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Well,

It looks like we are going to be socked in with all of the smoke from our forest fires out here in Oregon.


Nuts, I even got some cardboard eclipse glasses and everything.





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That stinks. Here in Maine we wont have the full eclipse and every place for miles is out of Eclipse glasses.
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Dave, You might be able to use some welding goggles from the hardware store. I'd double check if they are able to save your eyes before you get your squint on though





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todd tennyson: Aug 20, 2017, 8:13 PM
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Welding goggles have to be shade 12 or higher to be ok. 13 is suppose to be perfect but not many make 13s.

I knew last week when I got too prepared that we would probably get clouds. I think now it's over a 60% chance that we will be covered up. Oh well, it will still get dark. It's suppose to be 93% covered here. I remember back in 1994 we had one that got fairly dark, that one was around 75% here. The birds chirped like it was evening.

Should go fishing, how many times can someone fish two sunsets in one day.

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Tim,

I like the way you think (2 sunsets in one day.)

An optomist!





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We are supposed to have sunny skies tomorrow.....about 95% eclipse here in Billings. We are going to let our students at the college out of class for an hour to watch. Wife and daughter are leaving early in the morning to drive 3 hours south to Thermopolis, WY to see the 100% real deal

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Dwight Harley: Aug 21, 2017, 6:00 AM
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It's started ...... Salem , Or
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Pretty cool going into and out of totality. Well worth the headache getting here.
Brad F / NWR
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Traveled to family in SC, and it is raining here.

Dave Diefenderfer

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I will be on a plane.... Or in an airplane

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About the time it peaked (75% coverage) here in Mobile, AL, the normal afternoon thunder clouds blew up right on schedule and covered the sky.
But it was pretty cool up until that point.


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just at its last little nibble of the sun now here

peak was an hour ago at 72% - very cool to see- and only 7 years to a total here

i lucked into some of the glasses on my way to a dental appointment after lunch- so rushed them through that- left them a pair of the glasses to use (since they now had a half hour free at the peak)

and called my wife - had her and her office team to meet me outside - we got the pass the remaining glasses around and watch the last ten minutes before peak- saw the peak and just after that the clouds rolls in to hide it - it had cleared by the time i got home- and i got to see the last of it so over all - fun to see


the silly part of the day was a spot on the local city's news website about whether or not you should let you pets go out side without the glasses

when i got home - a couple of the barn cats were on the stone fence - i hope they weren't looking - as well as the geese on the nearby pond - or the deer on the hill behind the house
really - too much




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Rick L: Aug 21, 2017, 1:11 PM
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Well, the smoke cleared snough for us to give it a go.


Sat out on the back deck with Anya, Mom, and the old red dog.


It cooled down too!

Considerably.


We all had our $2.00 cardboard glasses.

The radio station played Moonlight Sonata for the first few minutes of the event, and then they ruined it all by putting on opera.


I yanked the plug figuring that silence would be a more appropriate atmosphere than some dude I don't know Pining on and on in a language I can't tell.


The red dog seemed like he just wanted to sleep.


So that is what we let him do.






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todd tennyson: Aug 22, 2017, 8:31 AM
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I traveled to MO to both visit my brother and view the eclipse. Very cool event. It was raining earlier in the day and the clouds broke up just around the time of the eclipse. Well, most of the clouds broke up. Got to see the beginning, right up to totality. Then a cloud rolled thru which robbed us of two minutes of the totality period, crap crap crap. The cloud cleared just before the totality period was done. Still got to see everything just not for as long as I'd hoped. I enjoy experiencing a TOTAL eclipse again. The totality period is so cool and completely different experience than a partial.

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