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Re: Solar eclipse-o-philes FYI


@PamelaSue72 wrote:

Why on earth would people have to keep their pets indoors during an eclipse???

 

I feel like some people think there's something worse about looking at the sun during an eclipse . Um no. You're not supposed to ever look at the sun. It's just that normally you don't have any reason to look at it, and during an eclipse you want to see what's going on. 

I'm sure that pets (and other animals) don't think an eclipse is worth looking at. 


 

@PamelaSue72

Yep - animals don't look directly at the sun above like we stoopid hoomans do.  ;-)

 

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Re: Solar eclipse-o-philes FYI

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photos from Madras, Oregon where the eclipse started...  

 

The total solar eclipse will then travel from coast to coast over the next 90 minutes, ending just before 3pm EDT in South Carolina (pictured in Oregon at around 9.25am PDT)

 

Another shot of the eclipse taken from Madras, Oregon, around 100 miles away from Salem, at around the same time

 

Thousands gathered in the small town of Salem, Oregon (pictured is the eclipse at around 9.50am PDT from Salem) to get a glimpse of the event

 

After a few minutes, a sliver of light was seen escaping from behind the moon as it carried on its trajectory 

 

The state was plunged into darkness during the first total solar eclipse in decades as the celestial event-of-a-lifetime begins to sweep across the US

 

Oregon has been plunged into darkness as the celestial event-of-a-lifetime begins to sweep across the US

 

The total solar eclipse will then travel from coast to coast over the next 90 minutes, ending just before 3pm EDT in South Carolina

 

Within a couple of minutes the sun began peeking out from the moon as it carried on its trajectory 

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Re: Solar eclipse-o-philes FYI

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really cool videos...

 

http://www.dailymail.co.uk/video/news/video-1522491/Timelapse-footage-shows-total-solar-eclipse-Oregon.html

 

http://www.dailymail.co.uk/video/news/video-1522477/Oregon-plunged-into-darkness-total-solar-eclipse.html

  

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Re: Solar eclipse-o-philes FYI

I live in the path of totality and it was breathtaking!

 

It was dark as midnight for about a 30 seconds to a minute  and the sun looked like a glowing ring.  No glasses needed at this point.  It was so beautiful  like an act of god. It is AMAZING that this is all mother nature  natural occurring event.