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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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Scientific Discoveries

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!


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Bahahahah I'm just trying to keep y'all safe lol
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