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Re: Eclipse Aug 21
« Reply #20 on: August 14, 2017, 05:06:59 PM »
NOAA map link 1 post/page back updated.

WaPo's latest : https://img.washingtonpost.com/wp-apps/imrs.php?src=https://img.washingtonpost.com/blogs/capital-weather-gang/files/2017/08/eclipse-forecast-08142017.png&w=1484
... they say Oregon is medium confidence now = good deal, predictable amount of fog and smoke, then clearest weather anywhere.

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AAS says Welding Glass of #14 and #13 are OK , #12 might be too bright for some.  I had a link lost it.  Go to AAS, search their search with "welding" and it pops up first.
--- hit that right when they put less of it on a newer release page.  Previous link works it just loads slow.


The Cloud forecaster 1 post/page back is actually pretty good ... just very wonky and slow navigating + loading.

Invest 91-L has a 60% chance of developing in the next 5 days, worth a look see on the weekend.
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Re: Eclipse Aug 21
« Reply #21 on: August 15, 2017, 04:14:20 PM »
Weather World 2+ minute segment, from the #1 rated Meteo dept.
http://cms.met.psu.edu/WeatherWorld/extended.html


... I'm trending toward guardedly optimistic.
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Re: Eclipse Aug 21
« Reply #22 on: August 16, 2017, 05:08:02 PM »
WaPo update https://www.washingtonpost.com/news/capital-weather-gang/wp/2017/08/16/total-solar-eclipse-weather-forecast-as-of-aug-16/?utm_term=.c1f1fc704893


While the confidence is low, the general weather pattern is quite normal average, so pop-up thunderstorms for the eastern half, 1 hour or so with < 1/8th " of rain.  Better than coin flip or vegas odds now.
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Re: Eclipse Aug 21
« Reply #23 on: August 17, 2017, 04:56:26 PM »
Found a decent cloud map, scroll down, navigating is quirky, but do-able.
http://www.weather.gov/forecastmaps
... lots of other details there too.


EDIt --- especially which day, is weird.
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Re: Eclipse Aug 21
« Reply #24 on: August 17, 2017, 07:09:44 PM »
It's looking pretty iffy...
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Re: Eclipse Aug 21
« Reply #25 on: August 18, 2017, 04:48:14 PM »
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tho thy fest-ing all the Moon-day , trust-eth thou patron Thor , honoured by all Thor's-Day , let his Xo'astic weather be divine and be-est gloried.  Hall-lay-lou where's the tylenol cantrip ?!


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Re: Eclipse Aug 21
« Reply #26 on: August 22, 2017, 01:37:35 PM »
The solar system got me a total eclipse for my birthday and the Earth... Gave me cloud cover for my birthday.
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Re: Eclipse Aug 21
« Reply #27 on: August 22, 2017, 02:53:20 PM »
:lol :-\ sry Altp ... umm ... but didn't you say it your son who didn't wanna go to Morehead?  And what 18 year old doesn't want Morehead on their resumé ?!


8 to 14 day forecast now available, with updating.
http://www.cpc.ncep.noaa.gov/products/predictions/814day/
Looks kinda slightly iffy.  Might not reach Vegas odds until 9 days out.

Chance at a tropical wave in the Bahamas on the 12th.
If it gets it's act together, it'll clear out a nice path for afterwards.
This part looks good.

ya, he didnt but atm he'd probably jump at the chance...

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Re: Eclipse Aug 21
« Reply #28 on: August 29, 2017, 06:01:07 PM »
Well ... that was incredible.  And I was lucky, very lucky.
I'm trying to think through what to say about it, because
there's so little experiential to base what I saw.  The claim
is true, that cameras can only do partial justice to your eyes.
I'll post later what I think I saw.

The behind the scenes stuff continues to annoy, but I have to blow
my former cab driver horn.  There were EPIC multi-day traffic jams
leaving the KY areas of the eclipse.  I had a better plan.

I took a 4 digit township road out, to a 3 digit county road,
to a 2 digit state road, to a Thorp sized village, and got into "line".
I took a ferry which took only 6 minutes to river cross back to me.
The line was me, a motorcycle and a convertible. 
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Re: Eclipse Aug 21
« Reply #29 on: September 15, 2017, 05:10:30 PM »
Fellow tailgater put only astro gear on his plane flight, these are pics via his set-up :

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Re: Eclipse Aug 21
« Reply #30 on: September 15, 2017, 05:11:45 PM »
3/4s through, same sunspots on the edge (idk how to rotate the file above 90* so it looks right)
{ edit --- I'm suspicious he did it this way to make sure he didn't have to refocus his telescope right in the middle of the fireworks }

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Re: Eclipse Aug 21
« Reply #31 on: September 15, 2017, 05:13:09 PM »
Almost 2nd contact ... still WAY too bright to remove NASA glasses.

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Re: Eclipse Aug 21
« Reply #32 on: September 15, 2017, 05:17:49 PM »
Bingo.
This one is more complicated.  He used a very specific filter to get the scarlet red Prominence, located near 2 o'clock.  I remember that as being much larger maybe 20* to 30* angled around that spot.  Notice no Earth Glow on the face of the Moon.  Corona is thinned out, blue sky (!) is black.

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Re: Eclipse Aug 21
« Reply #33 on: September 15, 2017, 08:04:42 PM »
We got stuck in that horrific traffic on I-40. It took 9 hours to drive what would usually be 4.5... but it was worth it. :D
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Re: Eclipse Aug 21
« Reply #34 on: September 16, 2017, 04:15:18 PM »
Dang that sucks, but yeah it was totally worth it.

Double dang, it looks like my 4 pics format didn't work.  Hotmail to forums = ??


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best general pic --> https://cdn.sfstation.com/wp-content/uploads/2017/08/Jamal_cover.png
"smith rock" vid --> https://gearjunkie.com/smith-rock-oregon-climbers-solar-eclipse-photo
prof j pasachoff --> https://www-tc.pbs.org/wgbh/nova/next/wp-content/uploads/2017/08/MoonGAEJPEG-2048x1362.jpg
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