Solar Eclipse

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  1. Aug 21, 2017 #1

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    What a cool event![​IMG]
     
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    We got more than I expected the sun was down to a sliver. I just poked a hole in a paper and looked at the sidewalk.
     
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    Made a box viewer, we were in the 93% zone, but looking at it through the box was less than impressive. Our skies cleared for the peak time, not nearly as dark as I was expecting.
     
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    i grabbed my weld helmet and watched it. better than the beer bottle my dad had me using as a kid. We were on the fringe here but still got cooler and darkened down and gave everything a weird color.
     
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    The sky took on a tint like you see right before a summer thunderstorm. I'm glad I got to see the total eclipse, I'd of been disappointed if I would of had to travel to see it...I was under the impression from all the hype that it would be dark like midnight, I was mistaken. More like twilight.
     
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    This is how dark it got, taken with no flash.
     
  7. Aug 22, 2017 #7

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    My uncle was at my house and he is a photographer, took these in my front yard.

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    It was pretty neat.
     
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    I took this photo of the eclipse crescent shadows after the most coverage here in N. AL.
    98% coverage.

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    And then I had this photo with an inexpensive camera with my eclipse glasses over the lens.

    best eclipse photo.jpg
     
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    The shadows were pretty neat.
     
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    I thought so too on the shadows.
     
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    Only got a couple decent pics out of three rolls of film. Eclipse at 100% in Oregon. I think the dot off to the right is Venus.

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    I think the coolest thing about the eclipse was the way it sounded. Nighttime sounds at 2 in the afternoon.
     
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