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    Eclipse 2017

    Well, I have been waiting for this day for almost 20 years. I had looked up future eclipses and saw that this total solar eclipse was going to occur and had decided it was my best change for seeing a total solar eclipse. I will be driving from SC NC TN GA borders to view. I had arranged for friends to put me up for a couple days in 2012. I am so excited to see this as I have been interested in astronomy since the his is a bucket list item and probably one of the most important list items.



    Anyone else going to see the eclipse? Anyone else stoked to see it?


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    Where I live, I will get a 99.6% view of it from my back yard. They have been handing out free viewing glasses for it around here. I am looking forward to it!

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    I don't discuss future travel plans on the internet, but suffice it to say that this event has been on my personal calendar ever since I saw a partial eclipse in the 70s. I can't remember if it was the one in '77 or the one in '79, but I remember thinking how I'd be really old when the next total solar eclipse came to the US.

    I'm not old yet, though, so I guess I was wrong.

    The one in 2024 will be total right here at my house!
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    Quote Originally Posted by auminer View Post
    I don't discuss future travel plans on the internet, but suffice it to say that this event has been on my personal calendar ever since I saw a partial eclipse in the 70s. I can't remember if it was the one in '77 or the one in '79, but I remember thinking how I'd be really old when the next total solar eclipse came to the US.

    I'm not old yet, though, so I guess I was wrong.

    The one in 2024 will be total right here at my house!
    Yes, I see there is one in '24, too. If this is a bust due to weather, there may be travel plans. If it is cool enough, there may be travel plans.

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    Looking forward to it but also the annual peak of the Perseids is coming soon too!

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    Quote Originally Posted by JJinLV View Post
    Looking forward to it but also the annual peak of the Perseids is coming soon too!
    I miss the night sky. I have to drive an hour east to get to dark skies, and the mosquitoes out there can suck a cow dry in ten minutes.

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    It's one of the reasons I moved to the desert to be able to gaze up at something other than clouds

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    Eclipse map for the next 100 years or so

    http://nationaleclipse.com/maps/imag...1stcentury.png

    I wont be traveling for this eclipse, but in 2024 it will be coming to me in NY
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    I'm hopefully going to watch the 2024 one from right out in my front yard.

    If I'm still on this side of the dirt in 2045, I'll probably drive up to Oklahoma & see that one. I doubt I'll be around for any after that. Maaaaaybe 2052 in Florida...

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    Quote Originally Posted by auminer View Post


    I'm hopefully going to watch the 2024 one from right out in my front yard.

    If I'm still on this side of the dirt in 2045, I'll probably drive up to Oklahoma & see that one. I doubt I'll be around for any after that. Maaaaaybe 2052 in Florida...
    Thanks for the map (Both you and Faceball). I thought the closest place was going to be OK. I grew up in NY and it looks like it will be pretty close to where I am from. 2024 will be on the calendar too. I will be 83 if I am still around in '45 (I have genealogy working for me and against me... but, I never believed growing up I would make it to 2000), it will go right over where I live in Fla. Hey, if we are both still around in '52, we will meet up for a burger and the best bottle of scotch we can afford and watch it together.

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    Quote Originally Posted by t00nces2 View Post
    Hey, if we are both still around in '52, we will meet up for a burger and the best bottle of scotch we can afford and watch it together.
    It's a deal!

    I'll be 77 (and one week) if I make it to August 12th of 2045. Sadly, it would've been my cousin's 72nd birthday if we hadn't lost him to his addictions last year.

    March 30th of 2052... I doubt I'll make it, but if I do the scotch is on me!

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    Quote Originally Posted by t00nces2 View Post
    Well, I have been waiting for this day for almost 20 years. I had looked up future eclipses and saw that this total solar eclipse was going to occur and had decided it was my best change for seeing a total solar eclipse. I will be driving from SC NC TN GA borders to view. I had arranged for friends to put me up for a couple days in 2012. I am so excited to see this as I have been interested in astronomy since the his is a bucket list item and probably one of the most important list items.

    Anyone else going to see the eclipse? Anyone else stoked to see it?


    I haven't thought about it much but I should be able to see it here in Nashville Tn.

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    We wont see much here but I am going to be drinking these while I am watching....

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    Will the eclipse be a partial eclipse from a distance outside the the dark line? Mike
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    Now go beat the copper out of something, Miked

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    Will be taking the chitlins and wife about an hour or so North.

    Not much goes on here in ID, so i'm pretty stoked.

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    2078 to see it from my "porch". Ha! I'm stubborn enough to stick around an piss everybody off an live that long! An they saying be hard headed wouldn't pay off...pfft!



    Funny enough...my Arizona driver license expires in 2042. It was issued in 2006. HA!

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    Quote Originally Posted by miked View Post
    Will the eclipse be a partial eclipse from a distance outside the the dark line? Mike
    Yes. The path of totality is fairly narrow.

    For those interested, there is an app for a smartphone... Total Solar Eclipse 2017 - Start Page For $2.99, I upgraded to the paid version.

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    https://www.vox.com/science-and-heal...nteractive-map

    Found another clever information resource for eclipse followers. Has a place to add your Zipcode that plays a neat animation of what you will see in the sky with very accurate times.

    Enjoy sky watchers
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    Public Service Announcement...

    (Cause, it went through my mind, and if you're a scrapper and own a torch, it might be going through your mind too.)

    I was wondering if you could safely view the eclipse through cutting goggles or a welding mask, so I just researched it. Cutting goggles aren't dark enough, and a welding filter must be shade 12 or darker.

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