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Posted by Snaggy (Member # 123) on September 05, 2016, 11:59:
OK, you may have heard about it already, if not, ... you will!

A total solar eclipse will be tracking across the USA on August 21, 2017. If there is anyway possible you can see it, do. Total solar eclipses are the most mind-blowing celestial event you will ever witness, but of course, you must be in the umbra (the full shadow of the Moon)

Here's some good links about the eclipse..,_2017

on Twitter, follow Tyler Nordgren @NightSkyPark

and my favorite Google Map of the eclipse track! A great way to plan your viewing site

Be in the umbra!
Posted by GMx (Member # 1523) on September 07, 2016, 10:26:
It will be close to here! [Applause]
Posted by TheMoMan (Member # 1659) on September 07, 2016, 19:58:
July 20 1963, I was there,out in the yard with my cardboard box, watching the pinhole image.
Posted by Snaggy (Member # 123) on September 08, 2016, 11:36:
GMx... excellent, get into the shadow!

MoMan: wait a second, I thought you...
flew your Lear jet up to Nova Scotia
To see the total eclipse of the sun

or maybe that song isn't about you! [Big Grin]

MoMan, be sure to go, head down into Wyoming or Idaho!
Posted by Ugh, MightyClub (Member # 3112) on September 08, 2016, 14:18:
I would love to see the full effect, but I don't know if I'll be able to get to a good spot at the right time [Frown]
Posted by TheMoMan (Member # 1659) on September 08, 2016, 14:55:
Nope The easiest place to go would be down by Spring Hill Tenn. and visit the Corvette plant also.
Posted by The Famous Druid (Member # 1769) on September 09, 2016, 01:43:
Total eclipses are awesome.

There was one at Casa del Druid when I was 15, the next one near(†) me is in 12 years.

Anyone on/near the eclipse path want a houseguest next year?

† - for suitably large values of 'near'

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