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Posted: 8/21/2017 8:37:14 AM EDT
They are all sold out here
Link Posted: 8/21/2017 8:40:06 AM EDT
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Here too.

I am going to watch video feed while sitting outside turned away from the Sun.
Link Posted: 8/21/2017 8:40:29 AM EDT
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I've got three welding helmets to choose from. 
Link Posted: 8/21/2017 8:42:24 AM EDT
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I've heard to use shade 14. only one of mine is adjustable up to that high, the rest are fixed shades.
Link Posted: 8/21/2017 8:46:11 AM EDT
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NASA recommends shade 14
Link Posted: 8/21/2017 8:47:42 AM EDT
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use the pinhole box method and look at the image projected by the pinhole. you won't be seeing the corona very well, but you won't burn your retina, either
Link Posted: 8/21/2017 8:49:36 AM EDT
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I bought ours last September.

They were plentiful then.
Link Posted: 8/21/2017 8:50:26 AM EDT
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I would but my budget was blown on fidget spinners.
Link Posted: 8/21/2017 8:51:48 AM EDT
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I checked at a Lowe's the other day and they were all sold out.
Link Posted: 8/21/2017 8:51:55 AM EDT
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Link Posted: 8/21/2017 8:53:30 AM EDT
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I don't care.
Link Posted: 8/21/2017 8:56:33 AM EDT
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I'm going to grab one of the welding helmets here at work.
Link Posted: 8/21/2017 8:58:18 AM EDT
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Link Posted: 8/21/2017 8:59:33 AM EDT
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I don't and I don't want any. I've never thought it was a good idea to look or stare at the sun, and  I'm not trusting a 10 cent pair of glasses to protect my vision even if I wanted to.
Link Posted: 8/21/2017 9:00:00 AM EDT
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I'm sitting out in front of the hospital I work in, waiting on a nurse to show up so I can give her mine. She REALLY wants to watch it, and couldn't find any, so wtf...
Link Posted: 8/21/2017 9:01:24 AM EDT
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Got a professionally-made solar shade for one of my camera lenses.   Still not gonna stand there staring for an hour.
Link Posted: 8/21/2017 9:01:46 AM EDT
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Nope and I didn't even try to find any.  I made a projector instead.
Link Posted: 8/21/2017 9:02:39 AM EDT
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I'm going to walk out and check out the darkness, I'll save looking at the sun for the millions of pictures and videos that will be online.
Link Posted: 8/21/2017 9:02:43 AM EDT
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If you hold out until its about to start, I bet she would give you a rimjob for them. People are insane about the eclipse.
Link Posted: 8/21/2017 9:03:49 AM EDT
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I'm just going to try to catch it with my cell phone in a panoramic shot and enjoy the shadow.
Link Posted: 8/21/2017 9:05:54 AM EDT
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I'm sitting out in front of the hospital I work in, waiting on a nurse to show up so I can give her mine. She REALLY wants to watch it, and couldn't find any, so wtf...
If you hold out until its about to start, I bet she would give you a rimjob for them. People are insane about the eclipse.
Too late, she just pulled up, lol.
Link Posted: 8/21/2017 9:06:03 AM EDT
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#14 shade welding glass will work. Any welding supply house and lots of hardware stores including tractor supply. Assuming they aren't all sold out, kind of late. Run around $8. If you know anyone who TIG welds they should have some.
Link Posted: 8/21/2017 9:07:47 AM EDT
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Gonna sit outside with my Oberon and see everyone else's videos and pictures.
Link Posted: 8/21/2017 9:08:56 AM EDT
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You think a quick look with 13 will do damage?
Link Posted: 8/21/2017 9:09:38 AM EDT
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I made a pinhole camera with some foil and a bit of cardboard.
Link Posted: 8/21/2017 9:09:47 AM EDT
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We're going to use a couple of paper plates to make a quick-and-easy shadow box.
It's overcast now, so I'm not sure if the weather is going to cooperate today.
Link Posted: 8/21/2017 9:10:24 AM EDT
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I ordered a 10-pack of solar glasses for $9.95 back in February.

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Make sure the filter density is #14 or greater. Some of the welding shops are saying they only sell #14 filters when a solar eclips is about to occur.
That should tell you something.
Link Posted: 8/21/2017 9:10:56 AM EDT
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Link Posted: 8/21/2017 9:11:39 AM EDT
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Are you in Florida? I have an extra pair. Fifty bucks.
Link Posted: 8/21/2017 9:12:12 AM EDT
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I had a chance to buy them a couple of weeks ago at 7-11. full box right in front of me, 2 pairs for $1.99. Of course everyplace is sold out now. I have no idea how safe those glasses are anyway.

Plus I'm still a little shell shocked from the 70's when my mother was screaming I was going to go blind during a solar eclipse. I may just take my kids and hide in the basement.
Link Posted: 8/21/2017 9:13:04 AM EDT
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poke a hole in a piece of paper and look at the light coming through

Link Posted: 8/21/2017 9:13:09 AM EDT
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I made boxes with my kids yesterday.  I remember making one when I was in the Fourth grade.
Link Posted: 8/21/2017 9:14:03 AM EDT
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I hear you can stare at it for 30 seconds or so before retina burns. So you got a good 20 seconds you can look at it. Im thinking 20 second stare, 10 second break and repeat.
Link Posted: 8/21/2017 9:14:24 AM EDT
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Yes, but for $50? Hell no
Link Posted: 8/21/2017 9:15:16 AM EDT
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I bought ours last September.

They were plentiful then.
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I bought ours last September.

They were plentiful then.
Will be plentiful tomorrow as well
Link Posted: 8/21/2017 9:16:47 AM EDT
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We don't have any and are driving South in a few hours.
Don't care.
Link Posted: 8/21/2017 9:16:49 AM EDT
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I don't.

Call me overcautious or whatever, but I'm not looking at the sun through anything.
Link Posted: 8/21/2017 9:17:32 AM EDT
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Shouldn't you be driving north?
Link Posted: 8/21/2017 9:19:26 AM EDT
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I don't.

Call me overcautious or whatever, but I'm not looking at the sun through anything.
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You mean you don't trust a random pair of eclipse glasses made from who knows where to protect your vision for the rest of your life?
Link Posted: 8/21/2017 9:20:09 AM EDT
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+1
Link Posted: 8/21/2017 9:24:30 AM EDT
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NASA recommends shade 14
You think a quick look with 13 will do damage?
I'll let you know tomorrow.
Link Posted: 8/21/2017 9:30:08 AM EDT
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Since I work in a windowless secure facility and have to be at work I don't think I will need them.
Link Posted: 8/21/2017 9:31:44 AM EDT
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I recommend looking at the eclipse through the tint in your car windows if you dont have glasses.
Link Posted: 8/21/2017 9:32:19 AM EDT
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Shouldn't you be driving north?
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We don't have any and are driving South in a few hours.
Don't care.
Shouldn't you be driving north?
Did you miss the don't care part?
Link Posted: 8/21/2017 9:33:57 AM EDT
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Link Posted: 8/21/2017 9:34:26 AM EDT
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Who would trust some mass produced chinese made crap to look at the sun?
Link Posted: 8/21/2017 9:35:49 AM EDT
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#12 and #14 welding masks.
Link Posted: 8/21/2017 9:37:18 AM EDT
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Link Posted: 8/21/2017 9:38:57 AM EDT
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Do I really need eye protection?

















Link Posted: 8/21/2017 9:41:24 AM EDT
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Not me. Mine were made in Tucson Arizona by Lunt Solar Systems.

I tested them out and the high noon sun looks like an orange circle surrounded by black. I looked my shop lights in the garage and couldn't see a damn thing. I think I'm gtg.
Link Posted: 8/21/2017 9:42:16 AM EDT
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I heard that amazon refunded everyone who bought them, because of the liability of using fakes
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