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Commander Data
Alabama Fan
Titletown, USA
Member since Dec 2016
2613 posts

Did you enjoy the eclipse?
I took off work early and checked the kids out of school. Bought the special glasses and had a front row seat in the backyard. Thought I would enjoy the spectacle much more than I did however.


BowlJackson
Auburn Fan
Birmingham, AL
Member since Sep 2013
27601 posts

re: Did you enjoy the eclipse?
My dog spoke to me in Spanish. That was cool. However I didn't see my double from the mirror universe. So overall, a bit disappointing.


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kywildcatfanone
Kentucky Fan
Wildcat Country!
Member since Oct 2012
42902 posts

re: Did you enjoy the eclipse?
My wife is a science teacher, so she was all hyped up for it, and sat outside the entire time.

I wanted to see what it looked like at the 95% or so it would be in our area. I was amazed at how light it was out still, but the temps dropped around 10 degrees and it got dead calm. That was wild.


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The Spleen
Alabama Fan
Member since Dec 2010
18902 posts

re: Did you enjoy the eclipse?
I thought it was pretty cool and was a reminder at how powerful the sun really is.


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MoarKilometers
Florida Atlantic Fan
Member since Apr 2015
3227 posts

re: Did you enjoy the eclipse?
It rained in my part of the "sunshine" state. Poked my head outside a few times, couldn't see shite.


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Weagle25
Auburn Fan
THE Football State.
Member since Oct 2011
30600 posts

re: Did you enjoy the eclipse?
I was pretty disappointed


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Master of Sinanju
Member since Feb 2012
7143 posts

re: Did you enjoy the eclipse?
I thought it was cool, but I'm glad I didn't travel for it.


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madmaxvol
Elon Fan
Member since Oct 2011
7942 posts

re: Did you enjoy the eclipse?
Took off work and took the family tubing in Townsend, TN in the morning. We set up a picnic and watched the eclipse through our eclipse glasses. Seeing the eclipse was awesome...but seeing the things that went on as a result of the eclipse (change in temperature, shadows, light contrast and the bat-shite crazy stuff cicadas and birds were doing) was even cooler. It was a really cool experience to share with the family, and I'm glad I did so.


TRUERockyTop
Tennessee Fan
Tennessee
Member since Sep 2011
10563 posts

re: Did you enjoy the eclipse?
Had an incredible time.


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Open Dore Policy
Vanderbilt Fan
The Commodore State
Member since Oct 2012
1857 posts

re: Did you enjoy the eclipse?
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Took off work and took the family tubing in Townsend, TN in the morning. We set up a picnic and watched the eclipse through our eclipse glasses. Seeing the eclipse was awesome...but seeing the things that went on as a result of the eclipse (change in temperature, shadows, light contrast and the bat-shite crazy stuff cicadas and birds were doing) was even cooler. It was a really cool experience to share with the family, and I'm glad I did so.



It was amazing. Birds and crickets went crazy.

If you weren't in totality you don't understand. Partail eclipses are cool, but this was astounding.

Already thinking about where to go in 2024.


Commander Data
Alabama Fan
Titletown, USA
Member since Dec 2016
2613 posts

re: Did you enjoy the eclipse?
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It was amazing. Birds and crickets went crazy.


I noticed lots of mosquitoes and other pest insects at the peak of 95% coverage in my area.


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mizslu314
Missouri Fan
Dirty STL
Member since Sep 2013
4673 posts

re: Did you enjoy the eclipse?
I thought it was, blah. I was even in the path.


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Kentucker
Kentucky Fan
Lexington
Member since Apr 2013
10426 posts

re: Did you enjoy the eclipse?
It was my third eclipse, first total. The other two were annular.

I enjoyed it immensely. I videoed the "360° sunset," the phenomenon in which it looks like the sun has set in every direction. That was cool. I also found that the sun's corona and the "diamond ring" effect were much sharper than with annular eclipses.

I was in Hopkinsville, KY with about 200,000 people packed into that small town. It was easy to find a good spot for viewing but when the eclipse was over everybody got on the roads at the same time. Carmageddon.


GurleyGirl
Georgia Fan
Georgia
Member since Nov 2015
8108 posts

re: Did you enjoy the eclipse?
It got dark in my back yard and I thought a thunderstorm was rolling in.....


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ZOU
Missouri Fan
STL
Member since Oct 2014
751 posts

re: Did you enjoy the eclipse?
Was interesting seeing it for the first time, but I'd much rather watch a thunderstorm.


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Old Sarge
Texas A&M Fan
Dean of Admissions, LSU
Member since Jan 2012
34016 posts
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re: Did you enjoy the eclipse?
I did, immensely, but I was having sex during it

# firstdaykidsarebackinschoolbenefits


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awestruck
Auburn Fan
Member since Jan 2015
2209 posts

re: Did you enjoy the eclipse?
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If you weren't in totality you don't understand.

Yep, those 5minutess either side make all the difference.

It didn't really go dark except for that very small time frame, nor did the sunset effect kick in, and of course the ring of fire (mountains on moon) thing. You really couldn't tell a whole lot without glasses until that short span. There was this barking dog that really wasn't a nuisance, however he did it every time someone moved in his general direction, after the eclipse old-mister-barker was as quiet as a church mouse (and real friendly).

We went from Hayden (AL) to Lebanon and traffic back was stopped or hampered most of the way back. Waze app made a big difference avoiding several interstate wrecks and major snafu's, really appreciating it over the Tom-Tom thing. Allowed me to get back not much more time than normal estimated time, but it was on other US type highways.


The_Joker
Arkansas Fan
Winter Park, Fl
Member since Jan 2013
14172 posts

re: Did you enjoy the eclipse?
Yeah I was in the totality range and it was incredible. I'm already looking forward to 2024
This post was edited on 8/22 at 4:54 pm


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Rambler
Ole Miss Fan
NWA
Member since Jan 2011
724 posts

re: Did you enjoy the eclipse?
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If you weren't in totality you don't understand. Partial eclipses are cool, but this was astounding.


Agreed. Had seen a couple of partials before, but really no comparison. It was phenomenal. I traveled to central Missouri and everything was great until the ride home. Folks filtered in over a couple of days, but then everybody going south tried to cross the Missouri River at the same time.


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Nuts4LSU
LSU Fan
Washington, DC
Member since Oct 2003
25302 posts

re: Did you enjoy the eclipse?
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when the eclipse was over everybody got on the roads at the same time. Carmageddon.


No kidding. Took us 8 hours to get from Franklin, Kentucky to Lawrenceburg, Indiana. Had taken us a little over 3 on the way down.


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