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    Solar eclipse tomorrow

    8 March 2016 ? 9 March 2016 ? Total Solar Eclipse

    Tomorrow AM.. Only partial this far north but total much further south.

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    Quote Originally Posted by LivinLOS View Post
    8 March 2016 ? 9 March 2016 ? Total Solar Eclipse

    Tomorrow AM.. Only partial this far north but total much further south.
    That's cool. As you say, tomorrow morning ... seems the height will be at 9am when converting 01:59 UTC on March 9, 2016 to Thailand.... The World Clock Meeting Planner - Results

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    in phuket I believe it will be from about 6:30-8:30am
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    Quote Originally Posted by DrFeelgood View Post
    in phuket I believe it will be from about 6:30-8:30am
    Well I sure hope someone takes a picture LOL
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    Sun's just peeking above the east mountains in Patong now… can't tell much except it's not quite as bright as usual….. 0725...

    I think that's the problem with eclipses that are already in progress at daybreak… It doesn't get darker than it was before...

    Happy eclipsing everyone.
    Last edited by Easycpl; 9th March 2016 at 07:25.
    "They got the metric system over there… they wouldn't know what the fcuk a quarter-pounder is…"

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    It's on...
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    "They got the metric system over there… they wouldn't know what the fcuk a quarter-pounder is…"

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    Quote Originally Posted by Easycpl View Post
    It's on...
    Clearly visible here now.

    I don't have suitable filters for my camera to get a good shot.

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    Whipped up an improvised pinhole camera from some card stock, tried to get some images, we'll see how they turned out. I don't know anybody who's got those kind of filters for the camera…. I mean who regularly takes pictures of the sun?
    Last edited by Easycpl; 9th March 2016 at 07:46.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Easycpl View Post
    Whipped up an improvised pinhole camera from some card stock, tried to get some images, we'll see how they turned out.
    I tried Ray Bans in front of the phone camera lens but it couldn't focus 55555

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    Let's see what we got here….. Eclipse from Patong!

    DSC_3445_01.jpg

    Not the best work I ever did, but done with shit I had laying around on my desk...

    I DID pay attention in science class when I was a kid.


    And I still turned out to be a shiffless beach bum….
    Last edited by Easycpl; 9th March 2016 at 08:03.
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    Nice job with the simple pinhole viewer.
    Partial eclipses are fun, but don't have the emotional impact of a total eclipse. Many years ago my high school astronomy club made a field trip to Goldendale WA to view a total eclipse. The day started as a typical cloudy day, but the clouds managed to part a couple minutes before totality. We got some nice shots of the nearly occluded disc while we could. Everyone was busy geeking out until the moment came.
    As the light went out, a collective gasp escaped from the crowd gathered on the hillside. It suddenly felt cold. We could still see sunlight in the valley below us, but it was dark where we were. When the light returned there was a great sigh of relief followed by cheers.

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    Never did the astronomy club thing… too busy smoking weed out behind the metalworking shop. Fortunately, I've made some progress in the intervening years.
    Last edited by Easycpl; 9th March 2016 at 08:30.
    "They got the metric system over there… they wouldn't know what the fcuk a quarter-pounder is…"

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