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EVENT Total Eclipse

Discussion in 'Random Discussion' started by DarthSnow, Aug 21, 2017.

  1. DarthSnow

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    Today marks the first Total Solar Eclipse in North America in 99 years... friends of the Cantina, please share any pictures / experiences you enjoy today!


    Happy viewing everyone!

    For anyone out of the area / unable to get outside, here is a link to a live stream:
    https://eclipse2017.nasa.gov/eclipse-live-stream
     
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  2. Lady Rey

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    We'll be getting almost 80% coverage where I live.
     
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    Erm... what do you really call "a total eclipse"?


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    or better...

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    Oh? I posted another pic of "total eclipse" but it seems the websense/moderators intercepted and changed them????? (this is a joke - of course).
     
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    Will do, M'Lord... I'm currently at my day job, twenty/twenty-Five miles East of Pittsburgh, PA... will report back with what I can as management allows me... T minus Three hours, Fifty Two minuets and countin'
     
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    Well it heavy cloud & rain showers in the U.K. But if it clears then we will get between 4 - 10% this evening so there is still hope.
    Having been lucky enough to experience one in 99 you guys are a n for a real treat.
     
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    ;)
     
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    First reports from Jedha are already rolling in...

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    wait a minute... that's no moon....
     
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    Man that is some dark humour but still funny.
     
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    Dark humor? Is that a pun?
     
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    Ehh yea that was totally intentional honest :D
     
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    The last total eclipse from Europe in 2015:
     
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    We're supposed to be able to see it around 1:30 PM. Just plugged in my video camera. Here's hoping it'll work out to where I can get video of it without having to look. Should really have bought speciality glasses. :)
     
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    Be careful!
     
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    You will destroy your video camera without proper solar filters and cooling.
     
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    In Honor of the day ...
     
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    Buhh. Kinda hungover today, so I'm glad the sun will be blocked out for a little while. :)
     
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    The UK will experience a 10% partial solar eclipse today at 19:35 hrs, just 45 minutes before sunset, which is both ironic and unfortunate. Buts it's ok, we had one in 1999 and 2015. The next is 2090.
    ;)
     
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    Likewise!! Though, I'm stubborn. In case you never hear from me again, you'll know why. My vision went out with the eclipse in a blaze of glory.

    Good to know. I was actually just planning on trying to use my phone as a viewer... I've read some conflicting information as to whether that is kosher or not. Gonna try it though...

    I'm guessing a couple quick pics / glimpses should be okay?
     
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    @Addi Ras .. yeah... I was doin' the math of it when you first mentioned it. Rather unique as well, I think anyways, at that time of day.
     
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    I've seen three total eclipses. I know what I'm talking about. The simplest and safest method to record an eclipse is to do the pinhole in the sheet of paper thing, projected onto another sheet of paper stuck to a wall. You can then record the projected image onto your camera safely without pointing the camera at the sun.

    Never look at the sun without approved safety lenses, not even for split second. It only takes a split second to lose your eyesight permanantly.
     
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