The Great American Eclipse

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« on: August 17, 2017, 02:36:40 pm »
One article, of many, I've read the past week.

Someone mentioned in comments on io9 article that they're surprised how much this eclipse is being popularized as opposed to say the semi-recent Super Blood Moon.

As per my link above, I do appreciate the simple and overwhelming logistics of hosting a population far exceeding your small-town location.

Handy NASA Interactive Map

Anyone else have thoughts, in any tangential direction, on this?
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« Reply #1 on: August 17, 2017, 04:29:34 pm »
About 2 hours south of me there is a tiny town of about 10,000 which is the only place for hundreds of miles that is supposed to have a clear view of it (due to cloud coverage elsewhere).

No thanks. I'll watch a youtube video of it or something, that's just too many humans. I hear its cool though.
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« Reply #2 on: August 17, 2017, 06:14:18 pm »
I would do the same. lol
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« Reply #3 on: August 19, 2017, 02:56:51 pm »
It seems to me that there is a great amount of actual science, parascience, and mystique attached to a total American-centric eclipse that is fairly unprecedented as compared to other partial/anomalous eclipses.
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« Reply #4 on: August 19, 2017, 03:10:10 pm »
It seems to me that there is a great amount of actual science, parascience, and mystique attached to a total American-centric eclipse that is fairly unprecedented as compared to other partial/anomalous eclipses.

Total eclipses are drastically different than partial. If nothing else, even a 99% eclipse looks like a cloudy day, while a total eclipse turns day to night and you can see stars, temperatures drop 10-20 degrees F immediately, wildlifes goes nuts, etc., for th 2.5 minutes that its suddenly night.
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« Reply #5 on: August 26, 2017, 02:54:11 pm »
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