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What are your plans for the solar eclipse?

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2 hours ago, TheSaint said:

We had an invitation to go stay in Jackson, Wyoming with a couple we know up there. But, just our luck, the eclipse happens on the first day of classes at the college where I work. So I can't get the time off, we'll be watching it from home. :( Why can't they think of these things when they schedule eclipses?

It's simply impossible to fit everyone's schedules for an entire continent.

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Half an orbit to go!

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I live in the 100% shadow zone... :D I am going to enjoy it.

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I hope its not cloudy, I'll only get to see it at around 70%, but still :D

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Just two weeks left and things are falling into place. I'll be going to Columbia, SC for a few days to see the eclipse. Hotel is booked, and I already know where I want to see the eclipse. There's this one science museum that's having a ton of events leading up to totality, including a visit from one of the Apollo 16 astronauts. I'm hoping to see the eclipse there. I also have a backup plan of driving to Charleston SC for the eclipse of the weather in Columbia turns bad. I even got a new 16-gig memory card for my camera to use to video tape the entire eclipse.

18 hours ago, adsii1970 said:

I live in the 100% shadow zone... :D I am going to enjoy it.

Awesome!

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1 hour ago, ProtoJeb21 said:

Just two weeks left and things are falling into place. I'll be going to Columbia, SC for a few days to see the eclipse. Hotel is booked, and I already know where I want to see the eclipse. There's this one science museum that's having a ton of events leading up to totality, including a visit from one of the Apollo 16 astronauts. I'm hoping to see the eclipse there. I also have a backup plan of driving to Charleston SC for the eclipse of the weather in Columbia turns bad. I even got a new 16-gig memory card for my camera to use to video tape the entire eclipse.

Awesome!

Hey, thanks for the idea... I have a video camera with a 32 gig chip!

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I'm going to invade the fire nation while they can't firebend.

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Change of plans...

I'M SEEING IT!!!

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A 9+ hour drive for me.

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I'll be watching the eclipse from inside the path of totality south of Columbia, South Carolina. I can hardly wait for the road trip and then eclipse time!

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I'll be going to the greatest eclipse zone.

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I'm making a countdown video series on my yt channel...

also i live in goose creek SC so I get to see it from my backyard :D

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I`ll watch it get to 90% totality.... Call me low key

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revel in the glory

I'm viewing it! Making a trip to Idaho, camping out in the middle of the lava flats.

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Bring your wits, everyone !

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Don't forget the shadows !

Spoiler

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I'm going to beat feet for eastern Oregon on Saturday afternoon. Should be right under the center of the path of totality.

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1 hour ago, YNM said:

Bring your wits, everyone !

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Don't forget the shadows !

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As of right now, every time someone brings up the eclipse I start thinking of this What If? It's going to be a mob scene.

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8 hours ago, TheSaint said:

As of right now, every time someone brings up the eclipse I start thinking of this What If? It's going to be a mob scene.

Hence my suggestion.

I know a lot of you Americans will probably feel like you're in control of what you can see; but even if all plan fails and you end up nowhere near totality without an instrument,  or if it's soo cloudy you can't see the Sun during maximum or so, I suggest watch out the tree shadows. It's how I enjoyed my only partial (~90%) solar eclipse so far (my telescope was flocked by everyone else and seeing it from the glasses isn't much fun !). Even if you're in the totality path, they're a good sign of how long it'll be to totality. And if you catch the totality for the first time in your life, I highly suggest you to chill out and watch things unfold ; rather than be bogged down, trying to take pictures of some effects that happen (example bad plan, which IMO he's going to have more to lose) - leave it to the experts who have caught it for time to time.

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Weather forecast could potentially go sour for Idaho Falls, but it's probably all right. I'll have to see how it pans out.

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Not even sure if my school will let us go outside when the eclipse starts. And I give it a 25 percent chance it's cloudy anyway. Even if it's not, it's still only a ~70% eclipse where I live. But a few years ago, there was a almost-total eclipse where the moon was a little too small to cover the sun, and it was pretty cool going onto the roof at sunset and watching a ring form around the moon. And the best part is, we still have the glasses, so we know they're legit and we can use them for solar viewing (like when a few months after the eclipse I looked at the transit of Venus for a few minutes.) I'm probably going to try to make an effort to get to Austin for the April 2024 eclipse instead- I'm pretty sure it won't be too cloudy and there's going to be a lot less fuss about it (I hope).

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Somewhere in Wyoming. Maybe. Looks like rain, but that's still a week out. If it's raining or 100% cloudy I probably won't bother with getting into the path of totality. Or maybe I will. Or maybe I'll drive to Nebraska. Or go hiking at Bighorn. Who knows. 

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Heading to Nashville. 

Never been there.

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1 hour ago, Confused Scientist said:

Not even sure if my school will let us go outside when the eclipse starts. And I give it a 25 percent chance it's cloudy anyway. Even if it's not, it's still only a ~70% eclipse where I live. But a few years ago, there was a almost-total eclipse where the moon was a little too small to cover the sun, and it was pretty cool going onto the roof at sunset and watching a ring form around the moon. And the best part is, we still have the glasses, so we know they're legit and we can use them for solar viewing (like when a few months after the eclipse I looked at the transit of Venus for a few minutes.) I'm probably going to try to make an effort to get to Austin for the April 2024 eclipse instead- I'm pretty sure it won't be too cloudy and there's going to be a lot less fuss about it (I hope).

Talk to your science teacher. It's a once-in a lifetime thing, it would be near-criminal not to let you see it.

Frame it as a teachable moment, a way to tie the curriculum into real life.

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47 minutes ago, Dman979 said:

Talk to your science teacher. It's a once-in a lifetime thing, it would be near-criminal not to let you see it.

Don't worry- my first school assignment is to bring in a cereal box to make a eclipse viewer.

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Haven't seen the thread yet, but I'm going to Idaho to see it! It's a $135 or so flight up to somewhere south of Idaho (forget the city, haha), then driving up north of Idaho Falls.

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