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Total Solar eclipse of August 21, 2017

 
 
Region Philbis
 
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Reply Mon 24 Jul, 2017 12:42 pm
@farmerman,
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in that case they could have easily reversed the two city names. same no. of letters.Im talking about ros very first map with the town names on the P.T.
i hear ya.

it prolly looked something like this before they realized (perhaps at the last second) that the text was in the way,
so the easiest fix was to slide it over...


http://i.imgur.com/1HigW9c.png


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https://www.sciencenews.org/sites/default/files/2016/08/081516_cc_solar-eclipse-path_free_rev.png


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oralloy
 
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Reply Tue 25 Jul, 2017 10:28 am
@oralloy,
oralloy wrote:

http://jhchamber.s3.amazonaws.com/CMS/5378/wyomingstateparkstotalsolareclipse.jpg
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Wyoming State Parks will be hosting events at Glendo, Guernsey, Edness K. Wilkins and Boysen state parks. All four of those state parks fall in the path of totality, which means they have the very best view of this event.

. . . . .

Here are a few guidelines on planning your trip to a Wyoming state park for this summer's total solar eclipse.

When to Go:
Monday, August 21. Plan to be in the park 8 a.m. - 3 p.m.

What to Do:
Sierra Trading Post will offer free eclipse glasses at the event, where they will also be on hand to provide gear demos and share other giveaways.

. . . . .

The Official Optics Sponsor, Mead Instruments, has graciously donated telescopes for stargazing parties leading up to the eclipse and solar scopes during the eclipse. Experts at the state parks will explain the rarity of a solar eclipse in the contiguous U.S. and share the latest in technology.

The University of Wyoming is part of a program with NASA that will record a live feed of the eclipse as it happens. UW will be stationed at multiple sites across Wyoming, including our state parks, to broadcast the feed. They will teach kids how to make pinhole cameras, and professors will conduct a series of lectures relating to astronomy for older children and adults.

. . . . .

Park officials at each of the four state parks noted above have activities planned throughout the weekend. Take a special eclipse hike. Join a star-gazing party. Take in a campfire lecture.

http://www.sierratradingpost.com/blog/travel/2017-solar-eclipse-wyoming/
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rosborne979
 
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Reply Tue 25 Jul, 2017 10:33 am
We're still planning on being near Paducah, KY for this. We have the flexibility to drive a couple of hours in either direction along the line of totality in case weather is not looking good in Paducah. My father's family came from that area and we're hoping to have a small family reunion at the same time.

I just hope the weather cooperates. After the Eclipse we're staying for the rest of the week and visit the caves.
rosborne979
 
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Reply Tue 25 Jul, 2017 12:12 pm
@farmerman,
Walmart Supercenter: 1500 Us Highway 62 W, Princeton, KY 42445

That place is almost directly under the center line. Smile
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oralloy
 
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Reply Tue 25 Jul, 2017 01:46 pm
@rosborne979,
I reserved a hotel room in Buffalo WY about a year ago. Buffalo is at the foot of the Bighorn Mountains and about two hours north of Casper.

I also got one of those eclipse day passes for Wyoming State Parks. One of the four eclipse parks is right at Casper and another is in the Wind River Valley. The other two state parks are right on the freeway heading north from Denver, so I expect will have half of Denver in them.

I'm from the Eastern time zone, so my body will be two hours ahead of Mountain time. Hopefully I will be able to get up and get on the road very early that morning.

Once I reach Casper I can head up the Wind River Valley to the state park there (my first choice), stay put at Casper and go to the state park there (my second choice), or head over to Alliance Nebraska (my third choice).
rosborne979
 
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Reply Wed 26 Jul, 2017 07:31 am
@oralloy,
I wish you good luck. I think the weather patterns for that area have a high probability of being clear. Paducah KY, also has a decent probability of clear weather. We're going to check the weather a day ahead of time and if necessary drive an hour or so in either direction to maximize chances. But if that whole area of the country is overcast then we're just SOL.

As it stands right now, if the prediction is for a clear day, then it's just a matter of finding a nice place to relax and watch the show. I'm going to rely on local relatives to figure that part out. We want an area which has some other people, but not too many.

One of the more interesting events in the area is the "Little Green Men" gathering which is near the point of greatest eclipse. "The Kelly “Little Green Men” Days Festival is focused on family fun. The festival is held yearly on the third weekend of August and commemorates the alleged landing of the ‘little green men’ on August 21, 1955 in Kelly, KY."

Notice that coincidentally, the point of greatest eclipse occurs at this location, exactly 62 years to the day, of the original Little Green Men visit.

I think that event would be fantastically fun, but the crowds will probably be daunting, and I try to avoid that.
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rosborne979
 
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Reply Wed 26 Jul, 2017 07:45 am
The center line of the eclipse is going right through the heart of "Christian County Kentucky". I expect to hear a whole lot of Hallelujah's on that day Smile

http://www.eclipseville.com/wp-content/uploads/2017/07/EventMap.jpg
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oralloy
 
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Reply Sat 12 Aug, 2017 02:01 am
Here are a series of weather links for part of the path of the eclipse (mostly centering on Wyoming and Nebraska). I made it for my own purposes to check the weather repeatedly as eclipse day approaches, but thought I'd share in case others are headed to this region:

Dubois WY (rhymes with "two boys")
Population: 985
Elevation: 6,946 ft
http://forecast.weather.gov/MapClick.php?lat=43.5336&lon=-109.6306

Crowheart WY
Population: 141
Elevation: 6,096 ft
http://forecast.weather.gov/MapClick.php?lat=43.3097&lon=-109.1953

Pavillion WY (near Ocean Lake Wildlife Habitat Management Area)
Population: 236
Elevation: 5,463 ft
http://forecast.weather.gov/MapClick.php?lat=43.2447&lon=-108.69

Shoshoni WY (near Boysen State Park)
Population: 644
Elevation: 4,843 ft
http://forecast.weather.gov/MapClick.php?lat=43.2358&lon=-108.1103

Casper WY (near Edness K Wilkins State Park)
Population: 64,548
Elevation: 5,150 ft
http://forecast.weather.gov/MapClick.php?lat=42.8397&lon=-106.3236

Glendo WY (near Glendo State Park)
Population: 203
Elevation: 4,724 ft
http://forecast.weather.gov/MapClick.php?lat=42.5028&lon=-105.0261

Alliance NE
Population: 8,403
Elevation: 3,967 ft
http://forecast.weather.gov/MapClick.php?lat=42.1017&lon=-102.8722

Tryon NE
Population: 157
Elevation: 3,304 ft
http://forecast.weather.gov/MapClick.php?lat=41.5531&lon=-100.9586

Stapleton NE
Population: 309
Elevation: 2,904 ft
http://forecast.weather.gov/MapClick.php?lat=41.4803&lon=-100.5128

Ravenna NE
Population: 1,373
Elevation: 2,008 ft
http://forecast.weather.gov/MapClick.php?lat=41.0261&lon=-98.9125

Grand Island NE
Population: 51,517
Elevation: 1,860 ft
http://forecast.weather.gov/MapClick.php?lat=40.925&lon=-98.3419

Saint Joseph MO
Population: 76,472
Elevation: 885 ft
http://forecast.weather.gov/MapClick.php?lat=39.7581&lon=-94.8367

Carbondale IL
Population: 26,179
Elevation: 415 ft
http://forecast.weather.gov/MapClick.php?lat=37.7272&lon=-89.2167
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Region Philbis
 
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Reply Thu 17 Aug, 2017 06:55 pm

Here's How to Photograph The Solar Eclipse Without Damaging Your Camera...
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Region Philbis
 
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Reply Mon 21 Aug, 2017 10:24 am

https://www.nasa.gov/eclipselive/#NASA+TV+Public+Channel

http://i.imgur.com/BVT6S7w.jpg
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Region Philbis
 
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Reply Mon 21 Aug, 2017 10:45 am

http://i.imgur.com/rRGQG9O.jpg
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ehBeth
 
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Reply Mon 21 Aug, 2017 10:51 am
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‘Total Eclipse Of The Heart’ Now #1 On iTunes

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ehBeth
 
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Reply Mon 21 Aug, 2017 10:52 am
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Total eclipse begins over Pacific Ocean

The Great American eclipse of 2017 has begun… though not in America. The shadow of the moon has blotched out a barren patch of water in the middle of the Pacific Ocean. The total eclipse will now sweep across the globe at approximately 1,500 miles per hour. It will hit the Oregon coast in about 30 minutes.


25 minutes now

hope oralloy and others have great spots
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Region Philbis
 
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Reply Mon 21 Aug, 2017 11:02 am

http://i.imgur.com/gxuOSKB.jpg
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ehBeth
 
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Reply Mon 21 Aug, 2017 11:05 am
http://www.npr.org/sections/allsongs/2017/08/21/545016960/songs-for-the-eclipse-an-all-day-playlist

George Harrison, 'Rising Sun'
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ehBeth
 
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Reply Mon 21 Aug, 2017 11:12 am
locally

https://pbs.twimg.com/media/DHxNFiEUIAAPYSG.jpg

eclipse-shaped shadows in the leaves
Region Philbis
 
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Reply Mon 21 Aug, 2017 11:15 am

http://i.imgur.com/GDETe0U.jpg
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Region Philbis
 
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Reply Mon 21 Aug, 2017 11:17 am

http://i.imgur.com/BFJWuG1.jpg
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Region Philbis
 
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Reply Mon 21 Aug, 2017 11:19 am

http://i.imgur.com/xAzwI7I.jpg
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edgarblythe
 
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Reply Mon 21 Aug, 2017 12:38 pm
@ehBeth,
I really like that.
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