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Total Eclipse 2017 (by MrWalkSoftly)

 MrWalkSoftly (16)     (55 / M-F / Louisiana)
18-Aug-17 4:17 pm
This coming Monday! Are you excited? I've read that there will be a 70 mile wide zone running from Oregon to South Carolina where people can. see the actual total eclipse, and everyone will be able to see a partial eclipse.
Here's a little more info followed by a map of the path with local times the eclipse begins...

""Welcome to our Great Solar Eclipse 2017 page. We hope the information provided will help you in your planning to observe the rare astronomical event that will take place August 21, 2017. The last total solar eclipse on US soil was back ion February 26, 1979. August 21 2017 is the first in 99 years that will stretch from coast to coast. The next total solar eclipse in the US will be April 8, 2024 and the will occur in the eastern US, while the next one to occur over Utah won’t be until August 12, 2045. So we had better take this opportunity to observe the one next year.""



Last edited by MrWalkSoftly; 18-Aug-17 4:19 pm.
 MrWalkSoftly (16)     (55 / M-F / Louisiana)
18-Aug-17 5:10 pm

""Can I look directly at it?
No, UNLESS you are in the path of totality AND the sun is 100% blocked

What states will see a total eclipse?
Oregon, Idaho, Montana, Wyoming, Nebraska, Kansas, Iowa, Missouri, Illinois, Kentucky, Tennessee, Georgia, North Carolina, South Carolina

Where are the best places to see it?
The big cities in the path of totality: Jackson Hole, Wyo., St. Louis, Mo., Nashville, Tenn., and Columbia, S.C.

How do I make a viewing device?
Lots of DIY viewer instructions are available here

How long will the eclipse last?
Depending on where you’re viewing, the sun will be totally blocked by the moon for up to 2 minutes 41 seconds""



 Critter1211 (11)       (46 / F-MF / Tennessee)
18-Aug-17 5:52 pm
I'm excited. Can't find any eclipse glasses around here, everyone is sold out and the ones wal mart had have been recalled. My location is getting 95% coverage. I figure we'll just watch it get dark and glance at the sun for a second or make our own device.



 MrWalkSoftly (16)     (55 / M-F / Louisiana)
18-Aug-17 6:02 pm
@Critter1211: I'm jealous! I saw the path and immediately thought of your lucky ass lol.

Btw, there are several YouTube videos on how to make homemade being glasses



 megsy89 (7)      (31 / F-MF / South Carolina)
18-Aug-17 6:16 pm
I'm like... an hour from Colombia here



Last edited by megsy89; 18-Aug-17 6:17 pm.
 MrWalkSoftly (16)     (55 / M-F / Louisiana)
18-Aug-17 6:24 pm
@megsy89: You should get to see it pretty good then



 megsy89 (7)      (31 / F-MF / South Carolina)
18-Aug-17 6:29 pm
@MrWalkSoftly: yea lol
Too bad we can't watch it...
Nobody has the glasses lol



 MrWalkSoftly (16)     (55 / M-F / Louisiana)
18-Aug-17 6:32 pm
@MrWalkSoftly: yea lol
Too bad we can't watch it...
Nobody has the glasses lol
Those are only for looking directly at it (look above abt YouTube links on how to make your own) ....the fun part to me is watching it get darker during the day....Spoooooky lol



 megsy89 (7)      (31 / F-MF / South Carolina)
18-Aug-17 6:37 pm
@MrWalkSoftly: the 10yr old and 2yr old needed the glasses lol



19-Aug-17 1:26 am
Texas :(



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