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Eclipse

Posted: Wed Aug 09, 2017 4:51 pm
by Glauri
So, I was reading some stuff about the upcoming eclipse. Somewhere on the Earth every 18 months or so is a total eclipse. However, from any single given spot, a total solar eclipse is only observable once in every 375 years. The eclipse will cross through 14 states, and the totality will be visible to more than 12 million people without ever leaving their homes. Also, this upcoming total eclipse will be the first anywhere in the U.S. since 1979, and the first since 1918 to be visible from coast to coast. Even more amazing, it will be the first solar eclipse to be seen only on American soil since 1776 -- thus the "great American eclipse" title.

Re: Eclipse

Posted: Wed Aug 09, 2017 4:55 pm
by Littlabit
Your so educational Glauri! <3

Re: Eclipse

Posted: Wed Aug 09, 2017 7:14 pm
by Meso
Eastern central Alabama will see it at 93%

Re: Eclipse

Posted: Thu Aug 10, 2017 6:53 am
by Goofydoofy
I only get 75%, hell with it!

Re: Eclipse

Posted: Thu Aug 10, 2017 6:56 am
by Goofydoofy
So let's bet how many people out of those millions are stupid enough to burn out their eyes or cell phone lenses on this event. I'm hoping at least 50%.

Re: Eclipse

Posted: Thu Aug 10, 2017 8:23 am
by Meso
Indeed. Nearest industrial supply house will have welders glass. Or make a pinhole camera out of a shoe box.

Re: Eclipse

Posted: Thu Aug 10, 2017 1:55 pm
by Goofydoofy
Humans are such shit that a lot of advertised special glasses that are being sold for this event are not up to standard for eye protection. So, as always, humans are trying to make money on selling defective shit to humans ready to buy it. Humans are just ignorant trash and hopefully the Sun will explode with the eclipse and we can all go back to dust where we belong. OK, maybe not everybody is a total waste, but, there is no argument, humans as a species are just trash shit.

And, Good Night!

Re: Eclipse

Posted: Mon Aug 14, 2017 9:56 am
by Meso
I got an email from Amazon today saying they were refunding my eclipse glasses purchase as they could not validate them as authentic. News articles now saying Amazon is pulling quite a few ads for fake eclipse glasses.
Bummer.

These are the safe eclipse glasses brands that you should be buying:

American Paper Optics (Eclipser) / EclipseGlasses.com / 3dglassesonline.com
APM Telescopes (Sunfilter Glasses)
Baader Planetarium (AstroSolar Silver/Gold Film) (The AAS notes that Baader Planetarium's AstroSolar Safety Film and AstroSolar Photo Film is not meant to be used in an eclipse.)
Celestron (EclipSmart Glasses & Viewers)
DayStar (Solar Glasses)
Explore Scientific (Solar Eclipse Sun Catcher Glasses)
Lunt Solar Systems (SUNsafe SUNglasses), as well as kid-size eclipse glasses.
Meade Instruments (EclipseView Glasses & Viewers)
Rainbow Symphony (Eclipse Shades)
Seymour Solar (Helios Glasses)
Thousand Oaks Optical (Silver-Black Polymer & SolarLite)
TSE 17 (Solar Filter Foil)

Re: Eclipse

Posted: Mon Aug 14, 2017 1:02 pm
by Goofydoofy
There is a total solar eclipse going on right now! Go outside and stare directly at the Sun and eventually it will completely disappear! An everyday total solar eclipse, brought to you by, Dipshits...When you are dumb as shit and you have no clue what is going on around you, Dipshits, for America.

Re: Eclipse

Posted: Tue Aug 15, 2017 3:51 pm
by Littlabit
We are going to be at 100% black out ... YAY!!

Re: Eclipse

Posted: Tue Aug 15, 2017 4:10 pm
by Meso
Amazon is awesome when they're afraid of lawsuits for burned out eyes. I got a refund and the ones i bought are on the approved list.

Re: Eclipse

Posted: Tue Aug 15, 2017 8:06 pm
by Littlabit
Me too meso

Re: Eclipse

Posted: Sun Aug 20, 2017 6:24 pm
by Renaern
We only get 92% but I have a welding helmet. Thanks for mentioning it burning a cell phone lens I knew not of this. lol

Sincerely, Renaern Sweetleaf Ranger of the Vale

Re: Eclipse

Posted: Mon Aug 21, 2017 12:45 am
by warador
I remember back in the 90s we had an eclipse here in Columbus ohio we all stood outside and watched it thru welding glass the maintenance guys had brought out during break

Re: Eclipse

Posted: Mon Aug 21, 2017 1:53 am
by Meso
Glauri wrote:visible to more than 12 million people without ever leaving their homes.

Well they might want to go outside . . .

Re: Eclipse

Posted: Mon Aug 21, 2017 11:20 am
by Meso
It rained! Borked the whole event. Got a few glimpses between clouds. At 93% it was like early twilight. Never did get dark.

Re: Eclipse

Posted: Mon Aug 21, 2017 5:04 pm
by Kumaar
Thunderstorms in Minnesota today so this is all I managed to get.

Image

Re: Eclipse

Posted: Mon Aug 21, 2017 5:32 pm
by Jaia
Nice pic! We did not even see twilight up here... was like 20% or so. We had an eclipse party on the dock anyway :)

Re: Eclipse

Posted: Mon Aug 21, 2017 5:53 pm
by Glauri
Only 75% here...never really got dark. However, we are in the path of the 100% total eclipse in 2024~