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Posted by Snaggy (Member # 123) on August 20, 2017, 11:15:
 
https://youtu.be/4YYElx28q_E

Weather is looking good here in Oregon, hopefully it will hold out! If you can, find your way into the Moon's shadow!
 
Posted by The Famous Druid (Member # 1769) on August 21, 2017, 04:13:
 
I'm very jealous.
Be careful you don't lose your eyes
 
Posted by TheMoMan (Member # 1659) on August 21, 2017, 08:55:
 
Well I have to get out the scope and white cardboard, forecast here is maybe cloudy and 75% totality. hope you get some good memories and possible images, have fun.
 
Posted by The Famous Druid (Member # 1769) on August 21, 2017, 08:59:
 
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Posted by romad (Member # 36425) on August 21, 2017, 23:10:
 
Where in Oregon were you? My wife & I drove up from Oroville, California yesterday and today watched the eclipse in a diner's parking lot just off I-5 in Albany, Oregon. After the totality part ended, we headed back home, arriving at 7:00 P.M. Stopped and had dinner at Outback in Chico.
 
Posted by Snaggy (Member # 123) on August 21, 2017, 23:35:
 
We were in Weiser, camping in a field. It was glorious!
 
Posted by TheMoMan (Member # 1659) on August 22, 2017, 09:31:
 
Watched the NBC presentation, heat was the problem here 84F I made a pinhole paper plate, too much
ambient light. As a last resort I went to the tractor shed and put on my welding hood, looked like it did in 1962. If I make it to 2024 I will watch it again.
 
Posted by Snaggy (Member # 123) on August 22, 2017, 13:28:
 
We had an amazing eclipse! Perfect weather, gorgeous corona, and mind-boggling prominences! Several differences between the last on I witnessed, in 1991, and this one, (not as many stars in sky during totality, better prominences, and this one seemed to turn the dimmer switch down faster).

Here's a quick timelapse of the totality... it seemed to go by that fast for us too!

https://youtu.be/5Qj8VgdrLXY
 
Posted by The Famous Druid (Member # 1769) on August 23, 2017, 03:16:
 
*jealous*
I shall console myself with the knowledge that the sun was eclipsed here by a far bigger object.
We get that kind of eclipse quite regularly here.
 
Posted by romad (Member # 36425) on August 23, 2017, 10:03:
 
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Originally posted by Snaggy:
We were in Weiser, camping in a field. It was glorious!

Ah, on the Oregon/Idaho border beside the Snake River.
 


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