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Old 06-21-2017, 09:55 PM   #1
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Solar Eclipse 8/21/2017

Is anyone traveling to the path of the total solar eclipse this August? My plan is to make it to St Joseph. But, if it is forecasted to be cloudy there, I will head to a location that isn't.
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Old 06-22-2017, 08:11 AM   #2
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Springfield, MO will only see about a 96% Eclipse, but that still should look pretty impressive.
As you say, the cloud cover will be a factor.
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Old 06-23-2017, 07:09 PM   #3
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Looks like I'm right in the path. Suggestions from a website shows places all around me that are prime viewing locations.
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Old 06-24-2017, 07:52 AM   #4
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Looks like I'm right in the path. Suggestions from a website shows places all around me that are prime viewing locations.
Yep, I don't need to travel for it either!
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Old 06-27-2017, 07:00 PM   #5
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Here is a cool look at where to experience it best.
https://vimeo.com/73595112?ref=fb-share&1
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Old 06-28-2017, 02:57 PM   #6
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Here is a cool look at where to experience it best.
https://vimeo.com/73595112?ref=fb-share&1
I live right in the path. Our hotels, B&B and campgrounds are full.
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Old 07-13-2017, 10:56 AM   #7
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Just picked up some postage stamps that are eclipse themed.
Vrery cool, they have a blacked out round area in the middle with a thin line of light around it. Simulating the moon blocking out the sun. But if you put your thumb on the black circle for a couple seconds it becomes a picture of the moon.
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Old 07-13-2017, 11:02 AM   #8
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Did they use thermochromic ink to react to heat of your hand? That'd be a first.
Also wonder how much of the eclipse can be seen from Florida, MO (Mark Twain's birthplace and the writer of "A Connecticut Yankee in King Arthur's Court" which the time traveler threatens to blot out the sun and lo & behold an eclipse occurs- since he is from the future he knew the exact date of said occurrence.)
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Old 07-19-2017, 05:17 PM   #9
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I'm excited! I'll probably drive up near Kansas City that day to get the best view. I think I remember one when I was a little girl, being outside with my mother and it went dark and got cool, but I would have had to have been very young then.
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Old 08-06-2017, 12:05 PM   #11
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Weird Things Happen with a Total Solar Eclipse

For example:
"As soon as the Moon entirely covers the Sun and causes the sky to completely blacken, the air will instantly chill -- perhaps by as much as 20 degrees Fahrenheit. Animals will become confused. Bats may fly around thinking it is night. Birds may go to roost. Crickets or cicadas may begin to chirp."

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http://astromaven.blogspot.com/2017/...ar_72.html?m=1
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Old 08-14-2017, 08:39 PM   #12
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Hotels and campgrounds have been booked here for the last year. People are renting out their homes now for $2000-3000 per night. It is crazy what people are willing to pay to come to the middle of Nebraska for the eclipse. We have riverfront pasture property and some of our friends are trying to talk us into opening it up for camping and viewing of the eclipse, but we just don't want the hassle or responsibility/liability if something would happen.

Grand Island, Nebraska- Home of the Nebraska State Fair August 25-September 4 & Total Solar Eclipse Path of Totality 2 mins. 34 secs. August 21
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Flashing signs west of Springfield saying expect traffic delays during the eclipse.
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Old 08-15-2017, 03:11 PM   #14
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Flashing signs west of Springfield saying expect traffic delays during the eclipse.
Yup, around the Lou as well. Living in the path of totality, and actually pretty near the center, I think the most interesting thing is seeing the aftermath of the morons blocking highways, trespassing, and what ever stupid stuff they do.
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Yup, around the Lou as well. Living in the path of totality, and actually pretty near the center, I think the most interesting thing is seeing the aftermath of the morons blocking highways, trespassing, and what ever stupid stuff they do.
If you're close to center, then I'd stay at the ol' home 40 and not venture out to St. Clair to get pretty much dead center of the path. Just too many "eejuts" out doing what they do. My cousin has property a little south of Hwy. 30. He plans to pack a cooler and head out early and enjoy the day.
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