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Solar Eclipse
« on: August 21, 2017, 04:35:28 PM »
Seems like it's the only thing that people are talking about on social media right now so.....anybody got a glimpse of it? Did it make you feel in awe or just ehhh?

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Re: Solar Eclipse
« Reply #1 on: August 21, 2017, 04:40:55 PM »
We only had a 73% or so coverage or whatever, down here in Texas. Took the welding helmet at work, outside, to have a look at it. No big deal, just everything looked as you were wearing light tint polarized sunglasses.

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Re: Solar Eclipse
« Reply #2 on: August 21, 2017, 07:53:16 PM »
We had 89% coverage. It was very underwhelming. Perhaps it would have been cooler in the the path of totality.

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Re: Solar Eclipse
« Reply #3 on: August 22, 2017, 05:16:10 PM »
In Central Washington we got about 95% coverage, it got slightly darker like a cloudy day and cooled off about 5 degrees.
I really thought with that amount of coverage it would have gotten a lot darker, I had my welding helmet with me as well.
In 1979 we got total darkness here, I was just a kid and thought it was that way for everyone. It looks like I should have taken the time and driven a few hours South for this one.
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Re: Solar Eclipse
« Reply #4 on: August 24, 2017, 11:02:06 AM »
In Finland, we have a solar eclipse that lasts for 9 months.. we call it winter :D

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Re: Solar Eclipse
« Reply #5 on: August 24, 2017, 08:27:07 PM »
We had 100% totality here in Casper Wy,  I have to be honest, I wasn't expecting to be very impressed but it was very humbling.  The temp dropped 20+ degrees, we could see stars, bats came out, and then 2 min later, it started getting light again, it was a little freaky.  I can't imagine what someone would have thought way back when!!  All in a very cool experience.

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Re: Solar Eclipse
« Reply #6 on: September 02, 2017, 08:32:25 PM »
Worked a fun job recording ambient audio in Douglas, WY so saw the totality and it was awesome.