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Re: How far would you travel to see The Eclipse?

Post by GerryL » Sat Aug 12, 2017 8:34 am

I'm traveling about 9 miles up to the Oregon Zoo to see how the animals react. The Zoo has asked ZooGuides (volunteers) who are trained to do animal observations to come for the eclipse. I have volunteered to observe the chimps. If they decide they aren't going to collect data on the chimps, I may just freelance. I'm wondering how crowded the Zoo might be that morning.

My brother and his family are flying from SoCal to Idaho for the eclipse. (Yet he won't come to Oregon to visit me!)

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Post by 2b2 » Sat Aug 12, 2017 8:36 am

munemaker - you're so vain.

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Re: How far would you travel to see The Eclipse?

Post by Silk McCue » Sat Aug 12, 2017 8:56 am

munemaker wrote:I once flew my Lear Jet up to Nova Scotia to see a total eclipse of the sun. That's about 650 nautical miles.
"Well you're where you should be all the time"- I know a lady who's friend did that one time.

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Re: How far would you travel to see The Eclipse?

Post by ychuck46 » Sat Aug 12, 2017 9:34 am

About 30 feet to my front porch. We are right smack in the middle of the 70 mile wide "zone of totality" here in TN, one of the top 30 towns in the country to view the eclipse.

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Re: How far would you travel to see The Eclipse?

Post by ychuck46 » Sat Aug 12, 2017 9:35 am

Silk McCue wrote:
Sat Aug 12, 2017 8:56 am
munemaker wrote:I once flew my Lear Jet up to Nova Scotia to see a total eclipse of the sun. That's about 650 nautical miles.
"Well you're where you should be all the time"- I know a lady who's friend did that one time.
"And when you're not your with ..." Who?

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Re: How far would you travel to see The Eclipse?

Post by Just sayin... » Sat Aug 12, 2017 10:25 am

About 30 feet - up a staircase, then over to the upstairs deck (we're in the totality zone). Biggest challenge will be making sure my coffee doesn't spill while climbing the stairs.

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Re: How far would you travel to see The Eclipse?

Post by Nowizard » Sat Aug 12, 2017 10:35 am

Living near Nashville which is in the prime path, about 50 feet, though probably not much further than that if we were not in the path.

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Re: How far would you travel to see The Eclipse?

Post by NotWhoYouThink » Sat Aug 12, 2017 10:51 am

About 50 miles to get an extra minute of totality.

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Post by Sheepdog » Sat Aug 12, 2017 11:41 am

We are at 90% and could go 75 miles to be 100%, but I won't. I will wait for it to come to me. We will be at 100% in April 2024. I can wait.
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Re: How far would you travel to see The Eclipse?

Post by bigskyguy » Sat Aug 12, 2017 11:56 am

We're traveling approximately 750 miles (western Montana to the Oregon Coast). This will be our second total eclipse. Our first was in 1999, Oslo, Norway. We were standing at the top of the 100 meter ski jump used in the 1954 Olympics with a couple from Switzerland and a couple from Germany. Clearly a top 10 life event.
If you have any chance, see it in as close to its totality as possible. And absolutely, get certified eyewear. Among the greatest 150 seconds of ones life.

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Re: How far would you travel to see The Eclipse?

Post by Nearing_Destination » Sat Aug 12, 2017 12:07 pm

6 feet

...to the back deck, looking west to the Cascades... for just over one minute forty seconds of totality... in the area most likely to be clear ( except for the current smoke and haze from the wildfires here and coming down from BC.

(Sorry catdude, you need to come north a bit to be in totality... )

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Re: How far would you travel to see The Eclipse?

Post by Ron » Sat Aug 12, 2017 1:14 pm

365 million miles. That's the distance to Jupiter, which has 67 moons (more of a chance to see a partial/full eclipse) :mrgreen: ...

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Post by Nicolas » Sat Aug 12, 2017 1:23 pm

Ron wrote:
Sat Aug 12, 2017 1:14 pm
365 million miles. That's the distance to Jupiter, which has 67 moons (more of a chance to see a partial/full eclipse) :mrgreen: ...

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Only five of the Jovian moons are capable of completely occulting the Sun: Amalthea, Io, Europa, Ganymede and Callisto. All of the others are too small or too distant to be able to completely occult the Sun, so can only transit the Sun.

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Post by FrugalInvestor » Sat Aug 12, 2017 1:25 pm

I wouldn't travel very far if I couldn't find a reasonably priced place to stay closeby. When I looked, I couldn't. I obviously looked too late (a month or two ago).
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Re: How far would you travel to see The Eclipse?

Post by jhawktx » Sat Aug 12, 2017 1:28 pm

1 mile

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Post by Wakefield1 » Sat Aug 12, 2017 1:30 pm

If I were not tied to making meals and having to be at home daily because of family (the same reason I retired perhaps a bit before I would have wanted to) I would certainly be looking forward to driving into an area in the eclipse belt with National Forest Recreation Area or Park land to set up a tent or even just sleep overnight in the car in order to experience this probably once in a lifetime (non) opportunity. About 300-400 miles away (about the same distance I had to drive when I used to go to the Lake Waramaug Ultra or to the Charleston Distance Run.) Harrisburg Marathon was only a couple hours away by car. Miss that.

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Re: How far would you travel to see The Eclipse?

Post by DanMahowny » Sat Aug 12, 2017 2:14 pm

I live in Nashville, so the eclipse is coming to me. But I have no interest in watching; will probably take a nap.
1) sun
2) dark
3) sun
Happens every 24 hours.

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Re: How far would you travel to see The Eclipse?

Post by Nate79 » Sat Aug 12, 2017 2:28 pm

I will walk outside. We are within the 95%. I wouldn't drive with all the other lemmenings for such a minor event.

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Post by Ron » Sat Aug 12, 2017 2:32 pm

Nicolas wrote:
Sat Aug 12, 2017 1:23 pm
Ron wrote:
Sat Aug 12, 2017 1:14 pm
365 million miles. That's the distance to Jupiter, which has 67 moons (more of a chance to see a partial/full eclipse) :mrgreen: ...

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Only five of the Jovian moons are capable of completely occulting the Sun: Amalthea, Io, Europa, Ganymede and Callisto. All of the others are too small or too distant to be able to completely occult the Sun, so can only transit the Sun.
Ah, but that's still five times as many moons as we have available on earth!

Anyway, since I have my spaceship to get to Jupiter, I can just navigate it to line up any of the other 62 moons to create my own eclipse :oops: ...

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Re: How far would you travel to see The Eclipse?

Post by weltschmerz » Sat Aug 12, 2017 2:33 pm

DanMahowny wrote:
Sat Aug 12, 2017 2:14 pm
I live in Nashville, so the eclipse is coming to me. But I have no interest in watching; will probably take a nap.
1) sun
2) dark
3) sun
Happens every 24 hours.
At least get off your couch and walk outside to observe the corona when the moon is right in front of the sun. You won't get to see that every 24 hours!
Nate79 wrote:
Sat Aug 12, 2017 2:28 pm
I will walk outside. We are within the 95%. I wouldn't drive with all the other lemmenings for such a minor event.
What would you consider a major event then?

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Re: How far would you travel to see The Eclipse?

Post by climber2020 » Sat Aug 12, 2017 2:38 pm

The Dan wrote:
Sat Aug 12, 2017 2:33 pm
DanMahowny wrote:
Sat Aug 12, 2017 2:14 pm
I live in Nashville, so the eclipse is coming to me. But I have no interest in watching; will probably take a nap.
1) sun
2) dark
3) sun
Happens every 24 hours.
At least get off your couch and walk outside to observe the corona when the moon is right in front of the sun. You won't get to see that every 24 hours!
Nate79 wrote:
Sat Aug 12, 2017 2:28 pm
I will walk outside. We are within the 95%. I wouldn't drive with all the other lemmenings for such a minor event.
What would you consider a major event then?
Shhhhh. The fewer people on the roads the better for the rest of us :beer

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Re: How far would you travel to see The Eclipse?

Post by abner kravitz » Sat Aug 12, 2017 2:42 pm

I am very close to the totality zone, and would like to go outside and watch, but the glasses seem to be in short supply around here. I have no interest in buying a 24-pack from Amazon

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Post by weltschmerz » Sat Aug 12, 2017 2:52 pm

abner kravitz wrote:
Sat Aug 12, 2017 2:42 pm
I am very close to the totality zone, and would like to go outside and watch, but the glasses seem to be in short supply around here. I have no interest in buying a 24-pack from Amazon
If you bought that 24-pack, then walked around your neighborhood selling them for $5 a piece the morning of the eclipse, I bet you will make a pretty penny.

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Post by abner kravitz » Sat Aug 12, 2017 2:55 pm

The Dan wrote:
Sat Aug 12, 2017 2:52 pm
abner kravitz wrote:
Sat Aug 12, 2017 2:42 pm
I am very close to the totality zone, and would like to go outside and watch, but the glasses seem to be in short supply around here. I have no interest in buying a 24-pack from Amazon
If you bought that 24-pack, then walked around your neighborhood selling them for $5 a piece the morning of the eclipse, I bet you will make a pretty penny.
I actually considered it, but was worried my neighbors would think I'm nuts (well, more nuts).

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Re: How far would you travel to see The Eclipse?

Post by littlebird » Sat Aug 12, 2017 3:23 pm

Nate79 wrote:
Sat Aug 12, 2017 2:28 pm
I will walk outside. We are within the 95%. I wouldn't drive with all the other lemmenings for such a minor event.
Yes, what you'll see is a very minor event. I no longer walk outside to see partial eclipses, either. But totality is a spectacle; an awe-inspiring, mouth wide open, gasp-inducing, goose-bumps down the arms sight.

What happened to all the "experience is better than things" folks we used to have here ? :confused I never had a "bucket list", but now in my mid-seventies, I do have a "thrill of a lifetime" list of about 20 amazing experiences I've had, and the total solar I traveled to Nova Scotia to see is right up there with singing "We Shall Overcome" with Pete Seeger and witnessing a Zuni Shalako Dance.

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Re: How far would you travel to see The Eclipse?

Post by Nicolas » Sat Aug 12, 2017 4:03 pm

The Dan wrote:
Sat Aug 12, 2017 2:52 pm
abner kravitz wrote:
Sat Aug 12, 2017 2:42 pm
I am very close to the totality zone, and would like to go outside and watch, but the glasses seem to be in short supply around here. I have no interest in buying a 24-pack from Amazon
If you bought that 24-pack, then walked around your neighborhood selling them for $5 a piece the morning of the eclipse, I bet you will make a pretty penny.
It so happens I was reading the New York Times archive last night for the account of the 1869 eclipse in NYC. (It said it was the best since 1806). The dangers of staring at the eclipse were known even then. Boys were selling pieces of colored glass on the streets for 5 cents each just prior to the event, as it progressed they dropped their prices to two for a penny.

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Re: How far would you travel to see The Eclipse?

Post by j0nnyg1984 » Sun Aug 13, 2017 2:33 am

I live in the total eclipse path. If I'm home that day, I can't even guarantee that I'd walk out onto my balcony to take a look.

I just don't care about it. It's been so overblown here, expecting something like 1mm visitors in the state, come on :annoyed

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Re: How far would you travel to see The Eclipse?

Post by Kenkat » Sun Aug 13, 2017 9:19 am

I counted 17 people in this thread willing to travel for the eclipse. Based on the volume of users and traffic on this site, that doesn't feel like very many people to me.

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Post by stoptothink » Sun Aug 13, 2017 9:45 am

Outside my door...maybe. Simply doesn't appear to me at all. In-laws are trying to get us to drive with them to Boise; 6+ hours (one way) with our two young kids in tow, in horrible traffic, to a place which will be insanely congested, to be able to look at something for ~8 seconds? Yeah, no thank you.

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Post by mega317 » Sun Aug 13, 2017 11:32 am

Kenkat wrote:
Sun Aug 13, 2017 9:19 am
I counted 17 people in this thread willing to travel for the eclipse.
18 people. I am not this year because I have a little one and another on the way. But it will be about 2000 miles to see the next one.
Based on the volume of users and traffic on this site, that doesn't feel like very many people to me.
Then why the hotel rooms booked months in advance at higher than usual rates, and the expectation of apocalyptic traffic?

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Post by Kenkat » Sun Aug 13, 2017 12:08 pm

mega317 wrote:
Sun Aug 13, 2017 11:32 am
Kenkat wrote:
Sun Aug 13, 2017 9:19 am
I counted 17 people in this thread willing to travel for the eclipse.
18 people. I am not this year because I have a little one and another on the way. But it will be about 2000 miles to see the next one.
Based on the volume of users and traffic on this site, that doesn't feel like very many people to me.
Then why the hotel rooms booked months in advance at higher than usual rates, and the expectation of apocalyptic traffic?
There is definitely a core of people who are going to see the eclipse and planned overnight trips as to not miss it. The size of that group exceeds the room capacity within the totality zone. So there are definitely people interested. The question I think is if there is another very large group that is going to travel the day of the eclipse and what impact that will have on roads. It is a work day and a school day for many people and I just don't know many people are going to make the arrangements to go on Monday.

I recognize there is a chance I could be dead wrong about this...

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Post by Broken Man 1999 » Sun Aug 13, 2017 12:24 pm

I won't be traveling. However, I did see an eclipse when I was still living with my parents. That would have made it prior to 1971.

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jeff1949 wrote:
Fri Aug 11, 2017 10:04 pm
itstoomuch wrote:Front yard. Salem Oregon.
Sister is going to see it at land fall, Pacific City OR.
Ditto.......Salem that is. :D

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Post by wrongfunds » Sun Aug 13, 2017 7:14 pm

Put appropriate sized black disk in your direct view so that it will block the sun and you can have your own artificial eclipse any time you want!
Actually, this idea was first presented in 1940 by Donald Menzel of Harvard College (It was a college at that time! It had NOT become a university yet), Mass. You can google it ("Artificial Total Solar Eclipse") to find the paper. It shows the photograph of solar corona taken without eclipse.

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wrongfunds wrote:
Sun Aug 13, 2017 7:14 pm
Put appropriate sized black disk in your direct view so that it will block the sun and you can have your own artificial eclipse any time you want!
Actually, this idea was first presented in 1940 by Donald Menzel of Harvard College (It was a college at that time! It had NOT become a university yet), Mass. You can google it ("Artificial Total Solar Eclipse") to find the paper. It shows the photograph of solar corona taken without eclipse.
Interesting!

But... the entire sky wouldn't suddenly be dark, e.g., with stars showing, so would it be the "same"?

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Post by neilpilot » Sun Aug 13, 2017 9:44 pm

wrongfunds wrote:
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...... Harvard College (It was a college at that time! It had NOT become a university yet), Mass.
Well, it's still a college as well. Harvard College refers to the undergraduate institution, which is served by the faculty of Arts and Sciences. In other words, Harvard College is one of the schools that makes up Harvard University. In 1639, the school's name became Harvard University. A few years before 1940!

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Post by littlebird » Sun Aug 13, 2017 10:48 pm

wrongfunds wrote:
Sun Aug 13, 2017 7:14 pm
Put appropriate sized black disk in your direct view so that it will block the sun and you can have your own artificial eclipse any time you want!
Actually, this idea was first presented in 1940 by Donald Menzel of Harvard College (It was a college at that time! It had NOT become a university yet), Mass. You can google it ("Artificial Total Solar Eclipse") to find the paper. It shows the photograph of solar corona taken without eclipse.
There is nothing in that article which supports your first statement. If you put a black disc in front of the sun, you'll see a black disc; not a replica of an eclipse, and certainly not the corona. The photograph you cite was taken without an eclipse, but with a very complicated piece of equipment called a coronagraph installed on the highest peak in France. And even it doesn't approach the appearance of a total eclipse.

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Post by WhyNotUs » Sun Aug 13, 2017 11:50 pm

We will see, have an eye on a site in WY but going to watch the weather.

Was on the Big Island for 1991 eclipse and it was a long one =/-7 mins. Good thing because there was a cloud in the way during the first minute or so. Depending where you were on the island determined whether (weather) you saw it or not. We were lucky. There were a boatload of people on a cruiser that paid huge bucks and the captain made a decision to go to a location that was clouded over during the those 7 minutes. Ouch

I would recommend going a day or two early to one of the crowded hot spots with programming. The people that were obsessed with eclipses were part of the fun for me. They travel the world and their enthusiasm made it a much more interesting event for someone like me who is not an devotee of such matters. There are people who organize their lives around chasing eclipses. We stood by one and he had an amazing camera set up and right after the event, he went to a processor and gave us a 8 x 10 of the moment of the diamond ring effect.

The popular sites will be crazy and one would not want to try to get there on the day of the event. Expect cell service failure, toilet issues, etc. in small town areas.
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Re: How far would you travel to see The Eclipse?

Post by Wakefield1 » Mon Aug 14, 2017 9:08 am

littlebird wrote:
Sun Aug 13, 2017 10:48 pm
wrongfunds wrote:
Sun Aug 13, 2017 7:14 pm
Put appropriate sized black disk in your direct view so that it will block the sun and you can have your own artificial eclipse any time you want!
Actually, this idea was first presented in 1940 by Donald Menzel of Harvard College (It was a college at that time! It had NOT become a university yet), Mass. You can google it ("Artificial Total Solar Eclipse") to find the paper. It shows the photograph of solar corona taken without eclipse.
There is nothing in that article which supports your first statement. If you put a black disc in front of the sun, you'll see a black disc; not a replica of an eclipse, and certainly not the corona. The photograph you cite was taken without an eclipse, but with a very complicated piece of equipment called a coronagraph installed on the highest peak in France. And even it doesn't approach the appearance of a total eclipse.
I don't think the black dot will work unless you are on a satellite or something above Earth's Atmosphere,the skylight (scattered sunlight that makes the sky look blue) would wash out the glow around the sun.
Looks like Francis Marion National Forest (might want to bring the Mosquito Repellent) or Clemson South Carolina might be good places to try to see the Eclipse.
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wrongfunds wrote:
Sun Aug 13, 2017 7:14 pm
Put appropriate sized black disk in your direct view so that it will block the sun and you can have your own artificial eclipse any time you want!
Actually, this idea was first presented in 1940 by Donald Menzel of Harvard College (It was a college at that time! It had NOT become a university yet), Mass. You can google it ("Artificial Total Solar Eclipse") to find the paper. It shows the photograph of solar corona taken without eclipse.
Surely this must be sarcasm.

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Post by Groundhog » Mon Aug 14, 2017 10:07 am

littlebird wrote:
Fri Aug 11, 2017 5:02 pm
When I was much younger my spouse, kids and I drove from the mid-Atlantic to Nova Scotia. It was an awesome experience (nothing at all like a partial, or even an annular), and is safely tucked away in my memory to be taken out and enjoyed all over again when a reminder occurs, as it has now.
Nice. I heard Carly Simon's "You're So Vain" song on my way to work today with the lyrics, "Then you flew your Learjet up to Nova Scotia
To see the total eclipse of the sun".

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Re: How far would you travel to see The Eclipse?

Post by nymeria.stark » Mon Aug 14, 2017 10:20 am

munemaker wrote:
Sat Aug 12, 2017 4:56 am
I once flew my Lear Jet up to Nova Scotia to see a total eclipse of the sun. That's about 650 nautical miles.
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Re: How far would you travel to see The Eclipse?

Post by nymeria.stark » Mon Aug 14, 2017 10:27 am

Kenkat wrote:
Sun Aug 13, 2017 12:08 pm
mega317 wrote:
Sun Aug 13, 2017 11:32 am
Kenkat wrote:
Sun Aug 13, 2017 9:19 am
I counted 17 people in this thread willing to travel for the eclipse.
18 people. I am not this year because I have a little one and another on the way. But it will be about 2000 miles to see the next one.
Based on the volume of users and traffic on this site, that doesn't feel like very many people to me.
Then why the hotel rooms booked months in advance at higher than usual rates, and the expectation of apocalyptic traffic?
There is definitely a core of people who are going to see the eclipse and planned overnight trips as to not miss it. The size of that group exceeds the room capacity within the totality zone. So there are definitely people interested. The question I think is if there is another very large group that is going to travel the day of the eclipse and what impact that will have on roads. It is a work day and a school day for many people and I just don't know many people are going to make the arrangements to go on Monday.

I recognize there is a chance I could be dead wrong about this...
Our little tourist area is already fully booked--no camping slots, no hotel rooms, no cabins, nothing, and it's been that way for six months. You can't even get a seat on a plane flying in starting probably Wednesday of this week. Our emergency responders are telling us to prepare for traffic to be at a standstill and to avoid driving if you can.

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Re: How far would you travel to see The Eclipse?

Post by NotWhoYouThink » Mon Aug 14, 2017 10:47 am

Department of Transportation in our state isn't sure whether to expect carmageddon or abandoned roadways because everyone heeded the warnings to stay home. But there is a corollary of Murphy's law that will be enforced.

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Re: How far would you travel to see The Eclipse?

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Post by wrongfunds » Mon Aug 14, 2017 12:26 pm

Surely this must be sarcasm.
Well, it was a joke.

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Re: How far would you travel to see The Eclipse?

Post by czeckers » Mon Aug 14, 2017 12:27 pm

Driving about 11 hours each way -- planned a vacation around it. Saw the one in the 1990's but didn't have glasses so couldn't really look at the sun but it did get eerily dark and the birds looked very confused.

Looks like the 2024 will go right over my house. Pity that April tends to be very cloudy so might have to plan a trip anyway.

-K
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barnaclebob
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Re: How far would you travel to see The Eclipse?

Post by barnaclebob » Mon Aug 14, 2017 12:28 pm

wrongfunds wrote:
Mon Aug 14, 2017 12:26 pm
Surely this must be sarcasm.
Well, it was a joke.
You never know with some people on here saying that 95% is good enough for them when it wont really look any different than a normal day. Tone doesn't translate well over internet posts.

blueberry
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Re: How far would you travel to see The Eclipse?

Post by blueberry » Mon Aug 14, 2017 12:41 pm

barnaclebob wrote:
Mon Aug 14, 2017 12:28 pm
wrongfunds wrote:
Mon Aug 14, 2017 12:26 pm
Surely this must be sarcasm.
Well, it was a joke.
You never know with some people on here saying that 95% is good enough for them when it wont really look any different than a normal day. Tone doesn't translate well over internet posts.
A normal day with a partial eclipse. I'll be in the middle of the lake for 90% eclipse, .25 mile paddle.

-bb

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