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#1 Exeligmos

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Posted 02 October 2017 - 01:49 AM

Which solar eclipses have you seen?

 

Mine include:

 

1984 May 30 - Annular. Observed partial in Kansas City, Missouri.

1986 October 3 - Hybrid. Aware of eclipse. I don't remember if I actually observed it (in Kansas City, Missouri).

1991 July 11 - Total. Watched eclipse coverage on TV in Kansas City, Missouri. I don't remember if I observed it.

1994 May 10 - Annular. Observed annular near Truman Reservoir, Missouri.

2012 May 20 - Annular. Observed partial at sunset just north of Kansas City, Missouri.

2017 August 21 - Total. Observed totality in Eddyville, Kentucky.



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Posted 02 October 2017 - 06:24 AM

I've seen two now.

 

The first being a partial on October 23, 2014: http://www.astrobin....page=3&nc=&nce=

 

The second being the total this past August: http://www.astrobin....310702/?nc=user



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Posted 02 October 2017 - 08:13 AM

1999, 2017 both full.


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Posted 02 October 2017 - 09:24 AM

1991 July 11 - Total from Hawaii.....that got clouded out and turned into a 90% partial frown.gif

1992 ? Annular from SD, CA

1994 May 10 - Annular from NH....front yard!

1998 Feb.28 -  Total from Aruba Time 4:33 seconds.

2017 August 21 - Total from Columbia, SC......Awesome corona! Time 2:33 seconds



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Posted 02 October 2017 - 09:32 AM

August 21, 2017 was my only eclipse.frown.gif But it was still awesome!smile.gif

 

In 2012, I did observe a transit of Venus. Does that count as an eclipse?

The sun is partially obscured by a planet. Unfortunately, a planetary transit (in our solar system, seen from earth) can never achieve totality.frown.gif

But it was still fun to see.smile.gif

 

Here it is (little black dot is Venus):

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#6 Exeligmos

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Posted 02 October 2017 - 10:06 AM

August 21, 2017 was my only eclipse.frown.gif But it was still awesome!smile.gif

 

In 2012, I did observe a transit of Venus. Does that count as an eclipse?

The sun is partially obscured by a planet. Unfortunately, a planetary transit (in our solar system, seen from earth) can never achieve totality.frown.gif

But it was still fun to see.smile.gif

 

Here it is (little black dot is Venus):

 

 

Definitely an honorable mention. I can add it to my list. smile.gif


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#7 Tom Laskowski

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Posted 02 October 2017 - 04:25 PM

Two attempts at totality. One was successful. My 13th eclipse was my first seeing totality

 

March 07, 1970       Partial Solar  Was total in eastern USA
July 10, 1972        Partial Solar  Was total in Canada
April 04, 1977       Partial Lunar  Partial
October 12, 1977     Partial Solar  Saw only brief glimpse thru clouds
February 26, 1979    Partial Solar  Was total in NW USA, Canada
May 30, 1984         Annular Solar  "Broken Annular Eclipse"
July 11, 1991        Partial Solar  Was total in Hawaii and Mexico
May 10, 1994         Partial Solar  From Texas Star Party. Was annular at my house in Indiana! I was in Texas
February 26, 1998    Partial Solar  Was total in Caribbean
December 25, 2000    Partial Solar  Christmas Day eclipse
December 04, 2002    Total Solar    Saw partial only from South Africa
October 23, 2014     Partial Solar  Briefly visible only visible thru the clouds
August 21, 2017      Total Solar    Totality from Marion, IL!!!!! My first Total success


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Posted 03 October 2017 - 10:39 AM

Two attempts at totality. One was successful. My 13th eclipse was my first seeing totality

 

March 07, 1970       Partial Solar  Was total in eastern USA
July 10, 1972        Partial Solar  Was total in Canada
April 04, 1977       Partial Lunar  Partial
October 12, 1977     Partial Solar  Saw only brief glimpse thru clouds
February 26, 1979    Partial Solar  Was total in NW USA, Canada
May 30, 1984         Annular Solar  "Broken Annular Eclipse"
July 11, 1991        Partial Solar  Was total in Hawaii and Mexico
May 10, 1994         Partial Solar  From Texas Star Party. Was annular at my house in Indiana! I was in Texas
February 26, 1998    Partial Solar  Was total in Caribbean
December 25, 2000    Partial Solar  Christmas Day eclipse
December 04, 2002    Total Solar    Saw partial only from South Africa
October 23, 2014     Partial Solar  Briefly visible only visible thru the clouds
August 21, 2017      Total Solar    Totality from Marion, IL!!!!! My first Total success

Better late than never!



#9 Phillip Creed

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Posted 03 October 2017 - 11:14 AM

May 30, 1984--our elementary school in Massillon, OH, let us out onto the playground at mid-eclipse, which at 81% obscuration, was enough to show a lot of "eclipse effects".  Really got me hooked on solar eclipses.

 

October 3, 1986--totally lucky thinning in the cloud deck from near Canal Fulton; was raining before and after mid-eclipse.  Used a pinhole box to see the sun about half-covered.

July 11, 1991--Saw a the moon go about 1/3 across the solar disk from Charleston, SC

 

May 10, 1994--Saw almost five minutes of annularity from Monroeville, Ohio.  By far the best I'd seen up to that point, under a sapphire-blue sky just after a cold front passed through.  Dryness of the air contributed to a temperature drop from 71°F to 57°F.

December 25, 2000--neat little partial eclipse from Canal Fulton.  Sapphire-blue skies with snow on the ground and about half the sun was covered up, though not enough to visually notice the drop in illumination.  I didn't venture outside at all to see it; just used binocular projection through the windows.

October 23, 2014--caught the first few minutes of the partial eclipse from Canton, OH, before the sun set.  It was a definite, "...meh".

August 21, 2017--totality from Cross Plains, TN, on a BRUTALLY hot and humid day.  The five partials and annular that preceded it put together provided no comparison, context or preparation for the Diamond-Ring Effect, Second Contact and the corona.

I also got both of the Venus transits in 2004 and 2012 from Canton, OH, the latter with a lucky break in the overcast.


Clear Skies,

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#10 Exeligmos

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Posted 03 October 2017 - 12:31 PM

Some photos from past events....

 

1994 annular eclipse, near Truman Reservoir, MO:

 

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2012 partial (annular) eclipse, north of Kansas City, MO:

 

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Posted 03 October 2017 - 02:02 PM

May 30, 1984--our elementary school in Massillon, OH, let us out onto the playground at mid-eclipse, which at 81% obscuration, was enough to show a lot of "eclipse effects".  Really got me hooked on solar eclipses.

 

October 3, 1986--totally lucky thinning in the cloud deck from near Canal Fulton; was raining before and after mid-eclipse.  Used a pinhole box to see the sun about half-covered.

July 11, 1991--Saw a the moon go about 1/3 across the solar disk from Charleston, SC

 

May 10, 1994--Saw almost five minutes of annularity from Monroeville, Ohio.  By far the best I'd seen up to that point, under a sapphire-blue sky just after a cold front passed through.  Dryness of the air contributed to a temperature drop from 71°F to 57°F.

December 25, 2000--neat little partial eclipse from Canal Fulton.  Sapphire-blue skies with snow on the ground and about half the sun was covered up, though not enough to visually notice the drop in illumination.  I didn't venture outside at all to see it; just used binocular projection through the windows.

October 23, 2014--caught the first few minutes of the partial eclipse from Canton, OH, before the sun set.  It was a definite, "...meh".

August 21, 2017--totality from Cross Plains, TN, on a BRUTALLY hot and humid day.  The five partials and annular that preceded it put together provided no comparison, context or preparation for the Diamond-Ring Effect, Second Contact and the corona.

I also got both of the Venus transits in 2004 and 2012 from Canton, OH, the latter with a lucky break in the overcast.


Clear Skies,

Phil

Glad you finally got to see a total one, next up is 2024, right? And yes, the heat was brutal for me in SC. It kept me from thoroughly enjoying the whole event. I have a problem with heat when the index get's over 100* and had to keep going back and forth the the hotel we stayed at to cool down. But, when it came time for totality it may have cooled down a little and I was in awe at the size of the corona! 



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Posted 03 October 2017 - 07:01 PM

Lots of partials, starting in 1979.

1991 total off of Mazatlan. Mexico.

1994 annular in Jefferson City, Missouri

1998 total off of Aruba

2017 total in Pawnee City, Nebraska

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Planning on/ hoping for 2024 total cruise near Mazatlan?

2034 annular at home in Minnesota

2044 total

2045 total

I'm done...


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#13 Stardust Dave

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Posted 03 October 2017 - 08:37 PM

many partials over many decades &

  • 1991 Total from the Sea of Cortez  (between La Paz and Mazatlan) cruise ship Viking Serenade 
  • 1992 Annular from Santa Monica Ca.   (clouded out.)
  • 2012 Annular from Sundial Bridge Redding Ca  
  • 2017 Total from John Day ,Oregon

 

 

Ken , what boat were you on in 91?


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Posted 03 October 2017 - 10:52 PM

Carnival "Jubilee"



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Posted 04 October 2017 - 08:35 AM

Two attempts at totality. One was successful. My 13th eclipse was my first seeing totality

 

March 07, 1970       Partial Solar  Was total in eastern USA
July 10, 1972        Partial Solar  Was total in Canada
April 04, 1977       Partial Lunar  Partial
October 12, 1977     Partial Solar  Saw only brief glimpse thru clouds
February 26, 1979    Partial Solar  Was total in NW USA, Canada
May 30, 1984         Annular Solar  "Broken Annular Eclipse"
July 11, 1991        Partial Solar  Was total in Hawaii and Mexico
May 10, 1994         Partial Solar  From Texas Star Party. Was annular at my house in Indiana! I was in Texas
February 26, 1998    Partial Solar  Was total in Caribbean
December 25, 2000    Partial Solar  Christmas Day eclipse
December 04, 2002    Total Solar    Saw partial only from South Africa
October 23, 2014     Partial Solar  Briefly visible only visible thru the clouds
August 21, 2017      Total Solar    Totality from Marion, IL!!!!! My first Total success

Tom, see you in Marion again in 2024. lol.gif lol.gif , we need similar drama of clouds that time around to keep us excited.



#16 Christopher Erickson

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Posted 04 October 2017 - 08:31 PM

1979 - Oregon

2006 - Libya

2012 - Australia 

2016 - Indonesia

2017 - Idaho



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Posted 09 October 2017 - 01:23 PM

Oct 2, 1959     MA /NH border  Clouded out ; only one I missed

Jul 20, 1963    Pleasant Pond,  ME  (Amazing that Apollo 11 landed on Moon in 1969 and Viking I on Mars the same date in 1976.)

Mar 7, 1970     Poston, SC

Jul  10, 1972   Arisaig, Nova Scotia  Canada

Jun 30, 1973   Off the coast of Mauritania  Africa

Feb 26, 1979  Gimli, Manitoba  Canada

May 30, 1984  VA/NC border  (annular)

July 11, 1991  Cabo San Lucas  Mexico

May 20, 1994  Casco Bay, ME  (annular)

Feb 26, 1998  Curacao

Aug 21, 2017  Riverton, WY

 

This tots up to over 26 minutes of totality, and it all went so fast!

 


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Posted 09 October 2017 - 05:33 PM

Oct 2, 1959     MA /NH border  Clouded out ; only one I missed

Jul 20, 1963    Pleasant Pond,  ME  (Amazing that Apollo 11 landed on Moon in 1969 and Viking I on Mars the same date in 1976.)

Mar 7, 1970     Poston, SC

Jul  10, 1972   Arisaig, Nova Scotia  Canada

Jun 30, 1973   Off the coast of Mauritania  Africa

Feb 26, 1979  Gimli, Manitoba  Canada

May 30, 1984  VA/NC border  (annular)

July 11, 1991  Cabo San Lucas  Mexico

May 20, 1994  Casco Bay, ME  (annular)

Feb 26, 1998  Curacao

Aug 21, 2017  Riverton, WY

 

This tots up to over 26 minutes of totality, and it all went so fast!

Impressive.  I'm at about 50% of your umbra time.



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Posted 11 October 2017 - 10:42 AM

Oct 2, 1959     MA /NH border  Clouded out ; only one I missed

Jul 20, 1963    Pleasant Pond,  ME  (Amazing that Apollo 11 landed on Moon in 1969 and Viking I on Mars the same date in 1976.)

Mar 7, 1970     Poston, SC

Jul  10, 1972   Arisaig, Nova Scotia  Canada

Jun 30, 1973   Off the coast of Mauritania  Africa

Feb 26, 1979  Gimli, Manitoba  Canada

May 30, 1984  VA/NC border  (annular)

July 11, 1991  Cabo San Lucas  Mexico

May 20, 1994  Casco Bay, ME  (annular)

Feb 26, 1998  Curacao

Aug 21, 2017  Riverton, WY

 

This tots up to over 26 minutes of totality, and it all went so fast!

Carly Simon's song about Warren Beatty "you flew your Lear Jet to Nova Scotia, to see the total eclipse of the sun" You're So Vain".



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Posted 13 October 2017 - 02:27 PM

 

Oct 2, 1959     MA /NH border  Clouded out ; only one I missed

Jul 20, 1963    Pleasant Pond,  ME  (Amazing that Apollo 11 landed on Moon in 1969 and Viking I on Mars the same date in 1976.)

Mar 7, 1970     Poston, SC

Jul  10, 1972   Arisaig, Nova Scotia  Canada

Jun 30, 1973   Off the coast of Mauritania  Africa

Feb 26, 1979  Gimli, Manitoba  Canada

May 30, 1984  VA/NC border  (annular)

July 11, 1991  Cabo San Lucas  Mexico

May 20, 1994  Casco Bay, ME  (annular)

Feb 26, 1998  Curacao

Aug 21, 2017  Riverton, WY

 

This tots up to over 26 minutes of totality, and it all went so fast!

Carly Simon's song about Warren Beatty "you flew your Lear Jet to Nova Scotia, to see the total eclipse of the sun" You're So Vain".

 

 

Warren could have flown to Nova Scotia in 1970 as well, but I'd imagine he'd prefer the Mexican Riviera. cool.gif



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Posted 16 October 2017 - 03:41 PM

Mar 7, 1970   Partial in Denver. Somehow I got that morning off from high school. Used the 3" Monkey Wards reflector covered in front with pinholes enough to project a view on a screen made of waxed paper in one side of a Quaker Oats cylindrical box. Photo lost.

 

Jul 10, 1972  While one of Carly's suitors was Lear-jetting, I was being trained doing maintenance on real military jets. 

 

Feb 26, 1979  Cloudy in Denver, Partial here.

 

July 11, 1991 Partial at the cabin as I was leaving it to the RMSS that year. First RMSS, Image HERE.

 

May 20, 1994 Annular, Hoover Ranch, TX. Event held off of the TSP site in west TX. 

 

May 20, 2012 Annular, Page, AZ. Video

 

Aug, 21, 2017 Total, Weiser, ID. Video

 

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Posted 19 October 2017 - 02:58 PM

1963 Jul 20 - Partial from Columbus OH, I remember there being one but not sure if I observed it.

 

1991 July 11 - Total from Baja somewhere near LaPaz  Dur: 6m+

 

1994 May 10 - Annular from Columbus OH   Did a program with 3rd graders...was the best
Exeligmos- Great photos of the ring projections!

 

1998 Feb 28 - Total from Aruba  Dur: 3m33.8s  My wife and I took our 4 kids. Field trip!
REC- Where were you in Aruba? I was in a parking lot above Baby Beach. We got kicked off the beach by the "sciencey" folks.

 

2000 Dec 25 - Partial from Columbus OH

 

2014 Oct 23 – Partial from Columbus OH  Partial at Sunset

 

2017 Aug 21 - Total from near Sweetwater TN  Dur: 2m38.1s




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