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Full Eclipse

Discussion in 'Dolores Claiborne' started by Aloysius Nell, Jun 13, 2017.

  1. Aloysius Nell

    Aloysius Nell Well-Known Member

    I just saw a news story that the US is "hosting" a full solar eclipse on Aug 21 this year, from Oregon to South Carolina. I'm trying to decide how to get off work, and which state I want to go to!
     
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  2. kingricefan

    kingricefan All-being, keeper of Space, Time & Dimension.

    Just don't look at it!!!!! ;;D
     
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  3. GNTLGNT

    GNTLGNT The idiot is IN

    ....TWSS !!!!!!.....:rofl:
     
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  4. Nomik

    Nomik Carry on

    :rofl::rofl:
    Actually, I watched one through a welding mask once on a trip to Pennsylvania to breed a dog. (We were using imported sperm and a special vet had to do the insemination) Anyhoo, we were waylaid by a broken thingamabob on our rental car and had to spend several hours at a garage near Amish country. The mechanics were nice enough to lend us their welding masks to see the eclipse! It was awesome. (That's what my boyfriend calls my typical "short story long"):cool-new:
     
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  5. GNTLGNT

    GNTLGNT The idiot is IN

    ...and now I have a new phrase for my burgeoning lexicon...."imported sperm"....
     
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  6. danie

    danie I am whatever you say I am.

    As a science teacher, I feel like one of the lucky ones, in that I live right where the eclipse will be at its longest duration. Hopkinsville, KY, is about 75 miles away, and their eclipse view will be 2 min, 41 seconds. Where I live (the very tip of Western Kentucky), we'll be just a couple seconds shy of that. Can't Wait! Here's a good site which shows the best viewing areas, and how long the duration of the eclipse will last in each place.
    Best places to view — Total solar eclipse of Aug 21, 2017
     
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  7. Ft3

    Ft3 Member

    Whenever there's an eclipse in the UK where I live it's cloudy...
     
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  8. Moderator

    Moderator Ms. Mod Administrator

    We've had the TV on a channel that is reporting from various locations along the path of the eclipse and have lost count of how many places where the sky was clear right up to the moment when it was going to be the full eclipse and clouds have either partially or fully obscured it. I feel so bad for those people who had that moment stolen from them.
     
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  9. kingricefan

    kingricefan All-being, keeper of Space, Time & Dimension.

    Down in Oregon it was the opposite- it was cloudy right up until the moment it was going to start and then the clouds just disappeared for all the folks down that way. I was happy for them.
     
  10. GNTLGNT

    GNTLGNT The idiot is IN

    ....I got bupkis here....stayed over at work, because the prison is situated on a hill and has an unbroken vista of sky.....but all I got was a cloud......
     
  11. osnafrank

    osnafrank Well-Known Member

    bupkis
    Damn im a Curiouis what that means
     
  12. Baby Blue

    Baby Blue Resident Wise Ass

    It was clear and awesome here in Seattle! I work on the 24th floor in a building in the downtown core and my favorite part was watching folks gather out on the streets and rooftops. It was a fun break from the norm.
     
  13. GNTLGNT

    GNTLGNT The idiot is IN

    .....means "nothing"......
     
  14. osnafrank

    osnafrank Well-Known Member

    Thanks for....Nothing my Friend [​IMG]
     
  15. GNTLGNT

    GNTLGNT The idiot is IN

    :biggrin2:
     
  16. kingricefan

    kingricefan All-being, keeper of Space, Time & Dimension.

    That was me in disguise. I'm watching you.........and judging. ;;D
     
  17. mal

    mal Well-Known Member

    We ended up with a total lunar and solar eclipse. That is when the clouds move between the earth and the sun and moon. It isn't as rare as they'd have you believe.
     
  18. prufrock21

    prufrock21 Well-Known Member

    Didn't see squat. It was cloudy all f -----g afternoon.
     
  19. kingricefan

    kingricefan All-being, keeper of Space, Time & Dimension.

    Fuming?
    Feeling?
    Farting?
    Facing?
    Fading? (actually this kinda works here)
    Feuding?
    Fitting?
    Flaming?
    Flaring?
    Flashing?
    Floating?
    Flunking?
    Fussing?
    ;;D
     
  20. prufrock21

    prufrock21 Well-Known Member

    It was cloudy all freaking afternoon. Got you!
     

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