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Old 08-18-2017, 12:55 AM
 
Location: San Francisco CA USA
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Just like some people enjoy thunderstorms and others roll their eyes when you bring it up because they are too busy with their interesting gossip. To each their own. 2.5 years later and here we are. Feels like it went by in a couple of days.
This will be my first totality. My wife and I are driving 800 miles north to west Idaho for it. I can't wait!

stockwiz, have you seen other TSEs? If so, which one(s)?
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Old 08-20-2017, 08:17 PM
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Question. I don't really want to watch this eclipse, but might accidentally see it while driving. I don't have proper eyewear for it, but my question is , how can this be more damaging than accidentally looking at the sun w/o sunglasses for a split second while driving on a normal day. I always pull the shade visor from my car down when i drive during the day. Do i need to wear eclipse sunglasses when i drive then? If so, i guess i better buy some.
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Old 08-20-2017, 08:34 PM
 
Location: Heart of Dixie
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...Do i need to wear eclipse sunglasses when i drive then? If so, i guess i better buy some.
If you wear eclipse viewing glasses while you drive you won't be able to see anything.
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Old 08-20-2017, 09:01 PM
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If you wear eclipse viewing glasses while you drive you won't be able to see anything.
so i guess it is safe to say i will be safer not wearing them while driving...lol
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Old 08-20-2017, 10:10 PM
 
Location: Heart of Dixie
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so i guess it is safe to say i will be safer not wearing them while driving...lol
One thing I recommend: Stand under a leafy tree during the eclipse and observe the hundreds of small crescents projected onto the ground. It's fascinating. Just don't stare at the sun without proper eye protection.
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Old 08-21-2017, 08:58 AM
 
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don't know what is going on with me - I am totally disinterested in the Eclipse..... I'll be sitting at my desk working while everyone else is outside staring at the sun.... just don't care.
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Old 08-21-2017, 09:43 AM
 
Location: Sugarland
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don't know what is going on with me - I am totally disinterested in the Eclipse..... I'll be sitting at my desk working while everyone else is outside staring at the sun.... just don't care.
I don't care either.
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Old 08-21-2017, 10:46 AM
 
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don't know what is going on with me - I am totally disinterested in the Eclipse..... I'll be sitting at my desk working while everyone else is outside staring at the sun.... just don't care.
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I don't care either.
If you're not somewhere that's within the path of totality, or right next to it where you can see the "diamond ring" effect, it's interesting, but it's still really bright and things don't look all that different.

But if you are within the totality, please go out and look at it. It's really spectacular, with the solar corona extending much farther from the sun that it looks in photographs. And it's just a couple of minutes long.
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Old 08-21-2017, 11:51 AM
SFX
 
Location: Florida East Coast
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Just looked at the start of it, using official glasses. It's exciting.
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Old 08-21-2017, 12:09 PM
 
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don't know what is going on with me - I am totally disinterested in the Eclipse..... I'll be sitting at my desk working while everyone else is outside staring at the sun.... just don't care.
>>>. I was listening to the idiot of the year being interviewed on Fox as he was talking about peoples reactions to the Eclipse and the trips they made to see it. He praised the desire for people to witness a scientific marvel and to embrace nature and the world around them. BS. People just want to be part of something and to be entertained and go along with whatever the crowds do and what they're told they should be doing. They'd line up to see a volcano erupt and to see a tidal wave and not think twice about the science involved. Its all hype, one big circus.
Still, nature puts on quite a show.
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