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 Post subject: Re: Total Solar Eclipse - Aug 21
PostPosted: Mon Aug 21, 2017 3:51 pm 
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Got a laugh at the bats coming out.

Was a couple of them flying over the pool when it went real dark. I bet they got nice & confused a few minutes later. :lol:



I was at a local auto repair shop up in the Chicago area getting my car checked for a small leak.
The repair guy was standing outside using a welder's helmet to look up at the sun. This was at around 1:30pm CST. He allowed me to have a look at well. Saw just a small corner of the sun being covered.

The leak turned out to be something minor that the repair guy said did not need repair.

A win-win for me.

And yes, the sky in the western Chicago burbs was overcast with the sunlight occasionally popping out as the clouds moved across the sky.

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 Post subject: Re: Total Solar Eclipse - Aug 21
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Looked kinda "shadowy" here in Atlanta . . .

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 Post subject: Re: Total Solar Eclipse - Aug 21
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NefariousKoel wrote:
Got a laugh at the bats coming out.

Was a couple of them flying over the pool when it went real dark. I bet they got nice & confused a few minutes later. :lol:



I was at a local auto repair shop up in the Chicago area getting my car checked for a small leak.
The repair guy was standing outside using a welder's helmet to look up at the sun. This was at around 1:30pm CST. He allowed me to have a look at well. Saw just a small corner of the sun being covered.

The leak turned out to be something minor that the repair guy said did not need repair.

A win-win for me.

And yes, the sky in the western Chicago burbs was overcast with the sunlight occasionally popping out as the clouds moved across the sky.



I recall seeing a near total eclipse, as a young kid.

The darkness in the totality was pretty amazing this time around (being full totality & darker). Largely due to the strange brown-green tint everything had while at full totality. 8-)


Shortly afterward, it started fucking storming and hasn't stopped. :x

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 Post subject: Re: Total Solar Eclipse - Aug 21
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I don't think that it got any "darker" today where I was. I was not following the eclipse closely but am just guessing that the Chicago area never got further than (at most) like a 1/4 eclipse.

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 Post subject: Re: Total Solar Eclipse - Aug 21
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chijohnaok wrote:
I don't think that it got any "darker" today where I was. I was not following the eclipse closely but am just guessing that the Chicago area never got further than (at most) like a 1/4 eclipse.


It didn't really get dark until totality hit. Even when there was just a small sliver of direct sunlight left, before that happened, it was only a little darker. It dropped quickly and drastically, though. Like the sun had just dipped below the horizon, but with a more even brown tinge to everything (instead of long shadows into darkness). :)

I'm sure some street lights automatically came on & such, in the distance.

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 Post subject: Re: Total Solar Eclipse - Aug 21
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Speaking of...

this guy got a good short vid of it, and how quickly it got dark. Narrowed down to the 5 minutes surrounding, which is much appreciated.



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 Post subject: Re: Total Solar Eclipse - Aug 21
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I guess this proves that ppl in the right place, time, weather conditions to see it perfectly - act like a bunch of nutballs OMG OMG OMG OMG OMG !!!111 for a few mins?

I looked at it w/ a welder mask like chijohn. W/ all the warnings, I'm not going to risk an eyeball even w/ gear. I just glanced at it less than a second. Maybe a quarter of a circle blocking the sun. I'd have never even noticed it.

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 Post subject: Re: Total Solar Eclipse - Aug 21
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Speaking of...

this guy got a good short vid of it, and how quickly it got dark. Narrowed down to the 5 minutes surrounding, which is much appreciated.




Science. The Republicans should be ashamed. Neil DeGrasse Tyson...I love your black ass. Thank you for making this happen.

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 Post subject: Re: Total Solar Eclipse - Aug 21
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NefariousKoel wrote:
Speaking of...

this guy got a good short vid of it, and how quickly it got dark. Narrowed down to the 5 minutes surrounding, which is much appreciated.




Science. The Republicans should be ashamed. Neil DeGrasse Tyson...I love your black ass. Thank you for making this happen.


I can tell the post ecliptic trauma syndrome is going to be a real burden for this cohort. Lots of psychiatric care in the future. People should think twice before exposing themselves to that sort of celestial anomaly. As you can tell from their lamentations and gnashing of teeth, the human mind is simply not evolved to deal with this sort of paradox.

DeGrease Tyson and his ilk should be ashamed for encouraging this sort of irresponsible indulgence in celestial anomalies.

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 Post subject: Re: Total Solar Eclipse - Aug 21
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LOL

That doofus in the vid was certainly a drama queen. But his recording was a good quality, and one in which you didn't have to click through 45 minutes of video to get to the wet spot.

Should put it on mute when you watch, though. :lol:

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