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EVENT Total Eclipse

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

  1. Ruralfarmboy

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    ***crackles of broadcast static***
    ...TK-206...err, I mean... Ruralfarmboy report in' in here...
    fella I work with brought in a 3"x5" welder a goggle lens. I just went out an' looked up through...at about 10%-ish... Neat Stuff
     
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    What a strange feeling. My eyes think it's just cloudy, but my mind knows it's not.
     
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    ... gonna go out an' try with my iPod cam Behind that lens an' report back...

    Ruralfarmboy, out....

    ****static crackle***
     
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  4. DarthSnow

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    Good luck! Hope it works, share a picture if it does!
     
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    Luke: "What's wrong? Are you alright?"
    Ben (sits down): "Something terrible has happened. A million voices just cried out in terror, then nothing..."
    Luke: "A planet was blown up?"
    Ben: "No. Target and Walmart just sold out of eclipse glasses."

    ;)
     
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  6. Ruralfarmboy

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    ***static crackle***

    ... this is RuralFarmboy...come in Cantina...

    ... got Forty mile 'a clouds... All'a way back to the west...
    ... we're outta it here now...

    ...good luck to the other posts...

    Ruralfarmboy, out....

    ***static crackle*****
     
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    CNN: "Scared Mississippi residents are shooting the moon with rifles to try get the light back in"
     
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    15 minutes away from being 80% covered here where I am. Getting darker and noticeable cooler!
     
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    ***static crackle***

    ...come in Cantina... I managed to get three quick shots through the thin cloud cover....had a 90 second window...
     

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    Black hole sun won't you come.
     
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    Well this was a fun first time event to experience at the Cantina! I wont' forget it!
     
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    Well it still cloudy here so it a total bust in the U.K. but the news coverage from the US looks fantastic.
     
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    Success!

    One of the guys I work with had a pair of glasses, I got lucky and snagged a pic through them... kinda hard to see, and prob won't look as good as I see it, but here it is:

    20170821_143623.jpg

    And using an old transit to do a solar observation:
    20170821_143838.jpg

    Fun stuff!
    :cool:
     
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    Here's my high-tech viewing equipment:
    IMG_1536.JPG



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    My high-tech image :p about an hour before the height of our coverage.

    FYI Even only 23% of full sun is pretty bright. Looks weird inside looking out though, like there's a storm coming, making it darker.
     
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    Resized_20170821_142709-1.jpeg

    Friend of mine sent this to me just now :)
    Alpharetta, GA
     
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    Awesome! Love the viewer :D

    Here is a zoomed / cropped image of the best shot I got... I know its not the greatest but to me it is! Haha. At least shows the shape a bit better.
    20170821_145638.jpg
     
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    Amazing!

    Things are growing brighter again now for us. We had sun the whole time, but it was dim. It was such a weird feeling I can't even find proper words for, but even with the Sun it just felt like something was not normal.
     
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    That is so gorgeous! Wish I'd had the glasses!
     
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    Does your friend work for NASA?!

    That is a pretty amazing picture!

    Me too. Luckily, 1 in the 25+ people I work with was smart enough to plan ahead, ha! Next time maybe I will be too!

    I didn't expect to get this excited about it, but it was a really really cool experience. :)
     
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    Not expecting to get this excited about it is exactly why I didn't plan ahead. :rolleyes::oops:
     
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