solar eclipse

Dave_H

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Cloudy here and not in totality zone, the event was novel but not intriguing. I managed a few glances (1-2 seconds at at time) with the glasses, just in case they were not up to spec. Light was reduced but nowhere near darkness, more like late evening. I noticed a drop in temperature. Afterwards, sunlight came back and all was about as usual.

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We had an earthquake the same week as the eclipse, here in New York City. Measured a 4.8 on the Richter scale. Lasted just a few seconds. Everything shook.... and was literally more exciting than the solar eclipse.
 

Dave_H

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Cloudy here and not in totality zone, the event was novel but not intriguing. I managed a few glances (1-2 seconds at at time) with the glasses, just in case they were not up to spec. Light was reduced but nowhere near darkness, more like late evening. I noticed a drop in temperature. Afterwards, sunlight came back and all was about as usual.

Dave
 

bykfixer

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Cloudy here and not in totality zone, the event was novel but not intriguing. I managed a few glances (1-2 seconds at at time) with the glasses, just in case they were not up to spec. Light was reduced but nowhere near darkness, more like late evening. I noticed a drop in temperature. Afterwards, sunlight came back and all was about as usual.

Dave
That post was worth repeating. 👍
 

ABTOMAT

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We had an earthquake the same week as the eclipse, here in New York City. Measured a 4.8 on the Richter scale. Lasted just a few seconds. Everything shook.... and was literally more exciting than the solar eclipse.
I felt it up here near Boston. House swayed back and forth for about 5-10 seconds. Flashlights didn't even fall over. I think the last one we had was about 20 years ago and a little stronger.
 
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