08-21-2017, 06:37 AM
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No problem.

If for any reason you can't view it there are sites that will have it live streaming. No filters required. Also, if one site is clouded over there are the others to try. I believe The NASA links will have satellite, aircraft, and high altitude balloon feeds.

https://eclipse2017.nasa.gov/eclipse-live-stream
https://www.exploratorium.edu/eclipse/
http://www.astronomy.com/news/2017/0...pse-livestream
https://www.timeanddate.com/live/

It won't be quite the same as being there in person because you won't experience the chill in the air or maybe even hear the birds as they prepare for what think is night, but it's better than nothing.

If you do have access to a filtered telescope there will things to see even if you're not in the path of totality. I set my 80mm 'scope up this morning and there were large sunspots on the face of the sun, and much smaller ones too numerous to count as the "seeing" popped in and out due to atmosphere waves passing between the sun and my 'scope. Too, the jagged surface of the moon might be glimpsed.

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 08-21-2017, 07:48 AM
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Stay safe out there, wherever you are ........... https://www.bustle.com/p/this-is-what-no...2017-77401

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 08-21-2017, 11:41 AM
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Just got back. Drove about 45 minutes to get into totality and had glasses. Gotta say anyone who was lucky enough to see the total eclipse got a real treat. Was a little surprised as I expected pitch black but it wasn't really like that, still dark though. As the sun started coming back I was struck by the sky... to the west was bright sunlight, to the east a dark sky.

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 08-21-2017, 12:09 PM
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Jimmy, that article wasn't totally factual. A filtered telescope is perfectly safe to use but its a special filter and it's not found at the hardware store. That's how we viewed it. It was neat to see the moon crawl over the face of the sun blotting out the sunspots then watching them reappear.

FWIW, I went back out and jacked up the magnification to see how many I could count. Understand that some were incredibly small. But between the two clusters of them I counted 26. Maybe some that I counted weren't truly sunspots, but I didn't see any connections to the other sunspots so I counted them as being a separate spot.

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