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Old 08-21-2017, 05:07 PM
 
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well the sun did pop out in my neck of the woods for about 10-15 minutes on the tail end at least i got to use the glasses!
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Old 08-21-2017, 09:16 PM
 
Location: Las Vegas, NV
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Just got back to the hotel in boise. Spent the day at a small town park in Ontario Oregon. First total. Like the poster before said, total eclipse was worth the planning and travel. It completely transforms at the moment of total into something completely different than what you where looking at a sec earlier. Looking bare naked eye during total eclipse 2 minutes. Very spiritual to see the awe of the corona, then the instant the sun peeks out its the whitest light you'll ever see.

We had perfect cloudless skies.
I went up to Redmond, OR to check it out and I can't echo your sentiments any louder. That moment when it goes total and you see the diamond ring is unreal. I experienced a joy that I haven't had since I was a kid. It was definitely worth all the headaches and hassles for that small amount of time. In 2023 there is an annular that goes through Nevada, although north of Las Vegas. It's not the same thing as a total, but it looks like it could be pretty awesome to see at maybe Great Basin.
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Old 08-21-2017, 10:41 PM
 
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No clouds today on the NASA website! The best view in Las Vegas.
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