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The Great American Eclipse
May 13, 2017 07:53PM
The Great American Eclipse is 100 days away, and scientists are ready

By Deborah Netburn
May 12, 2017

This summer, darkness will fall across the face of America.
Birds will stop singing.
Temperatures will drop.
Stars will become visible in the daytime sky.
In about 100 days, a total solar eclipse will sweep across the continental United States for the first time since 1918. Astronomers are calling it the Great American Eclipse.




Edited 1 time(s). Last edit at 06/13/2017 04:17PM by KenS.
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May 30, 2017 10:51AM
If you miss it we get another chance in 2024.
Re: The Great American Eclipse
May 30, 2017 02:04PM
Thanks, useful article. Made plans about a year ago. Will be up in the John Day River basin several days before photographing that region that I've never visited. During the eclipse will be at Painted Hills in the John Day Fossil Beds National Monument. One of our most bizarre landscapes, very appropriate for the event and a remarkable coincidence the very narrow path of totality will be right across it. East of the Coast Range, it is more likely to be cloud free with dry clear air. The one possible issue will be smoke from wildflowers that has increasingly plagued oue western states late summer the last couple decades. Lodging and campgrounds have long since been filled, however there are vast areas where one can disperse camp if one has done their homework. Will leave shooting the actual sun/moon to the experts with all their expensive equipment and instead both still photo the landscape during the eclipse with multiple cameras on tripods including maybe at least one sheet of film in my old 4x5 view camera and video from in back the sun/moon eclipse with large crowd certain to be at that locations getting people going crazy with loud excitement and yelling.



Edited 2 time(s). Last edit at 05/30/2017 02:07PM by DavidSenesac.
Re: The Great American Eclipse
May 31, 2017 11:02AM
"smoke from wildflowers" I imagine that smoking certain wildflowers would be more mind-blowing than the eclipse itself...
Re: The Great American Eclipse
June 05, 2017 06:58AM
I will be just east of Casper, Wy. My brother made reservations for us about a year ago.
Re: The Great American Eclipse
June 07, 2017 03:19PM
Haha! Yeah typing on a smartphone with their tiny typing windows and display keyboards is treacherous since Chrome wants to autocomplete words and then scrolls whatever line up so what was just typed is out of sight and out of mind.


Re: The Great American Eclipse
August 07, 2017 09:56PM
Aug 7, 2017 @ 11:02 AM 3,223
Wildfires Are Peaking As The Solar Eclipse Nears; Here's What You Need To Know
Ethan Siegel , Contributor

Peak fire season is no joking matter. While "burn bans" are in effect in most counties, it doesn't take a bonfire or even a campfire to get a wildfire started. A single stray cigarette is often enough, particularly with the hot, dry brush found along state and federal highways. The biggest culprit for starting wildfires may prove to be cars, as a hot undercarriage or tailpipe can ignite that brush found at campsites or on the sides of roads. Simply being caught in traffic may be enough.

When you combine one of the largest tourism events in history with a particularly wet winter (leading to extreme plant growth) and a record-setting recent heat wave, the result is tall, dry grasses spread throughout the region. With hundreds of thousands of inexperienced campers flocking to the region — many of which don't understand the dangers of wildfires — it's not a question of whether there will be wildfires, but how bad the problem will be.

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