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Reply #45 - Aug 17th, 2017 at 1:02pm
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desert-dude wrote on Aug 17th, 2017 at 10:16am:
Having witnessed a couple of eclipses: indeed they are interesting but
I found the occlusion of the sun from St. Helens ash at least as interesting and
a bit more threatening as we didn't know when it was  going to go away.
Reddish glow; dead quiet except for the sand raining down.


A lot tougher on people and vehicles/equipment than an eclipse of the sun too!
  

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Reply #46 - Aug 17th, 2017 at 2:19pm
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A quick glance at the tide tables.  It isn't any more extreme than the July high. 

  

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Reply #47 - Aug 17th, 2017 at 3:40pm
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Just got off the phone with my Bellevue friend.  We were vamping on the volume of.....aaaah.......poo that will be added to the environment.  Not nearly enough public restrooms.  Visualizing rafts of porta-potties being flown in by cargo helicopters....or heaved out the back of C-130s on parachutes.   

Think about it - we guesstimated 70 TONS of additional poo per day.   Shocked   Didn't want to even think about the volume of disposable diapers. 

Then she got on dogs.  Estimated 15 tons of DOG poo per diem. 
  

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Reply #48 - Aug 17th, 2017 at 5:11pm
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Ain't it great!  And they, like all good warm, fuzzy, and zen-full people, will leave the mess behind for someone else to clean up.   But after all, don't we owe it to them?

I'm just staying home.  Too bad the shooting light will be gone for a couple of hours Monday.

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Reply #49 - Aug 17th, 2017 at 5:58pm
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John,
I wouldn't drive any distance to see it or get caught up in a raft of hippies, but I will journey to my front yard with my buck eclipse glasses and take a look. I agree with you on the awesomeness of these things. Why wouldn't anyone take a peek?

Phil, you must have a lot of time on your hands to compute these things. Here's a pic of some folks at the dog park checking out the same subject. Rebel, not responsible for it, seems interested too.
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Reply #50 - Aug 17th, 2017 at 6:27pm
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Joe (Westerner) will be right in the thick of it.  He's at Arco.  Wonder where Joe is?  Undecided  Maybe cashing a month's worth of survival gear to be on the safe side.  If there is a fuel shortage, he might not be able to get out to matches  Cry++
  

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Reply #51 - Aug 17th, 2017 at 7:34pm
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desert-dude wrote on Aug 17th, 2017 at 10:16am:
Having witnessed a couple of eclipses: indeed they are interesting but
I found the occlusion of the sun from St. Helens ash at least as interesting and
a bit more threatening as we didn't know when it was  going to go away.
Reddish glow; dead quiet except for the sand raining down.


The St. Helens ash clouds were interesting, and the cousins got mailed packages of St. Helens ash that fell on our place.
Was listening to the radio last night while a fella was discussing  plate tectonic activities that had occurred and/or increased in particular global regions that had been previously occluded.
He was saying that St. Helens had been dormant for thousands of years, and then couple of years following a partial occlusion, the volcano became active again. Seems that the big Madrid quake in the Midwest during the early 1800's occurred not too long after an occlusion.
He went on to say that the upcoming occlusion will pass over the Cascadia Subduction Zone and part of the northern San Andreas Fault zone, over the Yellowstone Caldera, over the Madrid Fault zone, and over a couple other areas in the eastern U.S.
No guarantee anything will happen, but the info he had collected and talked about was interesting.
  

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Reply #52 - Aug 18th, 2017 at 12:27am
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BP, Maybe nothing will happen, but then the western US may disappear!  Undecided  A coordinated Cascadia quake and Yellowstone Caldera event would be really spectacular.   

Meanwhile, there is a 30 mile eclipse backup in Prineville, Oregon
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Reply #53 - Aug 18th, 2017 at 12:36am
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Woo-Hoo!    Gonna be just like Woodstock!     Shocked
  

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Reply #54 - Aug 18th, 2017 at 12:45am
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Woodstock on steroids  Grin  It was only a few hundred acres.  This is shaping up to be 60 mile wide swath across the continent.  Shocked
  

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Reply #55 - Aug 18th, 2017 at 10:24am
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Well the news is hyping it enough to ensure mass hysteria. And local businesses are investing in enough tourist junk art in hopes of cashing in  big time on the event. Going to be some pretty upset entrepreneurs if their plans to cash in don't pay off!
They may have missed another opportunity to make cash by not offering eclipse doggie poo bags!
  

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Reply #56 - Aug 18th, 2017 at 11:35am
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My brother told me last night there are a lot of people in La Grande with out of state plates.  They may not have cash for souvenirs.  A couple of guys were parked in the shade at the bank with the doors wide open trying to sleep in 90 degree heat.
  

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Reply #57 - Aug 18th, 2017 at 4:41pm
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I have only a few tickets left for the Heaven's Gate spaceship, it's just went into low orbit around Earth.  The view of the solar eclipse is fantastic from space.  You can charge it on your credit or debit card or directly from your bank account.  We'll pick everyone up at their house so you won't have to sleep in a tent or your car. First-class passengers will get private cots.  So no one gets space-sick you can take the meds in Apple(white) sauce or pudding, and wash it down with our special - Jim Jones Kool-Aid.  Everyone will get a NASSA-approved tinted plastic bag to slip over their head so the solar glare doesn't damage your eyes.  And, if you call in the next five minutes you'll get the second ticket FREE.  Just pay separate shipping and handling.  Log on to the Heaven's Gate website NOW, the first 50 people will be automatically upgraded to a suite - with a private balcony. Roll Eyes
  
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Reply #58 - Aug 18th, 2017 at 4:44pm
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"Solar eclipse traffic on I-25, I-70 could be as bad as 6 Broncos games letting out at once"

Headline in this morning's Denver Post.
  
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Reply #59 - Aug 18th, 2017 at 8:46pm
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Lots of ways to watch it online:

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