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Post  BeetlesPerSqFt on 8/21/2017, 9:14 pm



A friend had an extra pair of eclipse glasses! I brought them to the two nearby local businesses so the employees could step out and get a peek. And I used them in front of my camera (and used the digital viewfinder, not the optical one!) This was taken at the 'peak' of the eclipse where I am. I think the 2024 eclipse totality path will be close enough to me to be worth traveling for.
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Post  sanderson on 8/22/2017, 3:34 am

Nice photo!

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Post  AtlantaMarie on 8/22/2017, 9:51 am

Where we were yesterday (out of town) turned out to be a good location, but we had so many clouds, we couldn't see anything. I DID find where the sun was (it was just a bit brighter than the surrounding clouds), but that was it.

Coming home from the south, traffic was backed up for MIIIILLLES with people coming back home from the mountains. Thank goodness we had gone south!!
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Post  dixie on 8/22/2017, 10:19 am

We had clear skies & live out in the country, so everything was perfect.  We live about 30 miles from Spring City, TN, which was said to be one of the best places in TN to view.  Our little community is just a wide spot in the road with a 2 lane highway & it was bumper to bumper.  Hubby had to go out that morning & someone from Baton Rouge, LA pulled in beside him at the store to ask where the best viewing place was.  He should have just stayed there in the parking lot!

We had about 2 1/2 minutes of 100% totality.
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Post  Kelejan on 8/23/2017, 12:23 pm

@dixie wrote:We had clear skies & live out in the country, so everything was perfect.  We live about 30 miles from Spring City, TN, which was said to be one of the best places in TN to view.  Our little community is just a wide spot in the road with a 2 lane highway & it was bumper to bumper.  Hubby had to go out that morning & someone from Baton Rouge, LA pulled in beside him at the store to ask where the best viewing place was.  He should have just stayed there in the parking lot!

We had about 2 1/2 minutes of 100% totality.

I must check up on The Elephant Sanctuary  in TN to see how the elephants reacted or if they even noticed it.
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Post  dixie on 8/23/2017, 12:25 pm

I've lived in TN all my life, 68 years, & I just heard about the sanctuary recently.  I need to check it out.
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Post  plantoid on 8/23/2017, 4:21 pm

Alison & I saw a total eclipse in the UK in 1999  from where we lived at Guyhirn Wisbech PE13BJ  , we were using both of my full face hands free arch welding masks .

Were we used to live it was surrounded with approx 30 acres of  self sown grases , weeds , green scrub & shrubbery  , black berries , wild roses , ash trees & haw thorns etc  .

A minute before the eclipse really got going the birds,  rabbits & cattle  started doing their  bed time routines at the bidding of a solitary black bird calling evensong .  A minute later not a creature sounded off or stirred , we had a light mist start rising from the ground as the  air temperature dropped several degrees .

 We had a perfect corona , . within seconds of the sun starting to  reappear the blackbird started his wake up call , well before the eclipse had finished  , everything was almost back to normal seconds after that .
 It took almost another two minutes for the warm balmy temperatures to get back to normal .
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Post  Scorpio Rising on 8/23/2017, 7:08 pm

@plantoid wrote:Alison & I saw a total eclipse in the UK in 1999  from where we lived at Guyhirn Wisbech PE13BJ  , we were using both of my full face hands free arch welding masks .

Were we used to live it was surrounded with approx 30 acres of  self sown grases , weeds , green scrub & shrubbery  , black berries , wild roses , ash trees & haw thorns etc  .

A minute before the eclipse really got going the birds,  rabbits & cattle  started doing their  bed time routines at the bidding of a solitary black bird calling evensong .  A minute later not a creature sounded off or stirred , we had a light mist start rising from the ground as the  air temperature dropped several degrees .

 We had a perfect corona , . within seconds of the sun starting to  reappear the blackbird started his wake up call , well before the eclipse had finished  , everything was almost back to normal seconds after that .
 It took almost another two minutes for the warm balmy temperatures to get back to normal .
YESSSS!!!!!!  That happened exactly!
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Post  sanderson on 8/23/2017, 10:03 pm

Plantoid, Thank you for sharing. I love you

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