Eclipse 2017

Discussion in 'Community Discussion' started by oldhifi, Aug 5, 2017.

  1. bunnspecial macrumors 603

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    I've thought about heading down to somewhere in Western KY-most likely Land Between the Lakes. Whether or not I feel like I can take off work, and of course the weather on the day, will govern that decision
     
  2. jeyf macrumors 6502

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    there was a interesting PBS radio presentation on the eclipse 080417

    i tried to find a link to this show but taking more time than expected this morning.
    here is somethings close:
    https://www.sciencefriday.com/?s=eclipse

    Main unanswered question is; The sun surface temperature is hot but the outer corona is an order of magnitude hotter. Corona hot gases held in place by the sun's magnetic field? Useful for fusion technology dev.
    -there is a long delay time in sending a space craft to the sun. Sensor technology during the delay has improved, changed. If scientists monitor the eclipse event from earth they will have access to the latest sensor technology.
    -There is a active space craft in flight to approach the sun ~2018.


    whatever...
     
  3. ThisBougieLife macrumors 65816

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    I have family in Portland who will be able to see the full eclipse. Wish I could head out to Oregon to see it, but in all likelihood I will be staying here and seeing another boring partial like I did in 2011 :p
     
  4. oldhifi thread starter macrumors 6502a

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    All motels are sold out in KY, I work up there...
     
  5. bunnspecial macrumors 603

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    I'm sure as heck not staying overnight. LBTL is a day trip for me.
     
  6. JamesMike macrumors demi-god

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    I'm hoping for good weather in Oregon, it would nice to see.
     
  7. A.Goldberg macrumors 68000

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    Unfortunately here in the Northeast we're only going to get a partial.

    I'd love to see the Total Eclipse of the Heart Sun
     
  8. pachyderm macrumors 603

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  9. bunnspecial macrumors 603

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    I stayed in Louisville, and this was the best we got

    DSC_0137.jpg
     
  10. Scepticalscribe Contributor

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    What a wonderful - and genuinely awesome - experience; I would have loved to have had the opportunity to have seen the eclipse for myself.
     
  11. MDMachiavelli macrumors regular

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    It was nice where I was but it just didn't get as dark as I thought it would.
     
  12. spencers macrumors 68020

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    The clouds parted right as 100% totality occurred. We had a wonderful experience! IMG_8144.JPG
     
  13. Gregg2 macrumors 603

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    Same here. It was cloudy. I'm thinking that reflected more light, oddly enough.

    Even within the path of totality, the TV coverage revealed light in Carbondale and Nashville, where it was cloudy, but darkness where there were clear skies.
     
  14. Old Muley macrumors 6502a

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    We traveled from Titletown USA down to Nashville to watch the eclipse. The weather was decent with a few puffy clouds, but nothing overhead at the time of totality. A truly amazing sight to see! Of course, most of my photos were awful- kudos to those professional photographers who get decent pictures.

    Our biggest mistake was thinking we could head home that afternoon. Nashville to Louisville, Kentucky took nearly 7 hours and we didn't arrive at Indianapolis until midnight. The worst traffic we have ever experienced.
     
  15. ActionableMango macrumors 604

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    I was at a location with 91-92% eclipse. What surprised me were the strange shadows.

    (Not my pictures)

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  16. Gregg2 macrumors 603

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    You need a new weatherman. We were told to look for the odd shadows.
     

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