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Miscellaneous => LandzDown Lounge => Topic started by: Paddy on August 07, 2017, 11:18:22 AM

Title: Eclipse On August 21
Post by: Paddy on August 07, 2017, 11:18:22 AM
On August 21,there will be a total eclipse of the sun right across the US.
The last time that occurred over what is now America was in 1257,so I'm sure there's
a lot of excitement over this coming event, so that being said are my friends across the
pond looking forward to this All-American eclipse.


Paddy...   :)
Title: Re: Eclipse On August 21
Post by: techie on August 07, 2017, 04:53:19 PM
My wife is already looking for a specific welders plastic lens that makes it safe to watch it.

She really is I will join in on the fun.
Title: Re: Eclipse On August 21
Post by: Paddy on August 07, 2017, 05:50:21 PM
this is what I seen techie back in 1999 ..

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=WBIyYCdwX1k


And your wife's right to use a welding lens that's what I did
by doing so its safe...

Over here in the uk there was and awaful lot of people who did awful damage to ther eyes by looking direct at it..

Paddy... ;)
Title: Re: Eclipse On August 21
Post by: plodr on August 08, 2017, 12:49:15 PM
If she can't find that, make her a pinhole projector.
https://www.timeanddate.com/eclipse/make-pinhole-projector.html
or
get fancier and make a box projector
https://www.timeanddate.com/eclipse/box-pinhole-projector.html

I'm avoiding buying solar viewing glasses. There are just to many scams out there. It isn't worth damaging my eyes to discover that the glasses were fakes.
Title: Re: Eclipse On August 21
Post by: techie on August 08, 2017, 12:50:16 PM
If she can't find that, make her a pinhole projector.
https://www.timeanddate.com/eclipse/make-pinhole-projector.html
or
get fancier and make a box projector
https://www.timeanddate.com/eclipse/box-pinhole-projector.html

She already had a source near where she works.
Title: Re: Eclipse On August 21
Post by: darksurfer on August 08, 2017, 02:45:16 PM
I got my special sunglasses and I will be photographing, so I got a filter for that.  8) :D

I am loaded for bear. :)
Title: Re: Eclipse On August 21
Post by: techie on August 08, 2017, 03:00:20 PM
The extended forecast calls for a cloudy day here. To far out to know, for sure. My luck it will be cloudy and rain ;)
Title: Solar Eclipse - 2017
Post by: Corrine on August 21, 2017, 02:05:31 PM
NASA’s live eclipse programming here:  https://www.nasa.gov/eclipse2017
Title: Re: Solar Eclipse - 2017
Post by: techie on August 21, 2017, 06:12:23 PM
We did get to see about a 92% eclipse view live, not a 100% from our location. My daughter and I shared a pair of glasses.
Title: Re: Eclipse On August 21
Post by: techie on August 21, 2017, 06:15:46 PM
Not a cloud in the sky 100% clear here.
Title: Re: Eclipse On August 21
Post by: GR@PH;<'S on August 21, 2017, 07:29:15 PM
I hope those that have seen the eclipse enjoyed it and safely

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Title: Re: Eclipse On August 21
Post by: Pete! on August 21, 2017, 08:23:35 PM
The local "maximum" (something less than total") in northern New Jersey was at 2:44 EDT.

At 2:30 the Sun was out.
At 2:55 the Sun was out.
At 2:44 a passing cloud provided me with a fool proof "filter".

If I hadn't been for all the hype, I would have attributed the lower light level to the cloud. All the people who went to the library to watch with the free glasses, must have been overjoyed. They should have just watched the NASA website.