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Old 08-10-2017, 04:24 PM
 
Location: Tennessee/Michigan
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Don’t say you weren’t warned: Aug. 21, 2017, “may turn out to be the most popular vacation-day request in history,” Michael E. Bakich writes in Discover magazine — so you may want to get that time-off request in early.

Why? Because on that date — for the first time in 99 years — a total eclipse of the sun will be visible across the United States, from sea to temporarily-not-shining sea. Millions of Americans will be in easy driving distance of a spectacle that has been called indescribable, unforgettable, even life-altering.

https://www.washingtonpost.com/natio...=.44ad1fa430b7
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Old 08-11-2017, 10:09 AM
 
Location: Cleveland, Ohio
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Life altering? Really?
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Old 08-14-2017, 03:47 AM
 
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Eclipses? non evens in my life.
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Old 08-14-2017, 03:52 AM
 
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^^^ That's ok, but for some is an event that happens only once in a lifetime.
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Old 08-14-2017, 04:37 AM
 
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I saw a solar eclipse 5 years ago. A great spectacle, but hardly life-altering. If I miss this one, I won't lose sleep over it.
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Old 08-14-2017, 09:37 AM
 
Location: Cleveland, Ohio
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And what do we have 10 months to prepare for if the sun is disappearing next weekend?
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Old 08-14-2017, 10:01 AM
 
Location: S.W. British Columbia
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And what do we have 10 months to prepare for if the sun is disappearing next weekend?

It was in the title of the article. If you look at the article you'll see it's from 10 months ago, published on October 14, 2016.


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Old 08-14-2017, 10:37 AM
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Location: Suburban Dallas
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Don’t say you weren’t warned: Aug. 21, 2017, “may turn out to be the most popular vacation-day request in history,” Michael E. Bakich writes in Discover magazine — so you may want to get that time-off request in early.

Why? Because on that date — for the first time in 99 years — a total eclipse of the sun will be visible across the United States, from sea to temporarily-not-shining sea. Millions of Americans will be in easy driving distance of a spectacle that has been called indescribable, unforgettable, even life-altering.

https://www.washingtonpost.com/natio...=.44ad1fa430b7

Ten months???? Actually, it's now seven days.

Should be a great event.
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Old 08-17-2017, 01:03 PM
 
Location: Somewhere in northern Alabama
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^^^ That's ok, but for some is an event that happens only once in a lifetime.
On average, there are 2.4 solar eclipses every year. Methinks someone with that short a lifespan might not comprehend it. "Goo?"
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Old 08-23-2017, 01:30 AM
 
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Default I got tired of waiting for the solar eclipse, so I put a piece of baloney on the window!

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