Author Topic: August 21 2017 Solar Eclipse  (Read 1688 times)

Offline PopeyesPappy

August 21 2017 Solar Eclipse
« on: June 08, 2016, 10:55:17 AM »
One time in my 54 years on this planet I was in the right place at the right time to experience a total solar eclipse. That was on March 7 1970. There is another one coming to my part of the country on August 21st next year, and if the weather will cooperate I'm planning to literally be right in the middle of it in Andrews, NC. Anyone interested in joining us?



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Offline stromboli

Re: August 21 2017 Solar Eclipse
« Reply #1 on: June 08, 2016, 03:02:17 PM »
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One time in my 54 years on this planet I was in the right place at the right time to experience a total solar eclipse. That was on March 7 1970. There is another one coming to my part of the country on August 21st next year, and if the weather will cooperate I'm planning to literally be right in the middle of it in Andrews, NC. Anyone interested in joining us?



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If all those dates and times added together equal 666 numerologically, The antichrist is among us!  :biggrin:

Thanks for the invite Pappy. Hope it goes well; but you know the rule. Pics or it didn't happen!
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Offline PopeyesPappy

Re: August 21 2017 Solar Eclipse
« Reply #2 on: June 08, 2016, 03:50:25 PM »
Sorry. Just noticed I pasted the wrong link for the interactive map. Here is the right one.

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If all those dates and times added together equal 666 numerologically, The antichrist is among us!  :biggrin:

Thanks for the invite Pappy. Hope it goes well; but you know the rule. Pics or it didn't happen!

I'm actually try to decide if I want to invest in a auto tracking base and/or a 500 mm lens for my camera just for pics. I hate to think about spending $500-$2000 on something that I might not be able to use for its intended purpose because of a cloud...
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Online Shiranu

Re: August 21 2017 Solar Eclipse
« Reply #3 on: June 08, 2016, 03:53:16 PM »
If uni. isn't in session by that point, I wouldn't mind heading out that way. Have some mounds I would like to check out on the way East anyways.
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Offline stromboli

Re: August 21 2017 Solar Eclipse
« Reply #4 on: June 08, 2016, 05:39:49 PM »
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Sorry. Just noticed I pasted the wrong link for the interactive map. Here is the right one.

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I'm actually try to decide if I want to invest in a auto tracking base and/or a 500 mm lens for my camera just for pics. I hate to think about spending $500-$2000 on something that I might not be able to use for its intended purpose because of a cloud...

I could manage a video with my old Canon or some time lapsed shots. Might make it a point to be somewhere I could get some good pictures. Or else upgrade to a better camera before then, but I doubt that will happen. And we might all be dead by then......
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Re: August 21 2017 Solar Eclipse
« Reply #5 on: June 08, 2016, 06:59:46 PM »
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Offline trdsf

Re: August 21 2017 Solar Eclipse
« Reply #6 on: August 29, 2016, 06:34:09 PM »
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One time in my 54 years on this planet I was in the right place at the right time to experience a total solar eclipse. That was on March 7 1970. There is another one coming to my part of the country on August 21st next year, and if the weather will cooperate I'm planning to literally be right in the middle of it in Andrews, NC. Anyone interested in joining us?



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I'm hoping to at least be able to get to the eclipse path in Kentucky; that's going to be my easiest route at this point.
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