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Anyone in the U.S. or Mexico going to try to make it?

 

I was going to try to view from Texas, but the weather is looking uncooperative.  Thinking there might be a shot to view it from Indiana or maybe Ohio (closer to where I live) if I can just find somewhere where it looks like there will be a break in the cloud cover.  Watching weather forecasts keep changing, I know there won't be truly decent cloud coverage predictions until a day or two before...

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2 hours ago, Aaron44126 said:

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Anyone in the U.S. or Mexico going to try to make it?

 

I was going to try to view from Texas, but the weather is looking uncooperative.  Thinking there might be a shot to view it from Indiana or maybe Ohio (closer to where I live) if I can just find somewhere where it looks like there will be a break in the cloud cover.  Watching weather forecasts keep changing, I know there won't be truly decent cloud coverage predictions until a day or two before...

its going to pass by very close. at my place. not sure if am gpoing to see it or rather watched it online. ill get blind if i use my eye sight.

 

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2 hours ago, raptorddd said:

ill get blind if i use my eye sight.

 

Looks like you are pretty close to the best spot!  (Assuming that the weather cooperates...  Quick weather search here looks like it may well be fully overcast in that area like I am seeing for Texas.)

 

You should definitely take care when looking directly at the sun.  I bought some solar glasses from Amazon some weeks back.  They work great, basically producing black vision, can't see anything other than the outline of the sun if you look at it.  It is safe to look without glasses for the few minutes when the sun is totally covered if you are in the path of totality.  (Looks like your map has color codes indicating how long that is by location.)  That is supposed to be a really cool experience but I have never seen it before, though I can imagine how it would be difficult to fully capture what is is like on camera / live stream.

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Going to stay home and see the partial one perhaps (depending on meetings). Though I'm not too upset about that as I saw totality during 2017.

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I live in a city in Texas that's supposed to be one of the best places to observe the eclipse in the state. City officials have been telling us to get groceries early, and make sure our cars are full of gas. They're expecting between 122,000 to 500,000 people to be here for the eclipse. Some of the highways into town are going to be one way only. The state highway department is already putting up traffic signs. Our normal population is slightly less than 25,000. Officials are expecting stores and gas stations to be out of product, and it will take days to get trucks into town to restock. I've heard the high school is selling parking spaces in the school parking lots, and has sold out. All local schools are closed. But our weather forecast for Monday is mostly cloudy with a chance of storms, so that might keep people away.

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I did the last partial eclipse a year or so ago here in Oregon. I was at the 85% area and wanted to take a series of photos to show the difference between daylight and 85% eclipse. Let me tell you it was a complete bummer. There was no difference in light at all. It was cloudy and I expected it to at least get dim but there was no perceptible difference in lighting. 

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Still watching the weather, I have a potential spot in Indiana that I'm looking at.  Worried about traffic, too.  It might not work out.

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16 hours ago, raptorddd said:

guys do you place red piece of cloth on to trees for solar eclipse.? 


Haven’t heard about that.

 

I did hear yesterday that you can use something with small holes (I.e. pasta colander, straw hat) and hold it in the sun during the partial eclipse to maybe cast a shadow that will let you see the crescent-shaped sun without using eclipse glasses or having to look at the sun directly.  Also doubting that would work in cloudy conditions, though.

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21 hours ago, Aaron44126 said:


Haven’t heard about that.

 

I did hear yesterday that you can use something with small holes (I.e. pasta colander, straw hat) and hold it in the sun during the partial eclipse to maybe cast a shadow that will let you see the crescent-shaped sun without using eclipse glasses or having to look at the sun directly.  Also doubting that would work in cloudy conditions, though.

that is for fruit tress you have to hang a red piece of clothe.. LOL everyone in mexico does this.

you can also use a bucket and water and se the refection..

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Driving into totality path right now! Hopefully Indiana has enough breaks in cloud cover to get a good view.

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Got a great view a bit south of Indianapolis. Totality of about four minutes and hardly any clouds at all. Never seen one before… Worth the trip.

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20 hours ago, Aaron44126 said:

Got a great view a bit south of Indianapolis. Totality of about four minutes and hardly any clouds at all. Never seen one before… Worth the trip.

on 1991 did you not see it.? i remember one at that year. but i do not know if it were visible to USA.

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This is what I saw from California...

 

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8 hours ago, raptorddd said:

on 1991 did you not see it.? i remember one at that year. but i do not know if it were visible to USA.

 

1991 had totality through Mexico, Central and South America.  I did see a partial one in 1998 (around 30% coverage from where I was).  Missed 2017, which was the most recent good one to see from the U.S.; I had a health issue going on at the time that prevented me from thinking about making the trip.

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1 hour ago, raptorddd said:

thats a ver y awesome picture..

Thanks, I used my Pixel 8 Pro to take it.  came out great. 

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