Tuesday, August 22, 2017

Eclipse Talk

I know it's solar eclipse day in the US today. (I'm totally jealous!) Did any of you go out to view it? Who watched the NASA live feed? I did!

15 comments :

Pamk said...

Watched on my back porch at 97 to 98 %

library addict said...

We only had a partial eclipse here, but I didn't watch it as I had no glasses and I didn't feel like doing the pin hole in the paper thing like from the old days. Basically the sky seemed to get a bit overcast and that was it.

Sadly, one of the elementary schools near here had to cancel their viewing plans as they got a notice from Amazon that the glasses they'd ordered for the students were not guaranteed.

I have enjoyed watching several clips online.

Maryadine said...

I had glasses and was prepped. We were supposed to have 71% but it was super overcast and just look like a darker shade of gray. So ended up watch live from NASA which awesomeness so I can only imagineers it would have felt live. Listening to Idaho Falls reaction was epic!

Jenette said...

Watched with my kids and my grandparents at their house. We had glasses and pinhole boxes. Kids got a kick out of it. Perfect weather and 92% coverage. It's unbelievable how much light only 8% of the sun emits. Also incredible how quickly the temperature dips then recovers as the sun was blocked then uncovered. Totally AMAZING!!! Sounds like there'll be a full eclipse in my hometown in about 27 years. Time to start making plans. =o)

Anonymous said...

It was at 91% where I was. My coworkers and I wandered outside with our eclipse glasses. I loved that "dusk" feeling in the morning. The shadows were pretty eerie too. Wish it had stayed that temperature all day.

cyn said...

I live about 45 minutes from the Great Smokey Mountains National Park.{happy dance} The Eclipse was basically right on top of us. It was Spectacular!!!!! As the light diminished, all of the nocturnal insects and animal-life began their concert. Neighbors,co-workers,friends and visitors were really enjoying the awesome moment. Even the BEARS were having a Party today!^|^
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Elaine Normandy said...

Drove from Colorado to Nebraska yesterday. It was touch and go today with scattered clouds, but the last cloud blew away a few minutes before to give us two and half minutes of totality. We all had glasses and cheered when the sun was eaten. It was like seeing a black hole in the sky. Totally worth it.

The trip home was nearly double the trip to Alliance. Ah well.

Anonymous said...

We were nowhere near totality. The light dimmed just enough to make you hunt for the cloud in the sky, but there was no cloud. At the height of the eclipse colors were deeper, shadows were blacker. The light changed by the minute, in intensity and maybe in color. Mostly, it was more subtle than this description makes it sound. Way cool!

Anonymous said...

I was working at home when the eclipse hit Fort Worth. We had 75% coverage. Since the sun hurts my eyes in full daylight, I didn't want to go outside. So, I looked at the eclipse using my closed blinds that cover a window to the right of my workspace. The sun was super bright, then it got dark. It looked liked we were going to get a thunderstorm, but it was the moon. The outside turned a sepia color, and the temperature dropped a few degrees. What was really eerie was there were no bird noise. It was really quiet.

Saw the total eclipse on TV yesterday evening. Dallas-Fort Worth is going to have a total eclipse in less than 7 years. If I'm still living in DFW at that time, it will be very interesting.

Patricia S

Gaia Scott said...

I was in Madisonville, TN... in the path of totality...100%. The moon completely blocked the sun. I watched it with my glasses, but I also made a pinhole projector to show my nieces and nephews. It was awesome! I also recorded the live feed on tv.

Eva said...

My husband and I watched the NASA live feed too.

Anonymous said...

We took the kids out of schools and drove 4 hours to get to a totality zone, and it was really cool to experience. You can look at the sun during totality! Crickets started chirping, sunset colors appeared, planets were visible, streetlights came on...

Lesa said...

I watched it on CBS. No glasses I'll be ready for the next event in 7 years.

Anonymous said...

We shared glasses at my volunteer job, so I got to see parts of it. We were not in the totality area ( around 98 - 99 %) so there was still dusky light during the height of the eclipse, but the cicadas started in and it felt like twilight. It was cool and I'm glad I got to see it. We had some cloud cover, but they were scattered enough that we could watch off and on and enjoy it. I also watched clips of the totality in Oregon on the weather channel website and that was really cool. Alice E.

Heidi said...

I live in Ohio and we had about 81% totality. One of my co-workers had eclipse glasses and we passed them around. It was really neat to watch and feel the temperature difference during the eclipse. It was as if evening came early, and the light levels were the same as early evening. The next eclipse will bring us in the path of totality, so that should be pretty sweet!

Heidi