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August 21, 2017

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I wanna drive to Oregon so bad. But they have no rooms left. pout


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Reply #1 posted 08/01/17 4:50pm

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There's a guy up here in the mountains that has his own observatory. His telescoope can see 460,000,000 light years away! Needless to say, he is into this bigtime. He's going to Carbondale, IL because that's where the eclipse will last the longest, and there's a lot of scientists going there. Should be cool!

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Reply #2 posted 08/01/17 9:38pm

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I hope for everyone who's been waiting to see this, it's not overcast.
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Reply #3 posted 08/01/17 10:09pm

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Overcast days never turned me on..but on that day it's gonna piss off whole lotta folks.
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Reply #4 posted 08/01/17 11:15pm

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Sticky thumbs up!

Eclipse info: https://eclipse2017.nasa.gov/

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Reply #5 posted 08/03/17 11:56am

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Be careful out there.

https://www.livescience.c...asses.html
Fake Solar Eclipse Glasses Are Flooding the Market: How to Stay Safe

By Mike Wall, Space.com Senior Writer | August 2, 2017 07:08am ET
Update: The Federal Trade Commission has released a statement with safety guidlines for solar viewing glasses.

If you're planning to view the total solar eclipse on Aug. 21, make sure you've got the right safety gear.

Phony eclipse glasses are currently flooding the marketplace, according to the American Astronomical Society (AAS). This counterfeit equipment falsely claims to meet the international standard for safe solar viewing, which is known as ISO 12312-2 (also written as ISO 12312-2:2015).

So how do you know that your eclipse glasses or handheld viewers are safe? You can't really check them yourself; doing so requires pretty high-tech lab equipment. But the AAS has done such legwork for you and identified a number of reputable suppliers, including (but not limited to) American Paper Optics, Rainbow Symphony, Celestron and Daystar. You can also trust the businesses and other organizations that sell gear made by these companies, AAS representatives said. (There are many such retailers, including Wal-Mart, Lowes and Toys R Us.) [The Best ISO-Certified Gear to See the 2017 Solar Eclipse]

You can check out the AAS' full list of trustworthy suppliers and vendors here. NASA also has information about eclipse glasses and safe solar viewing; find it here.

Also, if you haven't already gotten your viewing gear, you probably want to do so. It's late enough in the game that some online stores can't guarantee delivery until after Aug. 21. (But you can buy glasses or viewers in person, at one of the approved retailers listed by the AAS.)

Reminder: You need such specialized gear to view the uneclipsed or partially eclipsed sun; run-of-the-mill sunglasses, even extra-dark ones, won't cut it. If you look at the sun without certified safety equipment, serious and permanent eye damage can result. (It is safe to look at the totally eclipsed sun with the naked eye. But you still need to exercise care; totality lasts just a few minutes, so make sure you get the timing right.)

Even if your eclipse glasses are certified, you shouldn't use them if their lenses are damaged or not securely fastened to their frames, AAS representatives stressed. (Also, never use glasses or handheld viewers with binoculars or telescopes; such instruments require special filters for safe solar observing.)

It's not a big surprise that counterfeit equipment has come on the scene, considering the buzz surrounding the Aug. 21 event — it's the first total solar eclipse visible from the United States mainland since 1979.

On Aug. 21, the moon will completely blot out the solar disk in 14 states, from Oregon to South Carolina. The "path of totality" will be just 70 miles wide (113 kilometers) or so; the rest of North America will be treated to a partial eclipse, as will parts of South America, Europe and Africa.
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Reply #6 posted 08/03/17 1:47pm

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Got the Bonnie Tyler song stuck in my head now

Image result for bonnie tyler total eclipse of the heart music gif

Though will be in Portland late September way after the eclipse.

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Reply #7 posted 08/03/17 5:40pm

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[Edited 8/3/17 17:47pm]

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Reply #8 posted 08/07/17 11:19am

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morningsong said:

[Edited 8/3/17 17:47pm]

oh what were you going to say??????????

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Reply #9 posted 08/07/17 2:10pm

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Please, for your own sake, do not buy any plants on August 21 no matter how cute they are (at first).

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Reply #10 posted 08/07/17 2:30pm

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kpowers said:

morningsong said:

[Edited 8/3/17 17:47pm]

oh what were you going to say??????????

Something already said.


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Reply #11 posted 08/07/17 2:30pm

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StrangeButTrue said:

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Please, for your own sake, do not buy any plants on August 21 no matter how cute they are (at first).



lol

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Reply #12 posted 08/10/17 11:05am

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I don't get it.

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Reply #13 posted 08/11/17 4:51am

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I don't get it.


Boy is sure is good the Jesus died for our sins, some people even say that they should stone her to death because she committed a sin and that in some countries that what they do. I think you guys stop pretending that you are Christians and live your life the way you preach it !
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Reply #14 posted 08/11/17 10:35am

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2freaky4church1 said:

I don't get it.



Three "Greek chorus" girls named Crystal, Ronnette, and Chiffon, introduce the movie, warning the audience that some horror is coming their way ("Prologue: Little Shop of Horrors"). Seymour Krelborn and his colleague, Audrey, work at Mushnik's Flower Shop in a run-down, rough neighborhood referred to as "Skid Row" in the slums of New York City. They lament that they cannot escape the neighborhood ("Downtown (Skid Row)"). Struggling from a lack of customers, Mr. Mushnik decides to close the store, but Audrey suggests he may have more success by displaying an unusual plant that Seymour owns. Immediately attracting a customer, Seymour explains he bought the plant, which he dubbed "Audrey II", from a Chinese flower shop during a solar eclipse ("Da-Doo").

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Reply #15 posted 08/15/17 4:10pm

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How to practice photographing the eclipse

That’s the crux of the matter; first-time eclipse-chasers probably shouldn’t photograph the eclipse, but they will anyway. So plan to practice well in advance of August 21. “If you shoot in twilight right after sunset you have a very similar sky to what you will have during totality, give or take,” .

That’s about 20 minutes after sunset; all you need is a clear sky. “It’s good for seeing how your camera behaves, and what your camera’s auto exposure and auto focus are actually doing – it’s a great rehearsal window for eclipses.”

If you mess it up, no worries; there’s only 680 days to wait until the next total solar eclipse in South America.

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Reply #16 posted 08/15/17 5:42pm

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NASA invites eclipse viewers around the country to participate in a nationwide science experiment by collecting cloud and air temperature data and reporting it via their phones.

The Global Learning and Observations to Benefit the Environment, or GLOBE, Program is a NASA-supported research and education program that encourages students and citizen scientists to collect and analyze environmental observations. GLOBE Observer is a free, easy-to-use app that guides citizen scientists through data collection.

On Aug. 21, a total solar eclipse will occur across the entire continental United States. Crossing the country from Oregon to South Carolina over the course of an hour and a half, 14 states will experience night-like darkness for approximately two minutes in the middle of the day. The eclipse enters the U.S. at 10:15 a.m. PDT off the coast of Oregon and leaves U.S. shores at approximately 2:50 p.m. EDT in South Carolina.

All of North America will experience at least a partial eclipse.

“No matter where you are in North America, whether it’s cloudy, clear or rainy, NASA wants as many people as possible to help with this citizen science project,” said Kristen Weaver, deputy coordinator for the project. “We want to inspire a million eclipse viewers to become eclipse scientists.”

In order to participate, first download the GLOBE Observer app and register to become a citizen scientist. The app will instruct you on how to make the observations. Second, you will need to obtain a thermometer to measure air temperature.

Observations will be recorded on an interactive map.

To join in the fun, download the GLOBE Observer app https://observer.globe.go...et-the-app. After you log in, the app explains how to make eclipse observations.

To learn more about how NASA researchers will be studying the Earth during the eclipse visit https://www.nasa.gov/feat...rgy-system

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Reply #17 posted 08/16/17 3:00pm

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What Does an Eclipse Sound Like?

A new app will allow blind and visually impaired users to experience the upcoming solar eclipse on August 21


Read more: http://www.smithsonianmag...mYbupAQ.99




Gould is working with Henry Winter, a solar astrophysicist at the Harvard-Smithsonian Center for Astrophysics, to develop the app, called Eclipse Soundscapes. As the August 21 solar eclipse darkens a path across the United States, Eclipse Soundscapes will release descriptions, timed—based on the user’s location—to match the progress of the eclipse.

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Reply #18 posted 08/18/17 2:05pm

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Eclipse! Time to Grab the Binocs
by Seth Shostak

Here’s a question I’ve been asked two hundred times in the past half-hour: What equipment do I need to ensure my enjoyment of Monday’s solar eclipse? Even if I’m not in the path of totality?

The answer is simple. You require your eyes, a tube of sunscreen to avoid frying your epidermis, eclipse glasses or filters, … and binoculars.

That’s right: binoculars. Sure, you could borrow Uncle Sydney’s 5-inch refractor with the double-cam tracking motor and prize-winning achromatic optics. But who would want to truck that hardware to their viewing site? In addition, Sydney’s ponderous ‘scope would merely tempt you to waste two minutes of totality fiddling with sighting and focus.

Bummer, for sure.

Binoculars, on the other hand, can be transported by dog, require no setup, and will be useful both inside and outside the path of totality. Even better, you can try them out before the eclipse begins (heck, you can try them out today!)

Now, if you’re among the fortunate folk who will be in the 60-mile swath of totality, binoculars will give you a substantially better view once the Sun blinks out. You can see details of the inner corona and bright red prominences sticking up from the Sun’s limb like luminescent whiskers. It’s really a much better view than just using your eyes.

But what about the two hours of eclipse before and after totality? Or what if you’re in the 95 percent of the lower 48 that is outside that favored path?

You can still put those binoculars to good use. But, of course, you need eye protection.

Read how: https://buff.ly/2wXHcax
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Reply #19 posted 08/21/17 9:47am

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Fairly dim for just 50% coverage.

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Reply #20 posted 08/21/17 11:15am

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Nebraska researchers look at animal behavior amid eclipse


Researchers Dustin Ranglack and Nate Bickford are collecting information about six red-tail hawks wearing GPS devices for a long-term university research project.

The data is being collected this week ahead of Monday's eclipse and during the week after the eclipse.

One question the researchers hope to answer is whether some animals can sense the approaching alignment of the Earth, moon and sun hours before the eclipse is visible.



A solar eclipse is a rare event that can have dramatic effects not only on us people, but on animals as well. For this edition of Caught in My Web, we think about how animals may respond to such a rare celestial event.



1. National Geographic shares many ways animals are kno...ar eclipse.

2. Much of the effect of an eclipse on animal behavior is utter confusion, but many groups will be watching animals to see how they respond.

3. Researchers at the University of Nebraska will be collecting behavior data on GPS-tagged red-tailed hawks to see how the solar eclipse affects them.

4. Some nature centers are studyi...he eclipse.

5. If you found any animals that freaked out so badly as to injure themselves, check here for advice.

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Reply #21 posted 08/21/17 11:51am

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What a joke, my town was supposed to be right in the path, everybody's been excited, school was cancelled... I didn't look at it because I already have vision issues and wasn't interested in risking it, even with the glasses, but, I know it didn't get one bitter darker out, not even like it would if it was cloudy, much less dark.

Big fat nothing. Silly humans... razz lol

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Reply #22 posted 08/21/17 12:34pm

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In all honesty, I didn't bother to go out, I've seen partical eclipses before and I wasn't blown away then, not blown away at all now. Rather experience a full eclipse but I guess that's not in the cards for my lifetime. But it was nice realizing it sparked so much interest elsewhere.





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Reply #23 posted 08/21/17 1:03pm

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Image result for bonnie tyler total eclipse of the heart music gif

Number 1 song downloaded on ITUNES, go figure

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Reply #24 posted 08/21/17 2:18pm

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kpowers said:

Image result for bonnie tyler total eclipse of the heart music gif

Number 1 song downloaded on ITUNES, go figure



I have no idea what song this clip is from but I'm assuming "A total eclipse of the heart". I'm kind of glad at this moment I'm dodging a large percentage of the eclipse hoopla if it has a theme song now.

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Reply #25 posted 08/21/17 4:30pm

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morningsong said:

kpowers said:

Image result for bonnie tyler total eclipse of the heart music gif

Number 1 song downloaded on ITUNES, go figure



I have no idea what song this clip is from but I'm assuming "A total eclipse of the heart". I'm kind of glad at this moment I'm dodging a large percentage of the eclipse hoopla if it has a theme song now.

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Reply #26 posted 08/22/17 5:28pm

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I don't know how real it is, but it's a terrific shot.


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