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starman
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Jun 21, 2017, 07:08 PM
 
August 21, in case anyone wants to mark their calendar.
     
And.reg
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Jun 21, 2017, 07:38 PM
 
Canton Becker's ICS feed has it marked for me.
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subego
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Jun 22, 2017, 12:18 AM
 
Already gots me #15 arc welding glass. Chicago's going to be between 75% and 90%.

Edit; I've also managed to miss every one since I was in 2nd grade.
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Jun 22, 2017, 09:03 AM
 
Ooo, that should be really good from my place.
     
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Jun 22, 2017, 09:59 AM
 
Don't care even if was 3000 years ago and people were super superstitious back then.
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BadKosh
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Jun 22, 2017, 10:13 AM
 
This will be my third or fourth solar eclipse. Looks like 2:37PM or so where I am will be at max (75%).
     
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Jun 22, 2017, 03:08 PM
 
Too far north, but hey, road trip!
     
Jawbone54
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Jun 28, 2017, 05:00 PM
 
Is 75-80% worth the gander?
     
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Jun 29, 2017, 11:34 AM
 
I've seen a few before, so its pretty much 'been there, done that' for me. I'll still go see comets and meteor showers though.
Yes, 75-80% is still neat to experience. imagine it getting dark in the afternoon.
     
Doc HM
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Jun 30, 2017, 03:52 AM
 
Saw the total eclipse here in the UK back in '99.
At the time I was working for a science education department of a UK university so was involved in writing and designing several books and other related stuff so I decided I had better make the trip to Cornwall to see totality.
It was cloudy but at the right time the clouds parted, but only over the place I had gone to, and allowed uninterrupted viewing.
It was amazing. It's not just the darkness, there's the wind, the light bands rushing over the land. The birds nesting. The silence and of course the corona. Fantastic. You really get the feeling that a whole solar system has aligned itself for you. Afterwards the man in front of me grunted and said "huh, was that it?" so I guess some people do have no soul.

Weirdly when I turned round my sister was standing behind me. She too had decided to make the trip (we didn't discuss this with each other), me from the Cotswolds, her from London, and we had ended up in the same spot standing in front of each other!!

75-80 is fun to watch but if you can see a total eclipse, do.
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