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Old 08-21-2016, 06:20 PM   #11
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[QUOTE=electricflyer;15314]For safe viewing here are two options. The first is viewing glasses /QUOTE]

I've ordered (and received) special filters to go on the twin objectives of my binoculars, so I'll be able to view with magnification right up until totality starts. While it's total, of curse, naked eye is safe -- but don't view totality with unfiltered binocs, because when totality ends it would take only milliseconds to blind you permanently. If you're viewing totality with the naked eye you'll have time to react, but not with magnification.

Anyone remember Cobean's Naked Eye, a cartoon series in magazines of old?
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Old 10-17-2016, 03:44 PM   #12
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Just made my reservation at Lake Hartwell State Park, SC. I will be next to you Wade at site #9 arriving on the 17th and departing on the 22nd. See you there next year.
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Old 11-13-2016, 11:22 AM   #13
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I received an email from Oregon state parks saying they will start taking reservations for the parks in the total eclipse path on Nov 17 2016. Plan early.
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Reading about the eclipse on other forums it seems camp sites are filling fast and some already full. There is a large group of FROGs (Forest River Owners Group) that are getting together in Gatlinburg TN. Some have remarked that there is limited sites in Oregon. I would imagine it would not be crowded in Western Nebraska to watch. There are some counties out there with only one community in them, I would say town but some of them may not even qualify as a town. My parents used to have good friends that had a 4,000 acre ranch near Dunning, NE and they not only owned a ranch but most of the business buildings in Dunning. You may need to do some boondocking to watch it there. Possibly in the Halsey National Forest. Looking at the eclipse map it would be right on the northern fringe. Grand Island would be great, get a room at the Holiday inn, used to stay there often. I remember reading about a child birth in a county that was the first one in over 35 years, that was because there was no hospital in the county and a lady went into labor and had a baby before the could make it to a hospital.

I got a reply on the Forest River Forum about past eclipses and a link to check on them. I remembered a total eclipse a long time ago and the link gave me a possible time, of June 30, 1954. I remember using a indirect sighting of it by putting a pin hole in a piece of paper and then shining the eclipse through it on another piece of paper. There will be an eclipse in a little over 4 days but it will be in the Southern Hemisphere, on the southern tip of SA and Africa.

Wade and I have reservations at Lake Hartwell State Park in SC. Come join us if it isn't already full.

Here is the link for the time chart of solar eclipses.
https://www.timeanddate.com/eclipse/...960&type=solar Solar Eclipse time chart
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Out in my neck of the woods, looks like Grand Teton National Park has possibilities, also several state parks in eastern Wyoming (Glendo, Guernsey) are almost dead on the path.

Will talk to wife, may do something out west.
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Find a campground north of Scottsbluff NE. If you need to drive to a location centered on the eclipse you can just stop in the middle of the road. There won't be any traffic to worry about, the only thing out there would be a couple cows.
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Old 07-04-2017, 04:34 PM   #17
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AS of July 4th...

If you want to go with Marv and me, there are 31 sites still available at Lake Hartwell State Park (SC) Sites 1, 2, 12 and 13 are near us.

They're not raising the rates for the eclipse. Still $24 a night (for the sites on this loop, anyway) The park has pretty good reviews. There's room for a few more.

(I put this info in the other eclipse thread, too)
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