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    Re: American Total Solar Eclipse' of 2017

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    Thanks to Lars and Tude for the advice.

    I just learned from a website, SPACE.com, that the location we expect to visit, southeastern Illinois near Carbondale, will have the longest total blackout time, 2 minutes 42 seconds.
    If weather cooperates that should be a good area. Some friends of mine are planning to be at Land Between The Lakes, just a bit southeast of there.

    this site, and several others are selling glasses that claim to be certified to safely look at the sun. Might be worth checking out. Though, I think I'll stick to the pinhole.
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    Re: American Total Solar Eclipse' of 2017

    Ain't no Meteorologists, but watching the weather isn't looking good from here.

    Did some checking and found this site. At this point it isn't really good, but then there is over a week to go.

    It has other stuff which is interesting.

    Total solar eclipse weather forecast as of Aug. 9
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    Re: American Total Solar Eclipse' of 2017

    Quote Originally Posted by tude dog View Post
    Ain't no Meteorologists, but watching the weather isn't looking good from here.

    Did some checking and found this site. At this point it isn't really good, but then there is over a week to go.

    It has other stuff which is interesting.

    Total solar eclipse weather forecast as of Aug. 9
    Nebraska and Wyoming look OK for midday.
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    Re: American Total Solar Eclipse' of 2017

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    Nebraska and Wyoming look OK for midday.
    A ten-day prediction here is quite a stretch.

    As of now, it looks like I must move my location like 100 mi west to get what I want.

    I'll do what I have to.
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    Re: American Total Solar Eclipse' of 2017

    Quote Originally Posted by tude dog View Post
    A ten-day prediction here is quite a stretch.

    As of now, it looks like I must move my location like 100 mi west to get what I want.

    I'll do what I have to.
    Yes 10 days is a stretch. We plan to head North out of the Denver Metro area, and camp somewhere in Western Nebraska, and drive to where the weather looks best that morning.
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    Quote Originally Posted by LarsMac View Post
    Yes 10 days is a stretch. We plan to head North out of the Denver Metro area, and camp somewhere in Western Nebraska, and drive to where the weather looks best that morning.
    I have been checking the weather, but it will be what it is.

    Maybe best I not go there.

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    Re: American Total Solar Eclipse' of 2017

    My wife just informed me that she doesn't care all that much about seeing another eclipse. We are going to go south and spend a few days in Santa Fe.
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    Re: American Total Solar Eclipse' of 2017

    Quote Originally Posted by LarsMac View Post
    My wife just informed me that she doesn't care all that much about seeing another eclipse. We are going to go south and spend a few days in Santa Fe.
    My wife is not an outdoor gal at all. Though I really wish she would go with me, over the years I learned she is just as happy I am gone. She was so happy when I was doing the OTR thing.

    I like the freedom.

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    Re: American Total Solar Eclipse' of 2017

    The best laid plans... A client made a change and was willing to pay a lot extra to get it delivered fast. That took me out of the comfortable window to mosey northward toward totality. There are only two serious north-south highways in northern California. Both are expected to be jammed and slow/stopped. We get about 75% here, so I'll just head up on one of my favorite local mountain tops and enjoy what I have.

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    Re: American Total Solar Eclipse' of 2017

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    If I had never seen one, I would me more determined.
    However, this would have been my third. I sailed with some friends out into the Gulf of Mexico in 1970. And then in '79 I traveled up to Eastern Washington to watch that one. (it was shortly after that one that I met The Wife.)

    So, we'll leave this one for the young folks.
    Though I made her promise that we'll go watch the 2024 eclipse, if we're still fully functional when that one comes around.
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