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The North American Solar Eclipse, Aug. 21, 2017
PDP8E
post Mar 27 2017, 12:33 AM
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As all of you know, by now, there will be an amazing Total Solar Eclipse this summer in North America stretching from coast to coast, and basically from 10 AM to 2 PM local time, from west to east.
An estimated 75 million people will be less than a half day's drive away from totality.
My family and I will be in Missouri that day, prepared to zip east or west in case of inclement weather.
Do you plan on observing this event?


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post Aug 30 2017, 05:04 PM
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In west Kentucky, there were quite a few planes with contrails moving along the shadow path as totality approached. It was apparent that a number of flight paths were somewhat modified for the eclipse. A video capture just before totality:

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- PDP8E   The North American Solar Eclipse, Aug. 21, 2017   Mar 27 2017, 12:33 AM
- - nprev   My wife & I reserved a hotel room in eastern O...   Mar 27 2017, 12:40 AM
- - rogelio   …Consider that sunny eastern Oregon (east of the C...   Mar 27 2017, 01:13 AM
- - charborob   I will be going to Kentucky. Apparently, not the b...   Mar 27 2017, 02:41 AM
- - nprev   Even if the odds aren't great, it's worth ...   Mar 27 2017, 03:40 AM
|- - JRehling   I have a conflict that is such a tremendous exampl...   Mar 27 2017, 03:58 AM
- - monty python   GREAT THREAD! I live in Iowa less than a days...   Mar 27 2017, 06:02 AM
|- - fredk   QUOTE (monty python @ Mar 27 2017, 07:02 ...   Mar 27 2017, 02:12 PM
- - Gladstoner   My house in Missouri just happens to lie in the so...   Mar 27 2017, 06:09 AM
- - Gladstoner   Fred Espenak's 2017 eclipse talk contains a we...   Mar 27 2017, 06:13 AM
- - tasp   I saw the February 1979 eclipse from near Roundup,...   Mar 27 2017, 02:23 PM
- - volcanopele   My fiancee and I are getting married during totali...   Mar 27 2017, 05:25 PM
- - Tom Dahl   My wife and I are planning to be in the Boise Idah...   Mar 27 2017, 11:08 PM
- - James Sorenson   I'll be camping and kayaking at Suttle Lake ne...   Mar 28 2017, 01:15 AM
|- - MahFL   My wife and I are driving up to Columbia, South Ca...   Mar 28 2017, 03:12 AM
- - The Singing Badger   Flying out to Nashville! Probably a lousy choi...   Mar 28 2017, 04:03 AM
- - algorimancer   My wife & I are flying to Kansas City the nigh...   Mar 28 2017, 05:40 PM
- - Explorer1   Regulus, Jupiter, and all the (other) inner planet...   Mar 28 2017, 06:18 PM
- - stevesliva   Everyone make out well? Totality goes over my hou...   Aug 22 2017, 01:34 PM
- - Explorer1   It was still a pretty impressive partial from Niag...   Aug 22 2017, 02:12 PM
- - tasp   Viewed eclipse from ~20 miles SE of Broken Bow NE....   Aug 22 2017, 04:09 PM
- - JohnVV   here in the Metro Detroit Area it was partly rain ...   Aug 22 2017, 11:15 PM
- - Tom Dahl   My wife and I live in Massachusetts, and had been ...   Aug 23 2017, 02:30 AM
- - tanjent   In Tanya Harrison's recent Planetary Society b...   Aug 25 2017, 06:06 AM
|- - JRehling   QUOTE (tanjent @ Aug 24 2017, 11:06 PM) W...   Aug 28 2017, 07:31 PM
|- - JRehling   I had a conflict preventing me from going to the p...   Aug 28 2017, 07:35 PM
|- - tanjent   QUOTE (JRehling @ Aug 29 2017, 03:31 AM) ...   Aug 30 2017, 03:02 AM
|- - mcaplinger   QUOTE (JRehling @ Aug 28 2017, 11:31 AM) ...   Aug 30 2017, 04:29 AM
- - Explorer1   They had to be able to see the sun from the window...   Aug 25 2017, 12:49 PM
|- - Tom Tamlyn   The moon's shadow is fast. NASA research jets ...   Aug 26 2017, 02:35 AM
- - PDP8E   My wife and I traveled to St Louis (from Boston MA...   Aug 27 2017, 03:11 AM
- - brellis   A friend took these pics from Nebraska, is curious...   Aug 27 2017, 10:39 AM
- - fredk   Nice - I think the pinkish glow is the sun's c...   Aug 27 2017, 03:29 PM
|- - Airbag   I saw it from Weiser (pronounced "Wheezer...   Aug 28 2017, 05:40 PM
- - mcaplinger   My best eclipse photo: http://lroc.sese.asu.edu/po...   Aug 30 2017, 04:19 AM
- - fredk   From extreme western Idaho a plane was visible fly...   Aug 30 2017, 04:55 PM
- - Gladstoner   In west Kentucky, there were quite a few planes wi...   Aug 30 2017, 05:04 PM


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