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‘RING OF FIRE’ May 20, 2012 Solar Eclipse Starting 5:30 pm PDT (7:30 pm CDT)
http://www.livescience.com/20328-solar-eclipse-20-2012.html ^ | May 17, 4:17

Posted on 05/20/2012 5:06:59 PM PDT by Yosemitest


(Excerpt) Read more at livescience.com ...


TOPICS: Extended News; News/Current Events
KEYWORDS: solareclipse; sourcetitlenoturl
Get out and be a part of it.
1 posted on 05/20/2012 5:07:07 PM PDT by Yosemitest
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To: Yosemitest
That's not what it is going to look like. This is not at total eclipse of the sun anywhere on earth. Anyone who stares directly at the sun without a solar filter even at the time of maximum eclipse risks permanently damaging his vision.

ML/NJ

2 posted on 05/20/2012 5:14:45 PM PDT by ml/nj
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To: Yosemitest

Look at it through a welding shield smoked glass.


3 posted on 05/20/2012 5:16:55 PM PDT by Yosemitest (It's simple, fight or die!)
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To: Yosemitest

Just make a little viewing box, fun project and you can see the whole event.


4 posted on 05/20/2012 5:18:58 PM PDT by svcw (If one living cell on another planet is life, why isn't it life in the womb?)
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To: Yosemitest

Project it onto a piece of paper using binoculars held over your shoulder.


5 posted on 05/20/2012 5:25:04 PM PDT by Paladin2
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To: Yosemitest

I’ll use my welding helmut, but I’ll also try some digital pics. Local news story has every outlet in town sold out of welding goggles.


6 posted on 05/20/2012 5:25:28 PM PDT by umgud (No Rats, No Rino's)
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To: Yosemitest

Here is the live video from N California

http://www.kcra.com/video/31089865/detail.html


7 posted on 05/20/2012 5:25:40 PM PDT by Selene
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To: Paladin2

http://spaceweather.com/sunspots/doityourself.html


8 posted on 05/20/2012 5:26:56 PM PDT by Paladin2
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To: Yosemitest

You can watch it live here with running commentary.
http://events.slooh.com/


9 posted on 05/20/2012 5:28:22 PM PDT by Jack Hydrazine (It's the end of the world as we know it and I feel fine!)
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To: ml/nj
Watch Ring of Fire Solar Eclipse on May 20, 2012 - Visible in US on YouTube.com
10 posted on 05/20/2012 5:33:12 PM PDT by Yosemitest (It's simple, fight or die!)
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To: Yosemitest

In the movie, “Big Trouble in Little China”, Jack Burton looked.


11 posted on 05/20/2012 5:35:46 PM PDT by Dogbert41 ("...The people of Jerusalem are strong, because the Lord Almighty is their God" Zech. 12:5)
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To: Dogbert41

Looked at what?


12 posted on 05/20/2012 5:40:55 PM PDT by Jack Hydrazine (It's the end of the world as we know it and I feel fine!)
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To: Jack Hydrazine

Into the light. They had to splash water from the gutter into his eyes till he could see again. I guess you had to see the movie...


13 posted on 05/20/2012 5:47:08 PM PDT by Dogbert41 ("...The people of Jerusalem are strong, because the Lord Almighty is their God" Zech. 12:5)
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To: Yosemitest
I don't need to watch anything. I've seen these eclipses myself. Usually there are all sorts of warnings about looking at the sun directly even during a total eclipse. During totality there is really no problem as only about the same amount of light presents as it does with a full moon. But almost no one actually gets to see a total eclipse, and looking directly at the sun even when it is 99.9% covered is hazardous. During an annular (Annular means ring, referring to the outer ring of the sun which is not obscured; not to be confused with annual.) a lot more than 0.1 % of the sun is always visible; and so it is always hazardous to view such things without a filter.

My guess is that the thing is over by now and whoever is going to suffer eye damage will have suffered it. But FR shouldn't be a place where one might get the impression that such thing a safe to stare at.

ML/NJ

14 posted on 05/20/2012 5:52:23 PM PDT by ml/nj
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To: ml/nj
My guess is that the thing is over by now and whoever is going to suffer eye damage will have suffered it.

Actually, it has just started here in northern California. The moon is now about a third of the way into covering the Sun.

15 posted on 05/20/2012 5:55:55 PM PDT by Inyo-Mono (My greatest fear is that when I'm gone my wife will sell my guns for what I told her I paid for them)
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To: Yosemitest

Wear eye protection if you watch this.


16 posted on 05/20/2012 6:03:28 PM PDT by Salvation ("With God all things are possible." Matthew 19:26)
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To: Yosemitest

I remember watching my first annular eclipse at about age 9. I remember worrying...what if it just stops, and it stays like this forever when the sun disappeared.


17 posted on 05/20/2012 6:08:48 PM PDT by sockmonkey
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To: Yosemitest

San Jose here and it’s real dark at 620 PM.


18 posted on 05/20/2012 6:25:55 PM PDT by NormsRevenge (Semper Fi)
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To: Yosemitest
It's definitely darker outside, just south of Sack a Tomatoes. We look through a silver CD. It filters out enough to see the eclipse.

But why am I seeing spots?...

19 posted on 05/20/2012 6:30:46 PM PDT by liege (I'll pay more for tomatoes, thank you.)
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To: Yosemitest
“Look at it through a welding shield smoked glass.”

Laid back on the lawn chair in shorts, welding helmet, and a
cold beer. Glad I live in the country. Neighbors in town
might think this odd behavior.

20 posted on 05/20/2012 6:35:13 PM PDT by CrazyIvan (Obama's birth certificate was found stapled to Soros's receipt.)
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To: liege

We have the ring now at 8:35 pm CDT.


21 posted on 05/20/2012 6:36:00 PM PDT by Yosemitest (It's simple, fight or die!)
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To: Yosemitest

Ring of Fire over NM right now. Cool.


22 posted on 05/20/2012 6:37:58 PM PDT by sockmonkey
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To: liege

UV goes right through that CD. Hope you aren’t a casualty. There are two very prominent sunspot groups.


23 posted on 05/20/2012 6:39:32 PM PDT by steve86 (Acerbic by nature not nurture TM)
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To: steve86

Just a quick glance. We usually see the images filtered through the tree leaves projected onto the garage door.


24 posted on 05/20/2012 6:42:20 PM PDT by liege (I'll pay more for tomatoes, thank you.)
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To: Yosemitest

In August of 2017 there will be a total eclipse for the United States running from the Pacific NW to the Atlantic SE.


25 posted on 05/20/2012 6:45:35 PM PDT by jesseam
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To: CrazyIvan

LOL :)


26 posted on 05/20/2012 6:48:10 PM PDT by beaversmom
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To: Yosemitest

Yes indeed. All of us neighbors ended up together looking. Did it
The old fashioned way poke a hole in paper look at reflected on another. The wonder of God’s power on full display. Here in southern Arizona.


27 posted on 05/20/2012 6:52:14 PM PDT by waxer1 ("The Bible is the rock on which our republic rests." -Andrew Jackson)
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To: NormsRevenge

Los Gatos. I don’t know why it should surprise me but its gotten noticeably cooler, too.


28 posted on 05/20/2012 6:56:58 PM PDT by skeeter
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To: skeeter

big drop in temp for sure.. it was 88 a couple hours ago, now its 68


29 posted on 05/20/2012 7:01:39 PM PDT by NormsRevenge (Semper Fi)
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To: Yosemitest

Observed it from Albuquerque. Simple projection on a white piece of cardboard behind a building free of obstructions. The onset was fast but the actual occlusion seemed slow. The annular ring was perfect. At one point all shadowed edges became knife edge centers of diffraction giving peculiar outlines to objects, perhaps inspiring ancient cultures and iconography.


30 posted on 05/20/2012 7:02:21 PM PDT by SpaceBar
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To: Yosemitest
Western Kansas. Folks were turning on their headlights 30 minutes before the sun went down.

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31 posted on 05/20/2012 7:06:56 PM PDT by Delta 21 (Oh Crap !! Did I say that out loud ??!??)
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To: Jack Hydrazine

Thank you for posting that link.

We were able to watch it outside, but because of our location, we were only able to see the crescent.

After coming in, I found your link and that topped off the experience.


32 posted on 05/20/2012 7:13:18 PM PDT by Gator113 (***YOU GAVE it to Obama. I would have voted for NEWT.~Just livin' life, my way~)
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To: NormsRevenge

Inland it was 90, now 78. Also, there was a strange wind (or I should say breeze) for about 20 minutes. Seems like the whole neighborhood was out watching, walking their dogs or jogging.


33 posted on 05/20/2012 7:15:34 PM PDT by Selene
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To: Jack Hydrazine

Thank you for posting that link.

We were able to watch it outside, but because of our location, we were only able to see the crescent.

After coming in, I found your link and that topped off the experience.


34 posted on 05/20/2012 7:35:54 PM PDT by Gator113 (***YOU GAVE it to Obama. I would have voted for NEWT.~Just livin' life, my way~)
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To: Yosemitest

Used a piece of exposed 35mm film to see it from here.


35 posted on 05/20/2012 7:42:11 PM PDT by SZonian (Throwing our allegiances to political party's in the long run gave away our liberty.)
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To: SZonian
Used a piece of exposed 35mm film to see it from here

I hope it was exposed B&W film. Exposed color film provides little UV filtering. At least that's what I've always been told.

36 posted on 05/20/2012 7:50:34 PM PDT by poindexters brother
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To: Yosemitest
Took the kids out and tried to have some fun getting pics of the eclipse. We only had a small one here in SW Missouri
Photobucket

Photobucket


37 posted on 05/20/2012 7:57:50 PM PDT by Can i say that here?
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To: SpaceBar

West side of El Paso, TX. local Jr High has unobstructed view to horizon. Took 3 grand children, my oldest daughter who is a second grade teacher here made a pinhole camera from a cereal box. not a complete annular eclipse but pretty spectacular as it was.


38 posted on 05/20/2012 8:08:20 PM PDT by thane1944
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This is from Wheat Ridge, Colorado with my iPhone.
Couldn't get the actual eclipse, but I was able to capture the lens effect to the right of the glare.
39 posted on 05/20/2012 8:08:29 PM PDT by RandallFlagg (Look for the union label, then buy elsewhere.)
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To: RandallFlagg
From West TX Photobucket Photobucket
40 posted on 05/21/2012 2:35:25 AM PDT by Dusty Road
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To: Yosemitest
24 photo slide-show from Western USA to Japan and other Asian locales ...

http://news.yahoo.com/photos/rare-eclipse-crosses-asia-slideshow/

41 posted on 05/21/2012 4:34:46 AM PDT by shove_it (just undo it)
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To: shove_it
I think I like this one best of the 24.
42 posted on 05/21/2012 6:51:27 AM PDT by Yosemitest (It's simple, fight or die!)
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To: Yosemitest; CedarDave
My fave is photo #1 from New Mexico with the faint windmill image ...


43 posted on 05/21/2012 8:05:58 AM PDT by shove_it (just undo it)
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