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Message 1882183 - Posted: 5 Aug 2017, 1:33:05 UTC - in response to Message 1882159.  
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We have two guests coming in from Wash DC area for the eclipse--friends of my son.. Welcome here.

Nashville TN area a prime location here.
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Message 1882184 - Posted: 5 Aug 2017, 1:35:49 UTC - in response to Message 1882183.  
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Think of the two solar eclipses that Eddington pursued which ultimately proved Einstein's theory of General relativity.
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Message 1882221 - Posted: 5 Aug 2017, 9:34:53 UTC - in response to Message 1882184.  

I have read and printed the NYTimes article on the Eddington expedition. Many USA universities are going to repeat his observations.
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Message 1882223 - Posted: 5 Aug 2017, 9:49:15 UTC - in response to Message 1882221.  

I have read and printed the NYTimes article on the Eddington expedition. Many USA universities are going to repeat his observations.
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Thank you Tullio
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Message 1882450 - Posted: 6 Aug 2017, 18:40:49 UTC

Tomorrow August 7 there will be a partial lunar eclipse soon after sunset. I don't know if it will be visible also from America.
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Message 1882465 - Posted: 6 Aug 2017, 20:07:28 UTC - in response to Message 1882450.  

Tomorrow August 7 there will be a partial lunar eclipse soon after sunset. I don't know if it will be visible also from America.
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Not in the USA, the price we pay for having the full solar eclipse I suppose.
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Message 1882954 - Posted: 10 Aug 2017, 8:07:37 UTC
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After Eddington's confirmation of General Relativity this theory has received another from the observation of three stars circling the massive black hole Sagittarius A made by the European Southern Observatory Very Large Telescope in Chile. All three orbits follow closely the prediction of General Relativity and not that of Newton's theory. This is another check of Einstein's theory.
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Message 1885308 - Posted: 21 Aug 2017, 18:09:47 UTC
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Solar eclipse clouded out, here in the northern part of the San Francisco bay area. Looking at some of the larger images on television, of the now partial, waning eclipse, from Madras, Oregon. In the heavily filtered image, one can see a few small sunspots, umbra and penumbra, as well as a large facula (extra bright area on the Sun's surface). All these features are fairly near the center of the solar disk.
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Message 1885323 - Posted: 21 Aug 2017, 18:46:30 UTC - in response to Message 1885308.  

I saw it on NASA TV from the GIII aircraft. Two RB57 aircraft are chasing the eclipse at high altitude. They were the UK Canberra reconnaissance planes I saw at Aviano USAF base in Friuli which flew routinely along the borders of the Warsaw Pact nations to record their radar emissions. Now they are on a peace mission.
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Message 1885335 - Posted: 21 Aug 2017, 19:42:54 UTC

I got to see it starting at about 90% (maximum here), via special glasses and a protected telescope.
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Message 1885486 - Posted: 23 Aug 2017, 0:59:00 UTC

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Message 1885516 - Posted: 23 Aug 2017, 4:23:45 UTC

The weather didn't cooperate here in central Florida as it was raining when the partial eclipse here reached it's maximum. It darkened the sky to an early evening brightness. But I watched the TV coverage.
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Message 1886956 - Posted: 30 Aug 2017, 22:00:11 UTC

Did any of our community get some good pictures?
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Message 1887049 - Posted: 31 Aug 2017, 7:31:19 UTC - in response to Message 1886956.  

Here's a good one that I took at the moment of totality.

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Message 1887300 - Posted: 1 Sep 2017, 15:16:25 UTC - in response to Message 1887049.  

Here's a good one that I took at the moment of totality.



Either that was totality or you blacked out a picture. How could we tell? :) Did you have a telescope with protective covering? Any video?
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