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by Watsisname
17 Aug 2017 23:54
Forum: Science and Astronomy Discussions
Topic: Total Solar Eclipse 2017
Replies: 84
Views: 1966

Total Solar Eclipse 2017

Whelp, we who are going to Oregon are not out of the woods completely: http://i.imgur.com/xIgXfAC.jpg The bad news:  That fire is only 80km southwest of Madras, is completely uncontained, and only just received FEMA funding to begin controlling it. The good news is the smoke is only thick very close...
by Watsisname
17 Aug 2017 17:42
Forum: Science and Astronomy Discussions
Topic: Science and Astronomy Videos
Replies: 197
Views: 9351

Science and Astronomy Videos

Really cool video -- love the explanation of storm dynamics.  The power source for the storms on giant planets is very interesting!
by Watsisname
17 Aug 2017 17:37
Forum: Science and Astronomy Discussions
Topic: Total Solar Eclipse 2017
Replies: 84
Views: 1966

Total Solar Eclipse 2017

Midtskogen , save this site on your phone -- I think it will be valuable when you make your drive up to Madras. http://www.briancrow.com/madras-central-oregon-traffic-cameras For the rest of you who are driving, try looking around online for traffic cameras around where you plan to be -- most inter...
by Watsisname
17 Aug 2017 16:56
Forum: Science and Astronomy Discussions
Topic: Astrophotography
Replies: 149
Views: 6166

Astrophotography

I'm so glad you got to see it!  More and more people are living under light polluted skies, and living their whole lives without knowing what a dark sky looks like.  Everyone should get this experience at least once. :)  

And that looks like an amazing place to see it from, too!  What a landscape!
by Watsisname
17 Aug 2017 11:06
Forum: Science and Astronomy Discussions
Topic: Total Solar Eclipse 2017
Replies: 84
Views: 1966

Total Solar Eclipse 2017

Wow.   Researchers are predicting the shape of solar corona and how it will look to the eye on the 21st.   (Details and more very beautiful images on the site.) http://i.imgur.com/t4ZFMcS.jpg That looks quite a bit different from most photographs of the corona -- due to the very large dynamic range...
by Watsisname
17 Aug 2017 09:48
Forum: Science and Astronomy Discussions
Topic: Total Solar Eclipse 2017
Replies: 84
Views: 1966

Total Solar Eclipse 2017

As bad as it might look for much of the country, I think there are still plenty of reasons to remain hopeful.  Some of that cloud is scattered rather than overcast, or high-level cirrus which won't completely obscure the Sun, or convection which, if not too big, may dissipate as the Sun goes away. ...
by Watsisname
17 Aug 2017 03:07
Forum: Science and Astronomy Discussions
Topic: Astrophotography
Replies: 149
Views: 6166

Astrophotography

Good luck and have fun!
by Watsisname
16 Aug 2017 22:55
Forum: Science and Astronomy Discussions
Topic: Astrophotography
Replies: 149
Views: 6166

Astrophotography

11800 i asked a meteorologist of my town about the weather where i am going. he said the chances for clouds are small but he said the humidity will be moderate, around 50%. i heard before that high humidity will ruin the show, but someone knows what the % of humidity is high enough to ruin the show...
by Watsisname
15 Aug 2017 23:08
Forum: Space Journeys
Topic: The "That Totally Looks Like _____" Thread
Replies: 72
Views: 5023

The "That Totally Looks Like _____" Thread

the photo guy, oh, great, you've found the Moon from Majora's Mask:

Image


72 hours remain until it crashes into Earth.  Nice job dooming us all.
by Watsisname
15 Aug 2017 22:26
Forum: Science and Astronomy Discussions
Topic: Total Solar Eclipse 2017
Replies: 84
Views: 1966

Total Solar Eclipse 2017

http://i.imgur.com/HotSHmL.gif Neat way to visualize how the weather forecasts have narrowed down on a solution for eclipse day.  Each frame is the GFS forecast for the 500mb geopotential height (good indicator of jet stream behavior and cyclonic systems) for Monday at 18z, and on the right side, t...
by Watsisname
15 Aug 2017 16:41
Forum: Science and Astronomy Discussions
Topic: Science and Astronomy Questions
Replies: 569
Views: 20990

Science and Astronomy Questions

FastFourierTransform wrote:
Qr Bbpost does the number of potatoes in this bag is hotter than a sunny day?

Scientists just don't know!
by Watsisname
15 Aug 2017 16:30
Forum: Space Journeys
Topic: Image Dump
Replies: 899
Views: 48615

Image Dump

It's Eve!
by Watsisname
15 Aug 2017 13:09
Forum: Science and Astronomy Discussions
Topic: Total Solar Eclipse 2017
Replies: 84
Views: 1966

Total Solar Eclipse 2017

Fair point, and I'm intending to spend a few seconds taking a couple photos for posterity as well.  So let me change that to say don't take too much  time with a camera.   The thing is just that those 2.5 minutes will go by very fast, and its easy to get engrossed with trying to capture it that you ...
by Watsisname
15 Aug 2017 12:08
Forum: Science and Astronomy Discussions
Topic: Total Solar Eclipse 2017
Replies: 84
Views: 1966

Total Solar Eclipse 2017

11705 I'm SO excited for this. I'm traveling out to Nebraska, and so far the weather patterns are looking good! Has anyone here ever seen totality before? If so, do you have any tips? I haven't seen a totality before, but can relay advice I've taken from others (Midtskogen has seen 2 and may be abl...
by Watsisname
15 Aug 2017 10:46
Forum: Science and Astronomy Discussions
Topic: Total Solar Eclipse 2017
Replies: 84
Views: 1966

Total Solar Eclipse 2017

11746 I try to be a glass half full kind of guy, so maybe it's a non-event, but for me, its better than nothing. It is definitely better than nothing.  With eclipse glasses or a pin-hole projection you'll see a crescent Sun, and shadows might seem a bit strange -- sharper in one direction than anot...
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