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2017 Solar Eclipse #4490027
08/16/17 10:05 AM
08/16/17 10:05 AM
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Posts: 22,162
Colorado Springs
Drew99GT Offline OP
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Colorado Springs
What are you guys doing for the event??? Anything? Nothing?

We're getting 90% totality where I'm; I'm honestly thinking about taking the backroads to the Nebraska panhandle to view it. Seems like a once in a lifetime opportunity and I'm close enough for it to be a half day trip. BUT........I don't want to get into a mass chaos traffic jam with a bunch of morons.

I'm loving all the conspiracy stuff surrounding the event. The numerology of dates and all that stuff. Entertaining if anything. I hope the 2nd coming is not upon us. LOL

Re: 2017 Solar Eclipse [Re: Drew99GT] #4490035
08/16/17 10:12 AM
08/16/17 10:12 AM
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Colorado
Kuato Offline
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80% in Cleveland where I'll be. Staying away from crazies. Have a friend that is going to check it out the totality in Wyoming...hotels that normally go for $69 are over $400!


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Re: 2017 Solar Eclipse [Re: Drew99GT] #4490040
08/16/17 10:18 AM
08/16/17 10:18 AM
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Orlando, FL
Mr Nice Offline
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Orlando, FL
0% here in Florida. frown

Re: 2017 Solar Eclipse [Re: Drew99GT] #4490044
08/16/17 10:22 AM
08/16/17 10:22 AM
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Toronto, Canada
KrisZ Offline
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Toronto, Canada
It's supposed to be about 60% in Ontario, so I will step out from my work to the parking lot to look at it, provided it's not cloudy.


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Re: 2017 Solar Eclipse [Re: Drew99GT] #4490045
08/16/17 10:22 AM
08/16/17 10:22 AM
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Alberta, Canada
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I have a pinhole projector that I will take a gander. Other than that what is there to do about it? I have seen them before and it is quite interesting to experience. Birds stop chirping, feels like dusk in the middle of the day, then return to normal.

I don't follow conspiracies around astronomy. I on the other hand hope that the 2nd is upon us. This world is s toilet and needs a flushing.


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Re: 2017 Solar Eclipse [Re: Drew99GT] #4490052
08/16/17 10:25 AM
08/16/17 10:25 AM
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Ontario, Canada
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My in-laws are going to Tennessee to see it, but my FIL is a pretty hardcore amateur astronomer. He went to Siberia in 1997 to see one but was a bit disappointed because it early spring and the sun was fairly low in the sky.
I'm tempted to drive to Tennessee or Kentucky myself as this one should be good!


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Re: 2017 Solar Eclipse [Re: Drew99GT] #4490056
08/16/17 10:29 AM
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Twin Cities MN USA
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I will watch it on the news. LOL


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Re: 2017 Solar Eclipse [Re: Drew99GT] #4490060
08/16/17 10:40 AM
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Ohio
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The solar eclipse event of 2017 has been canceled by Jeff Bezos. Sorry folks.


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Re: 2017 Solar Eclipse [Re: Drew99GT] #4490061
08/16/17 10:41 AM
08/16/17 10:41 AM
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Cincinnati
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Cincinnati
Staying in Gatlinburg, which I think is in the 99.9% coverage range. Depending on traffic we plan to try to watch from Cades Cove, or if we cant get close enough we'll park somewhere up in the hills a little south where its 100%. It just happens to be my big 5-0 that day so I consider this a divine birthday present from the solar system.

Keeping my fingers crossed for a clear sky so we can at least see some of it!


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Re: 2017 Solar Eclipse [Re: Smokescreen] #4490068
08/16/17 10:50 AM
08/16/17 10:50 AM
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Ontario, Canada
MobilinHyundia Offline
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Ontario, Canada
I really hope the 2nd coming is very soon too.


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Re: 2017 Solar Eclipse [Re: MobilinHyundia] #4490094
08/16/17 11:44 AM
08/16/17 11:44 AM
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Windsor, Ontario, Canada
uc50ic4more Offline
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Windsor, Ontario, Canada
Originally Posted By: KrisZ
It's supposed to be about 60% in Ontario, so I will step out from my work to the parking lot to look at it, provided it's not cloudy.



CBC has an interactive map that had Toronto at about 72% at 1418h. Windsor's coverage is a bit better for obvious reasons. My family and I'll likely just view from home or nearby park.

http://www.cbc.ca/news2/interactives/eclipse-2017/

Originally Posted By: MobilinHyundia
I really hope the 2nd coming is very soon too.


I am in no way familiar with the bible; but I run a farmers market here in Windsor and one of our vendors is a preacher who spoke to me at length about how this eclipse and some other celestial event slated for Sept. 23 is rife with prophecy.

Re: 2017 Solar Eclipse [Re: Mr Nice] #4490098
08/16/17 11:47 AM
08/16/17 11:47 AM
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Windsor, Ontario, Canada
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Originally Posted By: Mr Nice
0% here in Florida. frown


More like 90%!
http://www.eclipse2017.org/2017/circumstances/fl.htm

Re: 2017 Solar Eclipse [Re: Drew99GT] #4490108
08/16/17 11:56 AM
08/16/17 11:56 AM
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In the Garage...
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In the Garage...
I think I am getting like 93 percent here. Not doing much as my work will have me on a submarine. frown


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Re: 2017 Solar Eclipse [Re: Drew99GT] #4490118
08/16/17 12:02 PM
08/16/17 12:02 PM
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Toronto, Canada
KrisZ Offline
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Toronto, Canada
Those talking about the second coming, whose second coming are you referring to? Because the one I'm thinking of, there is no mention of an eclipse in the scripture.


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Re: 2017 Solar Eclipse [Re: Drew99GT] #4490123
08/16/17 12:06 PM
08/16/17 12:06 PM
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Kansas
Kruse Offline
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Kansas
100% where I live for about two minutes. I'll be working.
While the entire event lasts more than two minutes, I have a feeling a lot of people will have remorse after paying huge amounts of money for motel bills and then have it over after such a short time.

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