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Eclipse Month Is Here!!

boatshewsd2

Alphans
First off - from the anything-you-can-do-I-can-do (sort-of) file, here's some great photos/video from Monday's partial lunar eclipse over Asia and Europe. Anybody out there see it?

http://www.bbc.com/news/world-40861152

Meanwhile - for us Statesiders, the countdown is on: two weeks to go, til the Great American Eclipse arrives!

:#:

Lucky you, who are anywhere near the totality path (Oregon to South Carolina)...wish the rest of us were!

https://www.space.com/37726-solar-eclipse-2017-2-weeks-away.html

Still, we should all see at least some of the Sun disappear, behind the new Moon; I'm hearing we'll see about a one-half-eclipsed Sun, here in SoCal. And well-nigh everybody over here will be covering it live, including online!

Fingers crossed, for good viewing weather (with proper eye protection!)... :pray:
 
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boatshewsd2

Alphans
Today's The Day!!

:2c: :#:

We are on stand-by, here in my part of SoCal! Early-am clouds are clearing out, so we're gonna see it! (Will be watching online, too) Awaiting that first "missing bite" out of the Sun, as I send this...

While we're waiting...here's Google Doodle's cute take on our big day:

http://www.google.com/doodles/great-american-eclipse-2017

Believe we've got some ETF members up there in Oregon - indeed, if you're anywhere along the totality path (lucky!), be sure to let us know what you see!

(And, watch safely! ;))
 

boatshewsd2

Alphans
"Missing bite" (a tiny nip, really) just observed - here it comes!


:2c: :#:

We are on stand-by, here in my part of SoCal! Early-am clouds are clearing out, so we're gonna see it! (Will be watching online, too) Awaiting that first "missing bite" out of the Sun, as I send this...

While we're waiting...here's Google Doodle's cute take on our big day:

http://www.google.com/doodles/great-american-eclipse-2017

Believe we've got some ETF members up there in Oregon - indeed, if you're anywhere along the totality path (lucky!), be sure to let us know what you see!

(And, watch safely! ;))
 

boatshewsd2

Alphans
About 10 minutes to go. Light outside has noticeably lessened (sky completely clear), can see multiple flickering crescent-shapes on walls and courtyard floor below my balcony.

BIG bite missing from Sun now; looks like the Cheshire Cat's smile when the rest of him has disappeared. (Even saw what looked like a few sunspots earlier!)

Best coverage on NASA-TV; other stations are simulcasting it....

And, here we go!!!

:#:
 

klee

Alphans
Here are some of the photos I took with my Nikon Coolpix P 500, the first three photos were done using a filter, the last three with no filter:











 
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boatshewsd2

Alphans
Breathtaking!!

:clap: :pics: :clap:

Gorgeous, and all the other superlatives!! Lucky, lucky, lucky...

I still remember the 1992 total annular solar eclipse (ring, not corona - drat!) we got to see here - sun and moon, sinking into the Pacific together...

You don't ever really forget, once you've seen one of these...

:#:
 
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