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Manny in CA : 8/20/2017 11:58 pm
On the Astronomy Magazine website.

http://www.astronomy.com/eclipsestream
I gotta be honest  
jnoble : 8/21/2017 12:39 am : link
I'm sick and tired of hearing about it so I can't wait for it to be over already lol
I might go take a nap during it  
spike : 8/21/2017 12:46 am : link
j/k
Thanks for the info & link!  
ZogZerg : 8/21/2017 6:32 am : link
Once in a lifetime event. Enjoy it.
If the scope ain't trained  
Jay in Toronto : 8/21/2017 6:55 am : link
On some woman's boobs, lots of guys here will pass.
I plan on being afloat  
Diver_Down : 8/21/2017 6:58 am : link
off Porpoise Point in St. Augustine.
Do you  
mdthedream : 8/21/2017 7:07 am : link
think I will need to wear Glasses?
Thanks for the link!  
Watson : 8/21/2017 7:13 am : link
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Count me as another one  
SFGFNCGiantsFan : 8/21/2017 7:21 am : link
who can't wait for this freaking thing to be over with.
NASA will have live feed as well  
ZogZerg : 8/21/2017 7:33 am : link
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Eclipse Live Stream - ( New Window )
For those that can't wait for it to be over -  
Diver_Down : 8/21/2017 8:13 am : link
What is the hurry? Is your life so important that you can't wait to return to a soulless existence rotting away in corporate America? I don't understand the desire to move beyond what is a monumental event that most will not witness again in their lifetime.
Next one is in 2024  
TheMick7 : 8/21/2017 8:19 am : link
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RE: Next one is in 2024  
Diver_Down : 8/21/2017 8:21 am : link
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In the US?
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Diver_Down : 8/21/2017 8:28 am : link
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In the US?


I just looked it up and the next one will be in South America/South Pacific in 2019. The next one after that will indeed traverse the US in 2024 (April 8th). I hope to see that one also.
RE: For those that can't wait for it to be over -  
AcidTest : 8/21/2017 8:29 am : link
In comment 13566504 Diver_Down said:
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What is the hurry? Is your life so important that you can't wait to return to a soulless existence rotting away in corporate America? I don't understand the desire to move beyond what is a monumental event that most will not witness again in their lifetime.


There is another total solar eclipse in April 2024 that moves vertically through the United States, including over Austin and Dallas. My hope is to attend that one. Strangely enough, Carbondale, Ill is in the path of totality for both eclipses. There are also two total eclipses between now and then in Brazil and Argentina, in 2019 and 2020 IIRC. I wanted to attend the incredible eclipse in 1991 in Cabo San Lucas, but was studying for the bar exam at that time. I skipped this eclipse because of the possibility of clouds and storms on the east coast on an afternoon in August. The traffic will also be nightmarish.

A total solar eclipse is only possible because as seen from Earth, the size to distance ratio of the sun to the moon is 1:1. The sun is 400 times bigger than the moon, but is also 400 times further away. There is no reason for that ratio, leading some to believe that it was divinely intended. The only other explanation is that it is the greatest stroke of astronomical freak good luck imaginable.

Total solar eclipses will in fact not be possible in several hundred million years because the moon will be too far away from the Earth. At that point, it will no longer completely cover the sun.
RE: For those that can't wait for it to be over -  
Mike from Ohio : 8/21/2017 8:49 am : link
In comment 13566504 Diver_Down said:
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What is the hurry? Is your life so important that you can't wait to return to a soulless existence rotting away in corporate America? I don't understand the desire to move beyond what is a monumental event that most will not witness again in their lifetime.


Nice condescening post! Why don't you more fully explain how people should be spending their lives so we can all learn something?

Why is the moon passing infront of the sun "monumental" again?
RE: For those that can't wait for it to be over -  
SFGFNCGiantsFan : 8/21/2017 9:30 am : link
In comment 13566504 Diver_Down said:
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What is the hurry? Is your life so important that you can't wait to return to a soulless existence rotting away in corporate America? I don't understand the desire to move beyond what is a monumental event that most will not witness again in their lifetime.


Uh, okay. I guess having no interest in this offends you for some reason.
I kind of DIDN'T care  
liteamorn : 8/21/2017 9:30 am : link
Until yesterday morning, then remembering the 1979 eclipse, it was kind of cool. I saw it with welding glasses at the factory I worked at. It was cool to see how it got dark for a bit and looking at it was cool .

So I went on a hunt for glasses yesterday and came up empty, couldn't find strong enough welders glasses at Lowes or HD and thought I was going to have to do something goofy to see it.

My stepdaughter went out with her friend and her job had given her a bunch of pairs of glasses which she managed to get a pair of, we're going to the beach today to watch it .

If you've never seen one? they are cool as hell.
Maybe consider a little historical context when debating whether this  
mfsd : 8/21/2017 9:40 am : link
is newsworthy and interesting or not - go back over the past several thousands years, different civilizations interpreted an eclipse as a sign from God (or their many Gods), and/or committed human sacrifices to honor said Gods for sending such a sign.

Now, as much as we may sometimes have moments where bringing back human sacrifices may not seem like a bad idea (like when I meet Cowboys fans from NY and NJ)...maybe it's a cool sign that humanity, for all it's flaws, has made a little bit of progress at least?

Or, we can disregard and continue to bicker amongst ourselves...what better way to demonstrate the traits that make us uniquely human, after all!
RE: I gotta be honest  
Gman11 : 8/21/2017 9:53 am : link
In comment 13566442 jnoble said:
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I'm sick and tired of hearing about it so I can't wait for it to be over already lol


LOL. I was going to post "Am I the only person in the country that doesn't care about the stupid eclipse?"
I am more concerned about  
batman11 : 8/21/2017 10:55 am : link
my dog and other pets looking at the eclipse without eye protection and getting some form of "eclipse blindness". I hope everyone is taking appropriate precautions for their pets.
RE: I am more concerned about  
AcidTest : 8/21/2017 11:07 am : link
In comment 13566639 batman11 said:
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my dog and other pets looking at the eclipse without eye protection and getting some form of "eclipse blindness". I hope everyone is taking appropriate precautions for their pets.


Keep your pets indoors.
I'm posting 2 links  
mrvax : 8/21/2017 11:34 am : link
The first is how to make a safe viewer:

https://eclipse2017.nasa.gov/how-make-pinhole-projector-view-solar-eclipse

This one will tell/show you what to expect to see and times from your location.

https://www.vox.com/science-and-health/2017/7/25/16019892/solar-eclipse-2017-interactive-map
Here You Go  
Bob in Vt : 8/21/2017 12:02 pm : link
RE: Next one is in 2024  
eli4life : 8/21/2017 12:13 pm : link
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The will bitch about that one too
Bonnie Tyler is going to sing  
Ryan in Albany : 8/21/2017 12:35 pm : link
her hit song during the eclipse.
Hope this whole eclipsy thingee.....  
MOOPS : 8/21/2017 12:47 pm : link
doesn't awaken the super-volcano gods at Jellystone.
RE: RE: I am more concerned about  
jnoble : 8/21/2017 12:49 pm : link
In comment 13566648 AcidTest said:
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my dog and other pets looking at the eclipse without eye protection and getting some form of "eclipse blindness". I hope everyone is taking appropriate precautions for their pets.



Keep your pets indoors.

Do animals normally look up at the sun anyway? I wouldn't even think of that
I regret not getting some glasses  
jcn56 : 8/21/2017 12:49 pm : link
I was reluctant, afraid that a cheap pair of glasses could easily be labeled as a safety device and in the end just be some cheap pair of plastic 3D type glasses imported from China, but now I see there's a way to test these things. Oh well.
what you see around you  
RasputinPrime : 8/21/2017 1:00 pm : link
is as awe-inspiring as staring at the sun.

I've got some cameras set up and i'm watching it that way.
RE: I regret not getting some glasses  
nygiants16 : 8/21/2017 1:02 pm : link
In comment 13566779 jcn56 said:
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I was reluctant, afraid that a cheap pair of glasses could easily be labeled as a safety device and in the end just be some cheap pair of plastic 3D type glasses imported from China, but now I see there's a way to test these things. Oh well.


selfie mode on your phone
RE: Bonnie Tyler is going to sing  
feelflows : 8/21/2017 1:06 pm : link
In comment 13566760 Ryan in Albany said:
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her hit song during the eclipse.


Holding Out For A Hero!?! Classic!!!!
Can you look at the eclipse on line without going blind?  
Bill L : 8/21/2017 1:12 pm : link
Because apparently, there's lots of stuff I look at on line where people end up telling me to stop or I will go blind.
Is it true  
well...bye TC : 8/21/2017 1:15 pm : link
that if you wear your "Make America Great Again" hat, that you can look directly at the eclipse and don't need special glasses?????
RE: RE: I regret not getting some glasses  
jcn56 : 8/21/2017 1:17 pm : link
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I was reluctant, afraid that a cheap pair of glasses could easily be labeled as a safety device and in the end just be some cheap pair of plastic 3D type glasses imported from China, but now I see there's a way to test these things. Oh well.



selfie mode on your phone


Someone mentioned this to me yesterday, but apparently it's not safe either.
http://newsroom.cumc.columbia.edu/blog/2017/08/18/why-you-shouldnt-take-a-selfie-during-the-solar-eclipse/ - ( New Window )
i watched it in Vancouver  
RasputinPrime : 8/21/2017 1:28 pm : link
without glasses and I ola98i3o9 ao;93wj l;ak ndfa fasljf092';;2olkj
Just watched it in my backyard  
Go Terps : 8/21/2017 1:32 pm : link
It's pretty incredible. You can almost see why some ancient civilization would be ripping people's hearts out. It has a distinct end of the world feeling about it.
I honestly, seriously want to know  
Bill L : 8/21/2017 1:34 pm : link
how many people are going to end up blind today. Because you know people are going to look. It wouldn't surprise me if we are all getting suckered in by an old wive's tale.

Not that I'm going to test it.
RE: I honestly, seriously want to know  
BlackLight : 8/21/2017 1:48 pm : link
In comment 13566847 Bill L said:
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how many people are going to end up blind today. Because you know people are going to look. It wouldn't surprise me if we are all getting suckered in by an old wive's tale.

Not that I'm going to test it.


My guess is, not many. I'm going to guess you start to feel the discomfort of looking at the sun long before long-term eye damage happens.
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djl8699 : 8/21/2017 1:54 pm : link
In comment 13566869 BlackLight said:
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how many people are going to end up blind today. Because you know people are going to look. It wouldn't surprise me if we are all getting suckered in by an old wive's tale.

Not that I'm going to test it.



My guess is, not many. I'm going to guess you start to feel the discomfort of looking at the sun long before long-term eye damage happens.


There are no pain receptors in the retina, and apparently it takes a few days for the effects to be apparent. So you may not realize you're going blind for a while. Not worth the risk, IMO, just wear the glasses or find an alternative way to witness the event.
The full eclipse is in about 11 minutes here in Texas  
lono801 : 8/21/2017 2:02 pm : link
I just watch 15 college kids come out of their apartments...

And stare at the sun...not a bright bunch here
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RasputinPrime : 8/21/2017 2:05 pm : link
In comment 13566874 djl8699 said:
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how many people are going to end up blind today. Because you know people are going to look. It wouldn't surprise me if we are all getting suckered in by an old wive's tale.

Not that I'm going to test it.



My guess is, not many. I'm going to guess you start to feel the discomfort of looking at the sun long before long-term eye damage happens.



There are no pain receptors in the retina, and apparently it takes a few days for the effects to be apparent. So you may not realize you're going blind for a while. Not worth the risk, IMO, just wear the glasses or find an alternative way to witness the event.


Watched one as a kid. I've had some barely noticeable spots in my vision ever since. Almost wouldn't notice it most of the time but it's legit.

Not worth the risk. The internet is a much better alternative if you aren't in the path and have the right equipment.
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SFGFNCGiantsFan : 8/21/2017 2:15 pm : link
Just checked it out.

Pretty cool.
this is pretty awesome  
Jints in Carolina : 8/21/2017 2:29 pm : link
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I had a pair of the correct glasses  
lono801 : 8/21/2017 2:32 pm : link
It was cool
I've  
AcidTest : 8/21/2017 2:34 pm : link
been watching it online all day.
Saw the partial here in Austin with the glasses  
Post Time : 8/21/2017 2:35 pm : link
but the coolest effect was standing under a tree where partial light filters through. Hundreds of crescents replicating the eclipse on the ground in the parking lot, all facing the same direction.
Someone had a pair of the glasses to share with me  
mfsd : 8/21/2017 2:36 pm : link
by my condo pool, just watched it for a bit, pretty cool
I just see a black screen  
Motley Two : 8/21/2017 3:07 pm : link
with the word "clouds" at the bottom.

I guess I'll go outside.
It was interesting  
Greg from LI : 8/21/2017 3:10 pm : link
At first it seemed like it didn't really get any darker around us, but it did look weird because it was as if it were an overcast day, but there was still glare.
Totally awesome  
B in ALB : 8/21/2017 3:13 pm : link
Very exciting.

Too.cloudy  
spike : 8/21/2017 3:30 pm : link
In the nyc area
Too  
AcidTest : 8/21/2017 4:49 pm : link
cloudy in my area as well.
Too cloudy  
Ron Johnson 30 : 8/21/2017 4:53 pm : link
in CT to see much.
RE: ...  
Diver_Down : 8/21/2017 5:14 pm : link
In comment 13566894 SFGFNCGiantsFan said:
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Just checked it out.

Pretty cool.


Why did you bother? At 9:30, you expressed that you had no interest.
I did the "pin camera"effect, outside ...  
Manny in CA : 8/22/2017 1:24 am : link

With a couple of white pieces of paper, it worked surprisingly well (over a 1/3 of the sun was obscured), not bad for my latitude and longitude.
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