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Total solar eclipse to be seen across the U.S.

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Re: Total solar eclipse to be seen across the U.S.

PostWed Jul 19, 2017 7:01 pm

ONE. MORE. MONTH: OUR GUIDE TO THE TOTAL SOLAR ECLIPSE!

The second eclipse season for 2017 begins with a partial lunar eclipse
favoring on August 7th… we’ve got you covered on that as well. And us?
We’ll be watching the event from the Pisgah Astronomical Research
Institute (PARI) in Smoky Mountains just outside of Asheville,
North Carolina for a glorious 107 seconds of totality!

https://www.universetoday.com/136440/on ... r-eclipse/
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Re: Total solar eclipse to be seen across the U.S.

PostSun Jul 23, 2017 1:31 am

New Moon Sunday Starts Countdown!

It seems that everyone is eagerly awaiting the shady
drama that will be enacted in the skies over North
America on Aug. 21. It is a play whose script was
written eons ago: On that third Monday in August,
the celestial wanderings of the sun, Earth and moon
will cause our natural satellite to pass directly in
front of the sun, resulting in a total eclipse on
Aug. 21st. The narrow band of totality, averaging
some 70 miles (113 kilometers) wide and stretching
about 2,500 miles (4,023 km) from the Pacific coast
of Oregon to the Atlantic coast of South Carolina,
will provide a spectacle that has not been seen
from any part of the contiguous United States in
nearly 40 years.

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Is a total solar eclipse a big deal?

PostMon Jul 24, 2017 3:44 pm

Will Williams wrote:A total solar eclipse will take place on Monday, August 21, 2017.
No sunlight for a few minutes? Why is this such a Big Deal?
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Re: Is a total solar eclipse a big deal?

PostMon Jul 24, 2017 3:47 pm

permela wrote:
Will Williams wrote:A total solar eclipse will take place on Monday, August 21, 2017.
No sunlight for a few minutes? Why is this such a Big Deal?


I am tempted to tell you to stay inside and hope for a cloudy day. However, I am not
going to do that.

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How does an eclipse benefit life on this planet?

PostMon Jul 24, 2017 9:09 pm

Wade Hampton III wrote:I am tempted to tell you to stay inside and hope for a cloudy day.
I have better things to do than to watch the moon blot out the light from the sun for a few minutes. How does that benefit life on this planet?

I wonder how many kids and uninformed adults will suffer from blindness or poor eyesight for their rest of their lives because of all the fuss being made about how wonderful watching this solar eclipse will be.

Why hope for a cloudy day ? I can't control the clouds and wouldn't if I could. Figuring out who needs rain and who does not is God's job, not mine. I'll be thankful for whatever day comes my way. Working in my garden on a cloudy day is better than working in the hot sun.
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Re: How does an eclipse benefit life on this planet?

PostMon Jul 24, 2017 9:22 pm

permela wrote:I have better things to do than to watch the moon blot out the light from the sun for a few minutes. How does that benefit life on this planet?


I didn't know there was much better way to spend an afternoon than witnessing a celestial wonder that most people would be lucky to experience once in their lifetime.
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Celestial Wonders

PostTue Jul 25, 2017 11:21 am

White Man 1 wrote:I didn't know there was much better way to spend an afternoon than witnessing a celestial wonder that most people would be lucky to experience once in their lifetime.
Do you realize that astronauts have better ways to spend their time than by witnessing the celestial wonder of the earth blocking the light of the sun every 90 minutes, and that Milankovitch cycles https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=2JcVMkyJoZY have influenced the evolution of our race? Will you enjoy the brief celestial wonder of darkness at midday as much as you enjoy the daily celestial wonders of colorful sunrises and sunsets? Are you amazed that the moon is in a circular instead of in an elliptical orbit, that the sun and moon appear to have the same diameter when viewed from the earth, that the moon moves further from the earth every day and why, that eventually the same side of the earth will always face the moon, etc.? Will many of the people who witness the eclipse become interested enough to watch the fascinating videos about this subject on the Internet?
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Re: Total solar eclipse to be seen across the U.S.

PostTue Jul 25, 2017 7:04 pm

If you have no sense of wonder, no urge to witness the majesty of the universe firsthand, that's your prerogative. The rest of us will be there, viewing the Black Sun from beginning to end, enjoying the spectacle just as much as our ancestors did, and hopefully as our posterity will!
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Re: Total solar eclipse to be seen across the U.S.

PostSun Jul 30, 2017 3:40 pm

White Man 1 wrote:If you have no sense of wonder, no urge to witness the majesty of the universe firsthand, that's your prerogative. The rest of us will be there, viewing the Black Sun from beginning to end, enjoying the spectacle just as much as our ancestors did, and hopefully as our posterity will!


What Else To See!

Some planets and stars should be visible when the sky darkens in mid-afternoon
during next month’s solar eclipse, astronomers at the University of South Carolina
say. Those stellar features usually only able to be seen at night will be on
display across the Midlands when sunlight is totally obscured for about 2 minutes
and 30 seconds during the Aug. 21 event, they say. “It’s kind of like seeing a
movie made by the universe and you’re in a front row seat,” USC professor Varsha
Kulkarni said. Her predictions on what to look for include:

http://www.thestate.com/news/local/arti ... 44637.html
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Re: Total solar eclipse to be seen across the U.S.

PostTue Aug 01, 2017 2:59 pm

From my own personal method of monthly timekeeping...eclipse month is here!
To all the naysayers...both on this site as well as others...GET USED TO IT!

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