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ive been looking forward to this since the perseids last year. my wife and i are driving to nashville. that way, if its cloudy we can still find something fun to do. i went on amazon and bought some special glasses so we can look right at it without burning up our eyeballs.

smarter every day posted a vid about it last month. i learned something about eclipses i didnt know before, like shadow bands, and bailys beads. im super excited! cant wait!

what about yall? anyone else into it? the path is kind of oregon, to nebraska, to tennessee, to the carolinas.

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https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Solar_eclipse_of_August_21,_2017

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Shadow_bands

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Baily%27s_beads

https://youtu.be/qc7MfcKF1-s

https://youtu.be/fmg01KYfjc0


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Yes. I also bought glasses. A dozen. So all my grandkids would be safe looking at the sun! I tried them already and they work well. We also have a couple of pieces of welders glass that we used in years past with our kids. We are driving to Clarksville (40 minutes north of Nashville) to our daughter's to watch the eclipse. We seem to go there a couple times a year. Don't care for the drive, but love the kids and grandkids! We just got home from there 2 weeks ago. lol.


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I have a friend who is a physics professor and he's driving 8 hours to St. Joseph MO to see the eclipse there and was asking me if I'd planned anything . . . it would be a 3 hour drive for me so I don't know. I remember an eclipse we saw in Middle school though, very neat.


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I'm definitely looking forward to it! Gonna be the longest total-eclipse path in the continental USA in my lifetime. I've been looking forward to this one since I was a kid, and watched the 1973 eclipse on TV. I live in Huntsville, AL, which is just a bit south of the umbra path. If the weather's clear and I'm not working, I may do a road trip north to catch the totality.
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I'm ready for a total eclipse...of the heart. (apologies to Bonnie Tyler)

But seriously thank you, Yehochanan, for posting. Will be cool to watch. Since you'll be in Nashville and have the best vantage point, will there be any pics or video you can post here of the event?


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Jedi Vadis wrote:
I'm ready for a total eclipse...of the heart. (apologies to Bonnie Tyler)


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