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Offline DefCynodont119

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///Total Eclipse 2017 Safety and Information///



https://www.space.com/33797-total-solar-eclipse-2017-guide.html

To those that are going to be viewing the Eclipse on the 21st (Tomorrow as of this post) I have some important infoz


MAKE SURE ANY SHADES YOU USE MEET REQUIREMENT ISO 12312-2:2015
AND EN 1836:2005 AND QUEENSLAND DIRECTIVE AS/NZS 1338.1:1992

One or more should be listed on the inner side of the glasses, shades should be nigh-opaque with only extremely bright light visible when put on.


If you do not have a pair, don't panic. Here are some tutorials on how to make a pinhole projector:


Links:
http://www.instructables.com/id/Cardboard-Box-Eclipse-Viewer/
https://www.timeanddate.com/eclipse/box-pinhole-projector.html
https://www.theverge.com/2017/8/9/16109520/how-to-diy-pinhole-projector-solar-eclipse-cardboard-paper-budget-safe

(I made one of these to look at the transit of Venus a few years back, they are awesome)




This will be converted/replaced by a "did you see the eclipse/what did you think" thread after it's over

« Last Edit: August 21, 2017, 09:44:41 am by DefCynodont119 »
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Re: ///Total Eclipse 2017 Safety and Information///
Eclipses are awesome but plz ensure they're not the last thing you ever see.

Also, have fun!

 

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Re: ///Total Eclipse 2017 Safety and Information///
Sing it for me Bonnie!
“Think lightly of yourself and deeply of the world”

 

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Re: ///Total Eclipse 2017 Safety and Information///
If using a welding helmet Nasa says use shade 12 or darker.
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Re: ///Total Eclipse 2017 Safety and Information///
These tips are fine, I guess, but here's the real deal:

**** every cause that ends in murder and children crying. ― Iain Banks
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Re: ///Total Eclipse 2017 Safety and Information///
@ The E
The Image res is two large, that won't display.

Here is a link to your punchline instead:

https://pbs.twimg.com/media/DHhL0GaVYAEdF2o.jpg:large


Eclipse Tip #86: Make sure Images work before posting.  :p
« Last Edit: August 21, 2017, 10:02:49 am by DefCynodont119 »
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Re: ///Total Eclipse 2017 Safety and Information///
I went to Tennessee and saw the total eclipse.  It was awesome, in the original sense of the word.

Somewhat surreal, too.  The lights went out like God turned down a dimmer switch, and then you're looking at this giant glowing hole in the sky.  A couple planets were visible too.  Not too many stars since we were in a fairly well-populated area and there were lots of city lights around us.  It was more of a very dim twilight than full darkness.

 

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Re: ///Total Eclipse 2017 Safety and Information///
Yeah, I've been to a total eclipse too. Even on a cloudy day like it was for me, it really is like nothing else on Earth.
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