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1. Posted by Utrecht (Moderator 5596 posts) 8y

Ok, for anyone who has tons of time at work today, you can watch the eclipse live for example
here or here
Have fun

2. Posted by Sam I Am (Admin 5588 posts) 8y

There's apparently a flight to Svalbard today specifically targetted at seeing the eclipse and seats were still available. Should be spectacular!

3. Posted by marlis (Travel Guru 1167 posts) 8y

to see a total eclipse of the sun is realy something special.
I have seen it two times,first one when I was a child living in the south of Germany,second time here on Bonaire in February 1998
about 1000 people where at the most northern part of the Island to watch the eclipse
the atmosphare gives you shivers.the birds stoppt singin,it was getting cold and the light was really strange,some people where afraid and startet to scream.
Many local people where hiding in there houses, to afraide that something horrible would happen to them.
other people went diving to see what influence the eclipse will have to the sealive.

4. Posted by Utrecht (Moderator 5596 posts) 8y

Know what you mean Marlis, witnessed the 1999 (I think it was that year) eclipse in Europe in Laon, France. Alls of a sudden almost dark, quietness, and all of sudden light again. Unfortunately didn't see the corona as there were a lot of clouds that day
One day I hope to combine travelling with an eclipse, but usually it is just to crowded and expensive everywhere.

5. Posted by tway (Travel Guru 7273 posts) 8y

I remember being on a bus during a partial eclipse when I was in high school. The light was so eerie--kinda like twilight.

Reminds me of the day I moved a few years ago, and there were huge forest fires up north. The wind blew south for just that day and the air here was orangy-yellow with bits of black soot floating around. Very strange.

6. Posted by beerman (Respected Member 1631 posts) 8y

Oh, c'mon.....eclipses are nothing new!!!! Everyone knows they're caused by the Devil wanting to steal our souls and various crops

Actually, I've seen several full and partial eclipses...they are quite amazing. I do enjoy looking up and seeing all sorts of things "bigger than us". Get on spaceweather.com to check out solar flares, pics of the planets, aurora sightings, even flybys by various pieces of man-made orbiting detritus like the ISS. They have one page where you type in your zip code (in the US) or an international "area" and they show you what's likely to be seen above you at any time. As Spock would say...."fascinating"

7. Posted by tway (Travel Guru 7273 posts) 8y

Quoting beerman

Actually, I've seen several full and partial eclipses...they are quite amazing. I do enjoy looking up and seeing all sorts of things "bigger than us".

Um... you do know we're not talking about those times you climbed up on the roof and pull down your Dungarees, right?

8. Posted by Isadora (Travel Guru 13926 posts) 8y

Speaking of the ISS - it will be passing over about 9:56pm (middle-of-nowhere) Central Daylight Time (again) this evening. We'll be there.

9. Posted by chayisun (Budding Member 163 posts) 8y

Heck, I see the same thing after my third martuni....err...martini...