There Was A Solar Eclipse On Monday, August 21St

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  1. tumbling.dice

    tumbling.dice I Am Only An Egg Lifetime Supporter HipForums Supporter

    A solar eclipse will take place on Monday, August 21 that will be visible for much of North America. This is an animation showing the path of the Moon's shadow across the Earth.

    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=2aPEOMcWUoc&feature=youtu.be

    You will also need special glasses. At the following website you can find a list of libraries that have eclipse glasses for you to use in order to look safely at the sun.

    http://www.starnetlibraries.org/2017eclipse/

    Happy viewing!
     
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  2. Orison

    Orison my dog is full of stars Staff Member Super Moderator

    Temperatures may fall as much as 20degrees.
     
  3. YouFreeMe

    YouFreeMe HipForums Supporter

    I heard about this on the radio--so intriguing! Wish I lived more directly in the path.
     
  4. Meliai

    Meliai Evenstar

    I am pretty excited, we are going to be in the direct path here.
     
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  5. SpacemanSpiff

    SpacemanSpiff Banned Lifetime Supporter

    it misses me

    seen one before though around 1984 ...it was only partial but it was pretty close to total
     
  6. 2028 for the next one over Aus, even then I have to fly up to near Darwin


    Only 4207 sleeps till then, woo hoo
     
  7. SpacemanSpiff

    SpacemanSpiff Banned Lifetime Supporter

    or one long sleep for the eternal solar eclipse
     
  8. I've seen a partial eclipse but never a full one. I'm hoping to travel to the states to see it in full this time.
     
  9. Irminsul

    Irminsul Valkyrie

    Special glasses? lol. Wonder how many people fall for that one.
     
  10. Asmodean

    Asmodean Slo motion rider

    Indeed. Everybody knows you get the best view of a solar eclipse by looking straight at it :-D
     
  11. tumbling.dice

    tumbling.dice I Am Only An Egg Lifetime Supporter HipForums Supporter

    [​IMG]
     
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  12. egger

    egger Member

  13. Irminsul

    Irminsul Valkyrie

    Just wear sun glasses. :) or go buy dark sunglasses for a few bucks at the filling station. If it were really that dangerous, I think we'd have all been flooded with media by now if we all needed "special" glasses.
     
  14. GLENGLEN

    GLENGLEN Lifetime Supporter Lifetime Supporter

    NO....NO....NO....Sunglasses DON'T Work.....You Will Most Certainly Damage Your Eyes.....

    And In Some Cases Blindness.......[​IMG]



    Cheers Glen.
     
  15. Irminsul

    Irminsul Valkyrie

    Fine then, $15 oxyacetylene glasses. $25 welding helmet. But don't buy into the expensive special glasses!! Lol. :D
     
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  16. Meliai

    Meliai Evenstar

    Lol you can buy the eclipse glasses for a couple of bucks, and libraries are giving them away free. It isn't a money making racket, they're usually just flimsy glasses made of cardboard
     
  17. guerillabedlam

    guerillabedlam _|-|=|-|_

    You all put your faith in science this solar eclipse will happen but obviously that's just an animation, so there is no evidence. And Special Glasses? Clearly some ruse by the government elites to keep people in control.
     
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  18. Asmodean

    Asmodean Slo motion rider

    Thank god, Guerrilla. Im not the only sane one here. Someone needed to say the truth!
     
  19. Meliai

    Meliai Evenstar

    Solar eclipse is just a hypothesis, it isnt even a theory!
     
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  20. Asmodean

    Asmodean Slo motion rider

    Spot on, Meli. That's why I find it so upsetting that they standard teach that rubbish in schools.
     
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