August 21 Solar Eclipse

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August 21 Solar Eclipse

Do we have any members in the path of totality, or does anybody plan to travel south to see totality?  I'd like to but unfortunately it's not in the cards for me at the time being.

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Just close your eyes to get the same effect, without the "boogie man" and/or "the world is coming to an end" connotations.

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measure-it wrote:

Just close your eyes to get the same effect, without the "boogie man" and/or "the world is coming to an end" connotations.

Ha, well I'm not worried about any of the connotations, it's just a cool event that doesn't happen very often.

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Tempted to head south but since we are close to 85% to 90% in southern ND I may just hangout here.

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A really cool thing to see, i guess it was 1979, a clear day whenit happened, remember a herd of Antelope where I was working, they went wild running in circles when it got dark, if you can go to the area where it will be total, it will be worth it

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AR-15 wrote:

A really cool thing to see, i guess it was 1979, a clear day whenit happened, remember a herd of Antelope where I was working, they went wild running in circles when it got dark, if you can go to the area where it will be total, it will be worth it

I bet it confuses the hell of out all animals. I'm excited to see it, really wish I could get somewhere within the path of totality.

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We are in the panhandle of Ne. supposed to be dead center of total, sounds like a nut house is going to happen here. The  city is planning for up to 20k more people , some are renting out campers for 2-300$ a night .for 3 nights, know of one guy rented 2 bedrooms for 150$ apiece for 3 nights. Time to stock up and fill up before gouging gets in full gear!

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mffdiver wrote:

We are in the panhandle of Ne. supposed to be dead center of total, sounds like a nut house is going to happen here. The  city is planning for up to 20k more people , some are renting out campers for 2-300$ a night .for 3 nights, know of one guy rented 2 bedrooms for 150$ apiece for 3 nights. Time to stock up and fill up before gouging gets in full gear!

If you attempt to take any photographs of the eclipse please share them here for us!

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Have any of you guys found local places to pick up the special glasses required to view the eclipse?

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ain't for sure where your at but here in Ne. most safeway grocery stores and the city chamber comm. have them. was warned not to buy if they say made in china, supposedly they are not dark enough , the ones wife got are totaly black, cant see the light in the house through them

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I haven't really looked around much, I'm in Jamestown.  I'll post here if I find some around.

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Find a welding helmet or just the lense from one, not the auto ones

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It sounds like the Casey's General Stores are selling eclipse glasses, FYI.

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Grabbed a few pics with my phone looking through eclipse glasses. Pretty cool.

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Just went through totality ,was a cool thing to see. birds flocked up going to roost, got dark fast,sort of messes a person mind , light came back quicker it seemed. temp here in panhandle of Ne. dropped 7*, will try to post before and after video later