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Name: Sheridragonfly/Sheri
Alabama (Zone 8b)
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Sheridragonfly
Aug 21, 2017 7:24 AM CST
I have to get out and water today the flower bed.. before the eclipse!
I was not able to get the certified glasses to watch
but have the box and pinhole shown on tv. to view it today .

The best eclipse of the sun since 1918
is today!

We have a 3/4 eclipse in zone 8

I read that my birth area of
Georgetown S.C. and Pawley's island in South carolina
have a total 100 percent eclipse today
on August 21,2017

Enjoy ...those of you that can see it in ll states in the USA today...

Sheridragonfly
Name: Cheryl
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ShadyGreenThumb
Aug 21, 2017 8:50 AM CST
Did you know....
An eclipse occurs somewhere in the world approx every 18 mos?
The last viewable eclipse in the US was 1979.
The next eclipse for the US viewing will be in 28 yrs, 2045.
Looking at the sun during an eclipse even for a second can burn that image into your retina permanently..
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Name: Linda
Medina Co., TX (Zone 8a)
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LindaTX8
Aug 21, 2017 8:52 AM CST
Means nothing to me. I think this hoopla is ridiculous!
I would feel more optimistic about a bright future for man if he spent less time proving that he can outwit Nature and more time tasting her sweetness and respecting her seniority. E. B.White
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Name: tarev
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tarev
Aug 21, 2017 8:58 AM CST
Nice clear skies today, eclipse shades ready, will also try to use pinhole method.
Always fun to witness a celestial event even only partially, at least I can aptly say later, I experienced it in my area during my lifetime Big Grin
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Frillylily
Aug 21, 2017 9:40 AM CST
It is my understanding that a full eclipse viewable in the areas it can be seen today only happens about every 100 years
Name: Bonnie Sojourner
Harris Brake Lake, Arkansas (Zone 7a)
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grannysgarden
Aug 21, 2017 10:59 AM CST
I have always been interested in witnessing all of nature's nice events. At my age this will be my last notable eclipse. I have my glasses ready and my bench will be in the shade except for my viewing area. I hope everyone follows safety rules and will have no regrets. Smiling The radio said this area has a 92% eclipse. In my memory this will be the closest I came to a total eclipse. Smiling
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Name: tarev
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tarev
Aug 21, 2017 11:31 AM CST
Got some pinhole photos, from the shadows of the trees:

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From a topiary shadow:
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Name: Sandi
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Bubbles
Aug 21, 2017 12:05 PM CST
Nice tarev! The clouds are gathering here.
Name: Anne
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Xeramtheum
Aug 21, 2017 1:00 PM CST
Grrrr ... we got about 10 minutes of clear viewing when it started and was able to see the moon start to cover the sun but then clouds moved in and it started raining with lightning. We still got totality of course but it wasn't nearly as dramatic as it could have been if we hadn't had such heavy cloud cover.

I set up my time lapse camera for the light change before the whole thing started and I'll let it run through the duration. If it comes out good I'll post a link to the video on youtube.
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Name: Marilynne Stephenson
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MarilynneS
Aug 21, 2017 1:14 PM CST
nice pics Tarev :-)

My part of Canada, got 75% .. still sort of darkish/overcast looking outside, but, brightening.
DH used the pinhole method .. kinda neat :-)

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Name: Cheryl
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ShadyGreenThumb
Aug 21, 2017 1:44 PM CST
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Name: Bonnie Sojourner
Harris Brake Lake, Arkansas (Zone 7a)
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grannysgarden
Aug 21, 2017 2:15 PM CST
It was awesome here. I had a 93% coverage. The clouds cleared an hour before it began and behaved all the way through. The moons shadow began to take nips out of the northwest side of the sun and slowly moved across until there was only a sliver of sun visible on its south side. The cicadas stopped their afternoon noise, the temps dropped a bit and no birds sang. It was as cool in the dimmed sunlight as it was in the shade. The visible sliver of the sun was on its western side before it began to widen a bit. Slowly the world returned to normal. It was a wonderful natural event and I am happy that I was able to enjoy it.
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Name: Cheryl
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ShadyGreenThumb
Aug 21, 2017 2:56 PM CST
here are DD2'S pix
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Name: Danita
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Danita
Aug 22, 2017 10:17 PM CST
We took a day trip to the path of totality. The total eclipse was amazing! Big Grin
The experience still doesn't seem completely real to me.
Name: Robert
Allentown, PA
marsrover
Aug 27, 2017 4:25 PM CST
Well, the great US solar eclipse of 2017 is history; I am back home, and have had time to review my eclipse images. While NASA will not be requesting copies, some of them are not too bad. In several, you can see even solar prominences. Although I was set up hours in advance, the period of totality (just under two minutes and thirty seconds) flew by (It wasn't only Einstein who found a link between eclipses and relativity!). I only had time to use one camera.

The images begin as totality starts and end just as the sun reemerges. I also threw in two images in which (just for fun) I used a photo processing program filter.

Here is the Dropbox link to the images:

https://www.dropbox.com/sh/o8k...

The images were taken in Franklin, KY.

I hope that you find some of them interesting.


Robert
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Name: Karen
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plantmanager
Sep 1, 2017 10:14 PM CST
Very nice, Robert! We also went to the path of totality and my husband got pics from Rexford, Idaho. Here are some my husband took. It was quite an experience. The temperature dropped 5 degrees over the 2 minutes, 18 seconds of the totality there.
https://www.flickr.com/photos/...
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Name: Robert
Allentown, PA
marsrover
Sep 2, 2017 5:44 PM CST
Karen, nice work. I particularly like the prominences in the fifth image. A great shot.
Name: Karen
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plantmanager
Sep 2, 2017 5:48 PM CST
Thank you! I'll tell him. He is hoping he'll still be fit enough to get to the next US one in 2024. I don't think we can make the next one in Argentina.
By the way I showed him yours and he said they were impressive. It's really nice seeing all of the different photos going around.
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