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What will the Aug 21, 2017 Solar Eclipse look like in my town

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Johnathan, @gigabit87898

I forgot where we were talking about this but felt like a lot of others would be interested.

Here is a web site, that you can put your town into (or closest large city) in your case, to get an idea of what it will look like:

https://www.timeanddate.com/eclipse/in/u...

Here's how to look at it without frying your eyeballs:

http://www.philly.com/philly/health/scie...

Here are where you can get filter (if not available at your local library, 2.000,000 will be provided (get yours early. There will also be a lot of fakes so check the certified vendor list:

https://eclipse.aas.org/resources/solar-...

We haven't had one in the USA since 1979 and the next one is 2024.

Here's the NASA site (warning - heavy traffic) https://eclipse.gsfc.nasa.gov/SEgoogle/S...

More info on the path: http://xjubier.free.fr/en/site_pages/sol...

Can't wait to be Star Gazer? You don't have to - it's here tonight 8/11-12/2017

2017 Perseid Meteor Shower Peaks This Weekend

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https://www.space.com/37763-2017-perseid...

The moon was full on Aug. 7, but will still be bright during the peak of the Perseids. That moonlight limits our ability to see meteors.

The best strategy is to watch before and just after the moon rises. That varies according to where you live. It can be found here: https://www.timeanddate.com/moon/usa then enter your city

For me, in Texas, it is 11:14 PM CST tonight and 11:50PM on the 12th.

The Perseid meteor shower is so named because the "shooting stars" appear to emanate from the constellation Perseus in the northeast of the sky. But the meteor streaks will appear all over the sky.

Get a blanket and mosquito spray, and get away from the city lights, enjoy an inexpensive romantic date;

"A Jug of Wine, a Loaf of Bread-and Thou

Beside me singing in the Wilderness-

O, Wilderness were Paradise enow!

Some for the Glories of This World; and some

Sigh for the Prophet's Paradise to come" Omar Khayyam

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Come and visit me to get a good view! https://www.timeanddate.com/eclipse/in/u...

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@mayer you're so awesome, Uncle. @pccheese still planning on makin it down there. Mebbe alone, mebbe with travel partner

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@pccheese That's the best one I have seen. You wouldn't have to move far to right at total

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Mine isn’t as good as the one @pccheese will get, but it will still be cool!

https://www.timeanddate.com/eclipse/in/u...

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Very cloudy. Couldn't see anything.

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So was I, total cloud cover.

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It was hazy here in Boston. Sadly, it was only 63%. My iPhone shots via the sun filter are nothing to brag about.

I think next time I'll use a pin hole box and take the picture of that image within it.

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Not to bad in my neck of the woods

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I actually made the trek up to Idaho to catch the totality! It was a heck of a drive, but not a bad result =)

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Outstanding! You win the coveted Lunatic of the Decade Award!

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Yes, very nice. Very nice indeed. What'd you take this with? I wish image metadata would say.

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Not Nikon as they use 3:2 and not Sony as their 24MP images are precisely 6000x4000.

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@sam AWESOME!!!

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@sam We worth the trip! It's once in a lifetime for most. If I'm lucky I'll get a second chance in a few years when it comes our way.

I assume you took Rt80 up to Rt15. The drive through Utah on Rt80 is eerie as you enter Salt Lake.

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mayer will be eternally grateful.
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