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#2135071 - 06/21/17 11:49 AM Solar Eclipse, August 21, 2017
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Then you flew your Lear jet up to Nova Scotia to see a total eclipse of the sun... Carly Simon

Me, I'm just driving the Ford to Paducah... grin

Total eclipse, August 21, 2017
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#2135074 - 06/21/17 11:51 AM Re: Solar Eclipse, August 21, 2017 Elwood P. Dowd
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#2135076 - 06/21/17 12:53 PM Re: Solar Eclipse, August 21, 2017 Elwood P. Dowd
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I'm planning to be in Charleston, SC with my daughter and her family. If weather is not forecast good there, will shift to Greenville, SC with my other daughter and her family.

I'm 59 years old and this will be the first total eclipse of the sun I've witnessed. Praying for clear weather in one of those two locations.
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#2135083 - 06/21/17 01:11 PM Re: Solar Eclipse, August 21, 2017 Elwood P. Dowd
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First day of school for my kids. Hopefully their science teachers will plan something.
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#2135084 - 06/21/17 01:11 PM Re: Solar Eclipse, August 21, 2017 RVFlyboy
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Middle of Nebraska in a Chevy.

There's a little corner of Iowa right at the IA-MO-NE border that will be in the path for a minute and a half or so. Love to see it there, but, by August, it should be covered with some guy's corn. May drive down anyway.

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#2135102 - 06/21/17 01:58 PM Re: Solar Eclipse, August 21, 2017 Elwood P. Dowd
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I am in the path of totality for over 2 minutes. I'm taking the day off to experience it and have rented space at my farm for others to witness it.

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#2135108 - 06/21/17 02:09 PM Re: Solar Eclipse, August 21, 2017 Elwood P. Dowd
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My bank is right smack in the middle of the total eclipse, so I just have to go outside. Our previous home is right in the middle of it, too, and a number of my son's friends said they were coming to stay with us that weekend, uninvited of course. But I think they all forgot we moved 50 miles north 8 years ago, and our current home is just outside the path.
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#2135119 - 06/21/17 02:36 PM Re: Solar Eclipse, August 21, 2017 Elwood P. Dowd
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Southern Idaho is supposedly the second best place in the nation to view the eclipse. We are expecting 200,000 to 1 million visitors that weekend. I won't be able to enjoy it much because that is the start of our FDIC exam.
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#2135130 - 06/21/17 03:06 PM Re: Solar Eclipse, August 21, 2017 Susielou
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I am in the path of totality for over 2 minutes. I'm taking the day off to experience it and have rented space at my farm for others to witness it.


Starts planning the trip to Susielou's farm!

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#2135131 - 06/21/17 03:08 PM Re: Solar Eclipse, August 21, 2017 Elwood P. Dowd
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I'm a little younger than you, Beech, but I remember one when I was grown working at my former bank...it was eerily creepy but very, very cool!
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#2135146 - 06/21/17 03:32 PM Re: Solar Eclipse, August 21, 2017 RR Joker
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So far, I've heard of 5 different cities that claim to be the "epicenter." According to the video linked above, it's Carbondale, IL. (That figures, it's near where Mary Beth was born, an appropriate tribute.)
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#2135158 - 06/21/17 03:51 PM Re: Solar Eclipse, August 21, 2017 TMatt87
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Originally Posted By TMatt87
Southern Idaho is supposedly the second best place in the nation to view the eclipse. We are expecting 200,000 to 1 million visitors that weekend. I won't be able to enjoy it much because that is the start of our FDIC exam.


We are driving a couple hours south, to Rexburg, to see it in totality. I figured this is a once-in-a-lifetime opportunity, and I hope my kiddos remember it. smile Our little corner of the world hasn't had this kind of eclipse view since 1918. I've always been fascinated by astronomy, and am totally excited about it!
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#2135171 - 06/21/17 04:54 PM Re: Solar Eclipse, August 21, 2017 Elwood P. Dowd
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If I'm still working in Nashville then, I will be in the path of totality. However at home, it will be 0.9 to Totality - closer to totality so I will not need to go anywhere.
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#2135177 - 06/21/17 05:14 PM Re: Solar Eclipse, August 21, 2017 Elwood P. Dowd
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If I'm looking at that silly graph right, I suppose I'm in a .9 as well...so all's good maybe?
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#2135183 - 06/21/17 05:27 PM Re: Solar Eclipse, August 21, 2017 Elwood P. Dowd
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Looks like being just outside of Nashville I'm right in the path. Cool!
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#2135194 - 06/21/17 06:11 PM Re: Solar Eclipse, August 21, 2017 Elwood P. Dowd
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If your observation points are close to parks or areas where there are a lot of birds, you'll have fun watching them go to roost like it's sundown. They don't know the difference!
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#2135199 - 06/21/17 06:20 PM Re: Solar Eclipse, August 21, 2017 Elwood P. Dowd
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I already bought enough solar eclipse glasses for us and our family from Amazon as I figure they'll be in high demand closer to the date. I've already had them on hand now for a couple of months.
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#2135200 - 06/21/17 06:21 PM Re: Solar Eclipse, August 21, 2017 Elwood P. Dowd
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Just remember at .9 you will not be able to look at the sun without special glasses at any point during the eclipse. Those in totality will be able to look without the glasses during the period of totality.
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#2135206 - 06/21/17 06:31 PM Re: Solar Eclipse, August 21, 2017 CountryBanker
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"...Somewhere in Middle Americ...
Originally Posted By CountryBanker
If your observation points are close to parks or areas where there are a lot of birds, you'll have fun watching them go to roost like it's sundown. They don't know the difference!


This sounds very cool! I am repositioning my watchspot again.

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#2135208 - 06/21/17 06:33 PM Re: Solar Eclipse, August 21, 2017 RVFlyboy
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Originally Posted By BeechFlyboy
I already bought enough solar eclipse glasses for us and our family from Amazon as I figure they'll be in high demand closer to the date. I've already had them on hand now for a couple of months.


So prepared!

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#2135210 - 06/21/17 06:49 PM Re: Solar Eclipse, August 21, 2017 Elwood P. Dowd
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Of course he is, Cornfed. He's a Risk Officer.
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#2135215 - 06/21/17 07:03 PM Re: Solar Eclipse, August 21, 2017 Elwood P. Dowd
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I think he plans on 'scalping' once the big day comes laugh!
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#2135222 - 06/21/17 07:25 PM Re: Solar Eclipse, August 21, 2017 Elwood P. Dowd
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How cool! I'm not in the path of totality (West Virginia) but I'm pretty close and will get to see a good chunk of it. I'll have to make sure to get some viewing glasses soon!

Too bad it won't wait a week, lol - my husband and I are going to Alabama that week and would be hitting the path of totality right around the time it's supposed to happen.
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#2135230 - 06/21/17 07:48 PM Re: Solar Eclipse, August 21, 2017 Elwood P. Dowd
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I already bought enough solar eclipse glasses


a black Glad Lawn Bag works just as well, and is a heck of a lot cheaper...
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#2135250 - 06/21/17 08:38 PM Re: Solar Eclipse, August 21, 2017 HappyGilmore
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Yes, but whatever it possesses in terms of functionality and cost, it lacks in cachet. wink
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