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Re: Where are you going to watch the (Total) Solar Eclipse on August 21?
« Reply #221 on: August 22, 2017, 08:52:22 AM »
Hard to really read conversations.. but the point is great.
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Re: Where are you going to watch the (Total) Solar Eclipse on August 21?
« Reply #223 on: August 23, 2017, 11:52:13 AM »
https://www.bloomberg.com/news/articles/2017-08-23/eclipse-failure-how-energy-traders-misread-the-market-so-badly

http://www.philly.com/philly/business/energy/the-eclipse-distracted-multitudes-from-their-desks-and-power-demand-plunged-20170822.html

More consumption, as more lighting would be required.

Less consumption, as temperatures will be cooler, and less Air Conditioning required.

Less consumption, as people will be outdoors watching.

More consumption, as people will be indoors staying safe.

Now just plug numbers into the formula, and figure it out.  ;D

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Re: Where are you going to watch the (Total) Solar Eclipse on August 21?
« Reply #224 on: August 23, 2017, 12:15:41 PM »
Or just wait for somethingfishy's shots
So when will we be getting @Something Fishy pics?
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Re: Where are you going to watch the (Total) Solar Eclipse on August 21?
« Reply #226 on: August 23, 2017, 12:25:29 PM »
So when will we be getting @Something Fishy pics?
Did you not get them already?

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Re: Where are you going to watch the (Total) Solar Eclipse on August 21?
« Reply #228 on: August 23, 2017, 03:06:01 PM »

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Re: Where are you going to watch the (Total) Solar Eclipse on August 21?
« Reply #231 on: September 01, 2017, 12:34:23 PM »
https://www.lensrentals.com/blog/2017/09/rental-camera-gear-destroyed-by-the-solar-eclipse-of-2017/

FYI, that long white lens is not an expensive lens at all, only $11,500 :-X.
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Re: Where are you going to watch the (Total) Solar Eclipse on August 21?
« Reply #234 on: September 08, 2017, 12:07:21 AM »
There might be a very thread for this, but check out SmarterEveryDay's video on the eclipse. He's done a few videos leading up to the eclipse, but for the actual eclipse they choose a spot where the international space station would be visible transiting the sun during the eclipse!

https://youtu.be/lepQoU4oek4

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Re: Where are you going to watch the (Total) Solar Eclipse on August 21?
« Reply #235 on: September 08, 2017, 01:10:38 AM »
There might be a very thread for this, but check out SmarterEveryDay's video on the eclipse. He's done a few videos leading up to the eclipse, but for the actual eclipse they choose a spot where the international space station would be visible transiting the sun during the eclipse!

https://youtu.be/lepQoU4oek4

That it so cool...thanks for sharing...

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Re: Where are you going to watch the (Total) Solar Eclipse on August 21?
« Reply #236 on: September 08, 2017, 01:10:48 PM »
There might be a very thread for this, but check out SmarterEveryDay's video on the eclipse. He's done a few videos leading up to the eclipse, but for the actual eclipse they choose a spot where the international space station would be visible transiting the sun during the eclipse!

https://youtu.be/lepQoU4oek4

While it is pretty cool, I think they're kinda making a much bigger deal out of it than it really is. I imagine it's not that big a deal to get a picture of the ISS transiting the sun in general. True, it adds to the coolness of it that there's a partial eclipse at the time but they seem to me to be overreacting a little bit.

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Re: Where are you going to watch the (Total) Solar Eclipse on August 21?
« Reply #237 on: September 08, 2017, 01:12:25 PM »
While it is pretty cool, I think they're kinda making a much bigger deal out of it than it really is. I imagine it's not that big a deal to get a picture of the ISS transiting the sun in general. True, it adds to the coolness of it that there's a partial eclipse at the time but they seem to me to be overreacting a little bit.
Considering the speed it passes across I would imagine it is not so easy to get such a picture. You need to calculate the exact time and location.
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Re: Where are you going to watch the (Total) Solar Eclipse on August 21?
« Reply #238 on: September 08, 2017, 01:16:33 PM »
You need to calculate the exact time and location.
I can't imagine that's such a big deal. the same way they did it here they could've done it any other time. As long as you're willing to travel I imagine it's not too difficult to find a place/time for it.

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Re: Where are you going to watch the (Total) Solar Eclipse on August 21?
« Reply #239 on: September 08, 2017, 01:18:58 PM »
I can't imagine that's such a big deal. the same way they did it here they could've done it any other time. As long as you're willing to travel I imagine it's not too difficult to find a place/time for it.
Yes it is doable but not without going through the calculations. I can see it being exciting when it works as planned.
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