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Offline alanb

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Solar Eclipse.
« on: May 29, 2017, 02:09:07 PM »
Anyone planning on doing anything special for the full solar eclipse on Aug. 21 which makes a broad swath over the US? It will be interesting to watch the various PWS sensor values drop and rebound as the eclipse passes an area.
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Re: Solar Eclipse.
« Reply #1 on: May 29, 2017, 02:27:16 PM »
Planning on hanging out in my back yard as it passes overhead.  I'm just a couple of miles off the projected center of the track.





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Re: Solar Eclipse.
« Reply #2 on: May 29, 2017, 03:02:20 PM »
I am hoping to see some interesting sequences on the weather cams. I bet some of the members here will be posting some links.
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Re: Solar Eclipse.
« Reply #3 on: May 29, 2017, 04:52:27 PM »
I know there is another thread somewhere.

best place to see what you will see in the US   http://www.shadowandsubstance.com I have emailed him a couple of times for things. He does a nice job on the website.

I am planning a road trip to Missouri so I can see it. I have never seen a total in person. Taking the school telescope. But it does not have a camera attachment.
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Re: Solar Eclipse.
« Reply #4 on: May 29, 2017, 05:19:25 PM »
Got a photographic memory?

I don't even have an Etch-a-Sketch memory.

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« Reply #5 on: May 29, 2017, 06:30:32 PM »
Got a photographic memory?

There will be a billion pics online. I just want to see it with my own eyes.
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Re: Solar Eclipse.
« Reply #6 on: May 29, 2017, 06:39:28 PM »
:D OK, so I checked when will be the next total solar eclipse visible from my hometown... 2135... that's gonna be a long wait....

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Re: Solar Eclipse.
« Reply #7 on: May 30, 2017, 07:28:29 AM »
It looks like I'm not the only one who thought that the nearby Homestead National Monument that's less than an hour (46 mi.) away would be an ideal viewing area.  Time to seek out an alternative, I think!  This area is going to be crawling with people looking for the experience of a lifetime.
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Solar Eclipse set for Aug 21st
« Reply #8 on: July 05, 2017, 04:49:57 PM »
Anyone lucky enough to be in the path?

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Re: Solar Eclipse set for Aug 21st
« Reply #9 on: July 05, 2017, 05:08:28 PM »
Yup.  Almost directly under.  Projected centerline misses me by 5 miles or so.  'Course, who knows how accurate they are.

I think there's a previous thread, but I'm too lazy to look for it.

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Re: Solar Eclipse set for Aug 21st
« Reply #10 on: July 05, 2017, 05:10:02 PM »
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Re: Solar Eclipse set for Aug 21st
« Reply #11 on: July 05, 2017, 05:29:52 PM »
Sorry, didn't see that one.
Mods, you may want to merge the two.

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Re: Solar Eclipse set for Aug 21st
« Reply #12 on: July 05, 2017, 06:22:55 PM »
'Course, who knows how accurate they are.
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Re: Solar Eclipse set for Aug 21st
« Reply #13 on: July 05, 2017, 09:07:54 PM »
i will bump the other thread
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Re: Solar Eclipse.
« Reply #14 on: July 05, 2017, 09:10:37 PM »
Posted a note on Chiefs Planet looking for someone to let me borrow a piece of their yard on that day. No takers yet.  I do have a guy in St. Joe that will save me a place. So it is another hour west than what I wanted to do.
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Re: Solar Eclipse.
« Reply #15 on: July 06, 2017, 11:42:17 AM »
Both threads have been merged.
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Re: Solar Eclipse.
« Reply #16 on: July 06, 2017, 02:31:58 PM »
YUP !!!
We are in the path of totality for  2m 30s !

The path is from the red X directly toward the camera. If the sky is clear we should see the shadow move across the valley directly over the house.
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Re: Solar Eclipse.
« Reply #17 on: August 04, 2017, 03:46:47 AM »
Hi,

Just wanted to let people know about the new eclipse feature in the Flowx Android weather app (formerly WeatherBomb). I've added the eclipse path and shadow so it can be overlaid with the cloud data from the NOAA GFS or Environment Canada GDPS simulation data. This will allow you to plan when to go to find the best skies.

Here is a YouTube video of the feature: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=qtqeE-O0Tfk

Here is our website: www.flowx.io

Sorry there is no iOS version.

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Re: Solar Eclipse.
« Reply #18 on: August 04, 2017, 08:25:42 AM »
Don't plan on doing anything I'll have 99% here. I was dead center of the Annular Solar Eclipse of 2012 in northern Arizona and not impressed. Annular doesn't cover sun 100% so without glasses you wouldn't even know it occurred.
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Re: Solar Eclipse.
« Reply #19 on: August 04, 2017, 08:41:54 AM »
I may have to get to St. Joe MO in order to have a place to stand. Have parents of a friend there.

Then-I loaned my telescope to another teacher. He cannot find the lenses. Thanks dude.
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Re: Solar Eclipse.
« Reply #20 on: August 04, 2017, 10:47:12 AM »
Anyone in the Carbondale, IL/Cape Girardeau, MO area is very lucky - you get this eclipse and the one in April 2024 as the paths of both eclipses intersect in that area.  Might want to make plans now :D

As for me, I'll be somewhere along the path up in Wyoming; not sure if I'm going to try for Casper or settle for a spot further east along I-25.  Mostly it's going to depend on how totally frelled traffic is in the couple of days before the big show.  I've been testing an app that can control my cameras so all of my imaging will be automated, all I need to do is get there, set up and wait.  If I get anything worthwhile I'll be sure to post it here.
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Re: Solar Eclipse set for Aug 21st
« Reply #21 on: August 10, 2017, 10:13:13 PM »
Yup.  Almost directly under.  Projected centerline misses me by 5 miles or so.  'Course, who knows how accurate they are.

I think there's a previous thread, but I'm too lazy to look for it.

I read something today that the "edges" of the totality path could be off by as much as a half-mile.  If you're that close to the edge, you'd probably want to get closer to the centerline anyway.  At 5 miles I'm sure you have nothing to worry about.

I'm still debating if I want to risk a trip back to Nebraska to go see it (totality passes over my family's farm).  It's not as close to the center line as I would like, but I don't want to fight any crowds or traffic to get closer due to my health issues.  There are estimates that Nebraska's population will increase by a third during the event period, crammed into the path.  #-o

Another thing I heard today is that even if it happens to be cloudy during the eclipse, it may still interesting as it will get night-dark, and the clouds might break due to the temperature drop.  I forget the exact time for the farm location, but it's noonish or thereabouts.  I haven't checked yet to see what the cloud conditions might be.

Has anyone experienced a total solar eclipse under cloud cover?

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« Reply #22 on: August 10, 2017, 11:29:54 PM »
For sure you want to be dead center. The annular Solar Eclipse in 2011 where there isn't 100% coverage with outer ring turning red  was disappointing you would've completely missed it had it not been such a big deal. 
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Re: Solar Eclipse.
« Reply #23 on: August 10, 2017, 11:43:19 PM »
Hi,

In reply to nincehelsers question about experiencing a total solar eclipse in cloudy skys, yes I have, way back in 1999 in the UK. check out my facebook page......https://www.facebook.com/TheVicarageWeatherFeed

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« Reply #24 on: August 11, 2017, 12:45:56 AM »
For sure you want to be dead center. The annular Solar Eclipse in 2011 where there isn't 100% coverage with outer ring turning red  was disappointing you would've completely missed it had it not been such a big deal.

From what I've read this isn't an annular eclipse.  If it is then someone has really gotten the story wrong. 

I have an aunt that lives in a tiny town about right on the totality center-line where totality will last longer...2 and half minutes or thereabouts I think.  2 years ago that was looking to be where I wanted to go, but now everyone seems to have the same idea.  I've got a feeling the two-lane highway is going to be packed like has never been seen before.

On the farm totality will be around 1 minute 36 seconds.  So going the center-line would buy me an extra minute of totality.  Since I've had to abandon hope of getting my telescopes and photo gear out there (I can't safely lift more than a 10 pounds right now) I wouldn't be able to take much advantage of it anyway.

I think I may just be satisfied to "experience" the event while avoiding traffic and leave it at that.

 

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