Solar eclipse anyone?

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Yeah, not AC (or even furry) related.  But this is the dead season on these forums, plus furs are a rather geeky bunch, so I am sure that the mods and admins will forgive me.

Up here in New England, we are only going to get a 68% partial eclipse.  But even so, it will be very interesting to watch, and the weather forcast is looking very promising.

I will be at work at 1:30 PM when it begins, but I have already gotten permission from the boss to go out to the front of the building and offer everyone and anyone a glimpse of the event.

I don't have any "solar glasses" but I am a welder, so I have a welding mask with a filter that is more than adequate for solar viewing.

In addition, just this afternoon I bodged together a DYI solar projector from an old telescope that I had lying around.  And the results were even better than I had hoped!  When I finally got it aimed and focused, I could even see three or four sunspots!!!

Yeah, tommorow afternoon I'm gonna be in front of my workplace, trying to hammer some science into a few skulls-full-of-mush!

 

Soggy Otter
(Who ain't no Bill Nye, but he gets by.)
(Hey, I just rhymed! laughing hard Sticking out tongue )

P.S.  I wonder what our favorite Mad-Scientist Cockroach is doing for the eclipse?  A quick look at the eclipse's track shows that Cary, NC is very close to the path of totality...

P.P.S.  Here's something astronomy, moon, and furry-related for you!  https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=g4jE6ZYdNiw

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Traveled from Pennsylvania to Idaho for it! May the weather hold for you Smiling

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Wouldn't KY/TN have been closer? (Though I heard Nashville got clouded over Sad)

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Poor Nashville. The news showed, just at the point of totality, a large, dark cloud covered the sun. You know there was a lot of disappointed people.

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My family planned our trip with weather statistics in mind. We were pretty nuts about all of this.

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I'm in Colorado Springs. 90% totality. going to try to get a picture of it. Should be interesting to do it without looking through my camera. Could take a few tries.

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Here in Connecticut, viewing conditions weren't quite ideal.  There were high whispy (cirrus?) clouds which occasionally dimmed the image of my projector.  But until the last 20 or so minutes (long after the 68% max occured) the sun's disk was always clearly visible through my welding filter.

My little one-man pop-up elipse party was a resounding success!!!  Between customers entering and leaving the store, and fellow employees coming out on their lunch or breaks, I bet that I interacted with a good 200 people!  Seriously...  I have never heard the two words "Oh, WOW!" (or words to that effect) so often, in so short a time!  And I also lost count of how many times people gave me their sincere and repeated thanks for giving them the chance to experience the event!

Judging by the reactions, it was clear to me that many of them had never looked at the sun before, (let alone an eclipse).

Looking forward to 2024!  When Connecticut will be in the 90% zone, and it will only be a 3-4 hour drive to get into the path of totality.

 

Soggy (the AstronoFUR) Otter

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Pittsburgh got 80% coverage, but that wasn't enough for me. I drove down to Laurens, SC (only place I could find a hotel room along totality), and the weather was perfect!

It really is an amazing thing to see, and a partial eclipse is nothing like totality. I think it was well worth the 600 mile drive and I recommend people get to totality when it comes around again in 7 years.

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Looked out for it here in Cork, Ireland and of course Ireland being Ireland the blemming clouds had to roll in 20 minutes before!! Had a very low chance of seeing it anyway, with the clouds didn't see it at all Sad

Best place apparently was in the East of Ireland, South was the worst of course Sticking out tongue

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Semi-furry related (assuming you agree MLP is a subset of furry):
https://ambergerr.deviantart.com/art/Eclipse-700086845

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