- Aug 23, 2016
i happen to be dead center in the path of totality. what luck! im gonna try to get everything there is to film, diamond ring, baileys beads, 360 degree sunset, shadow bands everything.
It's been consistently cloudy here for the last month, so I'm driving if the clouds are here in the early morning. Looks like my filter and glasses aren't going to make it though. Probably going to get some clean welding filters.I looked this up for my location especially. I won't be in the 100% total eclipse, but will be in the 90% which I can live with. It has barely rained here in the past couple of months. I just hope it is sunny with no clouds that morning. 90% should occur at 10:14 A.M.
Yeah I remember the Gong Show... I wouldn't missHi Jerry ,
That solar viewing box reminds me of the unknown comic on the gong show years ago. With JP morgan and chuck berris.
That video is quite funny and entertaining...Hey Jerry, that map you linked to reminds me of a YouTube clip that was in my feed recently.
Want a good laugh.... ok, get your popcorn and watch ....op: :crackup:
Side note. Watch the movie " Confessions of a Dangerous Mind" and YT "Gong Show popsicle twins"Yeah I remember the Gong Show... I wouldn't miss
it when it was on. The unknown comic cracked me
up and those ridiculous acts. Loved the big hook
to get them off the stage... Ahhh the good old days...:beer:
I've done it that way before. This time I bought three pairs of glasses for $6.50. Supposed to get here by the 18th. That's cutting it close, but they are coming from New York, so plenty of time to get here. I'll be more than pissed if they get here late. $3.50 of that was shipping.
Don't worry if they don't arrive in time because there's another eclipse happening here in 2024. Lucky folks living in the city of Cape Girardeau are in the path both times.I waited way too long to order my glasses and filters, so it's going to be close for me as well. Hopefully the solar filter for my scope will make it though. I'm probably only going to see the partial at this point since a road trip is looking questionable.
I'll definitely do some more testing, notably because the light I could see was greenish, which is not noted in the filter spec.@ Bionic-Badger
I hope those google do work safely for viewing the sun. I shined a bright light into my solar eclipse googles and only saw the faintest hint of a spot there. Using your eyes to test this theory is pretty ballsy. I hope it woks out well for you.