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Old 08-21-2017, 02:32 AM   #1
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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.
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Old 08-21-2017, 05:09 AM   #2
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I'm going to a Columbia Fireflies baseball game. Baseball and total solar eclipse!
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Old 08-21-2017, 05:48 AM   #3
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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.
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Old 08-21-2017, 08:02 AM   #4
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Got my shadow box ready

Not gonna spend $15 on a pair of paper glasses that may or may not work for one use
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Old 08-21-2017, 08:33 AM   #5
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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.
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Old 08-21-2017, 09:21 AM   #6
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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.
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Old 08-21-2017, 09:22 AM   #7
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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
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Old 08-21-2017, 09:27 AM   #8
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Cloudy and raining in KC so a lot of the activities planned for today here are a bust.
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Old 08-21-2017, 09:30 AM   #9
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Raining in the 'Peg. Nothing to see here folks.
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Old 08-21-2017, 11:30 AM   #10
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Not in the total eclipse line, but might get to see something if the clouds go away.
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Old 08-21-2017, 11:53 AM   #11
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Cloudy as can be here.
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Old 08-21-2017, 12:44 PM   #12
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We were in the path of totality here in Southern Illinois. It was pretty dang awesome.
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Old 08-21-2017, 12:58 PM   #13
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Threw the shadowbox away the first time I looked through somebody else's glasses, before the thing even happened
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Old 08-21-2017, 01:02 PM   #14
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Clouds are pretty bad right now, but I did get a halfway decent pic.
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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

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I just looked at it with my sunglasses, I ain't skeered.
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Old 08-21-2017, 01:31 PM   #17
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Clouds and rain here pretty made it almost a non event. It got dark but not as dark as I thought it would.
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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.
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Looks like we'll be in the path of totality again in 2024 as well.
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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.
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