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Old 20-05-2012, 20:04   #1
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I'd anyone get to see the eclipse today. We had enough cloud cover in Marina del Rey, CA to actually see it. Sorry but I can't seem send more than one at a time. Our connection isn't great.
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Old 20-05-2012, 20:08   #2
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Ok finally getting the mojo.
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Old 20-05-2012, 20:12   #3
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Without the clouds it looks like the sky is on fire.
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Old 20-05-2012, 20:17   #4
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Re: Solar Eclipse?

In the PNW, total clouds.
It got darker, then lighter.
Couldn't even tell where the sun was in the sky.
End of story.
argh.
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Old 20-05-2012, 20:22   #5
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In the PNW, total clouds.
It got darker, then lighter.
Couldn't even tell where the sun was in the sky.
End of story.
argh.
That's too bad. I didn't have a welder's mask so I could only see the photos anyway. Let's hope others caught it.
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Re: Solar Eclipse?

It was eerie and odd. The quality of the light was strange.

The shadows cast by the eclipse were crescent shaped and followed the path of the eclipse. Neighbours had glasses from a science fair for viewing it and it was just incredible, even here in the City where it was partial.
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Re: Solar Eclipse?

It looked just like the photos here in San Diego. We were down below replacing fuel filters and bleeding the system in preperation for a trip tomorrow and forgot. Our 15 year old said "HEY GUYS GET OUT HERE THERE'S SOMETHING WEIRD YOU GOTTA SEE RIGHT NOW!
It appears that we neglected to tell him about the upcoming eclipse.
Don't worry, we often remember to feed him, he's OK.
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It was eerie and odd. The quality of the light was strange.

The shadows cast by the eclipse were crescent shaped and followed the path of the eclipse. Neighbours had glasses from a science fair for viewing it and it was just incredible, even here in the City where it was partial.
The light was very strange. The light was so intense-even more so against dark clouds. It helps you understand how some ancient people believed it was an evil omen or that the world was ending. I'm bummed- I didn't see any shadows. The clouds made it great to see the eclipse but gave little shadow-or I just didn't see them.
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It was eerie and odd. The quality of the light was strange.

The shadows cast by the eclipse were crescent shaped and followed the path of the eclipse. Neighbours had glasses from a science fair for viewing it and it was just incredible, even here in the City where it was partial.
That is what grabbed me, the lights dimmed but the color temperature stayed the same instead of the hue at that intensity when setting and shining through the particulate laden atmosphere.

These were taken by a hot rod friend, Mary Ann at her home in Fallon, Nevada, right in the path.




I'm 40 miles west of Lake Tahoe with no filters to protect the camera's sensor, so just shot an interior wall that was receiving sunshine filtered through oak leaves.


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Re: Solar Eclipse?

There was a total eclipse back in 1986 across Eastern Washington State.
I went to Goldendale to see it.
We were on a hill and it was pretty amazing to look out across wheat fields and see full sun only several miles away in all directions while it was dark where we were.
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That is what grabbed me, the lights dimmed but the color temperature stayed the same instead of the hue at that intensity when setting and shining through the particulate laden atmosphere.

These were taken by a hot rod friend, Mary Ann at her home in Fallon, Nevada, right in the path.

I'm 40 miles west of Lake Tahoe with no filters to protect the camera's sensor, so just shot an interior wall that was receiving sunshine filtered through oak leaves.
The photos are amazing! I love Fallon-used to go through it weekly when I drove to Carson City from my home in Ely, Nevada. Tell Mary Ann thanks for me. She must have had a great camera. That first one of yours shows the crescents well-enlarge it and it's a great art piece! Really interesting!

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There was a total eclipse back in 1986 across Eastern Washington State. We were on a hill and it was pretty amazing to look out across wheat fields and see full sun only several miles away in all directions while it was dark where we were.
I remember an eclipse back in the mid-'60's when I was a little girl. It was spooky to see the sky grow dark-we were driving & even had to use our headlights. This year, I was still in awe.

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Adding a personal touch to Mary Ann, the photographer, here is a picture of her taking a picture of me at the same time. We are both northbound on 395, north of Carson City.


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It is so beautiful there. Love the cars. Great place to drive- or Hwy 50. I lived in Ely from '86 to '94 and there were days driving to Reno/Carson that I didn't pass one car until near Fallon. Love the goggles too! They don't
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It is so beautiful there. Love the cars. Great place to drive- or Hwy 50. I lived in Ely from '86 to '94 and there were days driving to Reno/Carson that I didn't pass one car until near Fallon. Love the goggles too!
Glad to bring back fond memories, it is a scenic area, yet so different on any N/S highway looking west or east. The goggles and leather helmet are needed if you notice my windshield post is less than 1/2 the normal height. Glasses will blow off if you turn your head and I have hair down to mid back that would be tangled to no end if let fly.

This is Hwy 50 about 25 miles east of Placerville so you can see the lack of windshield.
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