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Old 08-21-2017, 02:36 PM
 
Location: Colorado Springs
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Eclipse came and went. Didn't get as dark as I'd hoped. Using glasses was much more interesting than the viewing boxes we utilized in school during the eclipse of 1979. Was still cool to watch and the reduction in UV radiation made it very comfortable. Also got a kick out of all the fuzzy shadows on the ground.
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Old 08-21-2017, 04:04 PM
 
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Got dark where I was. Drove about 3 hours to just south and east of Torrington, WY. Just got home.

Unpacked all the supplies that were unused, but available for Eclipsegeddon.
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Old 08-21-2017, 04:11 PM
 
Location: Pueblo - Colorado's Second City
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It was a fun eclipse in Pueblo. The temperature went from 87 to 75. I saw it live in Pueblo and on tv and used my virtual reality to see it live in Oregon. Now I will wait for the total eclipse in Pueblo in 2045, only 28 years away!
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Old 08-21-2017, 07:03 PM
 
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Got dark where I was. Drove about 3 hours to just south and east of Torrington, WY. Just got home.

Unpacked all the supplies that were unused, but available for Eclipsegeddon.
How long did it take to get back and when did you leave? I just looked at the traffic maps up there and it looks bad on I-25 and 85. Not all the way here though, just grouping around the path of totality. Did you leave early?
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Old 08-21-2017, 08:44 PM
 
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Left 5:30 AM this morning. Big backups on I-25 and my car's nav directed us off to Rt 85 via 66, where there was still some slow going from construction delays. Took 2.5 hours to Cheyenne (an hour longer than normal), stopped for breakfast while charging my car at the Tesla Supercharger at Frontier Mall. Then, continued north on 85 to a little south and east of Torrington with minimal delay. Nav indicated a lot of traffic approaching Torrington, so took some side roads. It's amazing that the 2 lane roads in that area have speed limits of 65-75 mph, except immediately in the vicinity of the small towns with signs showing elevations more than 10x their population!

Coming back was a dream. We left about 10 minutes after totality, taking back roads to 85 then to 25 just north of Cheyenne and there was no traffic at all on 25 S, taking about 3 hours, total. There were police at EVERY median turn off on I-25.
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Old 08-21-2017, 09:29 PM
 
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Wow! You really did well. I just looked at the traffic map again and it looks horrible for people coming back.
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Old 08-21-2017, 09:39 PM
 
Location: Denver
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Eclipse came and went. Didn't get as dark as I'd hoped. Using glasses was much more interesting than the viewing boxes we utilized in school during the eclipse of 1979. Was still cool to watch and the reduction in UV radiation made it very comfortable. Also got a kick out of all the fuzzy shadows on the ground.
My thoughts exactly as well. I'm looking forward to pro videos and photos tomorrow!
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Old 08-22-2017, 05:39 AM
 
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We drove from Colorado Springs up 71 to Gering, NE. We went up Sunday and came back Monday. Traffic was not a problem at all on our route, and the place we went was not crowded or anything - it was fantastic, the totality was truly amazing and totally worth the trip. I took a few shots with my point and shoot camera with a high zoom holding it in my hand and using a sun filter before totality - these photos are not edited, I hope you enjoy: Otowi: Great American Eclipse 8-21-17 Gering, NE
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Old 08-22-2017, 06:30 AM
 
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Great pics, Otowi!
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Old 08-22-2017, 11:07 AM
 
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