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Posted by: MaineJay Jul 7 2017, 04:21 AM

Just wanted to get this started, hopefully some of our members get a good view. Looking at you "show me state". tongue.gif



Posted by: Qdeathstar Jul 8 2017, 06:55 AM

i'm heading down to south carolina to see it biggrin.gif

Posted by: Undertakerson Jul 15 2017, 05:32 AM

QUOTE(MaineJay @ Jul 7 2017, 05:21 AM) *
Just wanted to get this started, hopefully some of our members get a good view. Looking at you "show me state". tongue.gif



have made plans to visit my niece in Nashville. They seem to be almost directly under the path of the optimal viewing.

Of course, if the earth weather does not appear to cooperate, we may have to be flexible with the plan.

Posted by: MaineJay Jul 16 2017, 08:55 AM

That's awesome! hoping you both get weather that's friendly. smile.gif

Posted by: MaineJay Aug 21 2017, 02:48 AM

So, the eclipse should begin at about 1:15 eastern time and take an hour and a half to traverse the lower 48.

Interactive eclipse map.
https://www.weather.gov/source/crh/eclipse.html?sid=gyx



Latest HRRR for
1:00pm


2 pm


3pm



Looks pretty good for most in the path. smile.gif I'll be IMBY watching the partial with my 6 month old.

Here's a couple GOES16 resources to watch the shadow. You won't see anything until the sun's up.


http://rammb-slider.cira.colostate.edu/?sat=goes-16&sec=conus&x=2608&y=4144&z=0&im=12&ts=1&st=0&et=0&speed=130&motion=loop&map=1&lat=0&p%5B0%5D=0&opacity%5B0%5D=1&hidden%5B0%5D=0&pause=0&slider=-1&hide_controls=0&mouse_draw=0&s=rammb-slider

http://weather.cod.edu/satrad/exper/?parms=conus-02-24-0


Posted by: MaineJay Aug 21 2017, 12:10 PM

Shadow being to spread


Posted by: MaineJay Aug 21 2017, 12:36 PM

Moving over Idaho and into Wyoming


Posted by: joseph507123 Aug 21 2017, 12:42 PM

It turned cloudy right when it started here. Now about to rain...

Posted by: so_whats_happening Aug 21 2017, 12:54 PM

Can't wait visited my friend in Fayetteville nc this weekend overall pretty clear small cu field.

Total is expected to be 96% down here which that is good enough traffic was nuts.

Posted by: MaineJay Aug 21 2017, 12:59 PM

QUOTE(joseph507123 @ Aug 21 2017, 01:42 PM) *
It turned cloudy right when it started here. Now about to rain...

That bites sad.gif , hope you get a glimpse


QUOTE(so_whats_happening @ Aug 21 2017, 01:54 PM) *
Can't wait visited my friend in Fayetteville nc this weekend overall pretty clear small cu field.

Total is expected to be 96% down here which that is good enough traffic was nuts.


I hear you cannot compare totality to anything else... smile.gif I'll be driving to see totality in 2024 for sure!

Posted by: joseph507123 Aug 21 2017, 01:11 PM

Well there's always 2024 for me...

Posted by: MaineJay Aug 21 2017, 01:11 PM

Through a piece glass from a welders mask


Posted by: MaineJay Aug 21 2017, 01:20 PM

Another


Posted by: so_whats_happening Aug 21 2017, 01:22 PM

QUOTE(MaineJay @ Aug 21 2017, 01:59 PM) *
That bites sad.gif , hope you get a glimpse
I hear you cannot compare totality to anything else... smile.gif I'll be driving to see totality in 2024 for sure!

I know taking pictures of it all through out can see some dimming taking place

Posted by: MaineJay Aug 21 2017, 02:20 PM

GOES16 loop



http://rammb-slider.cira.colostate.edu/?sat=goes-16&sec=conus&x=3576&y=4152&z=1&im=24&ts=1&st=0&et=0&speed=90&motion=loop&map=1&lat=0&p%5B0%5D=16&opacity%5B0%5D=1&hidden%5B0%5D=0&pause=20170821185218&slider=-1&hide_controls=1&mouse_draw=0&s=rammb-slider

Posted by: stretchct Aug 21 2017, 02:21 PM

Straight on through the clouds


Posted by: stretchct Aug 21 2017, 02:24 PM

Beginning to middle of eclipse watch clouds disappear


Middle to end. Watch clouds reappear.


Posted by: stretchct Aug 21 2017, 02:24 PM

QUOTE(MaineJay @ Aug 21 2017, 03:20 PM) *
GOES16 loop



http://rammb-slider.cira.colostate.edu/?sat=goes-16&sec=conus&x=3576&y=4152&z=1&im=24&ts=1&st=0&et=0&speed=90&motion=loop&map=1&lat=0&p%5B0%5D=16&opacity%5B0%5D=1&hidden%5B0%5D=0&pause=20170821185218&slider=-1&hide_controls=1&mouse_draw=0&s=rammb-slider

thats cool.

Posted by: MaineJay Aug 21 2017, 02:31 PM

QUOTE(stretchct @ Aug 21 2017, 03:21 PM) *
Straight on through the clouds



Nice shot. smile.gif

Posted by: mmi16 Aug 21 2017, 03:01 PM

Cloudus Obscureus mad.gif

Posted by: happyff Aug 26 2017, 01:48 PM

QUOTE(MaineJay @ Aug 21 2017, 01:59 PM) *
That bites sad.gif , hope you get a glimpse
I hear you cannot compare totality to anything else... smile.gif I'll be driving to see totality in 2024 for sure!


Man, I wish I saw this thread earlier...

You are correct, Totality is ONE MILLION times more Awesome than 99%.

My 12 yr old daughter and I went to SC and were fortunate enough to see it. My only regret is that everybody I know wasn't right beside me. In 2024, it is something you must see, at any cost.

After Totality ended, everybody got in there car and left. There was still an hour plus of the partial left, but it just did not remotely compare to totality.

Posted by: MaineJay Aug 28 2017, 04:58 AM

QUOTE(happyff @ Aug 26 2017, 02:48 PM) *
Man, I wish I saw this thread earlier...

You are correct, Totality is ONE MILLION times more Awesome than 99%.

My 12 yr old daughter and I went to SC and were fortunate enough to see it. My only regret is that everybody I know wasn't right beside me. In 2024, it is something you must see, at any cost.

After Totality ended, everybody got in there car and left. There was still an hour plus of the partial left, but it just did not remotely compare to totality.



That's awesome that you and you daughter were able to experience totality. smile.gif

I believe for any one location the return interval for a total soar eclipse is on the order of 375 years. I think Carbondale, Illinois was in the path this time, and will be again on April 8, 2024.

The 2024 eclipse totality goes through Maine. My dream would be to climb Katahdin and watch from the as it's on the centerline of the path, but that's a very difficult hike in April, more like ice climbing. But making it to chimney pond might not be so bad. My daughter will only be 7 at that time, so I'm going to find a better alternative and attempt to convince others to make a short journey.


Posted by: Gnutella Sep 5 2017, 05:26 AM

I traveled to Cape Girardeau, MO to see the eclipse. During the totality, the horizon looked like a 360-degree twilight. It was surreal. The street lights turned on about five minutes before the totality, and motorists on I-55 had to turn on their headlights. MoDOT also had several electronic signs on I-55 and U.S. 60 with messages warning motorists of the eclipse within 24 hours of the event. It was neat.

I'll be back in Cape Girardeau on April 8, 2024 so I can say that I've seen two different total solar eclipses from the same exact point on planet earth (weather permitting). smile.gif

Posted by: mmi16 Nov 16 2017, 04:34 PM


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