The Great American Solar Eclipse (8/21/2017)

KerrTexas

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I’ll be here in Central Texas. Don’t know if I missed em, but aren’t there also meteor showers occuring around this time of the year ?
 

Enna

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I’m not sure but I hear that there could be after effects from this eclipse. Since we are over due for a Earthquake in the states…(Cascadia fault line.) Kind of like what happened in Japan. Seems we have a quake about every 250 years & we’re going on over 310 years now. I hope this doesn’t trigger it. Many people with be converging to view in areas of the totality.
 

Cosmo

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I’ve never heard of this, but there’s real science behind it!

https://sciencenotes.org/can-a-solar-eclipse-trigger-an-earthquake/

You learn something new every day.

I’m not sure whether anything like this is going to happen, but Oregon is going to get something like a million people coming and trying to get into the path of totality. It’s going to cause HUGE traffic problems; what’s usually a 60 minute drive from Portland to Salem will become a 6 or 8 hours.

Assuming it’s not too cloudy on Monday, we should be able to see 99.1% of the eclipse from our home in Vancouver, WA. I don’t think it’s worth braving the insanity this weekend and driving 12 to 18 hours in order to see see the additional 0.9% for 2 minutes…

I got my family some cool Bill Nye eclipse glasses too ;)

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Enna

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Those are kewl viewer glasses! I tried to make mine for the occasion out of a cereal box like on the you tube videos & it was an epic fail…Ha… I probably should just order a pair too.
 

Cosmo

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Such an amazing sight. We were only able to see 99.1% of the eclipse from where we lived, but it was still incredible. Everything got very dark and very cold all at once. Epic.
 

Enna

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It was cloudy in my neck of the woods & view was limited. Something that I’m glad to have been a part of. One for the memory books for sure.