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Nomik

Carry on
Jun 19, 2016
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Derry, NH
#4
....TWSS !!!!!!.....:rofl:
: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:
 

GNTLGNT

The idiot is IN
Jun 15, 2007
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Cambridge, Ohio
#5
: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:
...and now I have a new phrase for my burgeoning lexicon...."imported sperm"....
 

danie

I am whatever you say I am.
Feb 26, 2008
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Kentucky
#6
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!
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
 

Moderator

Ms. Mod
Administrator
Jul 10, 2006
47,477
122,562
Maine
#8
Whenever there's an eclipse in the UK where I live it's cloudy...
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.
 

kingricefan

All-being, keeper of Space, Time & Dimension.
Jul 11, 2006
28,344
115,497
Spokane, WA
#9
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.
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.
 
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