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Levi

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Re: Psst, the Eclipse is in progress.
« Reply #30 on: August 21, 2017, 04:33:30 pm »

Aside from a slight darkening of the ambient light level,  I didn't get to experience much. I had no materials to make an eclipse viewer, no eclipse glasses, not even some trees so I could observe the weird shadows.

Basically a disappointment, but I expected that.

Apparently, you could have done this to get weird shadows.

http://i.imgur.com/lDGLWt8.jpg
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Re: Psst, the Eclipse is in progress.
« Reply #31 on: August 21, 2017, 04:41:12 pm »

Aside from a slight darkening of the ambient light level,  I didn't get to experience much. I had no materials to make an eclipse viewer, no eclipse glasses, not even some trees so I could observe the weird shadows.

Basically a disappointment, but I expected that.

Apparently, you could have done this to get weird shadows.

http://i.imgur.com/lDGLWt8.jpg

Ah darn I missed out in doing that.
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Re: Psst, the Eclipse is in progress.
« Reply #32 on: August 21, 2017, 05:51:35 pm »

Damn, yeah me too. Does that only happen in the total eclipse or would it occur at, say, half-totality?
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Re: Psst, the Eclipse is in progress.
« Reply #33 on: August 21, 2017, 06:35:10 pm »

Slept through it. 10AM is too early for me, and I'm only in the 75% zone anyways.
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Re: Psst, the Eclipse is in progress.
« Reply #34 on: August 21, 2017, 06:46:09 pm »

Damn, yeah me too. Does that only happen in the total eclipse or would it occur at, say, half-totality?
That's a partial eclipse effect, which naturally happens up to and just after totality.

Also that Castlevania thing, I was sure that was the plot of Code Geass.
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Re: Psst, the Eclipse is in progress.
« Reply #35 on: August 21, 2017, 11:36:02 pm »

I was on the street during the closest approach to NYC. My pinholes were fairly unimpressive, but some old lady with a homemade pair of eclipse glasses graciously allowed my family and the few assembled onlookers to view the eclipse directly.

It was pretty cool. I really would have liked to get to a total eclipse, but it just seemed too far away. Still, a lot of fun (although mostly because of the glasses; I hadn't even realized how much of the sun was blocked from here!)
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Re: Psst, the Eclipse is in progress.
« Reply #36 on: August 22, 2017, 01:30:08 am »

It was cloudy for me, which was great because it let me view the eclipse (sadly not the full eclipse, but ~80% of the sun was still covered) through my phone camera.
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Re: Psst, the Eclipse is in progress.
« Reply #37 on: August 22, 2017, 05:55:47 am »

The partial eclipse was visible from my city, but I knew that'd be disappointing, so my friends and I drove a few hours south to Tennessee to see it totality. It was amazing. Would definitely drive an 8-10 round trip again to see this 2.5 minute phenomenon.
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