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Old 08-19-2017, 03:14 PM
 
Location: Reno, NV
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Two friends and I are driving to Carbondale, IL to see it. We know it's gonna be mobbed, so we're planning to arrive a few hours early.
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Old 08-19-2017, 10:33 PM
 
Location: Somewhere below Mason/Dixon
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Well if I'm not, I guess it doesn't really matter than does it?

At any rate, I still don't feel any inclination to see this eclipse. Like I said, I saw the last one - wasn't impressed. I'm sure this is more of the same.
I saw the 1979 eclipse as well but this one is total. I live 10 miles from the zone of totality in Tennessee, if I stay home I see a 99.8 percent eclipse. I'm gonna drive the 10 miles to see it in totality. I've got some back roads I can use to get there, traffic problems due to 1.4 million visitors from as far away as Michigan and Illinois is expected here. I hope those people don't end up viewing the eclipse from a traffic jam.
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Old 08-19-2017, 11:19 PM
 
Location: Washington State desert
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I am more interested in the darkness than actually looking at the sun. We can see that from professional sources and don't need to worry about harming our eyes.

I witnessed the '79 eclipse in Moscow, Idaho. Was underwhelming at the time, (I think it was just partial), but then again I was just 19 years old!

I think I will have more appreciation of nature/space this time around.
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Old 08-21-2017, 10:27 AM
 
Location: Chicago
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Cloudiness here in Chicago.
We can never have anything good.
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Old 08-21-2017, 10:42 AM
 
Location: Mars City
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Default Eclipse percentage and weather where you are

It might be interesting to talk about how much the sun was covered, and how the weather was, where you are.

From where we are: 95% covered at maximum, weather mostly sunny (only about 10% clouds).

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Old 08-21-2017, 12:58 PM
 
Location: Heart of Dixie
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I am in Greenville and nearby Anderson and Clemson (the college town of Clemson University) are in the path of totality. I believe Clemson is the only major university in the path.
What about Vanderbilt?
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Old 08-21-2017, 03:49 PM
 
Location: Washington D.C. By way of Texas
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DC only got partial. Good partial though.
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Old 08-21-2017, 04:35 PM
 
Location: San Francisco Bay Area
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Cloudy/foggy here in the Bay Area, no visibility of the eclipse.
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Old 08-22-2017, 08:42 AM
 
Location: SF Giants Nation 2010◆2012◆2014
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Cloudy/foggy here in the Bay Area, no visibility of the eclipse.
Sorry about that. Hey you could've driven up to Idaho with us! I posted some of my pics in the Idaho sub-forum. The eclipse was fantastic!

Solar Eclipse on august 21, 2017

We drive back to San Francisco on Friday, after some more touring of the area here.
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Old 08-22-2017, 12:13 PM
 
Location: Greenville SC 'Waterfall City'
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What about Vanderbilt?
I got it wrong. My comment was based on something I read on Clemson's website two months ago and I forgot it was related to the public university US News rankings.

It doesn't make much sense the university brought up rankings in the context of the eclipse but CU never stops marketing. I had not looked at the path in detail. Vandy, Oregon State, Mizzou, UofSC, Nebraska were in the path as well.

Clemson did have one of the highest total eclipse duration times in the country.

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