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Re: Where are you going to watch the (Total) Solar Eclipse on August 21?
« Reply #75 on: August 18, 2017, 09:09:43 AM »
What traffic predictions do you guys have for driving up on Sunday from NYC to either Chattanooga, Columbia, SC or Smokey Mountains? Usually it is roughly 12 hours, you think it will be heavy traffic driving up on Sunday?!!
Always extra traffic on Sundays along I81

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Re: Where are you going to watch the (Total) Solar Eclipse on August 21?
« Reply #77 on: August 18, 2017, 10:08:32 AM »
The traffic nightmares are starting already.

http://www.king5.com/news/eclipse/eclipse-traffic-already-hits-central-oregon_/465125665

A relative in OR told me that gas stations were already out of gas and store shelves were empty yesterday at noon.

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Re: Where are you going to watch the (Total) Solar Eclipse on August 21?
« Reply #78 on: August 18, 2017, 10:24:41 AM »
So do you make a bracha on the eclipse? And at what point, totality?
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Re: Where are you going to watch the (Total) Solar Eclipse on August 21?
« Reply #79 on: August 18, 2017, 10:27:37 AM »
A relative in OR told me that gas stations were already out of gas and store shelves were empty yesterday at noon.
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Re: Where are you going to watch the (Total) Solar Eclipse on August 21?
« Reply #80 on: August 18, 2017, 10:42:31 AM »
So do you make a bracha on the eclipse? And at what point, totality?
http://matzav.com/star-ks-top-ten-2017-total-solar-eclipse-faqs-the-chofetz-chaims-message-prior-to-radins-eclipse/

    Q. Is a bracha recited on an eclipse?
    No. Although a bracha is recited on other niflaos haboray such as an earthquake, thunder and lightning, a bracha is not recited upon viewing a solar or lunar eclipse.
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Re: Where are you going to watch the (Total) Solar Eclipse on August 21?
« Reply #81 on: August 18, 2017, 11:17:13 AM »
At what point is it dangerous to look at the sun during the eclipse?

Specifically, New York is forecast to have a 77% of the sun blocked at the maximum.
I searched but all I can find are general statements not to look at the eclipse without proper precautions and I was wondering if same applies to partial eclipse.



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Re: Where are you going to watch the (Total) Solar Eclipse on August 21?
« Reply #82 on: August 18, 2017, 11:18:29 AM »
Anything besides 100% is very dangerous to look at.
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Re: Where are you going to watch the (Total) Solar Eclipse on August 21?
« Reply #83 on: August 18, 2017, 11:23:45 AM »
So are people keeping kids indoors during the eclipse?

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Re: Where are you going to watch the (Total) Solar Eclipse on August 21?
« Reply #84 on: August 18, 2017, 11:31:01 AM »
So are people keeping kids indoors during the eclipse?
Do they look at the sun during the day?
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Re: Where are you going to watch the (Total) Solar Eclipse on August 21?
« Reply #85 on: August 18, 2017, 11:47:59 AM »
Do they look at the sun during the day?
Most people don't, yet a lot of people want to see the eclipse.

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Re: Where are you going to watch the (Total) Solar Eclipse on August 21?
« Reply #86 on: August 18, 2017, 11:50:29 AM »
So are people keeping kids indoors during the eclipse?

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Re: Where are you going to watch the (Total) Solar Eclipse on August 21?
« Reply #87 on: August 18, 2017, 11:51:10 AM »
Anything besides 100% is very dangerous to look at.
Even with the right glasses?
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Re: Where are you going to watch the (Total) Solar Eclipse on August 21?
« Reply #88 on: August 18, 2017, 11:53:36 AM »
Even with the right glasses?
Just hope those right glasses are not fakes or defected. Is it really worth the risk?
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Re: Where are you going to watch the (Total) Solar Eclipse on August 21?
« Reply #89 on: August 18, 2017, 12:17:55 PM »
Does anyone know where I can find good certified glasses in the 5Towns area?