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« on: August 16, 2017, 11:43:17 AM »

Anyone going to watch this event?  We can't find any "ISO Approved" glasses.  We had some ordered but they were recalled.  Damn China.  Why can't they just do things right instead of trying to harm us?

The Eye Clinic gave out 500 but now they are gone.  Oh well.  I won't look directly at the sun but look at the horizon to experience it.

 
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« Reply #1 on: August 16, 2017, 01:42:04 PM »

My sister lives in a small lake town in the south.  The eclipse line runs right through her town.  She told me this afternoon her small town is expecting 500,000 viewers.  As of today my sister said the store were cleaned out of food.  Gas stations were running out of fuel.  It is expected manyn of the tourists are bringing boats to use.  I imangine that the number of crashs during the eclipse will be spectacular.  Personally I'll watch it on tv.
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« Reply #2 on: August 16, 2017, 10:30:02 PM »

Anyone taking an eclipse flight on Southwest Airlines to see it? That would be pretty cool.  8)
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« Reply #3 on: August 17, 2017, 02:28:59 AM »


We are in the path of totality.

Papa John's Pizza here is including two pairs of solar viewing glasses with every large pizza.  I am thinking of having pizza very soon.

Wife has some fears of whether the glasses are good enough.  I told her I could always go grab my welding hood from out in the barn.  That is wat we used as kids when we had a total back then.  Notice you need a lens rated at least 10.  Or a GOLD lens AND a 5 lens.  It's been so long since I've bought any lens at the Welding Supply that I have no idea what they cost.
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« Reply #4 on: August 17, 2017, 07:01:11 AM »

We live in the path of totality. Our grandkids are flying in on Saturday for the event. We purchased our glasses months ago. It is going to be a mess here.

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« Reply #5 on: August 17, 2017, 07:42:40 AM »

We didn't have glasses in ?1979? There are lots of instructions online to make pin holes and other means to view without glasses.  I expect I'll look at it from around work or the national mall with some sort of homemade device.  We will have about 80% sun covered.
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« Reply #6 on: August 17, 2017, 12:43:02 PM »

We will have about 30 seconds of  pure darkness, so that is kinda cool.  I will be working and might step outside and just look at the horizon.  One clinic in my area is off on Monday so the patients can view it.
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« Reply #7 on: August 18, 2017, 05:14:11 AM »


I forgot all about it being this coming Monday, and Monday being my treatment day.   D'uh!

I'm gonna have to look and see what time it is again.

I don't pay enough attention to a lot of things.

Part of being a 'Guy'.
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« Reply #8 on: August 18, 2017, 05:16:51 AM »


Too much Qwap in my head.  Tomorrow is Wife's Birthday.

Want to bet that I will be in trouble for something anyway?  Seems like it doesn't take anything with her.  What do I know, aren't all of us 'Guys' clueless?
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« Reply #9 on: August 18, 2017, 10:19:10 AM »

Well Charlie, just tell us about her and we ladiess will help you out. ( No, she makes good gravy is NOT a qualification).
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« Reply #10 on: August 18, 2017, 11:00:40 AM »

Poor Charlie!  My favorite things from my hubby are chocolate covered fruit, sentimental jewelry (doesn't have to be expensive), and weekend trips with just the two of us.  He is good at spoiling me!   :flower;
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« Reply #11 on: August 18, 2017, 06:28:47 PM »


LOL  I bought the perfect for me fishing boat.  She won't even get on it.

She wouldn't get on my last boat either.

Something about her Dad threw her in the water when she was very little.  She won't put but a couple of inches of water in the bathtub.

But she does like eating the salmon I used to catch.  To bad we're over 2000 miles away from the salt water now.

She won't get on the back of my Harley any longer, hasn't for many many years. 

Oh, and I'm the cook.  I make the gravy.   She tries to follow recipes.  Yuck!
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« Reply #12 on: August 19, 2017, 04:14:52 PM »

I was out in the sticks today and checked both the local Wal-Mart and Pilot for glasses and no dice.  So I guess I'll be looking at the horizon so I don't fry my retinas or I'll google the directions for the pinhole thing.  We are right by the airport in Chicago so it should be cool to see the planes coming in during the eclipse, unless they go to ground stop during the maximum coverage.  Downstate IL is supposed to be a madhouse as the maximum coverage is supposed to be much greater than here in the Chicago area.  Reminds me of Woodstock (not like I was there)
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« Reply #13 on: August 20, 2017, 08:12:55 AM »


I doubt if looking through even a pinhole would be safe.  Perhaps the pinhole could be used to display or cast an image onto the ground or a piece of paper, but looking at even the corona without adequate filtration would be BAD.

There are welding supply outlets around, all have the lenses for welding hoods of varying darkness. At least a level 5 PLUS a gold lens, together make a safe viewing possible. Slightly darker could be an extra level of protection.

Cost far more than the $1 of the cheap one that flooded the market recently, but welding lens are made to last.
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« Reply #14 on: August 20, 2017, 08:29:17 AM »

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Perhaps the pinhole could be used to display or cast an image onto the ground or a piece of paper,
That is exactly the technique used for pinhole viewing.
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« Reply #15 on: August 20, 2017, 12:34:18 PM »

The personally I will watch it on NASA web site.  Also went out last night at 10 PM  it was dark so I saw what a total eclipse looked like.
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« Reply #16 on: August 20, 2017, 03:00:39 PM »

Me too . We have it every night .
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« Reply #17 on: August 20, 2017, 06:18:21 PM »

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Perhaps the pinhole could be used to display or cast an image onto the ground or a piece of paper,
That is exactly the technique used for pinhole viewing.

It's been over 40 years since I was last in a total so I had to look this up.  We didn't have Google back then.

http://eclipse.illinois.edu/pinhole.html

In a nut shell it is covering the end of a tube or a box with foil, poking a pin hole in that cover.  Near the other end of the tube or box cut a viewing 'window', an opening in the side.  Cover the other end and point the pinhole end directly at the sun.  Sunlight passing through the pinhole will cast an image onto the other covered end.  You can safely view that image looking in through the viewing port cut into the side.

Some telescopes have a viewing 'plate' attachment that are used in much the same manner for viewing the sun.  I bought and gave one to Grandson many years ago.  Not sure what he has done with it as I know he doesn't have it any longer.  That would have been a neat tool to use tomorrow.
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« Reply #18 on: August 20, 2017, 10:34:39 PM »

The personally I will watch it on NASA web site.  Also went out last night at 10 PM  it was dark so I saw what a total eclipse looked like.

NASA's website is a very good idea! Thanks for the tip! 
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« Reply #19 on: August 22, 2017, 11:44:30 AM »

We only had 90% here so it got twilight and cool temp.   People did share glasses with me.

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« Reply #20 on: August 22, 2017, 12:39:35 PM »

My area was in 99%, so it didn't get completely dark either.  I stayed outside for about 10 minutes watching it.  The nurses and techs were running back and forth trying to watch!  It was rather comical!  But we all shared two pairs of glasses and everyone got to see a little bit.  It was nice having everyone engaged and working together.  Even on my Facebook and Twitter people were having a blast and sharing pictures and stuff. 
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« Reply #21 on: August 22, 2017, 12:56:39 PM »

We had 90% here , lots of clouds so watched on the weather channel,then went to pick up an RX and some people were looking at it in the parking lot, clouds were all gone , it was at full 90% , they let me look through their glasses, it was amazing . Went home and got out my husbands wedding helmet and saw it at the " pacman " stage. His helmet has the approved #13 glass . Still amazing at that stage . So eerie.
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« Reply #22 on: August 22, 2017, 02:01:11 PM »

Mother next full eclipse is o4/08/2024.  It will start in Mexico and move North East through Texas up through New York and onto Maine then Canada.  It looks like my Adirondack house is right by the total area.
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« Reply #23 on: August 22, 2017, 02:27:09 PM »

I already booked the suite at the gun factory that is hosting this site.  Their plant is right in the centerline of the path of totality.
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« Reply #24 on: August 23, 2017, 08:35:55 AM »

Here are a couple pictures that my husband took. You can see solar flares in the one taken during totality. It was an awesome experience! We had about two and a half minutes of totality.

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