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#4643369 - 03/03/24 11:40 PM April 8th Solar Eclipse  
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If you are in one of the cities listed by NASA, is it like nighttime for those minutes, in some of those cities it's 1 hour or longer????

Like Buffalo NY, starts at 2:04 pm and ends at 4:32 pm

https://science.nasa.gov/eclipses/future-eclipses/eclipse-2024/where-when/

https://nationaleclipse.com/maps.html

So some folks might turn into zombies or werewolves?

AirBnbs are going fast !!

https://www.foxweather.com/earth-space/solar-eclipse-2024-airbnb-totality-texas-ohio


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#4643373 - 03/04/24 12:05 PM Re: April 8th Solar Eclipse [Re: NoFlyBoy]  
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I'm gonna grab a lawn chair and couple of cold ones and watch it all go down from the comfort of my back yard!!


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#4643374 - 03/04/24 12:17 PM Re: April 8th Solar Eclipse [Re: NoFlyBoy]  
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Yawn.


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Originally Posted by JohnnyChemo
I'm gonna grab a lawn chair and couple of cold ones and watch it all go down from the comfort of my back yard!!



Watched the 2017 one from my backyard. Another in 1984. Extraordinary experience in person.


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#4643385 - 03/04/24 02:16 PM Re: April 8th Solar Eclipse [Re: NoFlyBoy]  
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I have read that the temperature drops dramatically (obviously I guess) and birds start roosting as think it's the end of the day. I wonder what other phenomena occurs?

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Originally Posted by RossUK
I have read that the temperature drops dramatically (obviously I guess) and birds start roosting as think it's the end of the day. I wonder what other phenomena occurs?



Do you guys get any neo-druids visiting Stonehenge during solar eclipses? wink


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#4643395 - 03/04/24 04:43 PM Re: April 8th Solar Eclipse [Re: RossUK]  
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Originally Posted by RossUK
I have read that the temperature drops dramatically (obviously I guess) and birds start roosting as think it's the end of the day. I wonder what other phenomena occurs?


In these modern times... mass migrations of humans to points along the path of totality. Hotels and VRBOs, etc. hitting max. capacity. (Not what you were looking for, I know)

#4643400 - 03/04/24 05:20 PM Re: April 8th Solar Eclipse [Re: RossUK]  
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Originally Posted by RossUK
I have read that the temperature drops dramatically (obviously I guess) and birds start roosting as think it's the end of the day. I wonder what other phenomena occurs?


Crickets etc start "cricketing". During the 1984 eclipse I was at a house with a lot of big trees in the yard, the light shining through the tiny holes in the leaves covered the ground with millions of little cresents.


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#4643402 - 03/04/24 05:42 PM Re: April 8th Solar Eclipse [Re: NoFlyBoy]  
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Looks like my house is on a direct line. The Totality only lasts 4 minutes. But, I'll take it biggrin

Thanks for the "heads up" post complete with links (I used them). thumbsup


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#4643414 - 03/04/24 07:23 PM Re: April 8th Solar Eclipse [Re: NoFlyBoy]  
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No eclipse here. If you are in the eclipse area, please take some photos for us. Thank you.

#4643416 - 03/04/24 07:29 PM Re: April 8th Solar Eclipse [Re: NoFlyBoy]  
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Originally Posted by NoFlyBoy
No eclipse here..



Not even a total eclipse of the heart?


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#4643417 - 03/04/24 07:32 PM Re: April 8th Solar Eclipse [Re: NoFlyBoy]  
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Regarding Photos. I'll try.

Thing is, we live very near Lake Erie. Very moist and cloudy much of the time (today is perfect for March and/or an Eclipse -- 70+ degrees, clear sky, bright sun).

We'll see if we see more than an "early Sunset" darkening on Eclipse day. smile


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#4643421 - 03/05/24 12:07 AM Re: April 8th Solar Eclipse [Re: NoFlyBoy]  
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Originally Posted by NoFlyBoy
No eclipse here. If you are in the eclipse area, please take some photos for us. Thank you.


https://youtu.be/FNLMn-Bnn7o?si=iORtxgR1kUGatssb

In person, it is even more filamentous. The camcorder tends to blow it out. The totality period is only a couple of minutes out of those two hours. You won't even notice much until 15 minutes on either side. It just seems like their is a haze that you can't really see. About 20 seconds before totality, it's like somebody took a giant dimmer switch and turned down the world.


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#4643450 - 03/05/24 06:47 PM Re: April 8th Solar Eclipse [Re: NoFlyBoy]  
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Where to buy glasses and cell phones lenses

https://eclipse.aas.org/eye-safety/viewers-filters

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If things go as they did for the 2017 eclipse all the welding glasses etc are probably already sold out in the effected areas.


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System overload, bluetooth downloading biggrin

[video:youtube]https://www.youtube.com/shorts/-i7ekK9UzRk[/video]

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#4643470 - 03/06/24 12:41 AM Re: April 8th Solar Eclipse [Re: NoFlyBoy]  
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I expect things to happen


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