Solar Eclispe Sunday, 20 May 2012

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    May 16, 2012 3:39 AM GMT
    viewable from 33 US Nat'l Parks. anyone coming up 2 northern AZ?
    http://news.yahoo.com/sunday-solar-eclipse-visible-national-parks-195845913.html
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    May 16, 2012 7:08 AM GMT
    notadumbjock saidviewable from 33 US Nat'l Parks. anyone coming up 2 northern AZ?
    http://news.yahoo.com/sunday-solar-eclipse-visible-national-parks-195845913.html


    apocalyptic day?
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    May 16, 2012 7:15 AM GMT
    staying in and not eating or drinking, thats what the hindu's say to avoid harmful effects from the event
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    May 16, 2012 7:21 AM GMT
    tristan22 said
    notadumbjock saidviewable from 33 US Nat'l Parks. anyone coming up 2 northern AZ?
    http://news.yahoo.com/sunday-solar-eclipse-visible-national-parks-195845913.html


    apocalyptic day?
    That's not till Dec. 21.
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    May 16, 2012 7:22 AM GMT
    There's a bunch of shit surrounding May 20th 2012, the east coast won't be able to see the lunar eclipse tho.
    Also, my bday is that day. icon_lol.gif
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    May 16, 2012 7:22 AM GMT
    paulflexes said
    tristan22 said
    notadumbjock saidviewable from 33 US Nat'l Parks. anyone coming up 2 northern AZ?
    http://news.yahoo.com/sunday-solar-eclipse-visible-national-parks-195845913.html


    apocalyptic day?
    That's not till Dec. 21.


    Not according to the crop circles icon_razz.gif
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    May 16, 2012 7:24 AM GMT
    BP201 saidThere's a bunch of shit surrounding May 20th 2012, the east coast won't be able to see the lunar eclipse tho.
    Also, my bday is that day. icon_lol.gif


    Actually, it will be visible only partly even.. I think the sun may be setting before the west coast can even catch the full eclipse... and in china the eclipse will just be ending as the sun is rising.. the full eclipse will only be visible over the pacific ocean.. so I guess nobody on land is gonna get to see it
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    May 16, 2012 7:31 AM GMT
    GreenHopper said
    paulflexes said
    tristan22 said
    notadumbjock saidviewable from 33 US Nat'l Parks. anyone coming up 2 northern AZ?
    http://news.yahoo.com/sunday-solar-eclipse-visible-national-parks-195845913.html


    apocalyptic day?
    That's not till Dec. 21.


    Not according to the crop circles icon_razz.gif
    Circular crops are easier to irrigate.
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    May 16, 2012 7:35 AM GMT
    paulflexes said
    GreenHopper said
    paulflexes said
    tristan22 said
    notadumbjock saidviewable from 33 US Nat'l Parks. anyone coming up 2 northern AZ?
    http://news.yahoo.com/sunday-solar-eclipse-visible-national-parks-195845913.html


    apocalyptic day?
    That's not till Dec. 21.


    Not according to the crop circles icon_razz.gif
    Circular crops are easier to irrigate.


    Try irrigating these:



    O yeah, did anybody remember this year is the alignment with the pleiades? I have yet to find someone in the know to confirm it to me
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    May 16, 2012 5:19 PM GMT
    It will be visible on a line roughly passing through Lubbock, Albuquerque, Reno, and Redding. However, this is an annular eclipse, not a total eclipse like the one we had in 1979. It is not safe to look at it directly. You'd need to use a projection viewing device or some really expensive filters that are hard for the general public to get.

    I'd have to drive about 6 or 8 hours to get to a good viewing spot. I don't think I'd go just for that.
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    May 16, 2012 5:31 PM GMT
    mindgarden saidIt will be visible on a line roughly passing through Lubbock, Albuquerque, Reno, and Redding. However, this is an annular eclipse, not a total eclipse like the one we had in 1979. It is not safe to look at it directly. You'd need to use a projection viewing device or some really expensive filters that are hard for the general public to get.

    I'd have to drive about 6 or 8 hours to get to a good viewing spot. I don't think I'd go just for that.


    I would have driven down from Canada for three days just to see a total eclipse... so I aint doing nuttin either...
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    May 16, 2012 5:59 PM GMT
    I've heard from some people who are going that a welder's helmet with a number 14 or higher filter will be adequate protection. I'm not sure where they get their information. I guess if they can still see next week, we'll know.
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    May 16, 2012 6:04 PM GMT
    I am pissed that I won't be able to see it icon_sad.gif
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    May 17, 2012 2:15 AM GMT
    GreenHopper said
    mindgarden saidIt will be visible on a line roughly passing through Lubbock, Albuquerque, Reno, and Redding. However, this is an annular eclipse, not a total eclipse like the one we had in 1979. It is not safe to look at it directly. You'd need to use a projection viewing device or some really expensive filters that are hard for the general public to get.

    I'd have to drive about 6 or 8 hours to get to a good viewing spot. I don't think I'd go just for that.


    I would have driven down from Canada for three days just to see a total eclipse... so I aint doing nuttin either...


    venus transit you can see it in a island of chile named juan fernandez.
    History channel said it.
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    May 21, 2012 1:26 AM GMT
    Well,cool. It's awfully cloudy right now, but it got noticeably darker all of a sudden. With my welding helmet on, I can see it's clearly just a crescent sun, but it's pretty fuzzy through the clouds.

    ugh. there's been a mouse in my helmet since I last used it.

    edit: even glancing over to the west with the naked eye, it's obvious the sun is just a crescent. Probably the one celestial event where heavy clouds is a good thing.
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    May 21, 2012 1:37 AM GMT
    Eclipse is in full effect here in the LA area. Pretty freaky cool.
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    May 21, 2012 1:40 AM GMT
    It's overcast here in Oregon (what else is new). The sun is peaking through JUST enough though that I can make out a little bit of it in the shadows in my room. It's cool icon_smile.gif I just wish it was completely sunny!
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    May 21, 2012 1:40 AM GMT
    i looked directly into the sun, i immediately regret that decision. forever eclipsed
  • FcukYea

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    May 21, 2012 1:47 AM GMT
    It rained all damn day here so it was a no-go...... * icon_sad.gifsad face*
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    May 21, 2012 2:09 AM GMT
    Well, my pictures sucked. I wasn't prepared for it to be a photographable event, and I was still fighting with my camera during the clearest moments. It's almost over in this one, then the clouds thickened up too much.

    eclipse2.jpg
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    May 21, 2012 6:42 AM GMT
    INVADE THE FIRE NATION
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    May 21, 2012 6:53 AM GMT
    sanjose470 saidi looked directly into the sun, i immediately regret that decision. forever eclipsed


    NEVER do that indeed.. you can use the pinhole method.. take a sheet of cardboard, put a hle in it with a pin, and then project the sun onto a wall with that... that is a totally safe way to see it
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    May 21, 2012 6:54 AM GMT
    tristan22 said
    GreenHopper said
    mindgarden saidIt will be visible on a line roughly passing through Lubbock, Albuquerque, Reno, and Redding. However, this is an annular eclipse, not a total eclipse like the one we had in 1979. It is not safe to look at it directly. You'd need to use a projection viewing device or some really expensive filters that are hard for the general public to get.

    I'd have to drive about 6 or 8 hours to get to a good viewing spot. I don't think I'd go just for that.


    I would have driven down from Canada for three days just to see a total eclipse... so I aint doing nuttin either...


    venus transit you can see it in a island of chile named juan fernandez.
    History channel said it.


    History channel? lol.. I think the transit is two whole days. it should be visible everywhere
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    May 21, 2012 7:05 AM GMT
    I went for a run right after I posted. And I saw some people trying to look at the eclipse, using 2 pairs of sunglasses propped up over their eyes. *face palm*
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    May 21, 2012 7:05 AM GMT
    I had a good view of it from my balcony. I had special glasses to watch it and also used them over the lens of my camera to take a few shots:

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    Without the filter:
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    Me watching:
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