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Re: Solar Eclipse.
« Reply #75 on: August 21, 2017, 08:31:36 AM »
I found a 2D printable pinhole pattern on NASA's web site: https://eclipse2017.nasa.gov/2d-pdf-files
I tried drilling out the hole with a sharp drill, but it was kind of fuzzy. I "cauterized" it with my soldering iron and it made a pretty clean hole. I think that it will work.
I printed out the Michigan one. The state images have the percentage of eclipse coverage expected. I am closest to the 78% line, although some charts show somewhat lower numbers.
They are expecting significant cloud cover here, so it may be kind of "dicey" on being able to see it.

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Re: Solar Eclipse.
« Reply #76 on: August 21, 2017, 11:23:52 AM »
Yep, plan to do my job......work.....

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Re: Solar Eclipse.
« Reply #77 on: August 21, 2017, 11:53:55 AM »
Currently, not a cloud within 100 miles. Clear blue sky & one hour away...
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Re: Solar Eclipse.
« Reply #78 on: August 21, 2017, 12:20:57 PM »
I figure 30 minutes to the start.


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Re: Solar Eclipse.
« Reply #79 on: August 21, 2017, 01:39:16 PM »
Image from Jackson Wy.
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Re: Solar Eclipse.
« Reply #80 on: August 21, 2017, 01:58:28 PM »
Was a nothing event here.  85% coverage.  Kinda disappointing.
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Re: Solar Eclipse.
« Reply #81 on: August 21, 2017, 02:37:51 PM »
I don't live in the path of totality but about 89 percent.  This was my solar graph as of about five minutes ago.

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Re: Solar Eclipse.
« Reply #82 on: August 21, 2017, 02:39:05 PM »
Clouds had moved in and covered most everything.  I could get a quick half second glimpse under the edge of an awning enough to know where to point the phone camera.   Yard lights all came on.   At full blackout it popped just clear enough to take another quick glimpse and I could see the black disk, but the camera didn't pick it up.  Did get a cool highlighted cloud though.

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Re: Solar Eclipse.
« Reply #83 on: August 21, 2017, 02:48:13 PM »
Overcast here... :(

Had to get a vicarious fix looking at the solar and temperature graphs:




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Re: Solar Eclipse.
« Reply #84 on: August 21, 2017, 02:51:44 PM »
This was max darkness @98% Valentine ne.
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Re: Solar Eclipse.
« Reply #85 on: August 21, 2017, 02:54:48 PM »
Wasn't much of a temperature change that I could attribute to it.  More related to the cloud cover and approaching storm possibility.


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Re: Solar Eclipse.
« Reply #86 on: August 21, 2017, 03:02:34 PM »
Ok, THAT WAS COOL!  My wife asked to fly to Nashville for her birthday to see the eclipse.  I'm not a big traveller. but boy did she have a good idea this time.  She booked us into a horse ranch Air b-n-b that couldn't be nicer.  The eclipse finished totality about a half hour ago and it was stunning!  We saw the crescents, the "snakes" on the concrete patio seconds before totality, the diamonds and beads even fewer seconds before totality, two minutes of corona, and then a reverse repeat of the same phenomenon.  Wow.  Only complaint is the crick in my neck from looking straight up from our premium position!

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Re: Solar Eclipse.
« Reply #87 on: August 21, 2017, 03:54:15 PM »
Houston, was at 67% and this is the solar graph.
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Re: Solar Eclipse.
« Reply #88 on: August 21, 2017, 04:05:54 PM »
In Casper, WY, using my Kestral 3500 (under a shady rock), we went from 76.0 down to 63.4 (end of totality).


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Re: Solar Eclipse.
« Reply #89 on: August 21, 2017, 04:19:23 PM »
Viewing here in east central IA (92% zone) was disappointing at best with overcast skies. It darkened some and the temperature dropped about 2 F. Otherwise it was a non-event IMO.
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Re: Solar Eclipse.
« Reply #90 on: August 21, 2017, 04:34:53 PM »
We were in the 74% zone.  Temperature mostly steady while solar radiation did a big dip.
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Re: Solar Eclipse.
« Reply #91 on: August 21, 2017, 04:49:45 PM »
Western Mass, through telescope eyepiece, handheld--

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Re: Solar Eclipse.
« Reply #92 on: August 21, 2017, 05:17:06 PM »
We were in the 91.7% zone.

Interesting observation to note was near a 4 degree temperature drop here in Bentonville Arkansas, starting at 12:17 pm when the temperature was 87.4 degrees, and ending at 1:27 pm, when the temperature bottomed out at 83.3 degrees.

I plan on getting some solar equipment well before 2024, lord willing & if I am around, & also if it's not cloudy then, I think my location is in the 97% path of totality.

This event has triggered the curiosity parameter in archiving my own solar data.
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Re: Solar Eclipse.
« Reply #93 on: August 21, 2017, 05:20:43 PM »

I plan on getting some solar equipment well before 2024, lord willing & if I am around, & also if it's not cloudy then, I think my location is in the 97% path of totality.


You'll be disappointed if you don't travel to an area that's in totality.

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Re: Solar Eclipse.
« Reply #94 on: August 21, 2017, 05:39:36 PM »
I was in ~92% zone and it was not very spectacular.  It got about as dark as it was at 7:00 am this morning.  It was clear until shortly after the eclipse was over and then the clouds began moving in.  I set my data logger to archive every minute for the duration of the eclipse and have attached the graph of solar and temperature.You can see there was a considerable temperature drop.

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Re: Solar Eclipse.
« Reply #95 on: August 21, 2017, 05:56:38 PM »
This is my Blake-Larsen today... it certainly has a dip!

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Re: Solar Eclipse.
« Reply #96 on: August 21, 2017, 06:12:15 PM »
Unfortunately there was a double fatal accident only 2 miles west of Valentine this morning on HW 20 which is a hop skip and jump  into Wyoming. I have a feeling one vehicle from Minnesota was heading west toward clear skies in Wyoming this morning.  Only speculation but with an event this large very possible.

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Re: Solar Eclipse.
« Reply #99 on: August 21, 2017, 07:32:28 PM »
it seemed to result in a dispersing/thinning out of the CU cloud in the gulf states while it past across, on that sat image sequence