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Old 08-21-2017, 02:19 PM
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between the heavy clouds and my USPS pin hole box...the eclipse viewing was less than stellar today in st paul, mn!!!!!!!
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Old 08-21-2017, 02:33 PM
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It's about 70% here in L.A. I think, but I'm too busy working so I created an eclipse in photoshop and saved my eyesight.
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Old 08-21-2017, 03:04 PM
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Heard a guy on the radio speculating about how many people are risking their eyesight today with cheap glasses bought at a convenience store or on the Internet
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Old 08-21-2017, 03:25 PM
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2:42 p.m. today from the top of my building, AMTRAK HQ, six blocks north of the Capital in Washington, D.C. Helped a co-worker take this with her phone. Me holding the glasses at an acute angle over her phone lens. This was totality for our area, roughly 82.4%, just as clouds passed in front of it which probably helped.
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Old 08-21-2017, 11:13 PM
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We saw the full eclipse today in TN. First time I ever saw one. It is a very very intense, almost frighteningly odd experience. Very disconcerting to see it go dark so quickly. It was unlike anything I have ever experienced and I felt a very deep, disconcerting reaction to it. (In a normal sunset, it stays bring for a while.). The sudden darkness and temperature drop was bizarre. All of a sudden you are looking at stars. We were near woods and all the crickets came out when the darkness settled in. And the ring around the moon from the suns corona was amazing to look at. A truly amazing probably once in a life experience.
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Old 08-24-2017, 07:45 PM
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I rode my bike about 2 miles to a park near my house and picked up 12 additional seconds of totality. Where I live in SC, locals were told to expect horrendous traffic, but that never materialized. Otherwise, I would have driven about 15 miles to another park for another 30 seconds of totality.
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