on 8/21/2017, 2:10 pm

Around 70% or a little less. We also had a slight overcast which helped viewing it.

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Post  countrynaturals on 8/21/2017, 2:27 pm

Didn't even notice it, here because of the smokey air.  Sad
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Post  CapeCoddess on 8/21/2017, 3:20 pm

Just finishing up here. This is my pinhole photo around peak time:

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Post  trolleydriver on 8/21/2017, 3:27 pm

sanderson wrote:That was fun, even though it was only a partial! bounce
Agreed.  Awesome. Before the eclipse I could not stand out in my garden for very long because of the bright hot sun.  And then we got the partial (only 62%) and the light dimmed noticeably and there was no problem standing out there.

CC it looks like your pinhole viewer worked better than mine. Your view has a nice crescent.

I made a couple of pinhole viewers. One from a garlic cracker box and the other from a small pizza box.
 

This is what could be seen inside the cracker box. I don't think my pinhole was "clean".





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Post  trolleydriver on 8/21/2017, 3:35 pm

Next one is in 2024 and if I am alive I may get to enjoy a total eclipse not far from here.

http://www.cbc.ca/news/canada/kitchener-waterloo/next-solar-eclipse-glasses-2024-1.4255909


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Post  CapeCoddess on 8/21/2017, 5:10 pm

trolleydriver wrote:
CC it looks like your pinhole viewer worked better than mine. Your view has a nice crescent.


We had a hazy day.  I wonder if my crescent would have been as stark as yours is otherwise...?  Guess we'll find out in 7 years. ' What a Face
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Post  Fiz on 8/21/2017, 7:37 pm

I too made a pinhole projector, mine out of a cereal box. Worked pretty well but someone at my office brought a pair of glasses so I got to peek through. Was pretty cool! Will definitely have a pair for 2024.
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Post  Scorpio Rising on 8/21/2017, 8:46 pm

It was the strangest thing, it got dark like night, very briefly we could take our glasses off and look up...very strange and cool!  Dark.  The sun is so powerful, even in the minutes right before totality and right after it was like daylight!  I have some pics on my phone.  Not of the sun, just the surroundings.
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