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    April 8th eclipse

    Even if you're not in the direct path (totality) you'll experience it in the US. I'm a couple of hundred miles away and will get about 90%. Remember not to look at it unless you have the special glasses and know they're the real deal (there are fake ones out there). A simple way to view it is by poking a pin hole in a piece of paper, holding the paper so the sky is above and when you look down at the ground you'll see the eclipse shine through the tiny hole.

    Map of path and showing showing some percentages on how much you'll experience:

    https://www.greatamericaneclipse.com/april-8-2024
    My two daughters and I were gang-raped by some of the Newcomers. It landed us in the hospital for 3 weeks as several bones were broken. I don't blame them, it was a sexual emergency and I wasn't about to go all white privilege and deny them the release they needed, especially after being stuck in a hotel for months. I see the Newcomers as family now. They are on our side and will help us stop Trump. It is a small price to pay. Anything but Trump.

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    Quote Originally Posted by susano View Post
    Even if you're not in the direct path (totality) you'll experience it in the US. I'm a couple of hundred miles away and will get about 90%. Remember not to look at it unless you have the special glasses and know they're the real deal (there are fake ones out there). A simple way to view it is by poking a pin hole in a piece of paper, holding the paper so the sky is above and when you look down at the ground you'll see the eclipse shine through the tiny hole.

    Map of path and showing showing some percentages on how much you'll experience:

    https://www.greatamericaneclipse.com/april-8-2024
    A welding shield works great. I forgot which lens you need to have but you can web search it. If you're not in the path of totality, you won't be able to look directly at the eclipse without a welding lens or pinhole. If you're on the path of totality, you will be able to look directly at the corona while it is fully eclipsed. I know that for a fact because I was in the path of totality for the 2017 eclipse and watched it. What is crazy is how little of the solar disc needs to show in order for it to be too bright to look at... basically, one speck of solar disc is enough, which is the part of the eclipse that is sometimes called the "diamond ring".

    This photo makes it seem like you could look at the solar disc because everything seems to be "black" but this is already 50+% daylight, and you can't look directly at that bright spot...

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    Eclipses and earthquakes, oh my!

    (RELATED: Was just a 4.8 mag earthquake in NJ about 10:24am - 4/5/24)

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    Enter your zip code and see how the eclipse will look and how long it will last where you are:

    https://www.univision.com/especiales...solar-2024-en/
    My two daughters and I were gang-raped by some of the Newcomers. It landed us in the hospital for 3 weeks as several bones were broken. I don't blame them, it was a sexual emergency and I wasn't about to go all white privilege and deny them the release they needed, especially after being stuck in a hotel for months. I see the Newcomers as family now. They are on our side and will help us stop Trump. It is a small price to pay. Anything but Trump.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Occam's Banana View Post
    Eclipses and earthquakes, oh my!

    (RELATED: Was just a 4.8 mag earthquake in NJ about 10:24am - 4/5/24)
    Cringe.
    My two daughters and I were gang-raped by some of the Newcomers. It landed us in the hospital for 3 weeks as several bones were broken. I don't blame them, it was a sexual emergency and I wasn't about to go all white privilege and deny them the release they needed, especially after being stuck in a hotel for months. I see the Newcomers as family now. They are on our side and will help us stop Trump. It is a small price to pay. Anything but Trump.

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    The 1994 eclipse was a similar path to this one. I did the pin hole in the paper thing and it was pretty cool. Also, the shadows from the leaves on the trees made thousands of tiny crescents all over the ground. Anyone remember that one?

    https://www.timeanddate.com/eclipse/map/1994-may-10
    My two daughters and I were gang-raped by some of the Newcomers. It landed us in the hospital for 3 weeks as several bones were broken. I don't blame them, it was a sexual emergency and I wasn't about to go all white privilege and deny them the release they needed, especially after being stuck in a hotel for months. I see the Newcomers as family now. They are on our side and will help us stop Trump. It is a small price to pay. Anything but Trump.

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    Quote Originally Posted by susano View Post
    The 1994 eclipse was a similar path to this one. I did the pin hole in the paper thing and it was pretty cool. Also, the shadows from the leaves on the trees made thousands of tiny crescents all over the ground. Anyone remember that one?

    https://www.timeanddate.com/eclipse/map/1994-may-10
    I remember that....

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    Quote Originally Posted by Dr.3D View Post
    I remember that....
    Awesome pics!
    My two daughters and I were gang-raped by some of the Newcomers. It landed us in the hospital for 3 weeks as several bones were broken. I don't blame them, it was a sexual emergency and I wasn't about to go all white privilege and deny them the release they needed, especially after being stuck in a hotel for months. I see the Newcomers as family now. They are on our side and will help us stop Trump. It is a small price to pay. Anything but Trump.

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    My first total eclipse: What I am looking forward to
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    On April 8th, a total solar eclipse will cast its shadow across Mexico, the United States and Canada. This solar eclipse is quite special for a number of reasons. Let’s have a look at why this solar eclipse is so special and some things you should be on the lookout for.


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    Even though I was 94.6% in the eclipse, it was underwhelming. Each of those tenth of a percentage points makes a huge difference, I guess. Got a little darker, with that weird grayish light and that was about it.
    My two daughters and I were gang-raped by some of the Newcomers. It landed us in the hospital for 3 weeks as several bones were broken. I don't blame them, it was a sexual emergency and I wasn't about to go all white privilege and deny them the release they needed, especially after being stuck in a hotel for months. I see the Newcomers as family now. They are on our side and will help us stop Trump. It is a small price to pay. Anything but Trump.

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    Quote Originally Posted by susano View Post
    Even though I was 94.6% in the eclipse, it was underwhelming. Each of those tenth of a percentage points makes a huge difference, I guess. Got a little darker, with that weird grayish light and that was about it.
    I was close to the center of the path of totality (it reached magnitude 1.014 out of the 1.057 maximum). It got dark as evening after sunset, and the transition from "almost total" to totality was significant and abrupt (like someone twisting a dimmer switch). I was able to look directly at it for a brief while, when it was just a thin ring of light around a pitch-black circle. It was pretty impressive.

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    Quote Originally Posted by susano View Post
    Even though I was 94.6% in the eclipse, it was underwhelming. Each of those tenth of a percentage points makes a huge difference, I guess. Got a little darker, with that weird grayish light and that was about it.
    Yeah, partial eclipses are a nothing burger. You've probably experienced light dimming, temperature change and wind from a cloud suddenly blocking the sun. I've never seen a total eclipse, but I'll take everyone who has seen one at their word, and believe that is a totally different thing.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Occam's Banana View Post
    I was close to the center of the path of totality (it reached magnitude 1.014 out of the 1.057 maximum). It got dark as evening after sunset, and the transition from "almost total" to totality was significant and abrupt (like someone twisting a dimmer switch). I was able to look directly at it for a brief while, when it was just a thin ring of light around a pitch-black circle. It was pretty impressive.
    Oh, that's awesome! I thought being 94.6% in that we'd get more but it was about like 1994 which was a similar path.
    My two daughters and I were gang-raped by some of the Newcomers. It landed us in the hospital for 3 weeks as several bones were broken. I don't blame them, it was a sexual emergency and I wasn't about to go all white privilege and deny them the release they needed, especially after being stuck in a hotel for months. I see the Newcomers as family now. They are on our side and will help us stop Trump. It is a small price to pay. Anything but Trump.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Brian4Liberty View Post
    Yeah, partial eclipses are a nothing burger. You've probably experienced light dimming, temperature change and wind from a cloud suddenly blocking the sun. I've never seen a total eclipse, but I'll take everyone who has seen one at their word, and believe that is a totally different thing.
    Yes, me too, and I can see why those motivated to drive to see totality did it.
    My two daughters and I were gang-raped by some of the Newcomers. It landed us in the hospital for 3 weeks as several bones were broken. I don't blame them, it was a sexual emergency and I wasn't about to go all white privilege and deny them the release they needed, especially after being stuck in a hotel for months. I see the Newcomers as family now. They are on our side and will help us stop Trump. It is a small price to pay. Anything but Trump.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Occam's Banana View Post
    I was close to the center of the path of totality (it reached magnitude 1.014 out of the 1.057 maximum). It got dark as evening after sunset, and the transition from "almost total" to totality was significant and abrupt (like someone twisting a dimmer switch). I was able to look directly at it for a brief while, when it was just a thin ring of light around a pitch-black circle. It was pretty impressive.
    Cool. Did you spontaneously start crying or speaking in tongues?
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    Quote Originally Posted by susano View Post
    Oh, that's awesome! I thought being 94.6% in that we'd get more but it was about like 1994 which was a similar path.
    It''s surprising how much difference it makes.

    Quote Originally Posted by Brian4Liberty View Post
    Cool. Did you spontaneously start crying or speaking in tongues?
    Not quite.

    But now I can understand how people way back in the day could be seriously freaked out by it.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Occam's Banana View Post
    ...
    But now I can understand how people way back in the day could be seriously freaked out by it.
    And this one was extra special, during an active solar cycle. Some of the video shows a lot of solar flares from the sun when it was fully eclipsed. Did you get to see any of that?


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    Quote Originally Posted by Brian4Liberty View Post
    Yeah, partial eclipses are a nothing burger. You've probably experienced light dimming, temperature change and wind from a cloud suddenly blocking the sun. I've never seen a total eclipse, but I'll take everyone who has seen one at their word, and believe that is a totally different thing.
    Totally agree (partials are nothingburgers). I got a good look at the 2017 partial, and it was very ho-hum.

    This one was totally amazing. Really a once in a lifetime. I'm in Dallas, 100% totality for 4 minutes.

    A good reminder that we really are just a tiny spec of dust whipping around in the Universe with a bunch of atomic-sized beings killing each other all the damn time.

    When totality began I wanted to do the "Close Encounters" 5-note sequence thingy and see if anyone would join in but I chickened out LOL

    It was a neat communal experience. I was at a park with a couple hundred people. Everybody applauded during totality.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Occam's Banana View Post
    I was close to the center of the path of totality (it reached magnitude 1.014 out of the 1.057 maximum). It got dark as evening after sunset, and the transition from "almost total" to totality was significant and abrupt (like someone twisting a dimmer switch). I was able to look directly at it for a brief while, when it was just a thin ring of light around a pitch-black circle. It was pretty impressive.
    Yeah, this was the first one I saw in totality. Something magical happens when that last crescent disappears. I used binoculars without any special lens during the blackout and could see those solar flares. It was really other-wordly. And the temperature dropped significantly, too. The only unfortunate part was that instead of reverent silence, lots of people in the lakes are were setting off fireworks.

    Still, something I'm glad I got to witness.
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    Quote Originally Posted by GlennwaldSnowdenAssanged View Post
    The best short video of the 2024 eclipse I have seen. https://twitter.com/i/status/1777444569447014647
    That's awesome LOL

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    Quote Originally Posted by CaptUSA View Post
    Yeah, this was the first one I saw in totality. Something magical happens when that last crescent disappears. I used binoculars without any special lens during the blackout and could see those solar flares. It was really other-wordly. And the temperature dropped significantly, too. The only unfortunate part was that instead of reverent silence, lots of people in the lakes are were setting off fireworks.

    Still, something I'm glad I got to witness.
    Yeah, they were showing scenes on Tv from some areas where there were stages, bands, light shows, fireworks, etc. during the eclipse.

    If I ever go to a place for a total eclipse, I'm going out in nature away from people. I believe that it is the birds that are most noticeable as they go silent during a full eclipse.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Brian4Liberty View Post
    And this one was extra special, during an active solar cycle. Some of the video shows a lot of solar flares from the sun when it was fully eclipsed. Did you get to see any of that?
    Unfortunately not. Apart from my naked eye, all I had was a phone camera.

    Speaking of which:

    Quote Originally Posted by CaptUSA View Post
    Yeah, this was the first one I saw in totality. Something magical happens when that last crescent disappears. I used binoculars without any special lens during the blackout and could see those solar flares. It was really other-wordly. And the temperature dropped significantly, too.
    I took a video with my phone, but it's not at all impressive. The image of the sun remained a blazing ball of light all the way through. During totality, the sky in the video darkened a little bit (but not nearly as much as it did to the naked eye), and the size of the blazing sun-ball reduced noticeably but didn't disappear (if you look closely, you can see the moon in the middle as a faint grey circle washed out by the blaze, but you wouldn't even notice that unless you were looking for it).

    The only interesting things in the video are (1) Venus becomes visible as a bright dot below and to the right of the eclipse as totality is achieved, and (2) a few alarmed birds fly around chirping in a "what the hell?" kind of way as the eclipse proceeds.

    Quote Originally Posted by CaptUSA View Post
    The only unfortunate part was that instead of reverent silence, lots of people in the lakes are were setting off fireworks.
    No fireworks here, fortunately. (Fireworks? Really? The literally cosmic spectacle of it wasn't enough? SMH ...)

    However, someone in the neighborhood did yell "Hey!", and someone (the same person ?) honked a car horn a few times for some damn reason. The former was distracting, but understandable. The latter was just annoying and uncalled-for.

    Quote Originally Posted by CaptUSA View Post
    Still, something I'm glad I got to witness.
    Same here.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Occam's Banana View Post
    Unfortunately not. Apart from my naked eye, all I had was a phone camera.
    We weren't on the path of totality but here's what I captured in my local area as the eclipse was near maximum (using the old "pinhole projected on a paper plate" trick):

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    Quote Originally Posted by GlennwaldSnowdenAssanged View Post
    The best short video of the 2024 eclipse I have seen. https://twitter.com/i/status/1777444569447014647
    Oh, lol, I hadn't see that. That's some alpha level trolling of the libs right there. I know they had $#@!fits about it.
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    @susano

    Quote Originally Posted by Anti Federalist View Post
    My daughter took these.

    The whole family headed over to VT to get a better view.



    Note the sunspot.



    Getting closer.



    Almost there.



    At the split second of totality, you can just see "Bailey's Beads".



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    Quote Originally Posted by Anti Federalist View Post
    Fantastic pics! What did she do the photographing with and did it require a special lens?
    My two daughters and I were gang-raped by some of the Newcomers. It landed us in the hospital for 3 weeks as several bones were broken. I don't blame them, it was a sexual emergency and I wasn't about to go all white privilege and deny them the release they needed, especially after being stuck in a hotel for months. I see the Newcomers as family now. They are on our side and will help us stop Trump. It is a small price to pay. Anything but Trump.

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