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    I definitely giggled at the jokes lol
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    Here's a few pics from the center of totality. The is the Homestead National Monument (where Bill Nye was speaking), which is about 3 miles outside of town. Estimates were 12,000 people there. I'd estimate another 12,000 visitors that were hanging out in town. It was a complete mad house in town today. Traffic was downright dangerous...as you can tell from the line cars in the pics;
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    And this is what it was all about. It was rather cloudy...but still a pretty awesome experience. It got very dark for several minutes (almost like night, but not quite). It got eerily quiet and still; no birds singing and no traffic noise. After about a minute, crickets started chirping like they do at dusk. The complete silence was broken by the roar of crowds at the instant when totality was broken and the sun gave off an intense glittering effect like diamonds.
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    Looks like it's going to pass pretty damn close to where I live.

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    Quote Originally Posted by N2Bluz View Post
    Here's a few pics from the center of totality. The is the Homestead National Monument (where Bill Nye was speaking), which is about 3 miles outside of town. Estimates were 12,000 people there. I'd estimate another 12,000 visitors that were hanging out in town. It was a complete mad house in town today. Traffic was downright dangerous...as you can tell from the line cars in the pics;
    IMG_0184.jpg
    IMG_0185.jpg

    And this is what it was all about. It was rather cloudy...but still a pretty awesome experience. It got very dark for several minutes (almost like night, but not quite). It got eerily quiet and still; no birds singing and no traffic noise. After about a minute, crickets started chirping like they do at dusk. The complete silence was broken by the roar of crowds at the instant when totality was broken and the sun gave off an intense glittering effect like diamonds.
    IMG_0186.JPG
    Wow! Thanks for posting the pics...I totally missed it here.

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    Great pics -- thank you.
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    We got just a little bit. A little corner from the top of the sun. It got about as dark as a thin cloud passing over the sun.

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    Nothing here in Ontario that I saw.

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    It wasn't a total where I am, but I did manage to take a few pics without directly looking at it. We even made a little projector to show the sun pattern!

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    Quote Originally Posted by FlyByNight View Post
    It wasn't a total where I am, but I did manage to take a few pics without directly looking at it. We even made a little projector to show the sun pattern!
    That's cool Mike!

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    Yeah was pretty cloudy here... but when the clouds went by a couple of guys had the solar glasses and it was pretty cool to see it happen.
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    Quote Originally Posted by N2Bluz View Post
    Here's a few pics from the center of totality. The is the Homestead National Monument (where Bill Nye was speaking), which is about 3 miles outside of town. Estimates were 12,000 people there. I'd estimate another 12,000 visitors that were hanging out in town. It was a complete mad house in town today. Traffic was downright dangerous...as you can tell from the line cars in the pics;
    IMG_0184.jpg
    IMG_0185.jpg

    And this is what it was all about. It was rather cloudy...but still a pretty awesome experience. It got very dark for several minutes (almost like night, but not quite). It got eerily quiet and still; no birds singing and no traffic noise. After about a minute, crickets started chirping like they do at dusk. The complete silence was broken by the roar of crowds at the instant when totality was broken and the sun gave off an intense glittering effect like diamonds.
    IMG_0186.JPG
    Here's how other cultures like the Vikings, viewed an eclipse. FulltiltBoggie
    http://http://news.nationalgeographi...space-science/

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    It came by here but I was at my desk and quite busy. I could see it getting darker and darker from where i was and then it
    cleared up.

    I had many people that asked me if I was going to watch it and I said, "no, the only thing I care about the sun is that It keeps coming up every morning." I wish I had a picture of the Idian girls that I said that too.....they were horrified I was saying that...hehehe
    Take care and seeya!

    Jim

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