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Message 1885770 - Posted: 24 Aug 2017, 15:31:41 UTC - in response to Message 1885712.  

That's why you get your butt planted a day before the eclipse at your preferred location. And take your time packing up and hitting the road for the return home.

The drive down was fine. Lots of people planned far enough in advance that they weren't all on the road at once, plus I did it at night. The problem was that everyone thought we could get home Monday night and back to our normal lives on Tuesday. I had an appointment Tuesday morning; if I'd made it for Wednesday instead, it would have delayed my new job training a whole week.
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Message 1885800 - Posted: 24 Aug 2017, 17:12:43 UTC - in response to Message 1885520.  
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The Eclipse was very cool and I'm happy I was there, the 360 degree sunset was something I did not expect. The traffic down I5 Sunday to Ore was bad, it should have been 4 hrs, it was 5 1/2. Then I came home after the event. 11 1/2 hrs, if there is a next time for me I will plan better.


I hit no traffic on the way to the viewing location. Local traffic reports also reported light traffic on Sunday and in the morning on Monday. It took 1 hour to get from Eugene to Independance. But afterwards, it took me 3 hours back and the other car with my friends who left before me it took them 6 hours back to Eugene. They used Google Maps, I used Ways.

Sorry we did not meet up. But it was a full day.

Sorry I missed you, we arrived in Corvallis on Sunday afternoon and walked around the town to try and pick the best spot. It turned out that the best spot was actually just outside our hotel. So we set up our chairs after breakfast and had a great unobstructed view. Beautiful clear skies, it was amazing. I would totally do it again. My husband too some good pics of the crescent effect of the cast shadows, I'll remind him to send me them so I can put them here. We didn't get great pics of the eclipse, but yours do it justice.

Everyone else drove home up the I5, but we decided to head for the coast and spend a day there. It was a wise move, my friend was viewing the eclipse from just across the highway fro us, and it took her 12 hours to drive back to Vancouver!
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Message 1885829 - Posted: 24 Aug 2017, 20:18:39 UTC

This page http://www.eclipse2017.org/2017/overlap.htm shows the overlap of this eclipse with the one in 2024.

The spot where I went will be in the path of totality again, but not right in the center. I imagine I'll go somewhere in Indiana next time, but who knows what my life will be like by then. https://www.greatamericaneclipse.com/april-8-2024/

The next one will go over some major cities: Dallas/Ft. Worth, Little Rock, Indianapolis, Cleveland, Montreal.
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Message 1886451 - Posted: 27 Aug 2017, 18:38:05 UTC - in response to Message 1885712.  

That's why you get your butt planted a day before the eclipse at your preferred location. And take your time packing up and hitting the road for the return home.

The gentleman, Alan Lang who was setup besides me with full photographic rig posted some of his pics to his public Google Drive folder. I was waiting on his full totality corona shot.
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Message 1886468 - Posted: 27 Aug 2017, 19:30:29 UTC

Thought I would just post the full link to Alan's folder. His Bailey's Beads and Diamond Ring shots are pretty good. Disappointed in the prominence shots though as slightly out of focus or camera mirror shake when taken. My Coronado PST solar scope was giving good prominence views before and after totality too.

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Message 1886531 - Posted: 28 Aug 2017, 0:11:54 UTC - in response to Message 1886468.  

Thought I would just post the full link to Alan's folder. His Bailey's Beads and Diamond Ring shots are pretty good. Disappointed in the prominence shots though as slightly out of focus or camera mirror shake when taken. My Coronado PST solar scope was giving good prominence views before and after totality too.

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Nice shots. Some how my camera switched from bracket RAW images when I removed the filter. So my totality shots got overexposed. Next time, more cameras and better filter.
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Message 1886649 - Posted: 28 Aug 2017, 17:03:30 UTC

Seems that some folks had their own plans for watching the eclipse.
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Health professionals report cases where people put sunscreen on their eyeballs to watch eclipse.
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Message 1886652 - Posted: 28 Aug 2017, 17:42:12 UTC

Wow. I wonder when the gene pool got so polluted that the common sense gene got snipped out.
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Message 1886708 - Posted: 29 Aug 2017, 0:55:37 UTC
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Hi Friends! There was a NASA HEAD (high energy astrophysics division) Meeting in Sun Valley Idaho, so Eric and I went there for some absolutely perfect eclipse enjoyment.

Carlos, your pictures are great!
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Message 1887963 - Posted: 5 Sep 2017, 6:47:36 UTC

A camera store shows off gear wrecked by the solar eclipse

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The store posted up a series of images on its blog, showing some of the cameras that were damaged during the eclipse. Blog editor Zach Sutton wrote that they weren’t out to criticize their customers, but wanted to show what happened, and that it’s fortunate that they have a repairs department.


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Message 1887965 - Posted: 5 Sep 2017, 7:00:12 UTC - in response to Message 1887963.  

A camera store shows off gear wrecked by the solar eclipse

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The store posted up a series of images on its blog, showing some of the cameras that were damaged during the eclipse. Blog editor Zach Sutton wrote that they weren’t out to criticize their customers, but wanted to show what happened, and that it’s fortunate that they have a repairs department.

I saw one camera, part of it was a bit, melted.
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