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  • Member since
    August, 2014
  • From: Willamette Valley, Oregon
Eclipse
Posted by goldhammer on Monday, August 21, 2017 12:36 PM

Hope all who are in the path enjoy it.  Have been lucky to be able to see 2 in my lifetime wihout leaving home.  Was in Salem for the one in '79, and got the encore just a few minutes ago.  Looked to be a huge flare off the upper right corner about 1-1:30 on our heat and light source.

  • Member since
    March, 2013
Posted by patrick206 on Monday, August 21, 2017 12:52 PM

Hey, Hammer -

I'm in Springfield, I estimate the temp dropped by about 20 degrees in just a few minutes, area lost a bunch of ambient light, ducks in the stream behind our house raised heck and haven't quit yet.

Quite a show.

Patrick

  • Member since
    August, 2014
  • From: Willamette Valley, Oregon
Posted by goldhammer on Monday, August 21, 2017 1:00 PM

I was at the shop up in Lebanon, old wrecking yard, lots of blackberries.  Mom quail with chicks were sampling the berries and she ran deep into the briars when it started with the brood hot on her tail.

No filters for either the phone or digital camera, so pics didn't come out, Crying

  • Member since
    November, 2009
  • From: SW Virginia
Posted by Gamera on Monday, August 21, 2017 2:33 PM

Awesome guys! I got to see up to about 1/4th of the sun blocked and then we got a big rainstorm and that was it. 

"Fairy tales do not tell children the dragons exist. Children already know that dragons exist. Fairy tales tell children that dragons can be killed." -G.K. Chesterton

 

  • Member since
    July, 2012
  • From: Douglas AZ
Posted by littletimmy on Monday, August 21, 2017 3:39 PM

I somehow missed the whole thing ( darn the wife and her "move this... paint that" ) We were only going to get 60% coverage so I probably would"nt have noticed it anyways.

I was in Seattle for the one in 1979 so I have experienced one. It's just hard for this old "hippy" to remember what it was like......38 years ago. Heck.... I have trouble remembering  38 min. ago............... Who are you guys????????   And why do you want me to glue stuff ?????

                      Dont worry about the thumbprint... paint it rust and call it "Battle damage" !

  • Member since
    July, 2014
Posted by Bakster on Monday, August 21, 2017 9:55 PM

patrick206

Hey, Hammer -

I'm in Springfield, I estimate the temp dropped by about 20 degrees in just a few minutes, area lost a bunch of ambient light, ducks in the stream behind our house raised heck and haven't quit yet.

Quite a show.

Patrick

 

I am envious, Patrick. It was mostly cloudy in our neck of the woods. But, I did get to see it during breaks in the clouds. I find that really interesting about the ducks. 

Steve

 

  • Member since
    July, 2008
  • From: Vancouver, the "wet coast"
Posted by castelnuovo on Tuesday, August 22, 2017 12:08 AM

About 80% of the Sun covered from here in Vancouver, watched it through double sunglasses. The light went down and the temperature dropped, a bit spooky Smile

  • Member since
    April, 2016
  • From: Parsons Kansas
Posted by Hodakamax on Saturday, September 09, 2017 8:12 AM

OK, I missed this post and just ran across it. As a grade schooler I was and still am a science nut. I put a solar eclipse on my bucket list 70 years ago. Yes I saw several bites and even an annular eclipse where the moon crossed in front but was too far away for 100%. Finally, A three hour drive to northern Missouri from southeast Kansas left us sitting in the rain with 90 minutes to go. At D minus 30 minutes it cleared and all went perfect. Strange diffraction shadows marched across the parking lot just before totality. NASA WB-57s eclipse chase planes con trails were visible before and after. An added treat was a B-2 bomber just before the totality flying an approach for landing at near by Whitman Air base. Perfect I say!

My report,

Max

  • Member since
    November, 2009
  • From: Twin Cities of Minnesota
Posted by Don Stauffer on Saturday, September 09, 2017 9:25 AM

We traveled from home in Minnesota to our son's house in Greater St. Louis.  We lucked out on weather.  There were scattered high cirrus in area, but none came south of us, so we got a good view.  Totality was awesome, but I was sure scurrying with my camera trying different exposures.  Totality was so dark I could not see/make out markings on camera mode switch, so fumbled around a lot.  Got one decent exposure of totality.  I will try and post it soon (pretty busy today).

 

Don Stauffer in Minnesota

  • Member since
    November, 2009
  • From: Twin Cities of Minnesota
Posted by Don Stauffer on Sunday, September 10, 2017 12:40 PM

Okay, here is totality picture;

 

Don Stauffer in Minnesota

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