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oldviolin

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Posted: Apr 8, 2024 - 11:52am

expecting 84% for 4' 28"
Skies are crystal clear
Check that. A timely cloud may have it's way.
islander

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Posted: Apr 8, 2024 - 11:51am

From the solar array: 


KurtfromLaQuinta

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Posted: Apr 7, 2024 - 4:40pm

 islander wrote:


Don't know why everyone is all excited, I spend most of my time in the dark.  







islander

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Posted: Apr 7, 2024 - 4:09pm

 KurtfromLaQuinta wrote:
All for a few minutes of totality. 




Don't know why everyone is all excited, I spend most of my time in the dark.  
KurtfromLaQuinta

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Posted: Apr 7, 2024 - 3:54pm

 Isabeau wrote:

Everyone's going ape-doodey here. People have paid premiums to come and rent homes or RV spaces in Bandera Cty, Hill Country, Texas. Tales of mercenary Trailer Park/RV/Vacay Spots tossing out older, loyal clientele for bigger buckaroos is about to face Mother Nature's, "Ain't playin by Ticketmaster Rules."
Residents are being told to stay put, out of the fray. But the forecast is for clouds, increasing clouds and rain right around Apoc-Eclipse at 1:35 CST.
We natives are giggling snug in our backyards.  But still buying brisket and eclipse glasses. Despite cloud cover, the darkness will still be perceptible

All for a few minutes of totality. 


Isabeau

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Posted: Apr 7, 2024 - 1:01pm

Everyone's going ape-doodey here. People have paid premiums to come and rent homes or RV spaces in Bandera Cty, Hill Country, Texas. Tales of mercenary Trailer Park/RV/Vacay Spots tossing out older, loyal clientele for bigger buckaroos is about to face Mother Nature's, "Ain't playin by Ticketmaster Rules."
Residents are being told to stay put, out of the fray. But the forecast is for clouds, increasing clouds and rain right around Apoc-Eclipse at 1:35 CST.
We natives are giggling snug in our backyards.  But still buying brisket and eclipse glasses. Despite cloud cover, the darkness will still be perceptible
Isabeau

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Posted: Apr 7, 2024 - 12:49pm

 oldviolin wrote:


ooh. That's gonna leave a mark...





oldviolin

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Posted: Apr 7, 2024 - 9:55am

 GeneP59 wrote:

Earthquakes last week, solar eclipse on Monday. You know what that means…

Not long before the aliens land and start pigging out on the plump huuuumans wit a side of fries.



ooh. That's gonna leave a mark...
GeneP59

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Posted: Apr 7, 2024 - 9:45am

Earthquakes last week, solar eclipse on Monday. You know what that means…

Not long before the aliens land and start pigging out on the plump huuuumans wit a side of fries.
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Posted: Mar 30, 2024 - 7:27pm


Coaxial

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Posted: Mar 24, 2024 - 6:22pm

 Bill_J wrote:
Looks like this is going to work out after all. I had pretty much given up because of logistics (traffic, lodging), but my brother who lives in PA got interested and he has a camper trailer that sleeps two. He found and reserved a campsite for 2 nights on Lake Ontario, about a mile from the centerline of the totality path. We'll go up the day before the eclipse, then leave the day after. Clear weather is certainly in doubt but at least we'll be there. 
 
Excellent!{#Good-vibes}
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Posted: Mar 24, 2024 - 10:43am

Looks like this is going to work out after all. I had pretty much given up because of logistics (traffic, lodging), but my brother who lives in PA got interested and he has a camper trailer that sleeps two. He found and reserved a campsite for 2 nights on Lake Ontario, about a mile from the centerline of the totality path. We'll go up the day before the eclipse, then leave the day after. Clear weather is certainly in doubt but at least we'll be there. 
geoff_morphini

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Posted: Feb 28, 2024 - 1:15pm

We’re going to van our way from OR to TN to visit family then drive up to Carbondale, IL early on Eclipse morning to find a place to park. Hopefully be able to pull out some chairs and watch it. Then drive up to Columbus to visit more family. All this just to see the lights go out for a few seconds!!! Yeah!!
kurtster

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Posted: Feb 26, 2024 - 8:36pm

We get the whole thing here.  I live within the path of totality.  Just have to go outside. Be the second one that I remember. The first was in either 93 or 94 I was in school then and we went down to The Flats for a meal around lunch time and went through it.  Eerie by Lake Erie ... They are starting the home opener for that new baseball team that replaced the Indians at 5 pm after the eclipse is over instead of the usual 1 pm because of the eclipse.
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Posted: Feb 26, 2024 - 8:10pm

 NoEnzLefttoSplit wrote:


I was at work for the last total eclipse here and it was bucketing down. We went out on the roof anyway and, yeah, even with rain, it was stunning. there was sunshine somewhere over on the horizon and the way everything just went dark and then suddenly light again at the end was awesome. Sure it would be nice to see the corona and the diamond ring thing, but the experience of total darkness in the middle of the day kind of makes you aware of your own insignificance. I know that sounds counter-intuitive, cause nighttime comes around every day, but it was like that.
Well, experiencing the meetup event in Wyoming was an awesome thing. My first total eclipse... with a small bunch of great people.
It doesn't really get totally dark.
And the traffic at the end was brutal.


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Posted: Feb 26, 2024 - 2:09pm

 NoEnzLefttoSplit wrote:


I was at work for the last total eclipse here and it was bucketing down. We went out on the roof anyway and, yeah, even with rain, it was stunning. there was sunshine somewhere over on the horizon and the way everything just went dark and then suddenly light again at the end was awesome. Sure it would be nice to see the corona and the diamond ring thing, but the experience of total darkness in the middle of the day kind of makes you aware of your own insignificance. I know that sounds counter-intuitive, cause nighttime comes around every day, but it was like that.


"What's normal during the day but would be terrifying at night"

"A big light in the sky too bright to look at"
NoEnzLefttoSplit

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Posted: Feb 26, 2024 - 6:22am

 ScottFromWyoming wrote:


Yeah the weather puts a huge question mark on the whole thing. 
For the 1017 eclipse, MrsHobieJoe started us (RP) thinking about it in 2014! She knew from past experience how it would be. We were 4 hours away from an ideal viewing area (Wyoming desert), and I started scouting areas for viewing in 2015. I considered reserving a block of rooms a year ahead but we imposed ourselves on the Clan Ptooey, for which I’m still grateful and sorry; plans to camp in the area fell apart. In the end a bunch of us just went out on a dirt road and it was great. 
Traffic after it was 10x worse since everyone left at the same time—and this was a town of 30k with no big city anywhere near. 
My advice is to play it by ear. If the weather is going to be overcast, you can relax and say “ah, well.” If it’s going to be sunny, try to get somewhere on at least the edge of totality. The difference between 99% and 100% is literally awesome. 

We plan to be in Austin, then in the early morning hours, go to Llano. Austin’s on the edge of totality and Llano’s in the middle, 45 miles away. We’ll have looked at the weather and if there’s a storm in the desert we’ll stay put. 


I was at work for the last total eclipse here and it was bucketing down. We went out on the roof anyway and, yeah, even with rain, it was stunning. there was sunshine somewhere over on the horizon and the way everything just went dark and then suddenly light again at the end was awesome. Sure it would be nice to see the corona and the diamond ring thing, but the experience of total darkness in the middle of the day kind of makes you aware of your own insignificance. I know that sounds counter-intuitive, cause nighttime comes around every day, but it was like that.
ScottFromWyoming

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Posted: Feb 26, 2024 - 5:40am

 Bill_J wrote:

I was so up for experiencing this total eclipse, my first & last. It seemed accessible; 4 hour drive away. But now I'm coming to realize that this spectacular astronomical event is being  commercialized beyond the point of accessibility. Apparently all the roads heading in the direction of eclipse viewing (on April 8) will be jammed. People will be driving from the NYC area, Boston, Toronto,  Montreal,  etc. Accommodations in the optimal viewing path 
for the night before are all booked. Plus, there is a considerable risk that it could be cloudy, which would diminish the experience. I suppose I'm just going to see yet another partial eclipse. Bucket list busted. 



Yeah the weather puts a huge question mark on the whole thing. 
For the 2017 eclipse, MrsHobieJoe started us (RP) thinking about it in 2014! She knew from past experience how it would be. We were 4 hours away from an ideal viewing area (Wyoming desert), and I started scouting areas for viewing in 2015. I considered reserving a block of rooms a year ahead but we imposed ourselves on the Clan Ptooey, for which I’m still grateful and sorry; plans to camp in the area fell apart. In the end a bunch of us just went out on a dirt road and it was great. 
Traffic after it was 10x worse since everyone left at the same time—and this was a town of 30k with no big city anywhere near. 
My advice is to play it by ear. If the weather is going to be overcast, you can relax and say “ah, well.” If it’s going to be sunny, try to get somewhere on at least the edge of totality. The difference between 99% and 100% is literally awesome. 

We plan to be in Austin, then in the early morning hours, go to Llano. Austin’s on the edge of totality and Llano’s in the middle, 45 miles away. We’ll have looked at the weather and if there’s a storm in the desert we’ll stay put. 

Bill_J

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Posted: Feb 25, 2024 - 7:28pm

I was so up for experiencing this total eclipse, my first & last. It seemed accessible; 4 hour drive away. But now I'm coming to realize that this spectacular astronomical event is being  commercialized beyond the point of accessibility. Apparently all the roads heading in the direction of eclipse viewing (on April 8) will be jammed. People will be driving from the NYC area, Boston, Toronto,  Montreal,  etc. Accommodations in the optimal viewing path 
for the night before are all booked. Plus, there is a considerable risk that it could be cloudy, which would diminish the experience. I suppose I'm just going to see yet another partial eclipse. Bucket list busted. 
Bill_J

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Posted: Jan 11, 2024 - 8:45pm

The eclipse path sweeps across Northern New York, within about a 4 hour drive. Looking at locations west & east & will make a last minute decision based on weather forecasts. The eclipse will occur mid afternoon so it will be a long day trip. Health permitting.
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