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2024 Total Solar Eclipse

IAtaman

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You gentlemen in the US are in for a great treat! The second Great North American Eclipse is coming your way soon. If you haven't seen a Total Solar Eclipse, I'd suggest you do if you get the chance.

I might actually be in Boston, MA on 8th April. Not sure where is the closest place I can go to see the eclipse.

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LocationPartial BeginsTotality BeginsMaximumTotality EndsPartial Ends
Dallas, Texas12:23 p.m. CDT1:40 p.m. CDT1:42 p.m. CDT1:44 p.m. CDT3:02 p.m. CDT
Idabel, Oklahoma12:28 p.m. CDT1:45 p.m. CDT1:47 p.m. CDT1:49 p.m. CDT3:06 p.m. CDT
Little Rock, Arkansas12:33 p.m. CDT1:51 p.m. CDT1:52 p.m. CDT1:54 p.m. CDT3:11 p.m. CDT
Poplar Bluff, Missouri12:39 p.m. CDT1:56 p.m. CDT1:56 p.m. CDT2:00 p.m. CDT3:15 p.m. CDT
Paducah, Kentucky12:42 p.m. CDT2:00 p.m. CDT2:01 p.m. CDT2:02 p.m. CDT3:18 p.m. CDT
Carbondale, Illinois12:42 p.m. CDT1:59 p.m. CDT2:01 p.m. CDT2:03 p.m. CDT3:18 p.m. CDT
Evansville, Indiana12:45 p.m. CDT2:02 p.m. CDT2:04 p.m. CDT2:05 p.m. CDT3:20 p.m. CDT
Cleveland, Ohio1:59 p.m. EDT3:13 p.m. EDT3:15 p.m. EDT3:17 p.m. EDT4:29 p.m. EDT
Erie, Pennsylvania2:02 p.m. EDT3:16 p.m. EDT3:18 p.m. EDT3:20 p.m. EDT4:30 p.m. EDT
Buffalo, New York2:04 p.m. EDT3:18 p.m. EDT3:20 p.m. EDT3:22 p.m. EDT4:32 p.m. EDT
Burlington, Vermont2:14 p.m. EDT3:26 p.m. EDT3:27 p.m. EDT3:29 p.m. EDT4:37 p.m. EDT
Lancaster, New Hampshire2:16 p.m. EDT3:27 p.m. EDT3:29 p.m. EDT3:30 p.m. EDT4:38 p.m. EDT
Caribou, Maine2:22 p.m. EDT3:32 p.m. EDT3:33 p.m. EDT3:34 p.m. EDT4:40 p.m. EDT
 

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You gentlemen in the US are in for a great treat! The second Great North American Eclipse is coming your way soon. If you haven't seen a Total Solar Eclipse, I'd suggest you do if you get the chance.
Kool, thanks for the heads-up.
It's been a very long time since I've seen one and this will possibly be my last chance.
I'll have to reach out and get a pair of good welding glasses to watch it with, that's what I used the last
time and they worked perfectly to protect my eyes and really see the eclipse.

OPPS :(
"The Sunshine State, true to its name, will not be in the path of totality, but that doesn't mean we won't see anything at all.
The sun will be obscured 57% at the maximum eclipse visible in Florida. The eclipse will begin at 12:46 p.m. and will be peaking at 2:03 p.m."
 
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Am in the path but is often very cloudy here...

Living here is like living with a partial eclipse for most of the year!
 

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I'm about 7 miles from the center line of it's path. But only 500 feet from Lake Erie. The lake breeze can often generate local visibility issues.
 

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We’re in the path of totality. Many friends coming in with the hopes of clear weather… There’s a very good observatory about 400 meters from my house, so I’ll likely watch it from there.
 

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Kool, thanks for the heads-up.
It's been a very long time since I've seen one and this will possibly be my last chance.
I'll have to reach out and get a pair of good welding glasses to watch it with, that's what I used the last
time and they worked perfectly to protect my eyes and really see the eclipse.

OPPS :(
"The Sunshine State, true to its name, will not be in the path of totality, but that doesn't mean we won't see anything at all.
The sun will be obscured 57% at the maximum eclipse visible in Florida. The eclipse will begin at 12:46 p.m. and will be peaking at 2:03 p.m."
You can buy inexpensive protective solar eclipse sunglasses. Just as nice as welding goggles for viewing only more convenient. I would suggest getting them now, as last time around such stuff became scarce near the eclipse.
 
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OPPS :(
"The Sunshine State, true to its name, will not be in the path of totality, but that doesn't mean we won't see anything at all.
The sun will be obscured 57% at the maximum eclipse visible in Florida. The eclipse will begin at 12:46 p.m. and will be peaking at 2:03 p.m."
Yeah, it is going South West - North East this time, skipping the Sunshine State.
 

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You can buy inexpensive protective solar eclipse sunglasses. Just as nice as welding goggles for viewing only more convenient. I would suggest getting them now, as last time around such stuff became scarce near the eclipse.
I bought these ones since it is a familiar company and they say made in the USA. I will be viewing from my dad's south facing deck overlooking the frozen Rangeley Lake in Maine. I am waiting to get into the window of a 14-day forecast. And then expect the opposite of what the forecast says!
 

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This is the home-brew DIY thing they taught us many years ago.
 

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While we live just about 7 miles from the center-line path.
A local TV Meteorologist statistician, thinks that there is about a 70% change of it being a cloudy afternoon.
And the baseball team's Opening Day starts 2 hours later, which almost guarantees poor weather.
 

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With the protective glasses you will see right through the clouds. I happened in foggy San Francisco on the last eclipse. Not as good as a clear day but still pretty awesome, IMO.
 

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We were at the Fontana Village Resort in the Great Smoky mountains on the center-line for the 2017 eclipse. It was awesome. We're traveling to Niagara Falls, also on the center-line, for this one. There is a very good chance it will be cloudy but I'm hoping for clear skies. I have already heard that Niagara Falls expects record breaking crowds for the eclipse. There are fireworks planned for the night of the 8th. I've never been so It should be fun cloudy or not.

Martin
 
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It's supposed to be 94% here, but the sky is heavy overcast with light rain.
 

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It's supposed to be 94% here, but the sky is heavy overcast with light rain.
You will still see it with the glasses no matter how thick the clouds. Just peeked here, but just ~ 25% at the bottom. Good luck.
 

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You will still see it with the glasses no matter how thick the clouds. Just peeked here, but just ~ 25% at the bottom. Good luck.
I saw it. At times the clouds let it in. Sometimes it was too dim to use the special glasses, other times the glasses were needed.
 

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99.5% coverage here. Watched it go black, but didn't get the bright ring around it. Took this with the selfie camera on my phone. With the eclipse glasses it was completely black as I took this.

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