US set for total eclipse (21st August)

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Postby Wayne » Sun Aug 20, 2017 6:34 pm

Eclipse: Who? What? Where? When? and How?

Monday, August 21, 2017, all of North America will be treated to an eclipse of the sun. Anyone within the path of totalitycan see one of nature’s most awe-inspiring sights - a total solar eclipse. This path, where the moon will completely cover the sun and the sun's tenuous atmosphere - the corona - can be seen, will stretch from Lincoln Beach, Oregon to Charleston, South Carolina. Observers outside this path will still see a partial solar eclipse where the moon covers part of the sun's disk.

Who Can See It?

Lots of people! Everyone in the contiguous United States, in fact, everyone in North America plus parts of South America, Africa, and Europe will see at least a partial solar eclipse, while the thin path of totality will pass through portions of 14 states.

What is It?

This celestial event is a solar eclipse in which the moon passes between the sun and Earth and blocks all or part of the sun for up to about three hours, from beginning to end, as viewed from a given location. For this eclipse, the longest period when the moon completely blocks the sun from any given location along the path will be about two minutes and 40 seconds. The last time the contiguous U.S. saw a total eclipse was in 1979.

Where Can You See It?

You can see a partial eclipse, where the moon covers only a part of the sun, anywhere in North America (see “Who can see it?”). To see a total eclipse, where the moon fully covers the sun for a short few minutes, you must be in the path of totality. The path of totality is a relatively thin ribbon, around 70 miles wide, that will cross the U.S. from West to East.

When Can You See It?

Times for partial and total phases of the eclipse vary depending on your location. This interactive eclipse map(link is external) will show you times for the partial and total eclipse anywhere in the world.

How Can You See It?

You never want to look directly at the sun without appropriate protection except during totality. That could severely hurt your eyes. However, there are many ways to safely view an eclipse of the sun including direct viewing – which requires some type of filtering device and indirect viewing where you project an image of the sun onto a screen. Both methods should produce clear images of the partial phase of an eclipse. Click here for eclipse viewing techniques and safety.

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US authorities expecting the entire country to come to a standstill - with phone networks stating that they expect a complete breakdown in service.

The UK will see a partial eclipse.
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Postby trebor » Sun Aug 20, 2017 6:57 pm

Awesome!



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Postby Serby » Sun Aug 20, 2017 7:11 pm

I wabt to see this :cry: :cry:

We had a really big eclipse recently in Europe but it wasn't total, so it never got dark or anything. Would looove this!!!! :cry:
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Postby trebor » Sun Aug 20, 2017 7:23 pm

^^ You'll have a LUNAR eclipse on July 27, 2018!
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Postby Rihab » Sun Aug 20, 2017 7:26 pm

Wayne wrote:US authorities expecting the entire country to come to a standstill - with phone networks stating that they expect a complete breakdown in service.
Why though? Are they using 100% solar power or what? :lol:
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Postby Serby » Sun Aug 20, 2017 7:43 pm

Rihab wrote:
Wayne wrote:US authorities expecting the entire country to come to a standstill - with phone networks stating that they expect a complete breakdown in service.
Why though? Are they using 100% solar power or what? :lol:
Sis, go hide :lol: :lol: Satelites and all.
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Postby Serby » Sun Aug 20, 2017 7:45 pm

Okay, so I'm no smarter either lol

Similar to NYE, too many people using their phones at the same time.
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Postby trebor » Sun Aug 20, 2017 7:50 pm

^^ It may be caused by the expected power surge (power cascades) throughout different states and power grids (sudden loss of solar & wind [still air] energy). Plus overload of traffic in poorly covered areas.

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Postby menime123 » Mon Aug 21, 2017 9:39 am

So Bonnie Tyler will be singing ‘Total Eclipse of The Heart’ during the erm, total eclipse :lol:
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Postby Hugo » Mon Aug 21, 2017 11:44 am

Rihab wrote:
Wayne wrote:US authorities expecting the entire country to come to a standstill - with phone networks stating that they expect a complete breakdown in service.
Why though? Are they using 100% solar power or what? :lol:
Americans can be SOOOOOOO dramatic, omfg :lol: :lol:
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Postby KEY9481 » Mon Aug 21, 2017 12:17 pm

menime123 wrote:So Bonnie Tyler will be singing ‘Total Eclipse of The Heart’ during the erm, total eclipse :lol:
:lol: I find this to be so cheesy and YET I desperately want to attend.
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Postby spiritboy » Mon Aug 21, 2017 2:00 pm

Let's hope there won't be any major natural disasters.
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Postby MusicLover88 » Mon Aug 21, 2017 6:40 pm

Total Eclipse of the Heart #1 on US iTunes!! :lol:
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Postby Rihab » Mon Aug 21, 2017 7:07 pm

MusicLover88 wrote:Total Eclipse of the Heart #1 on US iTunes!! :lol:
Bonnie Tyler being the one to kill Despacito... Who would've though? :lol: :lol: :lol:
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Postby Wayne » Mon Aug 21, 2017 7:10 pm

MusicLover88 wrote:Total Eclipse of the Heart #1 on US iTunes!! :lol:
Absolutely outrageous. :lol:
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Postby Hugo » Mon Aug 21, 2017 7:14 pm

Wayne wrote:
MusicLover88 wrote:Total Eclipse of the Heart #1 on US iTunes!! :lol:
Absolutely outrageous. :lol:
Americans are :lol: :lol:
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Postby MusicLover88 » Mon Aug 21, 2017 7:20 pm

And it's not even close, I'm screaming :lol: :lol:
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Postby Wayne » Mon Aug 21, 2017 7:22 pm

MusicLover88 wrote:And it's not even close, I'm screaming :lol: :lol:
Combined, it looks like Despacito is still #1. However, to see Bonnie Tyler at #1 on an iTunes US chart in 2017 is simply unreal. :lol:
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Postby MusicLover88 » Mon Aug 21, 2017 7:23 pm

^She's got another version at #9 :lol:
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Postby Wayne » Mon Aug 21, 2017 7:25 pm

MusicLover88 wrote:^She's got another version at #9 :lol:
Omg - didn't even see it. :lol:
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Postby heppolo » Mon Aug 21, 2017 7:25 pm

Wayne wrote:
MusicLover88 wrote:Total Eclipse of the Heart #1 on US iTunes!! :lol:
Absolutely outrageous. :lol:
A lot of "prophetic" american videos appearing on youtube as well :D
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Postby Wayne » Mon Aug 21, 2017 7:29 pm

heppolo wrote:
Yassss Bonnie!!! :lol: :lol:

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Postby MusicLover88 » Mon Aug 21, 2017 7:31 pm

More lolz: Pink Floyd's The Dark Side Of The Moon is the #2 album on US iTunes 8-) :lol:
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