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Old 08-23-2017, 01:51 PM
 
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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
Great pics! Thanks for sharing.
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Old 08-23-2017, 04:35 PM
 
Location: Na'alehu Hawaii/Buena Vista Colorado
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We left on Sunday and went up to Shoshoni, Wyoming, right on the line of totality. The area was crowded, but not at all bad. We went a little way out of town and pulled over onto a wide paved area off of the highway. There were about a dozen other cars there, and we shared binoculars and telescopes.

The sky got really weird when the moon started covering the sun. Everything had a gray cast to it and it really cooled down. With total coverage it got really dark and we could see one star (Venus?).

Fantastic experience!
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Old 08-26-2017, 08:57 AM
 
Location: Denver
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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
Awesome! Thanks for sharing! They look really bright even on a computer screen too, even though white isn't that bright on the screen.
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Old 08-26-2017, 09:22 AM
 
Location: Foot of the Rockies
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We left on Sunday and went up to Shoshoni, Wyoming, right on the line of totality. The area was crowded, but not at all bad. We went a little way out of town and pulled over onto a wide paved area off of the highway. There were about a dozen other cars there, and we shared binoculars and telescopes.

The sky got really weird when the moon started covering the sun. Everything had a gray cast to it and it really cooled down. With total coverage it got really dark and we could see one star (Venus?).

Fantastic experience!
We left Sunday night and went up to Torrington, Wyo and then north a bit. We were very close to the line of totality. There were lots of people there, but it was not crowded. Some ranchers had a sign for "free camping" on one of their fields just off the road, so we landed there for a few hours and slept in the car.

Our experience was exactly as you described. It was awesome!
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