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Re: Eclipse Plans
« Reply #120 on: August 24, 2017, 11:30:16 PM »
In 2024 I will be tandem jumping during the totality.
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Re: Eclipse Plans
« Reply #121 on: August 25, 2017, 05:54:13 AM »
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In 2024 I will be tandem jumping during the totality.
Those friends I referred to earlier said where they were at, there were some divers coming down during totality.  I can't imagine.  I didn't even take pictures during totality because I didn't want to be distracted by anything else.

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Re: Eclipse Plans
« Reply #122 on: August 26, 2017, 05:19:17 AM »
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I just got back from seeing it. My plans went off without a hitch.

It was truly awesome! A partial eclipse simply doesn't compare to a total eclipse!

Woot!

No wonder ancient people started beating drums and shit.

The total would have been awesome!  I just assumed that whereever I went would have been cloudy, LOL!
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Offline Cavebear

Re: Eclipse Plans
« Reply #123 on: September 07, 2017, 04:27:30 AM »
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I went to an eclipse in 1979, up in Washington state. Got clouded out - but it did get dark, at least. This one I'll just get the partial, and be happy with it.

I read a joke before the eclipse.  Said if you weren't sure your eclipse glasses were safe, try them at night first.  At least I HOPE that was a joke...

Of course that is just light bent over the gravity well now...
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Offline trdsf

Re: Eclipse Plans
« Reply #124 on: September 07, 2017, 10:41:17 AM »
This was, alas, the best image I could get as the sun re-emerged from THAT STUPID FUCKING CLOUD.

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I still need to go through my other camera, but I don't think I've done much better than this.  Which was not what I wanted to see.
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Re: Eclipse Plans
« Reply #125 on: September 07, 2017, 09:01:15 PM »
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This was, alas, the best image I could get as the sun re-emerged from THAT STUPID FUCKING CLOUD.

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I still need to go through my other camera, but I don't think I've done much better than this.  Which was not what I wanted to see.

Mine looked just like yours...
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Re: Eclipse Plans
« Reply #126 on: September 11, 2017, 05:46:43 AM »
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Mine looked just like yours...

Mine were like this...
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Offline Sal1981

Re: Eclipse Plans
« Reply #127 on: September 11, 2017, 06:36:12 AM »
In 2015 there was an eclipse here in Faroe Islands, but it was cloudy where I was. Got slightly dark for 5 minutes (similar to dusk/dawn) and bright again. Back then people also talked about Jesus coming back and end of the world and whatnot.
"The first principle is that you must not fool yourself - and you are the easiest person to fool" --- Richard P. Feynman

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Re: Eclipse Plans
« Reply #128 on: September 11, 2017, 06:41:36 AM »
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In 2015 there was an eclipse here in Faroe Islands, but it was cloudy where I was. Got slightly dark for 5 minutes (similar to dusk/dawn) and bright again. Back then people also talked about Jesus coming back and end of the world and whatnot.
The superstitious WILL be that way...
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