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eclipse 2017 simulation

Since I can’t be there, I’ll make my own 2017 total eclipse. Voilà. I had hotel reservations in southern Oregon a couple hours south of totality, but the traffic and the crowds were predicted to be an epic cluster-&^%# of Biblical proportions. Since about a million other people from California would be sharing the same route on the 5 Freeway to get home, I decided it was not a good idea. I’ll make a cardboard pinhole viewer and see a partial eclipse here in Northern California. Pictures to follow tomorrow.


By the way, never look at the sun without protection. Looking directly at the sun is unsafe except during the brief total phase of a solar eclipse “totality," when the moon entirely blocks the sun’s bright face, which will happen only within the narrow path of totality and then only for a couple minutes.


Component bits of this photo illustration: Full moon by Gregory H. Revera, CC BY-SA 3.0, Created: 22 October 2010 (modified from original); Skyscape by NASA/JPL-Caltech, U.S. Government work, Galaxy Evolution Explorer (GALEX), Target: CW Leo, Spacecraft: GALEX Orbiter,, Instrument: Ultraviolet/Visible Camera (modified from original)


Happy Sliders Sunday.


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Uploaded on August 20, 2017