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#1 The Macallan

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Posted 10 February 2017 - 06:49 PM

August 21, 2017

 

Something I’ve always been fascinated with and have been hoping to see my entire life. The moon’s shadow will cut a path coast to coast across the US. I plan to travel from the NYC area (destination TBD) into the path of totality. Where will you be?

 

Anyone in the path of totality?

Anyone travelling into the path of totality?

Anyone not give a shit?

 

It will be significantly darker regardless of where you are located in N America.

 

https://www.greatamericaneclipse.com/

 

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Posted 10 February 2017 - 07:03 PM

I thought this was going to be about the light of truth and decency going out in the White House

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Posted 10 February 2017 - 07:07 PM

I've definitely considered traveling up to the Carolinas or Tennessee for this.  The thing holding me back is the weather.  It would be such a depressing thing to travel for this and have it cloud up at the wrong time.


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Posted 10 February 2017 - 07:08 PM

I thought this was going to be about the light of truth and decency going out in the White House

 

Eclipses are temporary phenomena, though they do recur on a regular basis.


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Posted 10 February 2017 - 07:16 PM

I thought this was going to be about the light of truth and decency going out in the White House

 

And here I thought the eclipse referred to the Great Shadow of the New USA being cast over the crumbling EU. I guess it all depends on perspective. ;)


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#6 The Macallan

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Posted 10 February 2017 - 07:56 PM

Wow, try and divert from politics for one minute..  ;)


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#7 The Macallan

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Posted 10 February 2017 - 08:01 PM

I've definitely considered traveling up to the Carolinas or Tennessee for this.  The thing holding me back is the weather.  It would be such a depressing thing to travel for this and have it cloud up at the wrong time.

 

Yes, weather is a concern. The Carolinas in mid-August, mid afternoon...you may see some terrific thunderstorms, but no eclipse. 

 

 

There is another in April 2024 that cuts through Lake Placid in the Adirondacks. That one is a lot closer to me. Hopefully it doesn't conflict with the R50 tour dates. 


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Posted 10 February 2017 - 10:30 PM

Anyone in the path of totality?

Anyone travelling into the path of totality?

Anyone not give a shit?

 

I might give one shit but I'm not sure I give two. Clouds give zero shits.

 

But hey, this ain't bad.

 

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#9 The Macallan

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Posted 10 February 2017 - 10:41 PM

That's no moon

 

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Posted 11 February 2017 - 01:10 AM

I know most or all of the campsites, motels, etc along the path in Oregon are booked solid and have been for over a year in some cases. I don't get it. If it's clear, I'll watch it but I'm not paying to stay somewhere that may have a slightly better view.


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Posted 11 February 2017 - 04:39 AM

Yes. It's not an event where moderate light pollution would harm your enjoyment. You will experience it if you're outdoors. Best would be right on the coast of course. You can see the contrast looking out over the water of the beach and then back towards town. I'd head to the beach for this.

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Posted 11 February 2017 - 06:03 PM

I know most or all of the campsites, motels, etc along the path in Oregon are booked solid and have been for over a year in some cases. I don't get it. If it's clear, I'll watch it but I'm not paying to stay somewhere that may have a slightly better view.

 

Oregon in August is a fairly safe bet, especially central and eastern Oregon.


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Posted 11 February 2017 - 06:10 PM

And here I thought the eclipse referred to the Great Shadow of the New USA being cast over the crumbling EU. I guess it all depends on perspective. ;)

 

Sure, Trump and Putin are the same thing in this respect.



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Posted 11 February 2017 - 07:56 PM

Oregon in August is a fairly safe bet, especially central and eastern Oregon.

 

Indeed. I live about 50 miles north of Salem, as the raven flies, which is shown to be in the center of the path so if it's clear, I'll see it just fine. What I don't get is, there have been several eclipses (eclipsi?) in my life time and there will be more, so why is this one garnering such excitement?  


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#15 The Macallan

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Posted 11 February 2017 - 08:56 PM

There hasn't been a total eclipse that has cut such a swath across the continental US like this one...in our lifetimes anyway. It will likely be the most watched ever, give the proximity to so many large cities.

2024 will be good also.

August 2045, there will be one that cuts right over Orlando. reserve your spot in the Magic Kingdom now

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#16 Always the Winner

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Posted 11 February 2017 - 10:56 PM

How soon till the first eclipse cult has a mass suicude?


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Posted 12 February 2017 - 05:44 AM

How soon till the first eclipse cult has a mass suicude?

 

Start a pool.

 

Also

 

SUICUDE

 

SUICUDE

 

SUICUDE


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Posted 12 February 2017 - 10:57 PM

I'll be on the Deschutes river, fishin' for Redsides and catchin' the eclipse, smack dab on the LINE OF TOTALITYYY...oh, and I'll be RETIRED to boot!!!
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Posted 13 February 2017 - 05:14 AM

Lucky bastage.


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Posted 14 February 2017 - 06:54 AM

I'll be on the Deschutes river, fishin' for Redsides and catchin' the eclipse, smack dab on the LINE OF TOTALITYYY...oh, and I'll be RETIRED to boot!!!

 

Retired and watchin' the eclipse but you still just can't drop the racism for a single night. *tisk tisk* 


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