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Re: Total eek-lips 2017

Postby Fid » Wed Jul 19, 2017 2:28 am

It does rain a lot in Japan? Keeps them moss gardens nice and green?
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Re: Total eek-lips 2017

Postby Anaxagoras » Wed Jul 19, 2017 3:27 am

Yeah it does rain a lot here.
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Re: Total eek-lips 2017

Postby Witness » Wed Jul 19, 2017 3:32 am

Anaxagoras wrote:Yeah it does rain a lot here.
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Re: Total eek-lips 2017

Postby WildCat » Wed Aug 09, 2017 10:52 pm

Camping outside Glasgow, Kentucky. Booked the site yesterday believe it or not, it's an Army Corps of Engineers campground and they just opened up that campground a few days ago, all sold out now. Camping Friday through Tuesday with about 15 friends.

Lots to do in that area, maybe see Mammoth Cave, or tour one of the many bourbon distilleries. Maybe go fishing, I'm definitely bringing my kayak.

Probably go to Tennessee for the actual eclipse, the center is about 40 miles south of the campground.
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Postby Abdul Alhazred » Wed Aug 09, 2017 11:44 pm

WildCat wrote:Camping outside Glasgow, Kentucky. Booked the site yesterday believe it or not, it's an Army Corps of Engineers campground and they just opened up that campground a few days ago, all sold out now. Camping Friday through Tuesday with about 15 friends.

Lots to do in that area, maybe see Mammoth Cave, or tour one of the many bourbon distilleries. Maybe go fishing, I'm definitely bringing my kayak.

Probably go to Tennessee for the actual eclipse, the center is about 40 miles south of the campground.



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Re: Total eek-lips 2017

Postby Fid » Thu Aug 10, 2017 6:02 am

We're figuring on a 97% eclipse here. Have eclipse glasses if needed but the 20cm scope and the camera obscura and the 5x5 pegboard should suffice.

But then it'll be at least cloudy if not raining.
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Re: Total eek-lips 2017

Postby Witness » Fri Aug 11, 2017 4:05 am

I wish you all the nicest weather! :)

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Re: Total eek-lips 2017

Postby Witness » Sun Aug 13, 2017 2:28 am

Some pioneer astronomers:
Is this the first picture of an eclipse?

Emeritus J. McKim “Kim” Malville,” professor of astrophysical and planetary sciences at the University of Colorado Boulder, said there may be a very old symbol of a total solar eclipse in New Mexico’s Chaco Canyon.

The petroglyph, a picture carved into a rock known as Piedra del Sol in the canyon, shows a circle with looping lines coming off of it, similar to the sun’s corona. The petroglyph was first discovered during a CU Boulder school trip and is believed to have been a representation of the July 11, 1097 total solar eclipse.

“To me it looks like a circular feature with curved tangles and structures,” Malville said in a press release. “If one looks at a drawing by a German astronomer of the 1860 total solar eclipse during high solar activity, rays and loops similar to those depicted in the Chaco petroglyph are visible.”

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Re: Total eek-lips 2017

Postby Rob Lister » Sun Aug 13, 2017 1:20 pm

This could change, but ...

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We'd only see about a 85% eek-lip here in VA anyway so I'll save my fucks for something else.


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