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PostPosted: Mon Aug 21, 2017 11:25 am
 


Quote of the day.......... :D

"Yep, for the eclipse we're gonna have two minutes of fireworks as soon as everything goes dark and there's nothin' to see." - manager of the Traders Mall in Reidland, KY.


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PostPosted: Mon Aug 21, 2017 11:33 am
 


BartSimpson wrote:
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Dang! I thought you were going to go to some place in the path of totality? :(


That was the plan but Mrs. Bart shit all over that idea. Seems she doesn't care about such things and so neither am I supposed to care.

She was pissed about the money I was going to spend "just to see it get dark??"

I was going to spend maybe $1500 on the trip.

Hate to say but we're hitting a rough patch after 30 years.

In any case, here's one of the best shots from the phone of what we saw here in Sacto:


That's unfortunate. :( One of the life changing events in my life was my first total eclipse. And second. And third. There is just something about being a witness to the Universe that changes you. Sorry to hear about the Mrs. too. :( Hopefully it's just a temporary thing.

Yea, that picture is about what we saw here too. Neat, but not ground shaking.


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PostPosted: Mon Aug 21, 2017 11:36 am
 


I'm bummed for you that you didn't get to go see the full eclipse Bartman. But thats still a great pic.

And happy wife, happy life right?


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PostPosted: Mon Aug 21, 2017 11:50 am
 


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I'm bummed for you that you didn't get to go see the full eclipse Bartman. But thats still a great pic.


Thanks! [B-o]

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And happy wife, happy life right?


That may be true but right now when I'm home I find myself missing the peace and tranquility of Afghanistan.


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I exposed as many people in peterborough as I could, was downtown with my glasses having people look at it, exposed a few kids to it and they were in awe. Hope I inspired a few today.


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PostPosted: Mon Aug 21, 2017 11:51 am
 


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I exposed as many people in peterborough as I could, was downtown with my glasses having people look at it, exposed a few kids to it and they were in awe. Hope I inspired a few today.


+5 for the awesomeness! R=UP


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PostPosted: Mon Aug 21, 2017 11:58 am
 


BartSimpson wrote:
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I exposed as many people in peterborough as I could, was downtown with my glasses having people look at it, exposed a few kids to it and they were in awe. Hope I inspired a few today.


+5 for the awesomeness! R=UP

And don't worry Bartman, next one is only 7 years. More chances!

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Tricks wrote:
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I exposed as many people in peterborough as I could, was downtown with my glasses having people look at it, exposed a few kids to it and they were in awe. Hope I inspired a few today.


+5 for the awesomeness! R=UP

And don't worry Bartman, next one is only 7 years. More chances!

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An annular eclipse in 6 years. Not a total eclipse, but not bad!

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And another full eclipse in 2045. (and 2052)

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PostPosted: Mon Aug 21, 2017 12:08 pm
 


Excellent, a few more shots at seeing totality in my lifetime. Booking the days off work now. :lol:


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Tricks wrote:
I exposed as many people in peterborough as I could, was downtown with my glasses having people look at it, exposed a few kids to it and they were in awe. Hope I inspired a few today.

I hope you're still talking about the eclipse. 8O





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Tricks wrote:
Excellent, a few more shots at seeing totality in my lifetime. Booking the days off work now. :lol:


Same here. 2024 in Newfoundland is likely for me. 2045 and 2052 are sort of pushing it for me, but not impossible. 2045 in the Dominican Republic sounds good too. [B-o]


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PostPosted: Mon Aug 21, 2017 12:31 pm
 


Totally. I'm going there in two weeks and to go again and see an eclipse would be pretty cool.


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DrCaleb wrote:
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Excellent, a few more shots at seeing totality in my lifetime. Booking the days off work now. :lol:


Same here. 2024 in Newfoundland is likely for me. 2045 and 2052 are sort of pushing it for me, but not impossible. 2045 in the Dominican Republic sounds good too. [B-o]

I'm thinking Kingston for me in 2024!


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PostPosted: Mon Aug 21, 2017 12:57 pm
 


I went down to Sapperton Landing this morning, had the #12 lenses and put together a small pinhole camera. Both worked out okay, but even with the Sun 90% eclipsed I could hardly see the difference......a nice place to be and overall a nice day but, as for the eclipse.....it was basically a bust! :cry:


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PostPosted: Mon Aug 21, 2017 1:01 pm
 


BartSimpson wrote:

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And happy wife, happy life right?


That may be true but right now when I'm home I find myself missing the peace and tranquility of Afghanistan.


That sounds serious Bart, I really hope things work out for both you and the trouble and strife.....


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