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Solar Eclipse

Post by Roberta » Mon Aug 21, 2017 7:15 pm

Went to see the eclipse in Makanda IL. Awesome.

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Re: Solar Eclipse

Post by Bill Edmundson » Mon Aug 21, 2017 7:44 pm

It was about 90% in Alabama. I looked down and these were the shadows and sun through the trees. I've never seen this before.

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Re: Solar Eclipse

Post by Roberta » Mon Aug 21, 2017 8:11 pm

During the eclipse you see those crescent shape shadows. Very cool.

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Re: Solar Eclipse

Post by DrBryanJ » Tue Aug 22, 2017 4:31 am

Cool pics Bill.

We were about 75%. This is the sun through a basket
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Re: Solar Eclipse

Post by Hercdrvr » Tue Aug 22, 2017 6:57 am

Best viewing device for my girls. I had to switch to a darker lens to meet the Google approved level of filtration.
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Re: Solar Eclipse

Post by Roberta » Tue Aug 22, 2017 8:25 am

It was a SPECTACULAR SIGHT!!! Hope those welding lenses were 14's.

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Re: Solar Eclipse

Post by Hercdrvr » Tue Aug 22, 2017 8:51 am

Shade 12 was the darkest I had. I hope I didn't fry their eyeballs. It had to be better than cheap 3D movie paper glasses most folks use.
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Re: Solar Eclipse

Post by Roberta » Tue Aug 22, 2017 9:16 am

The ISO certified paper Solar Eclipse glasses are actually better. The reflective nature of the film helps protect and they are tested for pinholes. If they are experiencing any eye soreness today, it may be from prolonged starring with lenses not adequately protecting them. Many people think that welding goggles and lenses are OK. 14's are the only recommended shade, but they are not common.

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Re: Solar Eclipse

Post by hoodman » Tue Aug 22, 2017 10:05 am

The shadows were the most interesting thing to me. Other than it getting down to about twilight light levels for a few minutes. We were about 90% here. Hopefully we'll still be in the area in seven years for the next one. It's supposed to pass directly over Indiana. It will happen in April so the angle of the sun in the sky will make for easier watching as well.
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Re: Solar Eclipse

Post by TheVK12 » Wed Sep 20, 2017 11:13 pm

Was fortunate enough to experience totality just outside of Niota, TN. It was like someone tuned the light switch off. Incredible. 8) Mark
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Post by khundley » Thu Sep 21, 2017 2:03 pm

LONG time reader, still a very hopeful builder. I can't believe the continued quality of the boats being built and the growth of this fine community. My son and I went to Bald Knob Cross in Carbondale, IL, and got some stunning shots, and he freehanded the diamond ring shot. Pretty proud of that kid!

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Re: Solar Eclipse

Post by Roberta » Thu Sep 21, 2017 2:31 pm

It was an amazing experience. We were not far from Carbondale in Makanda on a golf course. I quickly peeked at the diamond ring at entrance and exit of totality. Pretty Awesome. Best eclipse we have experienced. Well worth the aggravating traffic on the way home.

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