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#1 MistrBadgr

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Posted 06 May 2017 - 08:29 AM

I just thought I would start a thread on the upcoming solar eclipse that will be going across the United States.  I am pretty excited about this one, because I will be able to actually view it.  There was one in the mid 1970s when I was at work and did not have any equipment to view it anyway.  I am retired now and can travel to a good spot.

 

Even though there should be about an 89% eclipse at my home, I will be traveling to Grand Island, Nebraska, which is directly on the mid-line of the eclipse path.  I want to see the sun's atmosphere with my own eyes, when the moon blots out the sun itself.

 

I am curious about anyone else's plans. :) 

 

Bill Steen


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Posted 08 May 2017 - 05:02 PM

Bill,
I wish I could join you in Grand Island Ne. however I have to work. So I will be out of the path and won't see any of it from my home in Bellevue Ne. I hope you have a clear sky's in GI.
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Posted 08 May 2017 - 07:48 PM

Hi Rick,

 

I think you will have a partial eclipse.  If you can walk outside for a few minutes at the right time, you should be able to see part of it with the binoculars you ordered.  Hope you can get outside then. :)

 

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Posted 09 May 2017 - 08:38 AM

My plans are to travel 124 miles North to Mt. Juliet, TN to a soccer field in a subdivision that my oldest son just moved from.  That area is supposed to get a little over 2 minutes of total darkness. Of course I will have to burn a day of vacation but I think it will be worth it.  (If the sky is clear! :D )

 

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Posted 09 May 2017 - 09:03 AM

My plans are to travel 124 miles North to Mt. Juliet, TN to a soccer field in a subdivision that my oldest son just moved from.  That area is supposed to get a little over 2 minutes of total darkness. Of course I will have to burn a day of vacation but I think it will be worth it.  (If the sky is clear! :D )

 

Steve

Sounds like a sweet setup, Steve! :)  I hope the sky IS clear for you!

 

Bill


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Posted 09 May 2017 - 04:53 PM

Steve,
I wish you luck and clear sky's.
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Posted 29 May 2017 - 08:31 AM

Sad but I will not be able to travel, so will miss all of it. There's a rumour going round that a few people in the UK are clubbing together to buy me a one-way ticket.


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#8 MistrBadgr

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Posted 29 May 2017 - 10:14 AM

That might be good for you, but bad for them! :)


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