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Mosfet
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20 Aug 2017 12:52

We are rooting for you all, looking forward for your reports, drawings, images, descriptions, anything.
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20 Aug 2017 14:12

Mosfet wrote:
We are rooting for you all, looking forward for your reports, drawings, images, descriptions, anything.

In particular, I look forward to descriptions of the eclipse. I guess no picture nor video can ever describe the true beauty of a total eclipse.
 
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20 Aug 2017 18:45

Made it to Madras and have set up camp. Unless the moon changes its orbit or explodes, there's no missing it now!
 
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the photo guy
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20 Aug 2017 18:56

Watsisname wrote:
Made it to Madras and have set up camp.  Unless the moon changes its orbit or explodes, there's no missing it now!

Good luck! defiantly don't want anything bad or unexpected to happen! worst case of scenario the moon becomes the earth and the earth becomes the moon. :?.
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21 Aug 2017 00:43

It will still be crazy to see, you will still see the dark looming shadow, even on the clouds.

 As for me ill have to settle for the 75% coverage,

hey you guys, post some pictures of the complete coverage !!
 
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21 Aug 2017 00:56

LeeP wrote:
It will still be crazy to see, you will still see the dark looming shadow, even on the clouds.

 As for me ill have to settle for the 75% coverage,

hey you guys, post some pictures of the complete coverage !!

Same, I am also getting only a 70% coverage. I'm HOPING it will still be good to watch but seeing a 100% coverage must be one of the best experiences ever!
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21 Aug 2017 02:38

Hopefully there will be livestream when solar eclipse start :)
 
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21 Aug 2017 03:21

Well, that deteriorated quickly. :'(

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Final weather post from me. Im going to bed; getting up in 6 hours. Hopefully I can get at least some good views or a decent pic.
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21 Aug 2017 04:20

I won't be able to see it but...

4 hours and 26 minutes until start!
 
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21 Aug 2017 05:36

Also made it to Madras. The mobile network pretty much broke down here.
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21 Aug 2017 06:18

Soon sunrise. Not completely clear though.
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21 Aug 2017 08:56

I'm in Madras too, according to coordinates in SE. Waiting for first contact about 10 min from now. Thanks for live streaming too!
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21 Aug 2017 09:50

Hey question, I didn't get any eclipse glasses (sorry they just seem too dorky and odd to me) but I have solar filters, I can use them instead right? I have a 101mm and a 70mm solar filter I use with my telescopes and cameras.
 
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21 Aug 2017 09:57

you mean without camera or telescope? I think is a bit dangerous if so, and uncomfortable. Materials could be different. Then I would take into account that dirty filters are a pain to clean and easily scratched.

Meanwhile, in SpaceEngine...
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21 Aug 2017 10:20

Taken screenshots from Solar Eclipse 2017 live stream

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