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#2142909 - 08/21/17 07:09 PM Re: Solar Eclipse, August 21, 2017 Elwood P. Dowd
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The shadow details were the coolest part.
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#2142910 - 08/21/17 07:10 PM Re: Solar Eclipse, August 21, 2017 Elwood P. Dowd
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Didn't get pitch black, it was awesome and the fastest 2 minutes of my life.

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#2142914 - 08/21/17 07:11 PM Re: Solar Eclipse, August 21, 2017 burkemi
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East Ky. We were around 95% coverage. Could barely tell it got any darker....maybe compared to the earliest onset of dusk. Couldn't tell it had gotten any cooler.


Same here. Seemed like it got a little cooler.....but it didn't get darker like a thought it would.....this could be due to the thin cloud cover, however.
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#2142915 - 08/21/17 07:11 PM Re: Solar Eclipse, August 21, 2017 swiggles
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The cloud cover was thin. So when the clouds covered, I stole a glance with sunglasses. Every now and then, it would peek through the clouds and so I used my solar shades (NASA approved......). Then looked at it over my shoulder with phone in selfie mode. No....this did not ruin my phone.


I did too. Tried to take a few pics, but even at it's peak the only thing it took was a bright ball of light.
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#2142917 - 08/21/17 07:13 PM Re: Solar Eclipse, August 21, 2017 swiggles
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Originally Posted By swiggles
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East Ky. We were around 95% coverage. Could barely tell it got any darker....maybe compared to the earliest onset of dusk. Couldn't tell it had gotten any cooler.


Same here. Seemed like it got a little cooler.....but it didn't get darker like a thought it would.....this could be due to the thin cloud cover, however.


Our skies are clear here. I wasn't expecting full dark, but I really thought that being in the .9 range would at least noticeably dim the light!
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#2142918 - 08/21/17 07:15 PM Re: Solar Eclipse, August 21, 2017 Elwood P. Dowd
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Well...it's back to a bright sun-shiny day in the Deep South. I've seen much darker eclipse's before. Would have thought it would have been more dramatic.
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#2142926 - 08/21/17 07:24 PM Re: Solar Eclipse, August 21, 2017 Elwood P. Dowd
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#2142928 - 08/21/17 07:27 PM Re: Solar Eclipse, August 21, 2017 Elwood P. Dowd
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WHOA WHOA WHOA... what eclipse? I haven't heard a thing about it.
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#2142929 - 08/21/17 07:31 PM Re: Solar Eclipse, August 21, 2017 Elwood P. Dowd
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85% here and that was the most anti-climactic thing i've ever experienced.
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#2142930 - 08/21/17 07:32 PM Re: Solar Eclipse, August 21, 2017 Elwood P. Dowd
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out of the frying pan...
My husband summed it up as: "It was sunny, then not quite so sunny, then it was sunny again."
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#2142931 - 08/21/17 07:52 PM Re: Solar Eclipse, August 21, 2017 Elwood P. Dowd
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The shadows were still wicked!
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#2142951 - 08/21/17 08:42 PM Re: Solar Eclipse, August 21, 2017 Elwood P. Dowd
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What's more exciting/interesting is that NASA says we're to have 2 weeks of darkness in November. Apparently two planets are going to be too close to each other and produce a gas that will interact with the sun and turn it blue. It's supposed to take 14 days to clear up.
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#2142952 - 08/21/17 08:44 PM Re: Solar Eclipse, August 21, 2017 Elwood P. Dowd
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#2142953 - 08/21/17 08:49 PM Re: Solar Eclipse, August 21, 2017 Elwood P. Dowd
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I'm sure there are a few in the cooler that can clear gas in less than 14 days. Have you ever been in the bar during cheesy hash brown day?
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#2142956 - 08/21/17 09:07 PM Re: Solar Eclipse, August 21, 2017 Norman Paperman
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#2142963 - 08/21/17 09:59 PM Re: Solar Eclipse, August 21, 2017 waldensouth
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What's more exciting/interesting is that NASA says we're to have 2 weeks of darkness in November. Apparently two planets are going to be too close to each other and produce a gas that will interact with the sun and turn it blue. It's supposed to take 14 days to clear up.


Um, that's not really going to happen.
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#2142964 - 08/21/17 10:00 PM Re: Solar Eclipse, August 21, 2017 Elwood P. Dowd
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well, it got noticeably darker and cooler and quiet...and then it rained. So I didn't get to see the 99.7% at all because of full on cloud cover and rain.

However, I did watch one of NASA's live feeds shortly after and it was very cool to hear everyone on the video as it went to full totality.

I can't help but wonder what the ancients of old thought was going on when something like this occurred....long before our technology and incessant publicity of such events.
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#2142985 - 08/22/17 10:38 AM Re: Solar Eclipse, August 21, 2017 Elwood P. Dowd
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I can't help but wonder what the ancients of old thought was going on when something like this occurred....

"Do I really need to move this rock to build a pyramid, the the sun is going down"
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#2142986 - 08/22/17 10:39 AM Re: Solar Eclipse, August 21, 2017 Elwood P. Dowd
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I can't help but wonder what the ancients of old thought was going on when something like this occurred....

I wish they can invent amazon so I can buy cheap glasses to see this eclipse thing.
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#2143005 - 08/22/17 01:34 PM Re: Solar Eclipse, August 21, 2017 Elwood P. Dowd
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The Frog Lady..I had a co-worker say the same thing yesterday about prior to all of the info we have today what did people think was happening? I also wonder how many looked and damaged their eyes.
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#2143007 - 08/22/17 01:42 PM Re: Solar Eclipse, August 21, 2017 Elwood P. Dowd
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The Frog Lady..I had a co-worker say the same thing yesterday about prior to all of the info we have today what did people think was happening?

They just googled it
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#2143017 - 08/22/17 02:18 PM Re: Solar Eclipse, August 21, 2017 Elwood P. Dowd
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Oh yeah! 1800's just google!!!
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#2143018 - 08/22/17 02:18 PM Re: Solar Eclipse, August 21, 2017 Elwood P. Dowd
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There were facebook posts about making sure to bring all pets inside so that they won't damage their eyes.......

Stupid......
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#2143033 - 08/22/17 03:23 PM Re: Solar Eclipse, August 21, 2017 swiggles
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There were facebook posts about making sure to bring all pets inside so that they won't damage their eyes.......

Stupid......


A friend of mine has two miniature donkeys. To make fun of those "protect your pets" posts, she put bras over their eyes and posted the pic on Facebook with the caption, "The girls are ready!"
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#2143036 - 08/22/17 03:29 PM Re: Solar Eclipse, August 21, 2017 Elwood P. Dowd
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That's funny, Becca.

Our skittish sheltie got really strange about 2 hours before the eclipse. Hid and wouldn't let us come near him (would run away). He's afraid of storms and I heard on the news that some animals felt the changes were approaching storms. After it was over he was back to his normal, albeit odd, self.
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