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Max The Magnificent
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Re: We had our own :)
Max The Magnificent   8/22/2017 1:53:58 PM
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@Squirrel: "The temperature drop is explained by Dave Barry..."

Very funny :-)

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Re: We had our own :)
squirrelwhispher   8/19/2017 1:33:46 AM
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The temperature drop is explained by Dave Barry.

http://www.miamiherald.com/living/liv-columns-blogs/dave-barry/article167175947.html

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Re: We had our own :)
U. Dreher   8/18/2017 6:44:21 PM
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Whether you call it "fresh" or "chilly": the temperature seems to drop by several degrees Celcius (not sure what a thermometer in the shadow might have told). But he temperature drop does not wait for the total eclipse - it's starting earlier.

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Re: We had our own :)
Max The Magnificent   8/18/2017 5:56:39 PM
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@U. Dreher: "...The remarkable thing is that it's getting quite 'fresh' once the sun is covered by more than 50 % or so. Even on an otherwise hot August day..."

What about when you entered totality? I've heard that it can feel really chilly.

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We had our own :)
U. Dreher   8/18/2017 4:45:28 PM
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On August 11th, 1999 we had a total eclipse here at Stuttgart, Germany. The total eclipse lasted well over 2 minutes. The best: we hadn't to move further than outdoors to observe it. The remarkable thing is that it's getting quite 'fresh' once the sun is covered by more than 50 % or so. Even on an otherwise hot August day.

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Gearing Up for a Total Solar Eclipse
Max The Magnificent   8/16/2017 9:56:04 AM
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See also my latest column that contains all sorts of nitty-gritty details: Gearing Up for a Total Solar Eclipse

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Re: Pythagorean Day
Max The Magnificent   8/15/2017 1:08:53 PM
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@Squirrelwhispher: "Today is a Pythagorean Day because 8 15 and 17 form a Pythagorean Triple..."

Dang -- I wish I'd worn appropriate clothing!!!

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Pythagorean Day
squirrelwhispher   8/15/2017 12:47:41 PM
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Today is a Pythagorean Day because 8 15 and 17 form a Pythagorean Triple. Has there ever been a solar eclipse on a Pythagorean Day? I'm watching it on tv because I need my eyes and I saw the one in 1979 and it wasn't that big a deal. Just another chance to verify Einstein's Theory of Gravity and to sell smoked glass. 

https://www.timeanddate.com/holidays/fun/pythagorean-theorem-day

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Re: 2024
MeasurementBlues   8/14/2017 4:55:43 PM
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"will you be attending that one?"

I hope so

Max The Magnificent
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Re: Fake glasses
Max The Magnificent   8/14/2017 4:03:36 PM
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@MeasurementBlues: I read the other day about fake eclipse glasses starting to appear online....

I heard that too -- if you look at an incancecent or flurescent light through them and you can see any light, don;t use them to view the eclipse -- even 1% of the sun's light is enough to cause retinal scarring

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