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The great American eclipse- Aug. 21 ATS viewing parties?

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posted on May, 24 2017 @ 09:08 PM
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On August 21st of this year, there will be an epic solar eclipse that will cross the United States from NW (Oregon)-SE(South Carolina)...

Path of totality Aug 21

We have ATS members all over the country. A solar eclipse like this offers ATS members a chance to meet, on a local/regional basis.

For instance, I plan on dragging my photo gear 6 hours south on U.S. 95 in Idaho between the towns of Midvale,ID and Weiser,ID.

How awesome would it be to meet up with other local ATSers to watch and photograph this eclipse?

I haven't picked my final destination for the eclipse yet (I am not familiar with S. Idaho... it's a big state), so suggestions for good viewing would be awesome.

Any takers?
edit on 24-5-2017 by madmac5150 because: Geographic clarification




posted on May, 24 2017 @ 09:13 PM
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a reply to: madmac5150

I'm on the Oregon cost, so I just have to go outside.

But here's a handy tip for everyone!





Lets be safe!



posted on May, 24 2017 @ 09:20 PM
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a reply to: DBCowboy

I'm in far north Idaho... well out of the eclipse path. I am definitely going to make the drive south for this one... even if I have to sleep in my car, I will be there...



posted on May, 24 2017 @ 09:25 PM
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Why does it hurt our eyes to watch an eclipse? How did ancient man deal with that fact?



posted on May, 24 2017 @ 09:27 PM
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a reply to: madmac5150

I'll have cold beer!




posted on May, 24 2017 @ 09:27 PM
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a reply to: DBCowboy

Did somebody say tinfoil?!?!?




posted on May, 24 2017 @ 09:27 PM
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originally posted by: scraedtosleep
Why does it hurt our eyes to watch an eclipse? How did ancient man deal with that fact?


All the sunlight is concentrated in a very small (relative) area.



posted on May, 24 2017 @ 09:32 PM
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a reply to: DBCowboy

Welding glass works too!

eclipse.gsfc.nasa.gov...



posted on May, 24 2017 @ 09:39 PM
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originally posted by: DBCowboy
a reply to: madmac5150

I'm on the Oregon cost, so I just have to go outside.

But here's a handy tip for everyone!





Lets be safe!
Same device I used as a child and still do. Don't forget the tin foil hats too, cause you know.



posted on May, 24 2017 @ 09:50 PM
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I was planning on rolling out with my two Nikon DSLRs, and older Pentax SLR, a tent, a cooler full of beer, and a chamber pot...


A cursory glance at the map seems to suggest somewhere in the zip code of Mann Creek State Park here in the Tater state...
edit on 24-5-2017 by madmac5150 because: Ducks on strike!

edit on 24-5-2017 by madmac5150 because: What? When? Huh?



posted on May, 24 2017 @ 09:56 PM
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North Kansas City, baby! I might drive up to St Jo for this.



posted on May, 24 2017 @ 10:08 PM
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a reply to: madmac5150

Excited


Ill almost certainly visit my folks in the Portland area for it. I doubt dbcowboy wants to hang out with my dumb ass though


Used welding goggles for the may 21, 2012 annular eclipse and it was awesome!
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posted on May, 24 2017 @ 10:16 PM
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My wife, an Idaho native, suggested Idaho Falls. ID Falls is also a fairly close to Utah and W. Montana on the I-15 corridor.... dunno yet... nice to have options, though

edit on 24-5-2017 by madmac5150 because: West Virgina english...



posted on May, 24 2017 @ 10:18 PM
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Im in Texas, so guess we shall see. That line is quite a ways north of here.



posted on May, 24 2017 @ 10:22 PM
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Awesome, it crosses my house.



posted on May, 24 2017 @ 10:38 PM
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a reply to: pirhanna

Me too, but we don't have to wait too long...

April 8, 2024 a path will cut through central Texas.

Reference:
www.greatamericaneclipse.com...



posted on May, 24 2017 @ 10:41 PM
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originally posted by: Arnie123
a reply to: pirhanna

Me too, but we don't have to wait too long...

April 8, 2024 a path will cut through central Texas.

Reference:
www.greatamericaneclipse.com...


Do you have a large enough property for a few hundred ATSers?

Can we reserve spots in advance?



posted on May, 24 2017 @ 10:59 PM
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Around Carbondale, IL it supposed to be a total solar eclipse. Ozzy Osborne is going to perform in an outdoor setting called Moonstock.



posted on May, 24 2017 @ 11:11 PM
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Though as a central spot in the NW would be Idaho or Oregon wonder how far it can be seen nicely outside of the direct path? I do hope to make it further south to see it, if not already busy at the time(lots going on around that time).


originally posted by: madmac5150
My wife, an Idaho native, suggested Idaho Falls. ID Falls is also a fairly close to Utah and W. Montana on the I-15 corridor.... dunno yet... nice to have options, though


ID Falls is what I'd suggest too, figure there's going to be a lot of activity around there.



posted on May, 24 2017 @ 11:14 PM
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I'm not going (from Edmonton up in Canada) but my coworker is going with his family. If I remember by then, I'll see if he can share any pictures and such for ATS.



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