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Posted 8/14/17 , edited 8/14/17
Post if you're planning on seeing the solar eclipse on the 21st of August a week from now.

I myself have plans to stay at a friend's house in Casper (Wyoming) for a viewing party, but I'm probably going to be stuck there for a week cause of the crowds. We're getting like, half a million tourists. That's more tourists then we have actual Wyoming residents I swear to God. It's going to look like the goddamn apocalypse next weekend.
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I was planning to try and see it, but I most likely won't now (because of my habit of sleeping during daytime)
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No. I'm either working, or too damned tired from standby to want to do anything other than rest.
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Ill probably forget
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I will see a little of it, I saw one(from P1 zone) in the 70's in Louisville, KY after downtown movie.
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Posted 8/14/17 , edited 8/14/17
100% probability. Copious quantities of folks anticipated here too. Actually, might be a great time to go spelunking just before 11 am out of the 100% zone then wonder why there's way too much traffic present for the time and day of the week later on.....
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Yeah, it's getting kind of hard to get viewing glasses where I'm at.
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I have my viewing glasses.
I have a lens kit so I can take photos.
I'm pretty geared up for this eclipse. Whether or not I'll get out to take photos is a different story altogether.
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Should be near total where I am at. Bit smokey from fires so that'll be a twist. Think its been near 35 years since the last one I remembered. A lot of movies concerning "happenings" that occurs were made then.

But yeah, good test of the zombie horde defenses and civilization collapse is eminent. Stock up on dry goods and water kiddos.
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Hmm, hadn't heard about it before this. Cool beans, man. Wikipedia tells me it will only be a total solar eclipse if you're viewing it from the United States and will appear as a partial eclipse in other countries.
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The eclipse passes directly over my favorite camping/hiking spot in the Mt. Hood National Forest, the 16 mile hike into the lake means I should have the area nearly all to my self the entire week.
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That so cool! Send pics!
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be careful of fake Eclipse glasses. people are selling fakes that don't actually protect your retina against the sun radiation.



Amazon (amzn, +1.39%) is contacting and refunding shoppers who bought potentially shoddy counterfeit solar eclipse glasses on the company's website, Amazon said Sunday.

As well as offering refunds for glasses that "may not comply with industry standards," the e-commerce giant is also taking down several unspecified listings of purported eclipse glasses "out of an abundance of caution," CNN Money reports.
- Fortune


according to Time, legit glasses meet the ISO 12312-2 standard


Authentic glasses have lenses that meet the ISO 12312-2 standard, the international standard for safely viewing the sun. They'll usually look like cardboard 3D glasses, with much darker lenses than ordinary sunglasses, because they block 99.99% of the sun's rays. The eclipse glasses will also have labels that say they meets the ISO requirement, according to the American Astronomical Society (AAS). Customers will see ISO 12312-2 scrawled somewhere on the sides.


and they also offered a useful tip


If eclipse glasses were purchased from an unauthorized dealer online, experts suggest conducting an at-home test. When you look through the lenses, the AAS said, you should not be able to see anything except for the sun or anything else significantly bright, like a halogen light bulb or a bright-white LED flashlight. All such sources of light should look dim through real eclipse glasses. The glasses also should not have any tears or scratches on them.
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Posted 8/14/17 , edited 8/14/17
Thankfully the binoculars I have were made by Celestron which is on the approved list.

If I had a lot of cash to spend, I would drop money on the Coronado Solar Max, that scope has filters finely tuned to allow one to see solar flares, the textured surface of the sun's fires are visible with it.
Posted 8/14/17 , edited 8/14/17
I will burn incense and sprinkle holy water
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