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Post by LooseGoose on 2017-06-25, 19:42

Who's going?

I'll be there with whatever pies he'd like me to bring.


A State-by-State Guide to the Best 2017 Solar Eclipse Festivals Still Available


Haven’t made plans yet to see this August’s once-in-a-lifetime celestial event? Read on.

ON MONDAY, AUGUST 21, 2017, a total solar eclipse will darken a narrow path across the continental U.S., from Oregon to South Carolina. The eclipse’s path of totality, where the sun will be entirely obscured by the moon, is set to pass over 14 states (technically it includes a sliver of uninhabited Montana wilderness, and a teeny corner of Iowa).

During the event, the midday skies will turn to night anywhere from a few seconds to a few minutes, depending on where in the path it is viewed from. For many, this is a once-in-a-lifetime chance to experience a total solar eclipse, and just two months out, finding a good spot to view the celestial wonder is already becoming a challenge.



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Re: Roc's Solar Eclipse Party - August 21, 2017

Post by Death Roe on 2017-06-25, 19:44

First in line to kick him in the taint.

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Re: Roc's Solar Eclipse Party - August 21, 2017

Post by The Pantry on 2017-06-25, 20:36

Fuck that Socialist.

Considering driving down to lower IL
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Re: Roc's Solar Eclipse Party - August 21, 2017

Post by Jake from State Farm on 2017-06-25, 21:02

I've got a friend that lives in Maryville, Tennessee, thinking about giving him a call and going down to see him. He's right in the path. My son lives in Cannon Beach in Oregon and he's taking a couple days off to get in position to watch it. Sounds like it may be crazy out there because of the limited access.

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Re: Roc's Solar Eclipse Party - August 21, 2017

Post by gHost Spartan on 2017-06-25, 22:34

LooseGoose wrote:Who's going?

I'll be there with whatever pies he'd like me to bring.


A State-by-State Guide to the Best 2017 Solar Eclipse Festivals Still Available


Haven’t made plans yet to see this August’s once-in-a-lifetime celestial event? Read on.

ON MONDAY, AUGUST 21, 2017, a total solar eclipse will darken a narrow path across the continental U.S., from Oregon to South Carolina. The eclipse’s path of totality, where the sun will be entirely obscured by the moon, is set to pass over 14 states (technically it includes a sliver of uninhabited Montana wilderness, and a teeny corner of Iowa).

During the event, the midday skies will turn to night anywhere from a few seconds to a few minutes, depending on where in the path it is viewed from. For many, this is a once-in-a-lifetime chance to experience a total solar eclipse, and just two months out, finding a good spot to view the celestial wonder is already becoming a challenge.


I love looking at maps and it's crazy to think that I've driven through most of Wyoming over the past 15 years. The only place I haven't been is the North East corner.

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Re: Roc's Solar Eclipse Party - August 21, 2017

Post by LooseGoose on 2017-06-25, 22:49

I once slept through a blizzard in the cab of my pickup while parked in a rest area by Buffalo, WY.

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Re: Roc's Solar Eclipse Party - August 21, 2017

Post by DWags on 2017-06-25, 22:50

LooseGoose wrote:I once slept through a blizzard in the cab of my pickup while parked in a rest area by Buffalo, WY.

Was it April or May?

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Re: Roc's Solar Eclipse Party - August 21, 2017

Post by Turtleneck on 2017-06-25, 22:59

The Pantry wrote:Fuck that Socialist.

Considering driving down to lower IL

I would go just to see if he has a collection of capes. I bet he does. He seems like the kind of guy who wears capes.
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Re: Roc's Solar Eclipse Party - August 21, 2017

Post by The Pantry on 2017-06-26, 20:44

Remember the '79 eclipse while at State. Recall the afternoon being partly cloudy but getting somewhat less light.  Forget exactly but think that eclipse hit mid-Michigan at around 40%.  Even that was a little eerie. This next one will max at 83% in the Detroit area.

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Re: Roc's Solar Eclipse Party - August 21, 2017

Post by Rocinante on 2017-06-26, 21:42

Buffalo is 20 min from me Goose. I still don't know what we're doing, but I'm taking the day off.

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Re: Roc's Solar Eclipse Party - August 21, 2017

Post by The Pantry on 2017-06-28, 18:53

Just ordered a 10-pack of these for 15 bucks.  Like most prophylactics, they are cheaper in quantity.  The 50-pack is $50.

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Re: Roc's Solar Eclipse Party - August 21, 2017

Post by Turtleneck on 2017-06-28, 18:54

I have not received my RSVP yet. WTF?
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Re: Roc's Solar Eclipse Party - August 21, 2017

Post by Nordic on 2017-06-28, 19:10

Sorry. I'm watching at Antineoplastons viewing party.
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Re: Roc's Solar Eclipse Party - August 21, 2017

Post by Rocinante on 2017-06-29, 10:29

I got my eclipse glasses guys. We're going to perform a greek tragedy during the eclipse. Who wants to come? Lot's a fun, right? TOGA! TOGA! TOGA!

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Re: Roc's Solar Eclipse Party - August 21, 2017

Post by Death Roe on 2017-06-29, 10:47

Rocinante wrote:I got my eclipse glasses guys. We're going to perform a greek tragedy during the eclipse. Who wants to come? Lot's a fun, right? TOGA! TOGA! TOGA!

I'm busy. Sorry.

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Re: Roc's Solar Eclipse Party - August 21, 2017

Post by The Pantry on 2017-06-30, 17:45

Got the eclipse specs today and tried them out. They work great.

The diameter of the sun in the high sky appears much smaller than I thought it was.
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Re: Roc's Solar Eclipse Party - August 21, 2017

Post by Turtleneck on 2017-06-30, 18:01

Will I need to buy cargo shorts to attend?
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Re: Roc's Solar Eclipse Party - August 21, 2017

Post by The Pantry on 2017-07-03, 14:26

Co-worker sent me a link to a pretty cool map.

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Re: Roc's Solar Eclipse Party - August 21, 2017

Post by LooseGoose on 2017-07-18, 11:15

MSU News‏ @MSUnews 5m5 minutes ago
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#greatamericaneclipse will connect the country, says @MSU’s Shannon Schmoll.http://on.lsj.com/2u5IEba @MSU_NatSci


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Re: Roc's Solar Eclipse Party - August 21, 2017

Post by The Pantry on 2017-07-18, 18:30

Looked back at Amazon.  The 50-pack of eclipse glasses that was $50 two weeks ago is up to $75.

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Re: Roc's Solar Eclipse Party - August 21, 2017

Post by LooseGoose on 2017-07-18, 18:36

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Re: Roc's Solar Eclipse Party - August 21, 2017

Post by The Pantry on 2017-07-18, 23:17

You guys are gonna be paying even higher prices for the eclipse glasses as the big day gets nearer.
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Re: Roc's Solar Eclipse Party - August 21, 2017

Post by LooseGoose on 2017-07-20, 09:47

Spirit Airlines offers total solar eclipse bargain fares to 3 cities in path of totality

Spirit Airlines is capitalizing on a celestial event to sell plane tickets in the lead-up to Aug. 21, the date of the first total solar eclipse to pass through the continental United States since 1979.

The airline is offering discount fares ranging from $50 to $90 round trip for customers who book tickets by 11:59 a.m. Wednesday to fly to three cities near the solar eclipse’s path of totality — Portland, Ore., Kansas City, Mo., and Myrtle Beach, S.C.

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Re: Roc's Solar Eclipse Party - August 21, 2017

Post by Rocinante on 2017-07-20, 10:43

The Pantry wrote:You guys are gonna be paying even higher prices for the eclipse glasses as the big day gets nearer.

Got mine broham.

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Re: Roc's Solar Eclipse Party - August 21, 2017

Post by Turtleneck on 2017-07-25, 14:04

Could have made this happen in Roc's town in Wyoming, but Roc is a hitty planner.

https://qz.com/index/1036285/a-small-idaho-town-is-preparing-to-receive-100000-visitors-for-the-solar-eclipse-in-august/
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Re: Roc's Solar Eclipse Party - August 21, 2017

Post by Robert J Sakimano on 2017-07-25, 14:32

that thing is going about 10 miles from my hometown..


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Re: Roc's Solar Eclipse Party - August 21, 2017

Post by Turtleneck on 2017-07-25, 14:34

Will the people in your hometown think it's aliens and start shooting their guns at the sky?
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Post by Robert J Sakimano on 2017-07-25, 14:34

LooseGoose wrote:Spirit Airlines offers total solar eclipse bargain fares to 3 cities in path of totality

Spirit Airlines is capitalizing on a celestial event to sell plane tickets in the lead-up to Aug. 21, the date of the first total solar eclipse to pass through the continental United States since 1979.

The airline is offering discount fares ranging from $50 to $90 round trip for customers who book tickets by 11:59 a.m. Wednesday to fly to three cities near the solar eclipse’s path of totality — Portland, Ore., Kansas City, Mo., and Myrtle Beach, S.C.
they should just take their money, crank the engines up.. turn off the lights and be like "ain't this f**kin' cool"?!?!?

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Post by Robert J Sakimano on 2017-07-25, 14:35

Turtleneck wrote:Will the people in your hometown think it's aliens and start shooting their guns at the sky?
that's probably what the 4-5 high school graduates will do.. unsure of how the uneducated might react.

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Re: Roc's Solar Eclipse Party - August 21, 2017

Post by LooseGoose on 2017-07-25, 19:23

74% that's enough for me, I can guess the rest.

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Re: Roc's Solar Eclipse Party - August 21, 2017

Post by The Pantry on 2017-07-25, 20:16

78.5 here. Way darker than 1979 in EL.

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Re: Roc's Solar Eclipse Party - August 21, 2017

Post by Floyd Robertson on 2017-07-27, 07:46

The 2017 Solar Eclipse May Prove the Sun Is Bigger Than We Think

A growing number of researchers think that the sun is actually larger than commonly thought.

I'm glad we have people to pin this stuff down.
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Re: Roc's Solar Eclipse Party - August 21, 2017

Post by The Pantry on 2017-08-06, 11:59

The Pantry wrote:Looked back at Amazon.  The 50-pack of eclipse glasses that was $50 two weeks ago is up to $75.

Soluna Solar Eclipse Glasses - CE and ISO Certified Safe Shades for Direct Sun Viewing
The 50-pack is now up to $250

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Re: Roc's Solar Eclipse Party - August 21, 2017

Post by Jake from State Farm on 2017-08-06, 16:39

The Pantry wrote:
The Pantry wrote:Looked back at Amazon.  The 50-pack of eclipse glasses that was $50 two weeks ago is up to $75.

Soluna Solar Eclipse Glasses - CE and ISO Certified Safe Shades for Direct Sun Viewing
The 50-pack is now up to $250

Solar Eclipse Glasses - CE and ISO Certified Safe Shades for Direct Sun Viewing - Made in the USA (10 Pack) by Soluna

Looks like it's cheaper to buy five ten packs. I've seen Amazon do that on other stuff too.

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Post by The Pantry on 2017-08-06, 16:53

Jake from State Farm wrote:

Looks like it's cheaper to buy five ten packs. I've seen Amazon do that on other stuff too.
Yeah, saw that too. The 10-pack was $14 when I bought it about a month ago.
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Re: Roc's Solar Eclipse Party - August 21, 2017

Post by Floyd Robertson on 2017-08-06, 20:59

NASA‏Verified account @NASA 1m1 minute ago
We’re inviting YOU to participate in a nationwide science experiment during the Aug 21 #Eclipse2017 in the US. Info: http://go.nasa.gov/2hA4Upx
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Re: Roc's Solar Eclipse Party - August 21, 2017

Post by Rocinante on 2017-08-07, 14:24

Don't come to Wyoming guys. The fucking Canadians are burning their forests down and the smoke's screwing everything up.

Sorry.

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Re: Roc's Solar Eclipse Party - August 21, 2017

Post by The Pantry on 2017-08-07, 14:33

Rocinante wrote:Don't come to Wyoming guys. The fucking Canadians are burning their forests down and the smoke's screwing everything up.

Sorry.
You should be more concerned about the super volcano under your ass
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