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  • LCHIEN
    Internet Fact Checker
    • Dec 2002
    • 20847
    • Katy, TX, USA.
    • BT3000 vintage 1999

    annular Solar Eclipse Sat Oct 14

    Anyone going to watch the solar eclipse Saturday?
    This one is special because its annular... the moon is far enough away you can see a ring of sun around it.
    From my house it will be partial... 86%
    In Houston it will start at 10:27AM and end at 1:37PM with the maximum obscuration at 11:59AM (CDT)
    Clear skies predicted.
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    If you miss this one,.
    There's one in April 2024, total not annular crossing the continental US
    One in 2039 only visible in Alaska
    and one in 2046 from the Continental US

    You cannot look directly at it, you must use protective solar capable glasses and photo equipment.
    The spectacle is a much-anticipated astronomical event because it’s rare for the path of a solar eclipse to cut so cleanly across the continental U.S.
    Last edited by LCHIEN; 10-14-2023, 05:03 AM.
    Loring in Katy, TX USA
    If your only tool is a hammer, you tend to treat all problems as if they were nails.
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  • leehljp
    Just me
    • Dec 2002
    • 8419
    • Tunica, MS
    • BT3000/3100

    #2
    IF you can, enjoy it with the family and grandkids. Great moments when Grandpa gives great (and sometimes joking misguided ) information on the event!

    LOML and I went to Missouri to be with our middle daughter and watched the 2017 from the epicenter. Next year's April 8 solar eclipse epicenter will be within about 20 mile of my oldest daughter in Arkansas and that day has been set aside for that. In the early '80s, there was a total eclipse in Louisiana and we lived about 10 miles from the epicenter. I have watched several lunar eclipses.

    Can you tell that I enjoy these special nature events?
    Hank Lee

    Experience is what you get when you don't get what you wanted!

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    • cwsmith
      Veteran Member
      • Dec 2005
      • 2729
      • NY Southern Tier, USA.
      • BT3100-1

      #3
      While I'm over here in the NE, I would only see about a 25% coverage, it is overcast and raining!
      Think it Through Before You Do!

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      • LCHIEN
        Internet Fact Checker
        • Dec 2002
        • 20847
        • Katy, TX, USA.
        • BT3000 vintage 1999

        #4

        Some pictures. Used a 100,000:1 ND filter stack for the direct image with a 600 mm equivalent focal length lens

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        Last edited by LCHIEN; 10-14-2023, 03:34 PM.
        Loring in Katy, TX USA
        If your only tool is a hammer, you tend to treat all problems as if they were nails.
        BT3 FAQ - https://www.sawdustzone.org/forum/di...sked-questions

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        • leehljp
          Just me
          • Dec 2002
          • 8419
          • Tunica, MS
          • BT3000/3100

          #5
          I used a welding helmet for the one in the early '80s in S. Louisiana. A GOOD welding helmet works well but does look odd in a group!
          Hank Lee

          Experience is what you get when you don't get what you wanted!

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          • capncarl
            capncarl commented
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            Our family had a great view of the total solar eclipse in Aug 2017 in S Carolina. Everyone had the cute paper solar glasses, which I kept for future eclipses! I guess I’ll save them for the total eclipse in 2024, if I can arrange a trip to its path.
        • twistsol
          Veteran Member
          • Dec 2002
          • 2884
          • Cottage Grove, MN, USA.
          • Ridgid R4512, 2x ShopSmith Mark V 520, 1951 Shopsmith 10ER

          #6
          Extended family and I were on the deck of the Carnival Breeze for it. Nephew brought eclipse viewing glasses for all of us. An awesome view.
          Chr's
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          An ethical man knows the right thing to do.
          A moral man does it.

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          • Mumphi
            Handtools only
            • Oct 2023
            • 1

            #7

            Originally posted by cwsmith
            While I'm over here in the NE, I would only see about a 25% coverage, it is overcast and raining!
            I also noticed that when I was in the NE
            Last edited by Mumphi; 10-21-2023, 01:48 PM. Reason: Incomplete

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            • taniba
              Handtools only
              • Dec 2023
              • 1

              #8
              Originally posted by Mumphi

              I also noticed that when I was in the NE
              same like me!
              geometry dash subzero

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              • Pappy
                The Full Monte
                • Dec 2002
                • 10448
                • San Marcos, TX, USA.
                • BT3000 (x2)

                #9
                I'm looking forward to the eclipse in April. KI ran latitude and longitude for the house and I'm supposed to have 99.91% blackout. 2 hours and 41 minutes duration with maximum eclipse and 1:36.
                Don, aka Pappy,

                Wise men talk because they have something to say,
                Fools because they have to say something.
                Plato

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                • LCHIEN
                  LCHIEN commented
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                  Its always exciting! Rare enough to be noteworthy. Cool, some natural phenomena you don't see just every day.
                  Make sure you are prepared with the right stuff and a place to see it.
              • Pappy
                The Full Monte
                • Dec 2002
                • 10448
                • San Marcos, TX, USA.
                • BT3000 (x2)

                #10
                "Make sure you are prepared with the right stuff and a place to see it."

                Loring, if the weather is good enough I plan to watch it floating in the pool with an ice chest of beer floating nearby!
                Don, aka Pappy,

                Wise men talk because they have something to say,
                Fools because they have to say something.
                Plato

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                • LCHIEN
                  LCHIEN commented
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                  Well, Cool!
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