Solar Eclipse 2017 Discussion Thread

MadPatSki

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“The top of the tram at JHMR is perhaps THE best spot in America for this eclipse,” wrote Crocker, who has traveled the world to see ten total solar eclipses. “When viewed from a very high vantage point like the top of the tram, viewers will see the shadow crossing the earth from nearly 100 miles to the west, passing directly over them, then passing over Jackson Hole as it moves to the east.” Crocker sent more emails to Cole and others at the resort, writing so passionately about the event that he made it sound as though seeing the total eclipse was as life-changing as watching the birth of your child.
I can't remember when Tony mentioned that Jackson Hole was the place to be and shortly after he started emailing them. We are talking at least over one year ago.

As started in another discussion, I know Tony mentioned that I would mark April 8, 2024 on my calendar, especially with totality moving over some ski areas. I just decided to add skiing under a total eclipse to my bucket list.

As some of you might know, I went to Oregon for one week which included some skiing, but also trips and detours to Mt St Helens, Crater Lake and the Oregon Coast. When skiing, I bumped into someone that skied that day (and pointed me to this video below). I asked him if the lifts were running and the answer was affirmative. I thought that Mt Hood was in totality (I confess, I didn't look it up), but notice is was just slightly off. The person I skied with said it was pretty cool to see the shadow move beyond Mt Hood.

No actual video of the sun, but you can see the impressions on the skiers, racers, etc and the sky changing.

 

at_nyc

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Just heard on the radio some people got the fake solar eclipse glasses (through Amazon, according to the report) and got their eyes burned. Seriously. (my understanding the damage is permanent).

It's sad it happened. But then, the radio guys went like "they must have bought the cheapest on the market", which made me SICK!

There's no easy way for buyers to test the glasses. So the fault is on the irresponsible seller. But I guess it's a good laughing matter for the radio announcer. (sigh)
 

Eleeski

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Just yesterday I saw a Lexus still painted up from the eclipse. They saw it from Sun Valley and were staying beach front in Mission Beach.

I did wonder about the painted up Honda I saw in Salton City last week. They looked like Burning Man participants.

Both were stoked and eager to share the experience. Brought people together.

I should have decorated my Cessna.

Eric
 

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I finally collected some pics from varied sources and put up a report on the eclipse and our wedding on Rendezvous Peak:
http://bestsnow.net/TRsFTO/20170821JacksonEclipseWedding.html

This TR, my other solar eclipses and some other adventures are now on my website: http://bestsnow.net/TRsFTO/triprpts.htm
This is the beginning of the process of posting some highlight TR's as discussed in the thread about MadPatSki's monthly ski streak.
https://forum.pugski.com/threads/october-october-october-ski-streak-may-stall-at-144.6631/page-2#post-162511
 
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