Skip to comments.Solar Eclipse this evening SouthWest. When, Where to Watch Sunday's Solar Eclipse
Posted on 05/20/2012 6:31:12 AM PDT by SMGFan
Where the weather cooperates, the United States--with the East Coast being the exception--will be treated to a spectacular solar eclipse late Sunday.
For the best views of Sunday's "Ring of Fire" eclipse, head to places from northern California and neighboring southwestern Oregon to the Texas Panhandle.
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Saw one total eclipse in my life
Ft Bragg 1970,eating lunch out on a field execrcise
Pretty amazing experience
Too bad there weren`t any chickens around,would have
liked to have seen if they would go to roost(that was
the joke at the time)
Its always a fun science day. Don’t forget to make viewing boxes.
A little further north, the birds DID get confused! I saw better than 90% totality of that same eclipse. It was memorable to say the least!
I was on Cape Cod for the 1970 eclipse- I’ve remembered it always- it was an eerie day. The color/tone/quality of light was indescribable. We went to the beach with our high-school science teacher - he too was speechless! There were moments when we all secretly wondered if the sky would return to normal..or even if it could. Powerful.
I flew my LearJet up to Nova Scotia to see a total eclipse of the sun
I remember that. Your scarf, it was apricot.
You’re so vanity post?
flowers in our hair
A welding helmet works also.
I remember it as a kind of yellow-tinted light when
it was at full eclipse.The light level itself was
pretty darn low for the middle of clear sky day.
Everyone of us kinda held their breath and there was
not much talking and what there was people kinda
Definitly a once in a lifetime experience for most all
I remember that eclipse. I was a senior in high school. My family and I went outside to watch. It was very eerie, got dark quickly, all the birds went from loud chattering to silence to chattering after the eclipse. I remember we were all warned not to look directly at the sun for fear of eye damage. My father said the hell with it, he would never have another chance so he turned and looked at it. He said it was very impressive and a little scary.
I saw the same one from the Great Dismal Swamp in Virginia when I was in high school. My dad drove the family from the DC area for the day, seeing that it was in the line of longest totality (we got 3-4 minutes).
It was probably the most surreal experience of my life. I had set up my backyard telescope to project the image onto cardboard, which worked perfectly. As it started getting darker, every gap in the leaves of a nearby tree started acting as a pinhole projector, throwing thousands of little crescent images on the ground. Right before totality, the “shadow bands” appeared, looking like ripples of water running across the ground. And then it was as dark as night, except for what seemed like daybreak at the horizon, in every direction you looked. The dogs on a nearby farm started howling, and finally we looked up and saw the sun’s corona surrounding the dark moon. After some minutes, Bailey’s beads appeared and the whole process started to reverse itself. I’d drive a thousand miles to see that again.
Should get a good view of this tonight, if it’s clear. We’re a little off-center to see the complete annular ring here in Colorado, but I can’t wait anyway.