TOTAL ECLIPSE in Oregon

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  1. Rhaven Blaack

    Rhaven Blaack ADMINISTRATOR Administrator Moderator

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    So I just experienced a once in a life time event that is ABSOLUTELY PHENOMENAL! The Solar eclipse passed right over Oregon. I live in Independence (just south of Salem). My family and I were able to see the totality (at about 10:17 am pst) of the eclipse. Granted the totality only lasted for about 2 minutes, but it was AMAZING!!!
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    THIS LOOKS FANTASTIC!!! This is a very spectacular picture! Almost like a black hole in the sky. A few weeks ago we had a full moon eclipse but unfortunately the weather was so bad that we were unable to see anything. The picture reminds me of what I am having the Galactica crew experience in my fan fiction story "Exodus, Part 2" (yaknow, the scene I told you about, when the crystal "got hot"..! hint, hint!) ..! ;)
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    A song by Sound garden pops to mind...

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  4. micahrogers

    micahrogers ...And the Wife...

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    I live in Atlanta Ga, but went up to Calhoun Falls SC to see the ecplipse... totally awesome DSCN0977.JPG
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    subnuke Moderator Intelligence Extraordinaire Moderator

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    I didn't get totality, but I got this from my yard with a cheap Russian spotting scope and an amazon tripod on a piece of card stock. 10 minutes before I noticed the image of the sun had sun spots on it. I'm hooked, solar astronomy here I come.

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    Wonderful images..! Just have to put my "cool" glasses on..! :cool::cool::cool:
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    micahrogers ...And the Wife...

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    To get good ISO certified solar shade 15 glasses I had to order 25 of 'em. Luckily I got them cheap... I ended up giving away 15 pair :)
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    I just went to my local pharmacy and purchased 5 pairs for only $2.00 per pair.
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    We got to see a fart's version of the eclipse compared to what you saw. Funny thing is I can still see it!! (Bad joke). You really did see something awesome, great pictures.
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    subnuke Moderator Intelligence Extraordinaire Moderator

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    My pics were from near Wilmington, NC.

    There is no way I'm going to put a product up to my eyes and look at the sun. Too many failure opportunities for me to trust them. I understand ISO, but I also understand manufacturing and selling, especially on low price items that are in very high demand.
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  12. micahrogers

    micahrogers ...And the Wife...

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    "That's no moon"... still one of of my favorite quotes from moviedom.
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    Time to lock in the auxilary power!