Discussion in 'The Watercooler' started by AppleCori, Aug 21, 2017.

  1. AppleCori

    AppleCori Well-Known Member

    Anyone watch the eclipse?
  2. Littleboylost

    Littleboylost On the road unwanted to travel

    I was out in it but didn't look up.
  3. KTMom91

    KTMom91 Well-Known Member

    I did. I was at physical therapy, and everybody went outside to watch. The office ladies had several squares of smoked glass to look through - I forgot the glasses Hubby had gotten me - and we took turns peeking at the sun.
  4. RN0441

    RN0441 100% better than I was but not at 100% yet

    Yes I saw it for a moment. I was doing my daily walk with my walking partner and it was really cloudy but had no plans to look up anyway. When we got back to the building she saw a few people she knew and they let us look through their glasses. I planned to see it on TV but it was cool to see.
  5. pasajes4

    pasajes4 Well-Known Member

    partial here......watched through a pinhole in card stock projected on the ground
  6. mof

    mof Momdidntsignupforthis

    Yes! We had a BBQ with friends and kids were out of school!

    Wasn't 100percent here but felt the temp drop about 8 degrees!

    Now back to the grind!! Lol
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  7. Littleboylost

    Littleboylost On the road unwanted to travel

    Any good news clips?
  8. ksm

    ksm Well-Known Member

    I did the pinhole in the cereal box. It worked well, and I am glad I did it that way. With all the talk of fake iOS glasses, I would be scared to trust them. It felt cooler than I expected...the temperature must have dropped about 15 degrees.

    It did not get as dark as I thought it would. We were a little south of the line of totality. I had heard we would be at 93%. I noticed the light changed to a different hue... But did not seem much darker than usual.

  9. GoingNorth

    GoingNorth Crazy Cat Lady

    We were at 86% totality. It was partially cloudy. I noticed the light take on a strange, sort of reddish hue. I went outside and stood under a tree to admire all the little crescent shadows cast by the leaves.

    I'm old enough to remember the last eclipse when Chicago was in the path of totality. Today's eclipse will be the last of my lifetime. The last eclipse was quite awe-inspiring: the thing I remember most was how the birds started singing as totality approached, the sudden silence at totality, and the singing starting up again as it grew lighter.
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  10. RN0441

    RN0441 100% better than I was but not at 100% yet

    I heard it's back in 7 years!
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  11. AnnieO

    AnnieO Shooting from the Hip

    I was at work... Took my glasses in, checked it out a few times. Got a pretty grainy picture via cell phone through my glasses.

    I missed the shadows as there are NO trees near my building.
  12. pasajes4

    pasajes4 Well-Known Member

    i will be in the path of totality in 7 years.
  13. Kathy813

    Kathy813 Well-Known Member Staff Member

    We were close to totality but it was more like twilight that didn't last very long. If I didn't know it was an eclipse, I would have thought it was just a storm coming. I did have the special glasses and it was cool to see. Our school district kept the kids an extra hour and gave out glasses to all of the kids.
  14. runawaybunny

    runawaybunny Administrator Staff Member

    Went to an eclipse sighting gathering at a nearby state park. Hundreds of people, mostly school kids looking at home made cereal box projection images.

    Didn't get dark here. My husband, daughter and I were looking through $2.00 NASA approved glasses and and we saw the sun which looked like a crescent moon.

    60 percent eclipse here in So Calif during the sunny day eclipse. Couldn't recognize it was even happening if you weren't already aware it was happening. The skies get darker here when it's cloudy.
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  15. Littleboylost

    Littleboylost On the road unwanted to travel

    It got dark here and the birds stopped singing and started again as the eclipse passed. We were 60%!i think.
    My hubs sent this from work. I hope the link works.
    Fun day @L3WESCAM yesterday...used our video technology to capture awesome footage of #Eclipse. #Cooljobs
    Time Lapse of Solar Eclipse - Toronto Canada
  16. Lil

    Lil Well-Known Member

    We were in the very center of the path of totality and it was amazing. Really, I had thought it was being overblown....but it was really an extremely cool experience. We would go out and look every 15 to 20 minutes, watching the moon take a bigger and bigger bite out of the sun. It was amazing how so little of the sun kept the light bright and the heat hot. Finally, at about 90% it had become noticeably cooler and the light took on this odd look...the colors just different, more saturated. Watching as the sun slowly disappeared altogether, then removing the glasses to see the amazing sight of the corona only visible around the moon - just so cool. It looked just like the photos, like a hole in the sky. You could clearly see Venus, a planet you can almost never see. It was not as dark as I expected, though I have had friends who were in rural areas say it was like night there. The street lights and light pollution where I was made it more like late twilight. The cicadas and crickets took up their calling and it was as cool as it is at night. After two minutes plus, the "diamond ring" effect began, the glasses went back on, and it the reverse occurred.

    I thought the whole thing was being exaggerated - but it was so cool I may have to drive a few hours southeast to see the next one.
  17. SomewhereOutThere

    SomewhereOutThere Well-Known Member

    My son was smack dab in the middle of it. Schools were closed dueto too many visitors.
  18. Lil

    Lil Well-Known Member

    Yep, right through Missouri. :) We got the day off because of the expected crowds. Not that many showed as it turned out, but I enjoyed the paid leave. lol They didn't close most of the schools here. Most of them stocked up on enough glasses for every child and took the kids out onto the playgrounds or ball fields for the big event. Of course, the bigger the schools, the harder that would be to do.