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Re: Eclipse viewing glasses

islandjoan
August 21, 2017 04:22PM

Registered: 11 years ago
Posts: 1,546

It was pretty cool to see it live!

I got to see it about 10 minutes before 3:37, when the max 80% coverage for this area was supposed to occur.

The clouds were covering it at 3:37.

Then I got to see it about 10 minutes after that.

It didn't get as dark outside as I thought it would, though.

Re: Eclipse viewing glasses

watruw8ing4
August 21, 2017 04:25PM

Registered: 11 years ago
Posts: 851

Not my first. But still as cool as before.

Birds got really quiet here. Didn't expect that with partial. Got some eery photos. Both smart device cameras still functioning. I can see to type this. So it's all good.

I'm really glad I stumbled on the NASA stream. Very well done. Even captured video of the space station passing in front of the eclipse, and had an interviews with space station crew, and other assorted sciency types. It was like watching Game Day, only with nerds.

Re: Eclipse viewing glasses

Scubadoo
August 21, 2017 06:45PM

Registered: 3 years ago
Posts: 1,996

Watched 93% here. Got a little dark but still plenty of light out. The crickets started to chirp and the birds went quiet. I was surprised that I noticed the air in the breeze seemed to cool down a little bit by the time we got to 93%. The cell phone camera still works. Took some direct picture but all I can see is the sun. Some folks took pictures through the eclipse glasses which came out.

Re: Eclipse viewing glasses

watruw8ing4
August 21, 2017 07:04PM

Registered: 11 years ago
Posts: 851

One final word from me on this. A public service announcement from The Guardian.

How to Tell if You Damaged Your Eyes During the Eclipse

Cheers!

Re: Eclipse viewing glasses

Scubadoo
August 21, 2017 07:23PM

Registered: 3 years ago
Posts: 1,996

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watruw8ing4
One final word from me on this. A public service announcement from The Guardian.

How to Tell if You Damaged Your Eyes During the Eclipse

Cheers!

Ha ha, I can't read that page and I didn't even look at the sun without the glasses, only their other pages. But I did just now see that picture of Trump staring at the sun flash by on the TV.

Re: Eclipse viewing glasses

AandA2VI
August 21, 2017 09:36PM

Registered: 6 years ago
Posts: 2,205

Well this was the best I could get. I tried a bunch of different methods, tough shooting!

Re: Eclipse viewing glasses

stjohnjulie
August 22, 2017 03:49AM

Registered: 10 years ago
Posts: 732

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Scubadoo
I was surprised that I noticed the air in the breeze seemed to cool down a little bit by the time we got to 93%.

I didn't have glasses, or look at the sun without them, I just stood outside with my back to the sun. I leave in a pretty green area and the 'lighting' of things looked pretty neat. The biggest thing I noticed is how it wasn't nearly as hot standing in the sun. Cooled down significantly even though there wasn't a breeze where I was.

Re: Eclipse viewing glasses

speee1dy
August 22, 2017 07:45AM

Registered: 10 years ago
Posts: 8,509

you are right, it didnt get nearly as dark as i thought it would.

loved the link you shared watruw8ing4

Re: Eclipse viewing glasses

LiquidFluoride
August 22, 2017 02:16PM

Registered: 5 years ago
Posts: 1,940

Recycle those glasses

Send em to Asia for the '19 eclipse:
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