Was anyone fortunate enough to see the total solar eclipse today? How was it? Only slightly dim where I was, like it got somewhat overcast and then sunny again. And I didn't have glasses, so it wasn't anything spectacular or anything. Wish I could've seen the total.
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Post by midtnmistie on Aug 24, 2017 6:47:20 GMT -5
I live in the Nashville area so was able to drive about 30 minutes to a friends house to experience totality. Lasted about 2 minutes. One of the most interesting things is that there were a few puffy cumulus clouds floating around but none to block the view. But during the two minutes when the temp dropped over 10 degrees, every single cloud in the sky evaporated leaving crystal clear skies afterwards.
Post by mylungswereaching on Aug 29, 2017 11:09:48 GMT -5
I was in Charlottesville Va on that day. Not in the totality zone but close. 10 minutes before the eclipse we heard thunder. 5 minutes before the eclipse started it started pouring rain. 5 minutes after the eclipse the rain stopped and it was bright and sunny again.
I went to Carbondale, not far from where NASA was studying it. It was glorious. My family invested in some welder's goggles, but actually looking at it during totality itself was awesome. The silver ring of light was a lot more impressive than all of the depictions I've seen in movies suggested it would be (and the way it looked like blood started flowing into the ring of light right when totality was ending was cool.) Before and after, it was nice seeing the area around me. It was like the light you get right at dawn or dusk, but you were getting shadows the way you do at noon.
Ultimately, it was nice. I'd never thought the phrase "Cheshire Cat Sun" until that day, but it was great. And then my family introduced me to Lambert's Cafe for the first time.
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