Solar Eclipse
#31
Well, here is my daughter when we had a partial eclipse in May 2012.  I'm thinking this is a good excuse to never get rid of the welding helmet. Big Grin


   
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#32
As far as the solar glasses go as I understand it is, if you put them on and you can't see any light then they will be good. Should only be able to see light when looking at the sun. Don't use your smart phone in selfie mode to take a video of the sun. It could harm the filter on you phones camera. 

I agree with GM. Dogs don't look at the sky to see the sun. We will be in the poor visibility section during the eclipse today.  Clouds and rain.  Thumbdown I have a pin point projector cheap.  Big Grin
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#33
Oooh, thanks for the tip about the welding helmet - my master will get his out so my owners can watch - although here in SW Florida it won't be as great as under the path.

I guess I will need some snuggling if I get scared, but that's OK, we always do that when it is thundering really loud Smile plus they can make sure I don't look up. One of them can snuggle while the other looks, and they can change places once in a while to share the experience.

We have LOTS of birds around here, if they all get scared that might affect me  Frantic  ... but snuggle to the rescue if needed!

Sunny
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#34
My master just looked at some sites with eclipse information for exactly where you live (you can zoom the maps right down to your street!) ... this one gives exact times of start/maximum/end:
https://eclipse2017.nasa.gov/sites/default/files/interactive_map/index.html
it also shows where in the sky to look - here is a good definition of Altitude and Azimuth:
http://www.ralentz.com/old/astro/hyakutake/alt-az.html

and this one tells you how much of the eclipse you will see (we only get less than 80% Cry  )(times did not work on our computer Undecided )
https://eclipse-app.simulationcurriculum.com/spacedotcom-interactive.html#

Hope this helps!
Sunny
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#35
It's raining here in Charleston. Because of that, the dogs (yes, plural, I have Kairo for a week) are at my apartment. I'm both bummed and relieved that I don't have to manage them.

ETA we must have gotten the good glasses. My brother, his wife, and her sister are out playing "Eclipse Glasses Marco Polo" using the glasses as a blindfold LOL
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#36
We lucked out. The skies cleared and we could watch it. We had 80% and the sun looked "filtered". What changed the most was the temperature. It was 82 when it all started and dropped to 76 at the 80% mark. Inside it seemed much more dark. 

Sorry for anyone who had plans on watching and it didn't work out. I'm sure there is a lot to be seen on TV.
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#37
The peak of the eclipse is over here too. It definitely got a little cooler and everything did get a little darker too but it was about the same as a cloudy day. It's cloudy here and has been since it all started with the clouds constantly in front of the sun. But it didn't matter with the pinhole projector. Here's what it looked like through the project.

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It's quality isn't the best but you can get an idea. The camera made it a little brighter and blurrier than it actually was. (Also this pic is zoomed in a little.)
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#38
I took my pin hole projector this morning but some people had glasses so we all shared. I wish we could have been closer to the total eclipse and see the darkness. 

LB it looks like you might have a front row seat for the April 8, 2024 solar eclipse.

https://www.inverse.com/article/35763-wh...lipse-2024
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#39
We had about 88%. It was no darker than a cloudy day and we also noticed the cooler temps. It was actually pleasant here.
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#40
(08-21-2017, 04:27 PM)only-borders Wrote: I took my pin hole projector this morning but some people had glasses so we all shared. I wish we could have been closer to the total eclipse and see the darkness. 

LB it looks like you might have a front row seat for the April 8, 2024 solar eclipse.

https://www.inverse.com/article/35763-wh...lipse-2024

It sure looks like I would! Although only time can tell where I'll be in 7 years... Hopefully I'll be able to see the full thing this next time. Smile
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