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Re: Where are you going to watch the (Total) Solar Eclipse on August 21?
« Reply #90 on: August 18, 2017, 12:28:05 PM »
Georgetown SC area

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Re: Where are you going to watch the (Total) Solar Eclipse on August 21?
« Reply #91 on: August 18, 2017, 12:33:05 PM »
My daughters camp just sent an email that they are cancelling swim on Monday and will try to remain indoors as much as possible  ::)
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Re: Where are you going to watch the (Total) Solar Eclipse on August 21?
« Reply #92 on: August 18, 2017, 12:39:04 PM »
My daughters camp just sent an email that they are cancelling swim on Monday and will try to remain indoors as much as possible  ::)
Do they have windows?  :)
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Re: Where are you going to watch the (Total) Solar Eclipse on August 21?
« Reply #93 on: August 18, 2017, 01:15:35 PM »
Do they look at the sun during the day?
No, but because it's partially blocked it's both tempting to look at and seems like it won't be dangerous so during the ecplise there's a much bigger issue.

Even with the right glasses?
that's the whole point of the glasses, to make it safe. Although as CM pointed out, make sure the glasses are legit.

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Re: Where are you going to watch the (Total) Solar Eclipse on August 21?
« Reply #94 on: August 18, 2017, 02:21:02 PM »
I just have to... it is Friday after all...
Are we as careful with our eyes not to look at places we are not allowed? Do we care as much about spiritual damage to our eyes?
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Re: Where are you going to watch the (Total) Solar Eclipse on August 21?
« Reply #95 on: August 18, 2017, 02:50:37 PM »
So are people keeping kids indoors during the eclipse?

If you're in NY, a lot of people can share 1 pair of glasses. Nobody needs to stare at the sun for hours. The eclipse happens gradually. And you're not going to notice much difference if you look at 75% magnitude and I look at 76%. If you have a pair of glasses, make all the kids line up for them so hat everyone gets a chance to satisfy their curiosity.

Also, make some pinhole projectors.

If you think the warnings are vague, let me try to clarify. There is nothing more or less dangerous about looking at the sun during an eclipse compared to any other day. If you have the right glasses, you can look at it today or any other day of the week. If you don't have the right glasses, you can never safely look at the sun. The only exception to this is that during the few seconds or minutes that the eclipse is total (which will not happen in NY this time) you can look without the glasses.
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Re: Where are you going to watch the (Total) Solar Eclipse on August 21?
« Reply #98 on: August 19, 2017, 09:24:23 PM »
If i buy special glasses from anywhere, even if it has the right code printed on it is there any way to know forsure that it's real?
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Re: Where are you going to watch the (Total) Solar Eclipse on August 21?
« Reply #99 on: August 19, 2017, 10:01:06 PM »
If i buy special glasses from anywhere, even if it has the right code printed on it is there any way to know forsure that it's real?
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Re: Where are you going to watch the (Total) Solar Eclipse on August 21?
« Reply #101 on: August 19, 2017, 10:58:19 PM »
If i buy special glasses from anywhere, even if it has the right code printed on it is there any way to know forsure that it's real?
Nope.
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Re: Where are you going to watch the (Total) Solar Eclipse on August 21?
« Reply #102 on: August 19, 2017, 11:03:20 PM »
Does anyone know where I can find good certified glasses in the 5Towns area?
Only thing I would feel comfortable with would be welders googles (IINM needs to be least shade 13).

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Re: Where are you going to watch the (Total) Solar Eclipse on August 21?
« Reply #103 on: August 19, 2017, 11:05:31 PM »
Only thing I would feel comfortable with would be welders googles (IINM needs to be least shade 13).
Don't think they make 13 so go with 14. Find an old welder with #14 googles and if he isn't blind you know they work.  :)
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Re: Where are you going to watch the (Total) Solar Eclipse on August 21?
« Reply #104 on: August 20, 2017, 12:08:10 AM »
Any award flights available from the NY or PHL to anywhere in the path?

Update:AA has a flight to Charlotte and Evansville, Indiana tom
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