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markem
08-21-2017, 03:32 AM
Anyone wanting to view the live NASA feed of the eclipse over north america, here is the URL:

https://eclipse.stream.live/

My university (PSU) will be one of the first online with shots of totality.

Wharf Rat
08-21-2017, 06:09 AM
I'm going to a Columbia Fireflies baseball game. Baseball and total solar eclipse!

Brian D.
08-21-2017, 06:48 AM
Gonna eat Sun Chips and a Moon Pie today. Supposed to be 91% eclipse here, it's cool and all but not worth getting in a mass of humanity to get into the 100% zone further south. I am going to check "gas buddy" in the totality belt to see how much the eclipse chasers are getting hosed.

stearns
08-21-2017, 09:02 AM
Got my shadow box ready :tu

Not gonna spend $15 on a pair of paper glasses that may or may not work for one use :sl

T.G
08-21-2017, 09:33 AM
I was going to bring my arc welding helmet to work, but it's only a #12 gold and you're supposed to have a #14 for viewing. So, it looks like I'm watching it on the internet.

shark
08-21-2017, 10:21 AM
Gonna eat Sun Chips and a Moon Pie today. Supposed to be 91% eclipse here, it's cool and all but not worth getting in a mass of humanity to get into the 100% zone further south. I am going to check "gas buddy" in the totality belt to see how much the eclipse chasers are getting hosed.

Don't forget the Sun Kist! -(P

shark
08-21-2017, 10:22 AM
Gonna eat Sun Chips and a Moon Pie today. Supposed to be 91% eclipse here, it's cool and all but not worth getting in a mass of humanity to get into the 100% zone further south. I am going to check "gas buddy" in the totality belt to see how much the eclipse chasers are getting hosed.
Hosed not just in gasoline prices, but lodging as well. I don't even want to know how much a hotel room would cost in the total zones

jledou
08-21-2017, 10:27 AM
Cloudy and raining in KC so a lot of the activities planned for today here are a bust.

nutcracker
08-21-2017, 10:30 AM
Raining in the 'Peg. Nothing to see here folks.

Dave128
08-21-2017, 12:30 PM
Not in the total eclipse line, but might get to see something if the clouds go away.

Porch Dweller
08-21-2017, 12:53 PM
Cloudy as can be here.

4WheelVFR
08-21-2017, 01:44 PM
We were in the path of totality here in Southern Illinois. It was pretty dang awesome.

stearns
08-21-2017, 01:58 PM
Threw the shadowbox away the first time I looked through somebody else's glasses, before the thing even happened :r

Dave128
08-21-2017, 02:02 PM
Clouds are pretty bad right now, but I did get a halfway decent pic.

stearns
08-21-2017, 02:12 PM
Glad I saw a tip online to look at the shadow of tree leaves if they're dense enough to only let a little light come through, the picture on the left was when it was at it's peak (92% totality according to the internet), the one on the right was a few hours later to compare, same tree

https://s28.postimg.org/48regytbh/IMG_20170821_114037.jpghttps://s28.postimg.org/gm48nvizx/IMG_20170821_124241.jpg

icehog3
08-21-2017, 02:15 PM
I just looked at it with my sunglasses, I ain't skeered. :r

G G
08-21-2017, 02:31 PM
Clouds and rain here pretty made it almost a non event. It got dark but not as dark as I thought it would.

The Poet
08-21-2017, 02:44 PM
Only about 70% here, so Joisey not as much in the dark as much of the nation. Watched it the two safest way possible . . . first half on TV, then went out with a cigar and stood under a tree, looking at the shadows like Ben above.

4WheelVFR
08-21-2017, 03:04 PM
Looks like we'll be in the path of totality again in 2024 as well.

Wharf Rat
08-21-2017, 07:31 PM
It was mostly cloudy for the beginning of the eclipse. About 15 minutes before totality, a big blue hole appeared in the clouds over the ballpark. We got a perfect view. Amusingly, the players all laid down in the grass with their solar glasses on. Quite a sight in itself.

hotreds
08-21-2017, 10:06 PM
Didn't really notice anything in DC area. Got dark later when we had a thunderstorm, though......

jjirons69
08-22-2017, 07:45 AM
Saw about 5 clear seconds of totality in Charleston. Clouds were light but numerous. Still very beautiful. Kids thought it was cool.

Brian D.
08-22-2017, 11:56 AM
Hosed not just in gasoline prices, but lodging as well. I don't even want to know how much a hotel room would cost in the total zones

Later reports said some hotels were trying to charge as much as $500 a night, with a minimum three day stay required. A friend booked one early and paid about $300, which was probably "only" double the normal price.

I watched Gas Buddy pages from a couple cities in the totality area, and saw no gouging. Color me surprised.