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"Solar Eclipse - April 8"
Sun Mar-31-24 02:04 PM by luminous

  

          

Are you planning to view it?

https://science.nasa.gov/eclipses/future-eclipses/eclipse-2024/

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I’m in the path of totality
Mar 31st 2024
1
I hear the traffic and congestion will be NUTS a lot of places
Apr 01st 2024
4
      I’m in Syracuse, NY, and will be driving home on the 7th
Apr 01st 2024
14
they canceled school in pittsburgh
Apr 01st 2024
2
They absolutely should.
Apr 01st 2024
11
Drove from Houston to Tennessee for the one in 2017.
Apr 01st 2024
3
The partial in 2017 was waaay cooler than I would have guessed.
Apr 01st 2024
5
i'm driving up to Buffalo
Apr 01st 2024
6
Traffic on the way back is what you should worry about.
Apr 01st 2024
12
I was debating Rochester tbh. I'm going to be slightly north of NYC
Apr 02nd 2024
16
I cannot enncourage you enough to drive upstate if you can.
Apr 01st 2024
7
So can everyone see it?
Apr 01st 2024
8
NASA site map
Apr 01st 2024
9
timeanddate.com/eclipse
Apr 01st 2024
10
In NYC you'll need eclipse glasses, and it won't be a big deal.
Apr 01st 2024
13
is that when the cicadas take over the earth?
Apr 02nd 2024
15
Quite a few people at my job are taking off and travelling to see this
Apr 05th 2024
17
Driving to either Buffalo or Montreal on Sunday morning
Apr 05th 2024
18
update: looks like clouds in Buffalo so Montreal it is
Apr 06th 2024
21
      Was going to be in Buffalo
Apr 08th 2024
25
outchea on the west coast it sounds like it'll just look cloudy...
Apr 05th 2024
19
TX weather is not cooperating so I'm driving from Houston to Little Rock...
Apr 05th 2024
20
RE: Solar Eclipse - April 8
Apr 06th 2024
22
I took the day off
Apr 07th 2024
23
ive never understood the hyperfocus on the "dont look at it" thing..
Apr 08th 2024
24
It's because the sun on a regular sunny day is so bright that you
Apr 08th 2024
26
really?
Apr 08th 2024
28
do thousands of motherfuckers make a point to stare at the sun on
Apr 08th 2024
29
nope, but:
Apr 09th 2024
47
      Looking up at the sun is dangerous. During the eclipse many people
Apr 09th 2024
48
      but not more-than-usual dangerous..
Apr 09th 2024
50
           LOL at go knicks.
Apr 09th 2024
52
      I gave the actual answer in post 26. On a regular sunny day we
Apr 09th 2024
49
           yep
Apr 09th 2024
51
Cole, how is an old banjo scary!? (Martin)
Apr 08th 2024
33
During totality, you SHOULD look at it with the naked eye.
Apr 08th 2024
40
Never put salt in your eyes
Apr 08th 2024
44
      Hahahaha
Apr 09th 2024
46
Got my glasses.. this is pretty cool
Apr 08th 2024
27
it is really wonderful.
Apr 08th 2024
31
      We have that 93hz god frequency playing
Apr 08th 2024
32
My wife is 37 weeks pregnant, so definitely a no go. But we live only a
Apr 08th 2024
30
I'm in CA nowhere near the path and birds were chirping like crazy here.
Apr 08th 2024
34
Not in the path but its like the Sun has a sepia filter on it.
Apr 08th 2024
35
forgot all about it and was out on a walk
Apr 08th 2024
36
I geeked out way too much
Apr 08th 2024
37
We were supposed to get about 60% coverage
Apr 08th 2024
38
It was pretty cool
Apr 08th 2024
39
re: birds
Apr 08th 2024
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      My dogs were wrestling lol
Apr 08th 2024
42
Drove to the middle of nowhere….
Apr 08th 2024
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surpassed expectations
Apr 08th 2024
45

DJR
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1. "I’m in the path of totality"
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Should be interesting.

  

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4. "I hear the traffic and congestion will be NUTS a lot of places"
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Mon Apr-01-24 09:25 AM by handle

          

Seems like many many places are telling people it'll be a ZOO that day.

Stay safe out there.

I'm going to head to the Palomar Observatory and watch from there - or from the high point around a mile away.

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14. "I’m in Syracuse, NY, and will be driving home on the 7th"
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coming up from NC. I really hope the roads aren’t already crazy the day before, because that’s the last thing I’ll want to deal with at the tail end of a 12 hour drive.

  

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2. "they canceled school in pittsburgh "
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which seems weird af to me.



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11. "They absolutely should."
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I don't even like astronomy, but a total eclipse is a once in a lifetime experience, and everyone who has a chance to experience it should do so. It really is shocking what happens.

It looks like most of Pittsburgh is just below the path of totality. That's unfortunate, and people shouldn't accept 99% sun coverage. A total eclipse is a completely different experience than any partial eclipse, even with 99% coverage. All the more reason for schools to cancel classes, and for people to take the day off work. People really should take the opportunity to drive ~100 miles north (if it's not all clouded out) and experience the totality.

There's a lot of confusion because we've all seen lunar eclipses and we've all seen partial eclipses and they really aren't a big deal. There was an annular (partial) eclipse just last year and I didn't even go out to see it. A total eclipse is different. You don't even need eclipse glasses for the totality (eclipse glasses are for the before & after, or for the people who aren't lucky enough to get to experience totality).

In a total eclipse the whole sky goes dark as night within the span of just a few seconds, the temperature drops by 10 to 15 degrees within a matter of seconds. Birds and bugs stop their chirping out of confusion, bats start swarming out of caves. A twilight sunset appears around you in all directions, and the sun grows this beard of flaming plasma that we normally can't see through the blue sky.

Someone talked me into going to Nashville for the 2017 eclipse. I didn't expect it to be a big deal. One thing goes in front of another thing. But it really is a life-changing experience. Anyone who sees it will remember it for the rest of their lives.

  

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3. "Drove from Houston to Tennessee for the one in 2017."
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So I'm definitely driving from Houston to Austin/Waco for this one.

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5. "The partial in 2017 was waaay cooler than I would have guessed."
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Not traveling, but I think NYC is at 90% occlusion - should still be pretty amazing.

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6. "i'm driving up to Buffalo"
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I hope the traffic won't be too bad

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12. "Traffic on the way back is what you should worry about. "
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People who travel to see eclipses show up sporadically for a few days before the event. But after it's over they all try to go home at the same time. That's when the roads get clogged. From what I hear if you stick around town for at least a few hours, or preferably a day or two, you'll have a nicer trip back.

  

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16. "I was debating Rochester tbh. I'm going to be slightly north of NYC "
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but not far enough west

  

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7. "I cannot enncourage you enough to drive upstate if you can."
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8. "So can everyone see it?"
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Looking for info on what time I should be looking for it in NYC.

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9. "NASA site map"
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https://science.nasa.gov/resource/nasas-2023-and-2024-solar-eclipse-map/

in NYC there will be partial eclipse around 3pm-3:30pm

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10. "timeanddate.com/eclipse"
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https://www.timeanddate.com/eclipse/in/usa/new-york?iso=20240408

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13. "In NYC you'll need eclipse glasses, and it won't be a big deal."
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Cool, but not a big deal. If you can get out to somewhere around Rochester (and if it isn't cloudy), it'll be an experience that you'll remember for the rest of your life.

  

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15. "is that when the cicadas take over the earth?"
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17. "Quite a few people at my job are taking off and travelling to see this"
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Going to Ohio, western New York and Maine.

Might WFH on Monday so I can go out on my roof to see the partial eclipse we're getting here.

  

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18. "Driving to either Buffalo or Montreal on Sunday morning"
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i'll decide when i see what the cloud cover forecast is...but i have a free place to stay at either location and the driving time is pretty much the same

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21. "update: looks like clouds in Buffalo so Montreal it is"
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25. "Was going to be in Buffalo"
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But decided to drive to North East New York. currently in Plattsburgh.

Niagara Falls was crazy crowded on Saturday...

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19. "outchea on the west coast it sounds like it'll just look cloudy..."
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for a few minutes.

we're at only 20% of totality or whatever.

  

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20. "TX weather is not cooperating so I'm driving from Houston to Little Rock..."
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I'll drive up on Sunday and go to Pinnacle Mountain State Park and then drive back down on Monday after the eclipse ends.

If Little Rock weather doesn't look good then I'm prepared to drive up to SE Missouri.

I'm all in. And since I'm driving, my wife, mother and brother-in-law are all in too.

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22. "RE: Solar Eclipse - April 8"
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I live in the path. SATX

  

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23. "I took the day off"
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It'll only cover 53% here in San Diego, but I took the day off and decided to hike up to the top of Mount Woodson tomorrow to watch it by Potato Chip Rock. Starts at 10:03am, peaks at 11:11am ends at 12:23am.

Got my glasses ready!!

Meanwhile at work they left the normal 10:00am hour long meeting as is, and they even scheduled a meeting from 11:00am-11:30am. I have no earthly idea what they are thinking - maybe moves the meetings a little earlier or later in the day????????

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24. "ive never understood the hyperfocus on the "dont look at it" thing.."
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it's not extra blinding-dangerous during eclipse right? i know, dumb question..but why aren't people saying that in general on cloudless days all the time then?

or is it more in the vein/similar to a warning outside a detergent box that says "don't ingest"/just something said for "that demographic"?

its kinda like putting a sign at a pool that says "dont stay underwater too long!"--physiology kicks in at a certain point..you come up for air & you look away from the bright thing irritating your eyes

the big-eclipseglasses companies have pulled an amazing con though..

  

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26. "It's because the sun on a regular sunny day is so bright that you "
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physically CAN'T stare at it. If you try you'll feel how overwhelmingly bright it is and you'll look away before serious damage happens. During an eclipse because so much of the sun is covered it won't FEEL as dangerous, so it is possible to stare at it and damage your eyes.

Probably a poor analogy - but it's like putting a frog into boiling water vs. putting it in lukewarm water and slowly raising the temperature.

  

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28. "really?"
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29. "do thousands of motherfuckers make a point to stare at the sun on"
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random cloudless days?

-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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47. "nope, but:"
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(for example) thousands of motherfuckers play sunny midday baseball/softball games across this country (ie involuntary direct unprotected-human-eyeball>sun contact happens all the time).. my observation simply being that "dont look at the eclipse!" energy yesterday seems overstated given..the rest of our regular daily life under the sun?

(also put that out in case someone had a specific scientific explanation.. "when another celestial body rapidly moves in front of the sun/uv-rays, the abrupt halt in flow causes an extra bright flash blah blah.." ..but i guess being nuanced is less funny, you fucking chuckleheads lol..)

  

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48. "Looking up at the sun is dangerous. During the eclipse many people "
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will be looking at the sun because its the main attraction. Its as simple as that.

-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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50. "but not more-than-usual dangerous.."
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just fucking with you.. i probably shouldve left that last line off my orig post--of course i know the special glasses are needed if youre at an outdoor eclipse party etc. i was just wondering (given the "dont!"-chatter) if i took a, say, "the length of time im fielding a flyball with the sun in the way"-look at it (just out of curiosity if i noticed something different in the sun at the peak partial..im in miami, nowhere near totality)..if even that was dangerous (maybe something i was overlooking). thats all, the end..go knicks

  

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52. "LOL at go knicks."
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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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49. "I gave the actual answer in post 26. On a regular sunny day we "
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have a built in defense mechanism stopping us from doing significant damage to ourselves with direct sunlight. That defense mechanism is minimized during an eclipse because of how much of the sun is covered, but still bright enough to do significant damage.

It's not JUST about more people looking at the sun. And it isn't that there is more brightness or danger from the sun, it's that during an eclipse people are able to take that direct sunlight longer, not feeling the impact/damage until later.

  

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51. "yep"
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appreciated the breakdown (lol frog analogy solid too)

  

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33. "Cole, how is an old banjo scary!? (Martin)"
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>it's not extra blinding-dangerous during eclipse right? i
>know, dumb question..but why aren't people saying that in
>general on cloudless days all the time then?
>
>or is it more in the vein/similar to a warning outside a
>detergent box that says "don't ingest"/just something said for
>"that demographic"?
>
>its kinda like putting a sign at a pool that says "dont stay
>underwater too long!"--physiology kicks in at a certain
>point..you come up for air & you look away from the bright
>thing irritating your eyes
>
>the big-eclipseglasses companies have pulled an amazing con
>though..
>

  

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40. "During totality, you SHOULD look at it with the naked eye."
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But that's just the four minutes when it's dark as night.

Before and after totality, even when it's mostly occluded, you'll literally scar your retinas you really need eclipse glasses before and after. Your retinas don't register pain.

A few seconds won't hurt you, but if you're paying any attention, you won't just be looking at it for a few seconds.

  

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46. "Hahahaha"
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I appreciate this reference very much.



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27. "Got my glasses.. this is pretty cool"
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Quarter into the sun rn

  

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31. "it is really wonderful."
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I literally waited until the day of to get my glasses, but I'm glad I eventually got them.

What a joy to see 🥰.

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rdhull
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32. "We have that 93hz god frequency playing"
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>I literally waited until the day of to get my glasses, but
>I'm glad I eventually got them.
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>What a joy to see 🥰.

  

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Mignight Maruder
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30. "My wife is 37 weeks pregnant, so definitely a no go. But we live only a "
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4hr or so drive away from the point of totality spots, so we should be good. Semi- blue/clear sky here too.

  

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JayEmm
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34. "I'm in CA nowhere near the path and birds were chirping like crazy here."
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It didn't even get slightly dim either.

You wild, nature.

  

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35. "Not in the path but its like the Sun has a sepia filter on 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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36. "forgot all about it and was out on a walk"
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got earbuds going, in my own world and this lady tapped my arm at a light.

I'm thinking here comes some random religious shit, but It's this sweet older woman and her dog and she hands me some glasses and says would you like to see the the eclipse? so I got to check it out for a minute. Very cool was really thankful to her

  

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37. "I geeked out way too much"
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It was really cool

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38. "We were supposed to get about 60% coverage"
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We went outside and could tell it was a little darker but we could really feel the temp drop. We ended up watching it on TV which was actually really incredible.

We did get some cool ass pics & videos from friends in Ohio who were in the path of totality.

  

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39. "It was pretty cool "
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Felt surreal with the street lights coming on and the birds chirping like crazy


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41. "re: birds"
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i saw a few interesting articles about how the eclipse fucks with animals (and that we don't even fully understand the effects on flora and fauna).

  

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42. "My dogs were wrestling lol"
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But they touch do lol

i saw a few interesting articles about how the eclipse fucks
>with animals (and that we don't even fully understand the
>effects on flora and fauna).

  

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43. "Drove to the middle of nowhere…."
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and hiked to a small lake in the Adirondack mountains in Upstate NY, to get the full effect. There was only a few other people out there so it was quiet. Temperature dropped quickly and it was downright cold for a little while. An owl started hooting. Some geese came in and landed on the lake, probably thinking it was nighttime. Surreal experience.

  

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45. "surpassed expectations"
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live in Dallas County and the forecast of cloudy weather was not promising -- sure enough, plenty of cloud cover this morning

seeing the clouds break and the totality right after was near miraculous

don't see myself traveling very far to see another in my lifetime, so this was it, and it will be fondly remembered

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