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Smoke14Wins

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Post Mon May 14, 2012 7:02 pm

Rare Solar Eclipse Sunday

On Sunday the sun is going to turn into a ring of fire. It's an annular solar eclipse, the first one in the United States in almost 18 years.

For places such Medford, Oregon; Chico, California; Reno, Nevada; St. George, Utah; Albuquerque, New Mexico, and Lubbock, Texas; the afternoon sun will become a luminous ring.

The “path of annularity” is a strip about 185 miles wide and thousands of miles long. It stretches from China and Japan, across the Pacific Ocean, to the middle of North America.

http://www.weather.com/news/annular-solar-eclipse-20120514
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Post Thu May 17, 2012 12:28 am

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Smoke14Wins wrote:On Sunday the sun is going to turn into a ring of fire. It's an annular solar eclipse, the first one in the United States in almost 18 years.

For places such Medford, Oregon; Chico, California; Reno, Nevada; St. George, Utah; Albuquerque, New Mexico, and Lubbock, Texas; the afternoon sun will become a luminous ring.

The “path of annularity” is a strip about 185 miles wide and thousands of miles long. It stretches from China and Japan, across the Pacific Ocean, to the middle of North America.

http://www.weather.com/news/annular-solar-eclipse-20120514


Great more fire in NM... :shock:
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Post Sun May 20, 2012 9:11 pm

Re: Rare Solar Eclipse Sunday

It's happening! :-D It's happening!

The local news showed people how to make a shadow box, to view it safely.

It worked and we can see it starting! Total eclipse at 6:32 pm or in about 20 minutes.

I'll be back to tell yall what the sky looked like!
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Post Sun May 20, 2012 10:11 pm

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That was awesome :!:
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Post Sun May 20, 2012 10:19 pm

Re: Rare Solar Eclipse Sunday

Well... it came and went. :-) Un-beee-leaveable, if you're a star gazer, to actually see it. :-)

At first, in mid California, the sky was as usual lighting... but then around 630 pm, it changed to a real weird color... can't even describe it, but it definitely got "darker."

Me & my nephew watched it happen 'live' thru the shadow box.

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Picture taken of the inside of the shadow box, to show yall, how we saw it happening

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The sky in the beginning

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Light during the eclipse

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Post Sun May 20, 2012 10:22 pm

Re: Rare Solar Eclipse Sunday

a couple of pics OF the eclipse. Yep... black dot in center is the moon!

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Post Sun May 20, 2012 11:38 pm

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Loved the pictures thanks for sharing!! We missed seeing it on the East Coast!
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Post Mon May 21, 2012 6:19 pm

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Thanks for sharing pictures.
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Post Tue May 22, 2012 3:12 pm

Re: Rare Solar Eclipse Sunday

Yall are welcome.. and it was my pleasure to share with yall this time. :-)

I love it when someone on here shows us stuff that we couldn't or wouldn't see, had it not been for a member with a camera. :-)

Like pics from races, challenges, JSW's owls... LT's link to the eagle nest and on and on. :-)


** sorry I'm not the best photographer around ... but ....

"I" did manage to get pics of the moon in the sun... something the local news people said no one had done yet. :-)

OK... OK... I only got it because I was the only dumb one to try! LOL

I did that thing where you hold the camera up, without looking at subject, and clicked away.
Some people said you would ruin your camera if you tried.. but it still works fine :-)
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