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    Re: American Total Solar Eclipse' of 2017

    Well, I have found the place to be for the Total Solar Eclipse this summer.
    Carhenge | of Alliance, Nebraska
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    Re: American Total Solar Eclipse' of 2017

    Quote Originally Posted by LarsMac View Post
    Well, I have found the place to be for the Total Solar Eclipse this summer.
    Carhenge � | of Alliance, Nebraska
    Hee hee. Yup, that looks like a cool place for the eclipse. I'm still shooting for Oregon.

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    Re: American Total Solar Eclipse' of 2017

    Quote Originally Posted by LarsMac View Post
    Well, I have found the place to be for the Total Solar Eclipse this summer.
    Carhenge � | of Alliance, Nebraska
    That's cool!

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    Re: American Total Solar Eclipse' of 2017

    Subject to change I plan on going near Grafton NE.

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    I expect it to be like county roads in my neck of the woods. Just want to be somewhere isolated. Hope to be alone so to observe any wildlife, most likely birds The bridge makes a good marker to know exactly where the eclipse path.
    Gosh, it would be awful pleasin'
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    Re: American Total Solar Eclipse' of 2017

    Quote Originally Posted by tude dog View Post
    Subject to change I plan on going near Grafton NE.

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    I expect it to be like county roads in my neck of the woods. Just want to be somewhere isolated. Hope to be alone so to observe any wildlife, most likely birds The bridge makes a good marker to know exactly where the eclipse path.
    Good planning :-)

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    In order to see the total we will have to drive about 90 miles south, which we will probably do.

    My wife wants to use welder's glasses, I prefer the pinhole method.

    Anybody know for sure if welder's glasses are safe?

    Also, when the eclipse is complete and only the corona is visible, can that be viewed directly?

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    Re: American Total Solar Eclipse' of 2017

    Quote Originally Posted by Mark Aspam View Post
    In order to see the total we will have to drive about 90 miles south, which we will probably do.

    My wife wants to use welder's glasses, I prefer the pinhole method.

    Anybody know for sure if welder's glasses are safe?

    Also, when the eclipse is complete and only the corona is visible, can that be viewed directly?
    Direct viewing of the coronal phase is not safe, according to most Eye doctors. I wouldn't chance it.
    I understand that a good welder's helmet can be used, but if you ask an optometrist, you will be told "NO!"
    I prefer the pinhole method, myself, though. I don't really see the value of gambling with what remains of my vision.
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    Re: American Total Solar Eclipse' of 2017

    Quote Originally Posted by Mark Aspam View Post
    In order to see the total we will have to drive about 90 miles south, which we will probably do.

    My wife wants to use welder's glasses, I prefer the pinhole method.

    Anybody know for sure if welder's glasses are safe?

    Also, when the eclipse is complete and only the corona is visible, can that be viewed directly?
    You could check out

    EYE SAFETY DURING SOLAR ECLIPSES Adapted from NASA RP 1383 Total Solar Eclipse of 1999 August 11, April 1997, p. 19

    Eye Safety During a Total Solar Eclipse

    This looks interesting.

    Mr Eclipse

    As far as welding glasses/masks, get the correct rating. Also as a former welder, I would have to agree not to stare too long at one time.

    There are plenty of glasses being sold just for the eclipse. That you'll have to figure yourself. I bought one but it won't fit well for me, but wify likes it. One thing, they also sent some paper cheap things, totally worthless.

    All in all they are your eyes, be safe.
    Gosh, it would be awful pleasin'
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    Re: American Total Solar Eclipse' of 2017

    Quote Originally Posted by ZAP View Post
    Hey, I still own 80 acres on a mountain top south of Jackson Hole, I could have a party there!
    Thats my kind of party!

    On safety issues with looking at the sun...... i live in what is considered sun drenched country.....we used to have competitions amongst ourselves as kids as to who could look at the sun the longest.....at 48 years my eyesight is as everyone elses. Im losing my sight on par with others in my age group.

    When you look at the sun long enough it looks blue with a white ring around it. Id encourage the practice. Nut put sunscreen on though, not too good for the skin.

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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.

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