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stravinskian
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"Who's gonna make it to the eclipse?"


          


Woulda made more sense to post about it a month or two ago. By now airfares and hotel rooms are going at exorbitant rates, if available at all. But anyway, August 21, a total solar eclipse will go all across the country on a diagonal line from northern Oregon to South Carolina. It'll go through, or near, some major cities; Portland, St Louis, Nashville, Columbia SC, pretty easy drive from Atlanta.

http://www.eclipse2017.org/2017/maps.htm

https://eclipse2017.nasa.gov/

I'll be going to Nashville. Paying three times the normal rate for my hotel room, but it's a life experience and all that.

A partial eclipse will be visible over much more of the country. Just make sure to get some good eclipse glasses. You can find them all over the place on Amazon, but apparently there are a lot of sketchy ones out there that don't block as much light as they should. The American Astronomical Society is compiling a good list of reputable, certified manufacturers.

https://eclipse.aas.org/resources/solar-filters

  

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I live in Columbia, SC. Front row, no travel needed.
Aug 08th 2017
1
Nice. You get to hang out in the front yard and avoid the crowds.
Aug 08th 2017
3
nice
Aug 08th 2017
5
awesome
Aug 10th 2017
39
I'm good with a partial view here in Raleigh.
Aug 08th 2017
2
Looks like you'll still get a good show there,
Aug 08th 2017
4
      RE: Looks like you'll still get a good show there,
Aug 08th 2017
8
Decent enough view here in Memphis
Aug 08th 2017
6
Cool. Yeah, give em those glasses.
Aug 08th 2017
7
We're driving down to SC.... Question for you... Which glasses?
Aug 08th 2017
9
The AAS link I posted is very good,
Aug 08th 2017
10
Im in Raleigh so i should see a little something.
Aug 08th 2017
11
Driving up to Tennessee from Houston.
Aug 08th 2017
12
If you're in DC, the Air & Space Museum is giving out free glasses
Aug 09th 2017
13
B&H photo still has some for sale online too
Aug 09th 2017
19
Will be in Charleston SC front row center
Aug 09th 2017
14
I wanna...
Aug 09th 2017
15
If possible you want to be out in nature for it.
Aug 09th 2017
16
      it's suppose to be at 90% in charlotte..
Aug 09th 2017
17
      Not to harp on this again, but get some good viewing glasses.
Aug 09th 2017
18
      RE: it's suppose to be at 90% in charlotte..
Aug 10th 2017
28
           yes.
Aug 10th 2017
29
      I have an older friend who remembers the last one in 79.
Aug 10th 2017
20
           I thought the last one was in 91?
Aug 10th 2017
30
                They happen every few years, somewhere in the world.
Aug 10th 2017
31
                     I get a pretty good view of the sun and moon at my place...
Aug 10th 2017
33
                          Of course. All places are equally good.
Aug 10th 2017
34
                               thank you :-)
Aug 10th 2017
35
wait, people are paying for hotel rooms for this?
Aug 10th 2017
21
RE: wait, people are paying for hotel rooms for this?
Aug 10th 2017
22
      I didn't know it was that serious
Aug 10th 2017
23
           RE: I didn't know it was that serious
Aug 10th 2017
24
                pinhole projector.. I'm not paying for this experience
Aug 10th 2017
25
                     You gonna spend a twice in a lifetime moment to look at the ground?
Aug 10th 2017
26
                     I have a 2 year old and a 2 month old... they care about food and Elmo
Aug 10th 2017
36
                     Science is for white ppl.
Aug 21st 2017
45
                     Pinhole projectors are so disappointing, though.
Aug 10th 2017
27
                          libraries in the US were given millions of free glasses
Aug 12th 2017
42
Got glasses for my crumb snatchers. We'll only have a partial, here tho
Aug 10th 2017
32
i really want to go.
Aug 10th 2017
37
Aw. Well there will be other chances.
Aug 10th 2017
40
      Meeee!! path of totality for the win!
Aug 20th 2017
43
i'm flying solo to portland for a salem-area viewing
Aug 10th 2017
38
Yeah, a lot of people will be sleeping in cars in Wal Mart parking lots.
Aug 10th 2017
41
It's going to be cloudy here.
Aug 21st 2017
44
I don't even wanna see it now...
Aug 21st 2017
46
i mean, seeing the sun and moon at the same time is something
Aug 21st 2017
48
What if you spent all that money on room/travel/glasses
Aug 21st 2017
47
Nah. I'm sure there will be all kinds of videos of it, that's good enoug...
Aug 21st 2017
49
the media footage is pretty cool... kinda surreal.
Aug 21st 2017
50
lol
Aug 21st 2017
51
surreal indeed
Aug 21st 2017
52
Sun poked through a bit down where I work in Alameda
Aug 21st 2017
53
      RE: Sun poked through a bit down where I work in Alameda
Aug 21st 2017
56
Lol @ folks with no shades talking bout "it's late'
Aug 21st 2017
54
He took off his glasses to sneak a peak. Yes that he.
Aug 21st 2017
55
i know the code is that kids are off-limits, but....
Aug 21st 2017
57
      Eh. He's not even 13. I'm good on clowning him.
Aug 21st 2017
61
      he's off limits, BUT he looks like a future Duke PG
Aug 21st 2017
66
Fuck yeah!
Aug 21st 2017
58
I'm jealous...
Aug 21st 2017
63
I used someone's glasses to see it
Aug 21st 2017
59
Cloudz @ peak (89%).
Aug 21st 2017
60
I took some pictures.
Aug 21st 2017
62
pretty dope...my job gave out glasses...
Aug 21st 2017
64
I was underwhelmed.
Aug 21st 2017
65
if a total eclipse didn't make you put your phone down
Aug 21st 2017
67
it's weird, 'cause in most footage i saw, kids were just looking up
Aug 21st 2017
72
i agree.
Aug 21st 2017
74
      RE: i agree.
Aug 21st 2017
76
Are millennials ruining solar eclipses?
Aug 21st 2017
73
      LOL
Aug 21st 2017
75
      did they order avocado toast via blue apron to the viewing location? nm
Aug 21st 2017
77
It was cool but lol at people who traveled on planes to watch it
Aug 21st 2017
68
w/o totality it wasn't shit.
Aug 21st 2017
69
      yeah I'm sure you're right
Aug 21st 2017
78
      yep it was crap here
Aug 21st 2017
80
Caught the partial here in Phoenix
Aug 21st 2017
70
Good show in Durham. And work gave us a work-from-home day
Aug 21st 2017
71
Next total eclipse is in 2024
Aug 21st 2017
79
close to sunset off the coast of chile in exactly 2 years
Aug 26th 2017
83
Pretty cool. Glad I made the trip
Aug 21st 2017
81
Glad you didn't get sacrificed
Aug 21st 2017
82

Innocent Criminal
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1. "I live in Columbia, SC. Front row, no travel needed."
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stravinskian
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3. "Nice. You get to hang out in the front yard and avoid the crowds."
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I'm meeting people in Nashville. We were planning on going to a nearby state park, until we learned the park was opening at 5:30am to try to accommodate the crowds for the 1pm event.

So we're just gonna stay in walking distance to the hotel, which will cut down the totality by about 30 seconds, but it's a reasonable tradeoff.

  

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5. "nice"
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39. "awesome"
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2. "I'm good with a partial view here in Raleigh."
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A coworker is going to Greenville, though.
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4. "Looks like you'll still get a good show there,"
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as long as you have a safe way to view it.

  

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8. "RE: Looks like you'll still get a good show there,"
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yeah, one of my supervisors got a bulk order of viewing glasses. Should be good
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6. "Decent enough view here in Memphis"
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i have to hand out eclipse glasses to kids

  

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stravinskian
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7. "Cool. Yeah, give em those glasses."
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I still remember how disappointed I was when we had a partial eclipse when I was a kid and all we had was a pinhole viewer. Nowadays I could be impressed by a pinhole viewer, but as a kid I felt like I was being cheated.

  

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9. "We're driving down to SC.... Question for you... Which glasses? "
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stravinskian
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10. "The AAS link I posted is very good,"
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though maybe now it's more comprehensive than is useful.

The only important thing is that you want them to be ISO tested and certified for solar viewing. The scary thing is, with all the hubbub and one-time purchases, there are a LOT of glasses out there with fraudulent ISO labels on them, even at reputable places like Amazon. That doesn't necessarily mean they're dangerous, just that they're not as carefully made and could be dangerous.

The ones I got are from Lunt Solar Systems. They're just the cheap paper things, but Lunt is an extremely reputable company. They normally do their business in solar telescopes, which would basically just melt if the filters weren't up to snuff. So they know what they're doing. I got a ten pack from Amazon for like fifteen bucks.

This was a week or two after I paid more for a three pack of nicer-looking plastic ones, also from Amazon. They look less nerdy (as if that matters when you're surrounded by a thousand other nerds staring directly at the sun) and CLAIM an ISO certification, but they came from a no-name Chinese manufacturer and just generally set off alarm bells to me.

The no-name Chinese ones seem to work, but I get a better image in the Lunt ones. Also, this could just be in my mind, but I felt like I got a headache more rapidly with the no-name ones than with the Lunt paper ones, even though they didn't seem significantly brighter. You can't really tell by eye how bright they are outside of the visible band, so I decided better safe than sorry and threw out the plastic ones.

Long story short, I'm happy with the paper ones from Lunt, but I'd trust anything listed on the AAS site. They know what they're talking about.

  

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11. "Im in Raleigh so i should see a little something. "
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12. "Driving up to Tennessee from Houston."
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Staying in Memphis the night before and then driving the rest of the way the next morning.

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13. "If you're in DC, the Air & Space Museum is giving out free glasses"
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for viewing the eclipse safely
Worth going to your local science museums to see if they're doing similar...
Or this link shows the safety certified versions available for purchase:
https://eclipse.aas.org/resources/solar-filters

  

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19. "B&H photo still has some for sale online too "
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14. "Will be in Charleston SC front row center "
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15. "I wanna..."
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At first Ii had no interest but, a coworker made it sound so magical lol. Plus, lately I've had this fascination with the moon...

  

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16. "If possible you want to be out in nature for it."
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Or so I've heard. I've never experienced one.

But they say most animals get confused and suddenly go eerily quiet. And the air gets noticeably cooler.

Of course this one will be such a media circus that pretty much anywhere you go you'll be surrounded by people. So that wouldn't be as fun.

  

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17. "it's suppose to be at 90% in charlotte.."
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this will be nice to witness with my grandchildren...

  

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18. "Not to harp on this again, but get some good viewing glasses."
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When it's anything other than 100% totality its unsafe to look at (and you probably wouldn't be able to anyway). When I was a kid we had a pretty good partial eclipse and I wasn't able to look at it and all the excitement turned to frustration.

  

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28. "RE: it's suppose to be at 90% in charlotte.."
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Kid sized eclipse glasses https://luntsolarsystems.com/product/lunt-solar-sunsafe-certified-kid-size-eclipse-viewing-glasses-4-pack/ available for immediate delivery.

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29. "yes."
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I was reading about there being a lot of fakes out there. Which is so unfortunate

  

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20. "I have an older friend who remembers the last one in 79."
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She said everything went still and swore even the water in the bay went still.

  

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30. "I thought the last one was in 91? "
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31. "They happen every few years, somewhere in the world."
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But the total eclipse is only visible along a relatively thin line. This one is only special because the total eclipse goes through a lot of major cities.

There was one in 91. That's the one that I saw. But I think it was only visible as a partial eclipse through all of America. My memory is rough, but I think the total eclipse went through Mexico in that case.

  

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33. "I get a pretty good view of the sun and moon at my place..."
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You think it will be ok to check it from there? Id rather it be an intimate moment for my family and I...

  

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stravinskian
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34. "Of course. All places are equally good."
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As long as it isn't blocked by trees or clouds or whatever.

I agree, it's much better to avoid crowds, unless you want to meet some nerdy astronomy buffs, but you can do that at any star party. And the astronomy buffs will all be traveling to the path of totality anyway.

  

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35. "thank you :-)"
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I'll let you know how we make out..

  

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21. "wait, people are paying for hotel rooms for this? "
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how long does it last?

I thought you could just look up and see it but I guess it makes sense to be in certain cities to get the full effect

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22. "RE: wait, people are paying for hotel rooms for this? "
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https://m.mic.com/articles/182467/where-can-i-see-the-2017-solar-eclipse-youll-be-able-to-view-from-anywhere-in-the-us#.5u4p36xyn

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23. "I didn't know it was that serious"
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just read it's the first one on this scale since 1918 or some shit like that.

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24. "RE: I didn't know it was that serious"
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Kid sized eclipse glasses https://luntsolarsystems.com/product/lunt-solar-sunsafe-certified-kid-size-eclipse-viewing-glasses-4-pack/ available for immediate delivery.

Just a heads up.

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25. "pinhole projector.. I'm not paying for this experience"
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https://www.accuweather.com/en/weather-news/dont-have-eclipse-glasses-make-a-pinhole-projector-to-view-the-great-american-eclipse/70002363

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26. "You gonna spend a twice in a lifetime moment to look at the ground?"
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36. "I have a 2 year old and a 2 month old... they care about food and Elmo"
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45. "Science is for white ppl."
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fuck you.

  

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27. "Pinhole projectors are so disappointing, though."
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Your kids will be frustrated that they can't actually look at it.

They pulled us out of middle school to look at a partial eclipse with tiny homemade pinhole viewers, and I was so disappointed I wanted to go back into class.

You can get good filter glasses for literally a buck or two. No reason to skimp.

  

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42. "libraries in the US were given millions of free glasses"
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they had less than 50 pairs left at one of my libraries when i got mine today.

  

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32. "Got glasses for my crumb snatchers. We'll only have a partial, here tho"
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37. "i really want to go."
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considered driving down to NC or Nashville.
but doesn't look like i will be able to- might have to settle for the partial.
that makes me sad.

enjoy the experience!!

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40. "Aw. Well there will be other chances."
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Another big one will come through the US in 2024.

https://www.greatamericaneclipse.com/future/

Or you're such a world traveler you might have other options.

  

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43. "Meeee!! path of totality for the win!"
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driving down to SC today!!

yay!

this was all decided last night.
im too excited.

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38. "i'm flying solo to portland for a salem-area viewing"
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i just picked my plane tickets from LA (ouch) but yeah. i'm a member of the couchsurfing community and was offered a place to crash in salem, where it enters totality around 1030am that morning. this post has me realizing this is a bit of a roll of the dice- better come up with a backup plan if she had to cancel!

airbnb rates are ridiculous but i found a low-cost room via airbnb in portland an hour away for the preceding weekend to basically have a cosmic rave stretch of days for my first time in the city!

  

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41. "Yeah, a lot of people will be sleeping in cars in Wal Mart parking lots."
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Speaking of the crap-shoot, though, it'll be really fucking annoying to go through all this and have it be cloudy. Wouldn't be the end of the world. We'd still get to experience the darkness of the totality. But I want to see the whole process.

I have some friends who are mapping out the routes that they'll drive on the morning if they need to go search for clear skies. I really hope it doesn't come to that.

  

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44. "It's going to be cloudy here."
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It's always cloudy here for celestial events.

fuck you.

  

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46. "I don't even wanna see it now..."
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I can't witness it with the kids

my son dropped the ball. He fell asleep and forget to hit send on the order for glasses and the next morning they sold out. this was two weeks ago. we couldn't find any others that would get to us for today...

The children and I rode around all day yesterday looking for some. Nothing.

we're not speaking to my son lol

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I truly is heartbreaking. There's a viewing party at work. I'll see it and there's a live viewing on TV. I told them to watch it and I'll call them during it.

at least I got to tell them about the sun and moon, right?

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48. "i mean, seeing the sun and moon at the same time is something"
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47. "What if you spent all that money on room/travel/glasses"
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and when the eclipse comes, its cloudy

but not regular cloudy

what if the clouds basically form a big pinhole viewer

how disappointed would you be?

  

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49. "Nah. I'm sure there will be all kinds of videos of it, that's good enoug..."
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I'll see like a 70% partial eclipse anyway. Also good enough.

  

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50. "the media footage is pretty cool... kinda surreal."
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reporters on the ground in oregon saying the temp dropping bigly for like two minutes was a trip.

LOL @ the bay area being a big bust. niggas was running to amazon to get them back to the future glasses, and all they got was clouds. shit's been grayscale all morning.

  

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51. "lol"
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52. "surreal indeed"
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I put my glasses on and look up, broke out in tears and ran off...
folks at work probably think I'm crazy. I really wanted to see this with my grandchildren...

they text me like, "Gigi, people wasting glasses on dogs"

  

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53. "Sun poked through a bit down where I work in Alameda"
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Got a few decent looks.

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56. "RE: Sun poked through a bit down where I work in Alameda"
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oh for real? good to hear. i was just at the theater yesterday.

i guess pleasanton got looks some too.

working from home in the hills... nothing but operation dark storm.

  

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54. "Lol @ folks with no shades talking bout "it's late'"
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-The Knicks’ coaching search still includes a lone frontrunner, Kurt Rambis, whose qualifications for the position include a strong relationship with Jackson and a willingness to take the job.

  

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55. "He took off his glasses to sneak a peak. Yes that he. "
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https://twitter.com/nbcnews/status/899707810623229953

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57. "i know the code is that kids are off-limits, but...."
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baron looks mad tortured.

  

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61. "Eh. He's not even 13. I'm good on clowning him. "
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Particularly when you got Eric and Don Jr.

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66. "he's off limits, BUT he looks like a future Duke PG"
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58. "Fuck yeah! "
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Seriously arrived in town and drove straight to the beach. It was cloudy but about 5 minutes before totality a clear viewing spot cleared up. Had the glasses for the whole family. Everyone in awe. Then at totality, fuck man. Took off the glasses and watched the sun dance. Then we all ran and jumped in the ocean.

Amazing!


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63. "I'm jealous..."
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sounds fly

  

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59. "I used someone's glasses to see it"
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TBH the fact that you're even a mod here fits squarely within Jag's narrative of OK-sanctioned aggression, bullying, and toxicity. *shrug*

  

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60. "Cloudz @ peak (89%)."
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Saw nothing. It looked like there was about to be a thunderstorm.

Boo!

B4 that I looked at the sun via my boss' welding glass. That was cool.

Thanks to the clouds I was able to see the sun with my naked eye - it looked like a nice fat sliver. I can still see.

fuck you.

  

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62. "I took some pictures. "
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http://imgur.com/a/1O0pi

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64. "pretty dope...my job gave out glasses..."
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i took pics with the glasses over the phone. Actually came out good.

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65. "I was underwhelmed."
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67. "if a total eclipse didn't make you put your phone down"
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i fucking give up on you as a person.

you deserve whatever happens to you for being that stupid and that attached to smart tech that you can't even appreciate a once in a lifetime event unless it's through your phone so you can post pix on instagram and facebook though thousands of professionals w/professional equipment will make videos and photos available that are better than anything you recorded leaving you free to actually experience the thing totally but no you had to take your lil amateur video that NO ONE GIVES A SHIT ABOUT b/c they're so busy making their own amateur video that NO ONE GIVES A SHIT ABOUT.

fuck this entire generation. i hope the robots eat them.

fuck you.

  

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72. "it's weird, 'cause in most footage i saw, kids were just looking up"
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at the sky wit da glasses and mostly no phones between face and spectacle. i was astonished.

but yeah, this is the ONE event where i thought, "who gives a fuck about your phone, kid. how many different ways can you film and post for likes the same sun and moon that 3 billion other people are filming and posting for likes."

then again, nowadays youngins are filming their dead family / s/o's before calling 911, if they call at all.

brainwashed.

  

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74. "i agree."
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though i've seen enough videos and photos in my facebook feed that've made me smh.

my cat almost bled to death recently and when i've told the story ppl have asked why i didn't take pix of him in that state. i almost punched the first person who asked me.

fuck you.

  

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76. "RE: i agree."
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>though i've seen enough videos and photos in my facebook feed
>that've made me smh.

yeah i purposely stayed off social media (just watched the local news). i can only imagine.

  

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73. "Are millennials ruining solar eclipses?"
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Tune in 6pm

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75. "LOL"
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fuck you.

  

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77. "did they order avocado toast via blue apron to the viewing location? nm"
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68. "It was cool but lol at people who traveled on planes to watch it"
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It wasn't THAT cool. I thought the coolest part was how the sun shining through trees projected a bunch of tiny eclipse shapes on the ground. I have no idea how that works.

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69. "w/o totality it wasn't shit."
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you really did have to be in the path that got 100% blockage to appreciate the thing fully.

we only got 89% here and it wasn't shit.

i have seen professionally shot video from the 100% path and it was much better. i understood why ppl search out the event. the sky went DARK for like a couple of seconds. like, 100% dark. totally cool. the rest of us just didn't have that experience.

and even seeing video of 100% isn't enough. i wish i had gone down to be in the path of totality.

fuck you.

  

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78. "yeah I'm sure you're right"
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It was 93% here. I could see it really clearly with the glasses. I thought it would get darker though.

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80. "yep it was crap here"
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i think we had 76% and I was looking up who I needed to write to get my money back. My son got to look at it at school and he thought it was the coolest thing ever. Which made it a little better. I talked to him about it over the weekend and showed him videos on why it happens. Really hyping it up for him. Then after I saw it I was like damn he is going to call me a liar. When I picked him up the first thing he told me was how cool it was. There is hope for the youth.

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70. "Caught the partial here in Phoenix"
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Was a little cloudy at times, but not enough to ruin the "main event" for us here at 10:33am MST. I had the cereal box joint and some co-workers had the proper shades I was able to view it directly and indirectly. Kinda cool for a few minutes to experience something in a group setting before we scattered back to our own offices/cubicles.

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71. "Good show in Durham. And work gave us a work-from-home day"
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79. "Next total eclipse is in 2024"
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7 years from now. Hopefully I can get to view the total eclipse then.

Partial was cool though.

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83. "close to sunset off the coast of chile in exactly 2 years"
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also hitting near buenos aires.

  

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81. "Pretty cool. Glad I made the trip "
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82. "Glad you didn't get sacrificed"
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