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Solar eclipse - got your NASA-approved glasses?
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BadKosh
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Aug 14, 2017, 02:59 PM
 
So August 21 the US gets a total solar eclipse. For those who have to be elsewhere and just want to see what it looks like (Not the actual eclipse but what it looks like outside) there is a Live RailCam in Missouri that has a HD feed looking both ways down the tracks. They will have a 99.1 percent eclipse there.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ifmuEH-Lg1c
     
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Aug 14, 2017, 03:19 PM
 
moved because eclipses are cool. In the NE we're not going to get much of a good view. Thanks for the link!
     
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Aug 14, 2017, 03:56 PM
 
I don't trust NASA scientists, they use sloppy science.
     
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Aug 14, 2017, 04:33 PM
 
I've got my YouTube glasses since they can see through the clouds. Have fun down they'ah.
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Aug 14, 2017, 05:07 PM
 
Originally Posted by Laminar View Post
I don't trust NASA scientists, they use sloppy science.
Thats why I posted the link. Oh, and NASA scientists didn't make the glasses.
     
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Aug 15, 2017, 12:43 AM
 
Got my proper ISO-rated welding mask ready! Also, watch out for your kids. This may seem obvious, but kids will find a way to do dumb things if they're unsupervised, because... well... they're kids.
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Aug 15, 2017, 07:42 AM
 
Watching weather trends its less than a 50-50 shot for most of the east coast. Looks like overcast with a big chance of thunderstorms.
     
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Aug 17, 2017, 04:29 PM
 
Glasses are so hard to find I saw some black market action going down on r/chicago last night. $20 a pop.
     
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Aug 18, 2017, 02:26 PM
 
NASA HQ is out again. They've given away over 3000 pairs this week!
     
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Aug 18, 2017, 02:32 PM
 
I don't think I'd trust any blackmarket glasses.
     
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Aug 18, 2017, 03:05 PM
 
Originally Posted by andi*pandi View Post
I don't think I'd trust any blackmarket glasses.
The article I saw, I'll try looking for it, claims that as much as 90% of Chinese "eclipse glasses" being sold under the table (and on ebay) don't meet the ISO ratings they claim. Some laughably fall short. The ones that look like cardboard 50s 3D movie theater glasses are almost universally bad (I'm talking about the knock-offs, not the ones actually made by reputable companies).
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Aug 18, 2017, 05:15 PM
 
Originally Posted by BadKosh View Post
NASA HQ is out again. They've given away over 3000 pairs this week!
Lagunitas gave out 500 today.

The line was 1500 deep before they opened.

I think the plan was people who didn't get one might buy beer instead.
     
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Aug 18, 2017, 05:22 PM
 
Originally Posted by andi*pandi View Post
I don't think I'd trust any blackmarket glasses.
It sounded a little sketchy.
     
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Aug 19, 2017, 01:12 PM
 
I found a HD live stream for the Eclipse

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=XulnNbIGj2E
     
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Aug 21, 2017, 03:04 PM
 
DIRECTV added NASA HD for the eclipse.
Partial eclipse, colander edition.
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Aug 21, 2017, 03:11 PM
 
Here's my live stream...

     
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Aug 21, 2017, 03:12 PM
 
Phoenix is like 99.9999999999999999999999999% cloud free. Today we get clouds.
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Aug 21, 2017, 03:24 PM
 
It's actually not too bad here... clouds are working as a natural pair of glasses.
     
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Aug 21, 2017, 03:29 PM
 
Originally Posted by subego View Post
Here's my live stream...
Ditto.
     
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Aug 21, 2017, 03:33 PM
 
It's suddenly turned to just haze, glasses come out.

Anyone wanna buy a pair in about a half-hour?
     
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Aug 21, 2017, 03:35 PM
 
Boy do I have a ridiculous amount of floaters on my eyeballs.
     
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Aug 21, 2017, 03:46 PM
 
Well that was cool!

OAW
     
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Aug 21, 2017, 04:01 PM
 
saw it briefly, but now too cloudy.
     
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Aug 21, 2017, 04:03 PM
 


IRL, this was razor sharp... iPhone doesn't quite have the resolution.
     
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Aug 22, 2017, 07:38 AM
 
In DC it was about 82%. As I left work at 2:44PM their was light but the sun wasn't projecting much heat. 1st time walking to my car in the afternoon I didn't think I was going to burst into flames. It was partly cloudy here. Lots of people sharing glasses in front of NASA HQ.
     
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Aug 22, 2017, 07:51 PM
 
This gives me the opportunity to test the Touchbar emojis:

http://www.ebay.com/itm/2-x-Eclipse-...QAAOSwetRZlHWX

Eclipse glasses still available for a grand total of $935
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Aug 22, 2017, 08:01 PM
 
The most shocking eclipse on Monday. Super-seriously NSFW!! ---> https://twitter.com/LukeMaher4/statu...85950447648769

For real, don't click on that if body parts offend you.

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Aug 22, 2017, 08:14 PM
 
That's some sensitive media right there.
     
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Aug 22, 2017, 08:54 PM
 
I got to see it - with approved glasses - yesterday. Awesome. My iPhone picture (with the approved glasses) was less stunning than subego's. But WOW that was very cool.

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Aug 23, 2017, 10:28 AM
 
Originally Posted by Cap'n Tightpants View Post
The most shocking eclipse on Monday. Super-seriously NSFW!! ---> https://twitter.com/LukeMaher4/statu...85950447648769

For real, don't click on that if body parts offend you.

I'm guessing that was the ballsack that all of the dumb people were texting each other?
     
   
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