Total Eclipse Coming In August Of This Year

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  1. Joe Riley

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    Great minds think alike @Joe Riley; but I said it first ! (We both posted the same video, just from different youtube channels, and different title.)
     
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    Sorry 'bout that, Yvonne. :confused:o_O
     
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    No apology necessary (or even wanted), @Joe Riley . I just watched your video and thought it was amazing that of all of the eclipse videos on youtube, we both found the exact same one.
    Maybe someone will be more apt to actually watch it now, since the information is "in the mouth of two witnesses".

    Besides (as you probably noticed) I have now "stolen" it from you......
     
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    On a side note, every hotel in Downtown Nashville is sold out for this weekend and Monday, except one.
    And, on one travel booking site, they are getting $700.00 USD for a room.
     
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    They are advising on the internet to stock up on food, water (if needed) and gasoline, and they think that there could be many areas where the eclipse is total that will not have cell service for maybe several days because of the extreme crowds in those areas.
    So, charge everything up, stock up before it is sold out on things like bread and milk, gas up the car, and prepare to stay at home for the next 4-5 days.
    Good luck, and let us know how things go up there, @Tim Burr !
     
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    I have been watching the eclipse move across the country with the new on television, and then checking out the windows here. I tried going outside to look; but the mosquitos are out in full force; so I am just looking out the windows, at least for now.
    It is definitely getting darker here, and looks like it is almost twilight out the back windows.
    I just made a quick trip out the back door to see what it looks like, and the sun still looks pretty bright, but the cicadas thnk it is getting dark, and they are chirping like crazy out there right now.
    I wonder what they will think when it starts getting brighter again ?
     
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    Just watched the eclipse go from total darkness to total light over the Grand Tetons in Jackson Hole, Wyoming.
     
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    I worked in Jackson Hole a few years ago...loved that town.
     
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    "love" meaning you like it, but forget about living there........right? Their winters are TOUGH.
     
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    WoW !!! Must have been extraordinary to see ...
     
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    I want my MTV WiFi!! :oops:
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    Holly.....extraordinary and weird to see, watching those beautiful mountains go from darkness to light.
     
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    Just texted my son if he saw it since they were closer to it than I was. His reply...


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    The grandsons had off of school for it and they LOVED it. :)
     
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    IMG_1236.JPG A friend of a friend on Facebook posted this pic from Waldport, Oregon at 10:16 am.
     
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    Actually, I don't understand why kids would have the day from school. With all the days they get off each year, this day to many kids would be just another play-day. Now, I know there are older kids that would understand and enjoy this "eclipse" event. To some today was important-to-very important, but to others "no big deal". To us, "no real big deal" even though I did enjoy watching what it looked on tv from Jackson Hole Wyoming.

    I'll guarantee Commands in the military didn't give the day off so Officers and Enlisted could watch this.

    This is an historic event even though some do look at it as "silly" as to all the news coverage and weddings that went on.
     
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    I think my grandsons got off because they were near were it was a total eclipse. My older grandson didn't get off school.

    I think it's kind of an important event for school age kids to witness...it is science after all.
     
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    It was winter when I worked there. IVe lived in some tough winters. Wouldn't want to now, since I'm alone but I never minded winter.

    In fact when we were there. We had to drive through the Grand Tetons to get to the next county. It was snowing and treacherous.

    Next day we heard parts of it were closed because of an avalanche.
     
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    Cody, kids in school today are not like the military in your day. It is a unique teaching event and in this day and age, one is never too young or too old to learn. I wouldn't call rodeos silly. ;)
     
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    Another eclipse day note....everybody in my family was hoping my niece would have her baby today but so far...nothing!

    It would have been a good story to tell her daughter (it's a girl). :)
     
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    I forgot about it. Although I was outdoors for a while today, mowing the lawn and gardening, I didn't notice anything.
     
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    It all depended where you were...bet if you were somewhere that had a total eclipse, you would have noticed.
     
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