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Solar Eclipse
« on: August 12, 2017, 12:44:19 PM »
As everybody knows, we have a solar eclipse approaching on August 21.   Be very careful if you decide to view it.  People get tempted to just look at the sun without eye protection since the sun is blocked and it does not hurt when viewing the sun.   They forget that there are still a lot of invisible rays that are hitting their eyes. Then they suffer the consequences with vision problems starting anywhere from a few hours to a few days after viewing the eclipse.  At least wear eye shades with an ISO rating of 123 122-2.  If you have some that are bent or scratched, get some new ones.  Do not take any chances.  Stay safe.

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Re: Solar Eclipse
« Reply #1 on: August 12, 2017, 12:49:26 PM »
I need to buy one of those viewing devices...
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Re: Solar Eclipse
« Reply #2 on: August 12, 2017, 01:01:49 PM »
I haven't tried this yet, but I'm planning to visit my local library to see if this is true:
http://spacescience.org/software/libraries/map.php
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Re: Solar Eclipse
« Reply #3 on: August 12, 2017, 01:04:13 PM »
I can depend on Pgh's weather that I'll never get a glimpse of it even if in range.
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Re: Solar Eclipse
« Reply #4 on: August 12, 2017, 01:04:27 PM »
Make that an ISO rating of 123 12-2.  I had an extra 2 in there.

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Re: Solar Eclipse
« Reply #5 on: August 12, 2017, 01:05:07 PM »
I haven't tried this yet, but I'm planning to visit my local library to see if this is true:
http://spacescience.org/software/libraries/map.php
That should be interesting.

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Re: Solar Eclipse
« Reply #6 on: August 17, 2017, 10:58:29 AM »
As everybody knows, we have a solar eclipse approaching on August 21.   Be very careful if you decide to view it.  People get tempted to just look at the sun without eye protection since the sun is blocked and it does not hurt when viewing the sun.   They forget that there are still a lot of invisible rays that are hitting their eyes. Then they suffer the consequences with vision problems starting anywhere from a few hours to a few days after viewing the eclipse.  At least wear eye shades with an ISO rating of 123 122-2.  If you have some that are bent or scratched, get some new ones.  Do not take any chances.  Stay safe.
I'm not taking any chances whatsoever.
« Last Edit: August 17, 2017, 10:59:06 AM by Jetavan »
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Re: Solar Eclipse
« Reply #7 on: August 17, 2017, 11:10:33 AM »
I know some hippies who are very excited about the energies of the Christ consciousness that are going to be released during the eclipse.
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Re: Solar Eclipse
« Reply #8 on: August 17, 2017, 11:49:12 AM »
I live near Tampa. We're supposed to be able to see only a partial eclipse.
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Re: Solar Eclipse
« Reply #9 on: August 17, 2017, 12:02:04 PM »
I live near Tampa. We're supposed to be able to see only a partial eclipse.

Partial can still be a pretty good show. We'll get 85 percent where I live.
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Re: Solar Eclipse
« Reply #10 on: August 17, 2017, 01:34:08 PM »
I live near Tampa. We're supposed to be able to see only a partial eclipse.
It looks like you will be near the 80% mark: https://eclipse2017.nasa.gov/eclipse-maps

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Re: Solar Eclipse
« Reply #11 on: August 17, 2017, 01:38:27 PM »
We're being told to expect an influx of 500,000 -- a half million -- eclipse tourists to central Oregon. Authorities suggesting everybody local stay home if you can.
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Re: Solar Eclipse
« Reply #12 on: August 17, 2017, 02:42:17 PM »
We're being told to expect an influx of 500,000 -- a half million -- eclipse tourists to central Oregon. Authorities suggesting everybody local stay home if you can.
I have a friend in the midwest who will be in the total eclipse territory, and they're being told to prepare for gas shortages.
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Re: Solar Eclipse
« Reply #13 on: August 17, 2017, 02:46:05 PM »
I wish I'd prepared to travel, but oh well.  :D  We'll just enjoy the partial eclipse and lack of crowds.  ;)
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Re: Solar Eclipse
« Reply #14 on: August 17, 2017, 06:38:57 PM »
Kansas City couple plans to marry during solar eclipse.
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Re: Solar Eclipse
« Reply #15 on: August 17, 2017, 06:43:28 PM »
I guess everybody knows not to look at the sun. But I just discovered some details as to why not. Previously, I'd read that looking at the sun slowly bleaches away the pigments needed to see until blindness comes on, but it is temporary and can last a few days or a few months. However, today I read an eye doctor explaining the direct sunlight, concentrated by the eye's lens, can actually burn a hole in the back of the eye, doing permanent damage. Sheesh. Also, the article explained that a lot of "folk" solutions for looking at an eclipse, like holding up any dark-colored plastic you have lying around, aren't sufficient to safely protect eyes. No discussion of the eclipse glasses for sale everywhere, so I'll take my chances ...
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Re: Solar Eclipse
« Reply #16 on: August 17, 2017, 06:53:34 PM »
I read somewhere that Amazon had started to crack down on vendors selling such glasses which may not be completely safe... I wonder how many already bought them and assume they'll work just fine.  :-\

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Re: Solar Eclipse
« Reply #17 on: August 19, 2017, 01:28:44 PM »
The ‘Splainer: Did a solar eclipse darken the skies during Jesus’ crucifixion?
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"Three of the four Gospels that record the earthly life and ministry of Jesus — Matthew, Mark and Luke — mention that the sky became dark as Jesus hung on the cross.
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The New American Bible even translates this “because of an eclipse of the sun.”
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The Gospels make clear Jesus was crucified during the Jewish festival of Passover, Consolmagno said, which always is celebrated during a full moon in spring. But a new moon is needed for a solar eclipse to occur, making it “exactly the wrong phase of the moon,” he said.

Plus, the darkness that descended during the Crucifixion was too long to be a solar eclipse."
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Re: Solar Eclipse
« Reply #18 on: August 19, 2017, 08:12:10 PM »
By the way, don't use 3D movie glasses to watch the eclipse.

However, you may use a cereal box.
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Re: Solar Eclipse
« Reply #19 on: August 20, 2017, 12:49:14 AM »
I read somewhere that Amazon had started to crack down on vendors selling such glasses which may not be completely safe... I wonder how many already bought them and assume they'll work just fine.  :-\
That is really bad with all the scammers out there who are willing to damage people's vision.

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Re: Solar Eclipse
« Reply #20 on: August 20, 2017, 01:14:27 AM »
In Auburn, Alabama, binocular sales have tripled this week.

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Re: Solar Eclipse
« Reply #21 on: August 21, 2017, 03:56:54 PM »
well, the library ran out in like 15 minutes, and I figured I would go to the few stores recommended to buy solar eclipse from:  sold out from the beginning of the month!

So lesson learned:  get your solar eclipse glasses ten years in advance  :P
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Re: Solar Eclipse
« Reply #22 on: August 21, 2017, 04:50:05 PM »
well, the library ran out in like 15 minutes, and I figured I would go to the few stores recommended to buy solar eclipse from:  sold out from the beginning of the month!

So lesson learned:  get your solar eclipse glasses ten years in advance  :P

That's too bad!
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Re: Solar Eclipse
« Reply #23 on: August 21, 2017, 04:59:57 PM »
well, the library ran out in like 15 minutes, and I figured I would go to the few stores recommended to buy solar eclipse from:  sold out from the beginning of the month!

So lesson learned:  get your solar eclipse glasses ten years in advance  :P

Sorry, you don't have 10 years. 2024 is right around the corner.

Meanwhile, the company we bought our glasses from accidentally shipped us 30 instead of 10, so my wife ended up being a hero to a lot of her family who weren't prepared ahead of time. But then again, this has been on her calendar for at least a year.
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Re: Solar Eclipse
« Reply #24 on: August 21, 2017, 05:04:32 PM »
well, the library ran out in like 15 minutes, and I figured I would go to the few stores recommended to buy solar eclipse from:  sold out from the beginning of the month!

So lesson learned:  get your solar eclipse glasses ten years in advance  :P

Sorry, you don't have 10 years. 2024 is right around the corner.

Meanwhile, the company we bought our glasses from accidentally shipped us 30 instead of 10, so my wife ended up being a hero to a lot of her family who weren't prepared ahead of time. But then again, this has been on her calendar for at least a year.

May I buy one from you  ;D
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Re: Solar Eclipse
« Reply #25 on: August 21, 2017, 06:31:48 PM »
well, the library ran out in like 15 minutes, and I figured I would go to the few stores recommended to buy solar eclipse from:  sold out from the beginning of the month!

So lesson learned:  get your solar eclipse glasses ten years in advance  :P
Some companies say that you should not use eclipse glasses more than 3 years old.

Path of the American 2024 April 8 solar eclipse, from Mazatlán to Newfoundland.
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Re: Solar Eclipse
« Reply #26 on: August 21, 2017, 06:53:30 PM »
You can also listen to the eclipse.

"A team of Georgia Institute of Technology researchers has created an original music composition for Monday's eclipse. The Georgia Tech Sonification Lab uses drums, synthesized tones and other sounds to symbolize the movements of the sun and moon and the gradual darkness they will produce during the August 21 event.
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The project was created when AT&T asked Professor Bruce Walker if he would create an audio file to allow visually impaired persons to experience the eclipse.
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Link to the music."
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Re: Solar Eclipse
« Reply #27 on: August 21, 2017, 06:59:59 PM »
May I buy one from you  ;D
Be very careful when buying used eclipse glasses. 8)

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Re: Solar Eclipse
« Reply #28 on: August 21, 2017, 08:20:36 PM »
well, the library ran out in like 15 minutes, and I figured I would go to the few stores recommended to buy solar eclipse from:  sold out from the beginning of the month!

So lesson learned:  get your solar eclipse glasses ten years in advance  :P
Some companies say that you should not use eclipse glasses more than 3 years old.

Path of the American 2024 April 8 solar eclipse, from Mazatlán to Newfoundland.

So the day after the Feast of the Annunciation, if we still use the old calendar by that time.
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Re: Solar Eclipse
« Reply #29 on: August 21, 2017, 08:43:16 PM »


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« Reply #30 on: August 21, 2017, 08:58:07 PM »
You can also listen to the eclipse.

"A team of Georgia Institute of Technology researchers has created an original music composition for Monday's eclipse. The Georgia Tech Sonification Lab uses drums, synthesized tones and other sounds to symbolize the movements of the sun and moon and the gradual darkness they will produce during the August 21 event.
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The project was created when AT&T asked Professor Bruce Walker if he would create an audio file to allow visually impaired persons to experience the eclipse.
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Link to the music."

So an Indian, Japanese, and a white guy walk into a lab...
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Re: Solar Eclipse
« Reply #31 on: August 21, 2017, 08:58:47 PM »


I crack good yoke, ya?

What in God's eclipsed sun happened?
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« Reply #32 on: August 21, 2017, 09:06:58 PM »
You can also listen to the eclipse.

"A team of Georgia Institute of Technology researchers has created an original music composition for Monday's eclipse. The Georgia Tech Sonification Lab uses drums, synthesized tones and other sounds to symbolize the movements of the sun and moon and the gradual darkness they will produce during the August 21 event.
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The project was created when AT&T asked Professor Bruce Walker if he would create an audio file to allow visually impaired persons to experience the eclipse.
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Link to the music."

So an Indian, Japanese, and a white guy walk into a lab...
Reminds me of Koyaanisqatsi.
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Re: Solar Eclipse
« Reply #33 on: August 21, 2017, 09:52:38 PM »


I crack good yoke, ya?

What in God's eclipsed sun happened?

he was listening to bonnie rait while driving:

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Re: Solar Eclipse
« Reply #34 on: August 21, 2017, 10:10:10 PM »
I couldn't even find a picture of the eclipse on the internet. So frustrating. I had the perfect idea to set up one of those pinpoint projectors, and then record it a la smartphone technology, lo and behold nobody else seems to have had the same idea, so that I could see what the Corona of the Sun looks like on one of them. Like you had one job, Internets!
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Re: Solar Eclipse
« Reply #35 on: August 21, 2017, 11:15:33 PM »
We just had a tiny sliver of sun showing on the left side during the peak of the eclipse. 

Normally my yard is buzzing with bees, butterflies, birds.

At the peak of the eclipse all the animals went completely silent.  The bees disappeared.  About half way through a few bees came back, by the end, it was business as usual and the yard was swarming with bees and butterflies.

The crows called the end of it.  Usually they talk about everything going on.

The other two things that amazed me were how much light was present even with most of the sun covered and how the moon just really looked like a big ball hanging in the sky compared to the sun. 

This is the second solar eclipse I've watched.  I think I felt more awe this time.

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Re: Solar Eclipse
« Reply #36 on: August 21, 2017, 11:20:25 PM »
We just had a tiny sliver of sun showing on the left side during the peak of the eclipse. 

Normally my yard is buzzing with bees, butterflies, birds.

At the peak of the eclipse all the animals went completely silent.  The bees disappeared.  About half way through a few bees came back, by the end, it was business as usual and the yard was swarming with bees and butterflies.

The crows called the end of it.  Usually they talk about everything going on.

The other two things that amazed me were how much light was present even with most of the sun covered and how the moon just really looked like a big ball hanging in the sky compared to the sun. 

This is the second solar eclipse I've watched.  I think I felt more awe this time.

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Re: Solar Eclipse
« Reply #37 on: August 21, 2017, 11:29:48 PM »
We just had a tiny sliver of sun showing on the left side during the peak of the eclipse. 

Normally my yard is buzzing with bees, butterflies, birds.

At the peak of the eclipse all the animals went completely silent.  The bees disappeared.  About half way through a few bees came back, by the end, it was business as usual and the yard was swarming with bees and butterflies.

The crows called the end of it.  Usually they talk about everything going on.

The other two things that amazed me were how much light was present even with most of the sun covered and how the moon just really looked like a big ball hanging in the sky compared to the sun. 

This is the second solar eclipse I've watched.  I think I felt more awe this time.

You're a good, lucid writer.

My writing style is so similar to my mother that I believe it is genetic through her lines, but likely not the Norwegian ones.  She didn't raise me and has had only intermittent contact during my adult years (fair weather mother).

Also writing bulleted, succinct emails to people who receive upwards of 500 emails a day at work has helped.    Sometimes I only write what I have to say in the subject line and the rest is blank.  500 is too many emails a day.  It is an act of mercy to others. 

So I can't take any personal glory for it  :)
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Re: Solar Eclipse
« Reply #38 on: August 22, 2017, 12:07:42 AM »
Well I certainly took pleasure from it.

And 500 emails a day. Goodness!
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Re: Solar Eclipse
« Reply #39 on: August 22, 2017, 01:02:23 AM »
I got to see the total solar eclipse today, the first eclipse of my life. (So glad my mom provided me with the proper protective eyewear.) It was awe-inspiring. I hope I will never forget it, and never forget feeling the changing temperature, or how it became like twilight in the middle of the day. And especially not forget the moment of the total eclipse when I could remove the extremely dark eclipse glasses and actually look at the sun, normally able to burn your eyes through its glorious radiance even if you see merely a sliver, because it was then able to be seen by naked eyes without a risk of scarring because it was completely covered by the moon. It was a very brief time, but it was beautiful, and I was deeply moved, even to tears, because to me the sun symbolized the radiance of divine glory, and the moon symbolized Christ's humanity, how through His coming to earth we could behold God Himself, even though normally no man can see God and live. It was such a brief time that He was here on this earth, just as the total eclipse was brief. And yet, it gives us eternal hope, and thus, we must never forget it. So to me, it was a deeply spiritual experience.

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Re: Solar Eclipse
« Reply #40 on: August 22, 2017, 01:04:59 AM »
...  to me the sun symbolized the radiance of divine glory, and the moon symbolized Christ's humanity, how through His coming to earth we could behold God Himself, even though normally no man can see God and live. It was such a brief time that He was here on this earth, just as the total eclipse was brief. And yet, it gives us eternal hope, and thus, we must never forget it. So to me, it was a deeply spiritual experience.

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Re: Solar Eclipse
« Reply #41 on: August 22, 2017, 02:53:09 AM »
It was rainy where I live, so I decided to take a nap.  :P
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Re: Solar Eclipse
« Reply #42 on: August 22, 2017, 02:07:57 PM »


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What in God's eclipsed sun happened?

he was listening to bonnie rait while driving:

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=lcOxhH8N3Bo

He must be crying to his car:  "And now I need you more than ever!"
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Re: Solar Eclipse
« Reply #43 on: August 25, 2017, 09:51:24 PM »
How spooky was that!!!!?

I think I'm still in shock. I'm pretty sure that's how I injured my neck. I was probably sleeping, and then the birds started-up, and somehow I jerked my neck. I hope I'll be ok.
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Re: Solar Eclipse
« Reply #44 on: August 26, 2017, 06:44:05 AM »
I liked experiencing 360 degree dusk.
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