Preparing for the Total Solar Eclipse

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  1. Dyre Straits

    Dyre Straits 10 Grandkids and 1 Great-grandson!

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    I am only two hours from the path of totality. I plan to drive to the area overnight Sunday night. In preparation for this event, I have the solar eclipse glasses and the eclipse film for the lens of my zoom camera. I actually have two zoom cameras. One of these is equipped now with the protective film. The other will be used ONLY for the approximately two minutes of totality.

    I've taken a few shots this evening using the camera with the protective film. The first shot is with no zoom at all. The next two, look for the sunspots.

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    Calliers HH's MC Staff Member

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    Nice one.

    I've seen a total eclipse before but for some people this is their first time. We'll just be getting a partial eclipse over here in Saskatchewan.
     
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    Tyrsonswood HH's curmudgeon

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    Sunspots... I thought that was just crud on my screen.

    Enjoy tomorrow.
     
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    Trusteft HH's Asteroids' Dominator

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    Over 99% of the total mass in the solar system is the Sun. Everything else, planets, asteroids etc are much less than 1%
    We have millions of people dying here for few square miles of territory, when the trillions of planets out there are waiting to be taken.
    God we are stupid!
     
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    Calliers HH's MC Staff Member

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    Shhhhh, it's population control. Plus, the bankers finance both sides of wars and make money so who cares right?

    Hate to say it but I totally missed the eclipse, didn't expect it to happen this morning-mid afternoon, thought it would be later in the day so yeah, I missed it. :(
     

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