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Old August 18th, 2017, 02:41 PM   #1
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U.S. total eclipse – 21 August 2017

A general thread for news, photos/videos and discussions on this rare astronomical event.

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https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Solar_...ugust_21,_2017

Best places to see the eclipse:

https://earthobservatory.nasa.gov/IO...w.php?id=90729






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Old August 19th, 2017, 02:23 PM   #2
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So I went out to purchase a pair of glasses for Monday's upcoming solar eclipse event to no avail, as everywhere around town has been completely sold out for weeks. Unfortunately for me, Monday's solar eclipse will only be at roughly 90% here in Jacksonville, Florida, therefore I would need to drive about 2-3 hours North in order to take full advantage of the total eclipse.
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Click anywhere on the Earth to preview your view of the eclipse:

https://eyes.jpl.nasa.gov/eyes-on-eclipse-web-app.html
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So I went out to purchase a pair of glasses for Monday's upcoming solar eclipse event to no avail, as everywhere around town has been completely sold out for weeks. Unfortunately for me, Monday's solar eclipse will only be at roughly 90% here in Jacksonville, Florida, therefore I would need to drive about 2-3 hours North in order to take full advantage of the total eclipse.
Just use a floppy disk.
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Thanks but who still uses a floppy disk anymore these days as they are probably harder to find than the solar eclipse glasses?
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Thanks but who still uses a floppy disk anymore these days as they are probably harder to find than the solar eclipse glasses?
Thats true
I remember using them twice.
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In case anyone wants to see live coverage of the eclipse. Here is live coverage from ABC News
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Welding filters are the cheapest option, very effective. Get one with 12 or 14 shades and you will be fine
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Welding filters are the cheapest option, very effective. Get one with 12 or 14 shades and you will be fine
NASA and AAS both say that grade 12 is/was not good enough. The $1.99 glasses that I had worked just fine.
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ISS Transit During a Partial Solar Eclipse 2017

The International Space Station, with a crew of six onboard, is seen in silhouette as it transits the Sun at roughly five miles per second during a partial solar eclipse, Monday, Aug. 21, 2017 from Ross Lake, Northern Cascades National Park, Washington.

https://www.nasa.gov/image-feature/i...r-eclipse-2017


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Every total solar eclipse for the next 50 years:

http://time.com/4897581/total-solar-eclipse-years-next/
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Here's one of many pictures I took with my camera, after peak (81%) here.

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