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PostPosted: Sun Aug 13, 2017 7:59 am    Post subject: Solar Eclipse

How many of you guys/gals are going to watch this bad boy on August 21st? Supposed to last approximately 20 seconds or so here on the west coast.
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PostPosted: Sun Aug 13, 2017 8:19 am    Post subject:

there's a ton of rooftop bar happy hour eclipse party happening here in east coast. Gonna be an extra long weekend
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PostPosted: Sun Aug 13, 2017 10:02 am    Post subject:

Don't forget not to look directly at it fellas! It can damage your eyes.

Sunglasses won't help
Wearing multiple sunglasses won't help
Looking at it through your phone's camera won't help
The damage that it can cause to your eyes will be painless because the cells it hurts don't have pain receptors.

Stay safe y'all!
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PostPosted: Sun Aug 13, 2017 10:41 am    Post subject:

I looked at the first one when a kid and it took me up

Just searched
https://www.google.com/search?q=help+spot+fake+eclipse+glasses

ok.. political for a sec.. no government page telling people how to spot the fake ones.. I hoped to find one..

just found this
https://www.timeanddate.com/eclipse/solar-eclipse-history.html
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The British astronomer and mathematician, Sir Arthur Eddington, used the total solar eclipse of May 29, 1919 to test Albert Einstein's theory of general relativity.

By taking pictures of stars near the Sun during totality, Eddington was able to show that gravity can bend light. This phenomenon is called gravitational deflection.

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PostPosted: Sun Aug 13, 2017 10:42 am    Post subject: Re: Solar Eclipse

lakersken80 wrote:
How many of you guys/gals are going to watch this bad boy on August 21st? Supposed to last approximately 20 seconds or so here on the west coast.


If you're in the center of the totality shadow in Oregon, which is where I'll be, the total eclipse will last over 2 minutes. People in California will only get to see a partial solar eclipse, which has a window of about 3 hours. The partial solar eclipse is still cool to see, and I encourage people to check it out.

Here's a link for people to find when it will be in their area and how to easily make a pinhole projector: http://www.planetary.org/blogs/emily-lakdawalla/2017/sharing-an-eclipse-with-kids.html
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PostPosted: Sun Aug 13, 2017 11:47 am    Post subject:

22 wrote:
Don't forget not to look directly at it fellas! It can damage your eyes.

Sunglasses won't help
Wearing multiple sunglasses won't help
Looking at it through your phone's camera won't help
The damage that it can cause to your eyes will be painless because the cells it hurts don't have pain receptors.

Stay safe y'all!


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PostPosted: Sun Aug 13, 2017 1:00 pm    Post subject:

Wilt wrote:
22 wrote:
Don't forget not to look directly at it fellas! It can damage your eyes.

Sunglasses won't help
Wearing multiple sunglasses won't help
Looking at it through your phone's camera won't help
The damage that it can cause to your eyes will be painless because the cells it hurts don't have pain receptors.

Stay safe y'all!


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Oddly, this is the same info being passed around Guam right now.
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PostPosted: Sun Aug 13, 2017 2:56 pm    Post subject:

Wilt wrote:
22 wrote:
Don't forget not to look directly at it fellas! It can damage your eyes.

Sunglasses won't help
Wearing multiple sunglasses won't help
Looking at it through your phone's camera won't help
The damage that it can cause to your eyes will be painless because the cells it hurts don't have pain receptors.

Stay safe y'all!


Debbie Downer!!!


Bahahahah I'm just trying to keep y'all safe lol
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PostPosted: Sun Aug 20, 2017 8:17 pm    Post subject:

I'll be at work so I doubt I'll notice it.
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PostPosted: Sun Aug 20, 2017 8:22 pm    Post subject:

Only 62% coverage in LA but still an event I guess. I didn't get any eclipse glasses so I will just do the hole in the box trick.
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PostPosted: Sun Aug 20, 2017 9:19 pm    Post subject:

There is something like 20% coverage in Mexico, where I'm on vacation. It's not even worth ruining my eyes.
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PostPosted: Sun Aug 20, 2017 9:28 pm    Post subject:

Went to Lowe's today and they were completely sold out. Target too (and according to the worker, literally everywhere else in town). Amazon too.
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PostPosted: Sun Aug 20, 2017 9:46 pm    Post subject:

CandyCanes wrote:
Went to Lowe's today and they were completely sold out. Target too (and according to the worker, literally everywhere else in town). Amazon too.


Ought to see the warnings for us Coloradans
Tons of people are driving into Wyoming/Nebraska
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“If you decide to get in your car and drive north on Monday morning and you don’t have a place to stay (Monday night), if there’s 100,000 vehicles that want to come south on I-25, I-25 moves about 4,000 cars an hour if there’s no crashes. So that is potentially eight to 12 hour queues,” Bhatt said.

http://denver.cbslocal.com/2017/08/18/cdot-eclipse-traffic-jams/
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PostPosted: Sun Aug 20, 2017 9:50 pm    Post subject:

Is there something special supposed to happen to you if you get to witness this?

What is the hype about..is the Sun rumored to fall out of the sky? Not come up the next day?

I saw a good one as a kid and for some reason my excitement meter for this eclipse is simply broken...
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PostPosted: Sun Aug 20, 2017 10:33 pm    Post subject:

22 wrote:
Don't forget not to look directly at it fellas! It can damage your eyes.

Sunglasses won't help
Wearing multiple sunglasses won't help
Looking at it through your phone's camera won't help
The damage that it can cause to your eyes will be painless because the cells it hurts don't have pain receptors.


Turn around, burned eyes.
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PostPosted: Sun Aug 20, 2017 10:42 pm    Post subject:

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22 wrote:
Don't forget not to look directly at it fellas! It can damage your eyes.

Sunglasses won't help
Wearing multiple sunglasses won't help
Looking at it through your phone's camera won't help
The damage that it can cause to your eyes will be painless because the cells it hurts don't have pain receptors.


Turn around, burned eyes.


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I know this doesn't quite fit here but I was sharing an old ozzy song with the girlfriend recently.. as I have aged the lyrics seem to be even more real..

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Stopping war

Then thank god for the bomb
Thank god for the bomb
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PostPosted: Sun Aug 20, 2017 10:46 pm    Post subject:

Hardmode for attention whores:

Don't post any photos of yourself viewing the eclipse on social media
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PostPosted: Mon Aug 21, 2017 4:35 am    Post subject:

For those not able to witness it, or too busy to do so
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PostPosted: Mon Aug 21, 2017 5:06 am    Post subject:

ContagiousInspiration wrote:
Is there something special supposed to happen to you if you get to witness this?

What is the hype about..is the Sun rumored to fall out of the sky? Not come up the next day?

I saw a good one as a kid and for some reason my excitement meter for this eclipse is simply broken...


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http://i.imgur.com/L73De4L.jpg
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PostPosted: Mon Aug 21, 2017 6:03 am    Post subject:

this isn't ideal and is only slightly better than streaming online, but can i just watch the eclipse through my phone's camera? ill have the camera app on and jsut look at my screen...i tried to buy the exlipse glasses all wkend but couldnt find them in stock
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PostPosted: Mon Aug 21, 2017 6:32 am    Post subject:

BigBallerBrand wrote:
this isn't ideal and is only slightly better than streaming online, but can i just watch the eclipse through my phone's camera? ill have the camera app on and jsut look at my screen...i tried to buy the exlipse glasses all wkend but couldnt find them in stock


No

22 wrote:
Don't forget not to look directly at it fellas! It can damage your eyes.

Sunglasses won't help
Wearing multiple sunglasses won't help
Looking at it through your phone's camera won't help
The damage that it can cause to your eyes will be painless because the cells it hurts don't have pain receptors.

Stay safe y'all!

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PostPosted: Mon Aug 21, 2017 7:27 am    Post subject:

Almost 8:30 AM here in the SFV, and it's very cloudy/overcast - mother nature with an epic troll job for some of us.
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PostPosted: Mon Aug 21, 2017 7:40 am    Post subject:

ContagiousInspiration wrote:
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PostPosted: Mon Aug 21, 2017 7:42 am    Post subject:

encina1 wrote:
For those not able to witness it, or too busy to do so


That song was too 1983 even IN 1983.
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PostPosted: Mon Aug 21, 2017 7:48 am    Post subject:

BigBallerBrand wrote:
this isn't ideal and is only slightly better than streaming online, but can i just watch the eclipse through my phone's camera? ill have the camera app on and jsut look at my screen...i tried to buy the exlipse glasses all wkend but couldnt find them in stock


https://losangeles.craigslist.org/search/sss?sort=date&query=eclipse
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