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Posted: 8/10/2017 8:35:39 PM EST
[Last Edit: 8/10/2017 8:36:56 PM EST by carlos87]
With the stories of travel conditions predicted

200,000+ extra cars expected in Anderson SC county alone
http://www.independentmail.com/story/news/local/2017/08/08/eclipse-may-bring-unprecedented-volume-traffic-upstate/549773001/

Freeways expected to be parking lots
http://earthsky.org/astronomy-essentials/traffic-congestion-predictions-maps-eclipse-august-21-2017

For those travelling, what are you packing extra?

For me:
large bottled water package
water filter that fits the empty bottles
battery pack to jump start
shotgun and bear spray
2 weeks worth of 3000 calorie crackers
lighter
rope for pulling stuck vehicle
flashlight w/ batteries
Link Posted: 8/10/2017 8:39:09 PM EST
I gave up on trying to go see it 
Link Posted: 8/10/2017 8:40:28 PM EST
I'm goNna peek out the window at work.
Link Posted: 8/10/2017 8:40:57 PM EST
I don't get it, can't you catch the eclipse everywhere? 
Link Posted: 8/10/2017 8:44:32 PM EST
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Originally Posted By placedesjardins:
I don't get it, can't you catch the eclipse everywhere? 
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It is only total across a fairly narrow band of the country.
Link Posted: 8/10/2017 8:44:32 PM EST
Originally Posted By carlos87:
With the stories of travel conditions predicted

200,000+ extra cars expected in Anderson SC county alone
http://www.independentmail.com/story/news/local/2017/08/08/eclipse-may-bring-unprecedented-volume-traffic-upstate/549773001/
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Damn I hope not
Link Posted: 8/10/2017 8:45:36 PM EST
The family and I were going to drive to St. Joseph, MO. Then I saw a story on nightly news about how they are expecting 500k+ in the town of 80k for a little over 2 minutes worth of view. We decided not to go to Missouri.


Iowa will have 90% eclipse so that's good enough.
Link Posted: 8/10/2017 8:46:46 PM EST
LOL. No gas cans.
Link Posted: 8/10/2017 8:47:24 PM EST
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Originally Posted By placedesjardins:
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Yep, peeps will live stream like crazy.
Link Posted: 8/10/2017 8:47:24 PM EST
It's a fucking shadow.
Link Posted: 8/10/2017 8:48:01 PM EST
Don't care.

I work nights so I'll be asleep anyway
Link Posted: 8/10/2017 8:49:17 PM EST
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Originally Posted By placedesjardins:
I don't get it, can't you catch the eclipse everywhere? 
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Interactive map of eclipse path
Link Posted: 8/10/2017 8:57:46 PM EST
Originally Posted By carlos87:
With the stories of travel conditions predicted

200,000+ extra cars expected in Anderson SC county alone
http://www.independentmail.com/story/news/local/2017/08/08/eclipse-may-bring-unprecedented-volume-traffic-upstate/549773001/

Freeways expected to be parking lots
http://earthsky.org/astronomy-essentials/traffic-congestion-predictions-maps-eclipse-august-21-2017

For those travelling, what are you packing extra?

For me:
large bottled water package
water filter that fits the empty bottles
battery pack to jump start
shotgun and bear spray
2 weeks worth of 3000 calorie crackers
lighter
rope for pulling stuck vehicle
flashlight w/ batteries
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Don't bring no dam pot needles up from CO. WYHY POPO will get em.
Link Posted: 8/10/2017 8:58:37 PM EST
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Originally Posted By AA4ME33:
Don't care.

I work nights so I'll be asleep anyway
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Not if the darkness keeps you awake.
Link Posted: 8/10/2017 9:05:55 PM EST
I'm leaving this Saturday actually and heading to the Midwest. I figure rural Wyoming / Nebraska should be about as quiet as you can get for this. I had initially planned on going to Oregon, but I'm so glad I deep 6'd that idea because its going to be a shit show down there. 
Link Posted: 8/10/2017 9:08:29 PM EST
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LOL!  Well, yeah, it is.

I'm not making plans to be anywhere near that circus just because of the horrendous travel predictions.

eta And Lil' Kim's going to nuke us then.
Link Posted: 8/10/2017 9:08:54 PM EST
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ermagerd you need to expand your horizons you narrow minded grass eater!

j/k I agree.
Link Posted: 8/10/2017 9:09:00 PM EST
I'll see 94% obstruction without leaving the house, that's good enough for me.

Yeah, I know. I'm a boring old fart...but this boring old fart won't be the one sitting in a monstrous traffic jam for hours on end.
Link Posted: 8/10/2017 9:10:58 PM EST
Every hotel in the area is booked. We're right on the path and it is supposed to be right when it is the fullest.
Link Posted: 8/10/2017 9:16:26 PM EST
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Originally Posted By operatorerror:

eta And Lil' Kim's going to nuke us then.
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one lunar cycle later, on September 23 the exact sign of Revelation 12 happens:

The sun is in Virgo
The moon is at Virgo's feet
Jupiter is coming out from a retrograde motion between Virgo's legs
And the constellation on Virgo's head has 3 planets, so it appears to have 12 stars



1 And there appeared a great wonder in heaven; a woman clothed with the sun, and the moon under her feet, and upon her head a crown of twelve stars:

2 And she being with child cried, travailing in birth, and pained to be delivered.

Link Posted: 8/10/2017 9:17:44 PM EST
I'm in the 99.9% zone. May drive another 20 minutes south to be in 100%.
Link Posted: 8/10/2017 9:17:52 PM EST
Everyone is going to see it. Some places it just will not be a 100% eclipse. Google Your town, Your state 2017 eclipse. We will be out on the boat watching our 76% eclipse. Its just fine with us.
Link Posted: 8/10/2017 9:18:29 PM EST
I'm just going to wait for the 2024 eclipse that passes over NY. It'll be a shitshow as well but I have family that lives in the path of totality and it's much closer to home.
Link Posted: 8/10/2017 9:21:02 PM EST
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Yes, but please don't underestimate the shit show its going to be.

Its being called the single largest human migration ever, in a single day.........
Link Posted: 8/10/2017 9:23:53 PM EST
Walk out in the back yard, watch the total eclipse then go back inside because it's too damn hot. Relax, eat dinner then go to bed.
Link Posted: 8/10/2017 9:24:53 PM EST
We already got a spot in the middle of nowhere.
Link Posted: 8/10/2017 9:25:30 PM EST
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Originally Posted By deadelk:
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It's the Shadow of the Moon!!!!!!!!!

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=eHTTSaCYjGw
Link Posted: 8/10/2017 9:27:30 PM EST
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I'm in VA, so I'll catch a partial total solar eclipse... if such a thing even exists.

But, I just don't really care. Maybe I'll make a poop thread while all the moderators are outside looking at the eclipse.
Link Posted: 8/10/2017 9:29:01 PM EST
I'll be in the basement.

Text me a pic.
Link Posted: 8/10/2017 9:32:44 PM EST
[Last Edit: 8/10/2017 9:43:51 PM EST by FL4REAL]
As long as 441 from N FL to TN is clear Sunday I don't care what happens anywhere else.
Link Posted: 8/10/2017 9:33:01 PM EST
I'll be watching it from the upper end of my pasture which borders the National Forest.

Local gov is predicting a massive clusterfuck here in Jackson Hole.
Link Posted: 8/10/2017 9:36:56 PM EST
[Last Edit: 8/10/2017 9:37:33 PM EST by JoeJeeps]
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Originally Posted By Skillshot:
ermagerd you need to expand your horizons you narrow minded grass eater!

j/k I agree.
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Originally Posted By deadelk:
It's a fucking shadow.
ermagerd you need to expand your horizons you narrow minded grass eater!

j/k I agree.
A fucking shadow you can't directly look at no matter how far you travel to "see" it.
Link Posted: 8/10/2017 9:37:49 PM EST
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Originally Posted By fla556guy:
Yes, but please don't underestimate the shit show its going to be.

Its being called the single largest human migration ever, in a single day.........
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Thats kinda cool that people are into it like that.

IIRC one went over my area when i was 10 to 12 years old I thought it was cool as shit, but i was into that kinda shit. And i still am into that kinda shit.

But honeslty outside of this site id assume its going to just be a regular day for most people.
Link Posted: 8/10/2017 9:41:10 PM EST
I'm leaving Sunday, going through Utah to my buddies place in Victor Idaho. I'm camping in my truck up there. I expected it to be a bit rough salt lake City and North.
Link Posted: 8/10/2017 9:42:57 PM EST
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Originally Posted By thawntex:
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You can come to our house and go with us to the Gallatin Party in the Park

ETA: Everybody saying "eh, 95% is good enough", actually, no it isn't.  Even 5% of the sun is enough that you wouldn't even know an eclipse is happening... if you didn't know. Nothing even comes close to totality. 
Link Posted: 8/10/2017 9:42:58 PM EST
I'm going to go loot everywhere outside the path
Link Posted: 8/10/2017 9:50:48 PM EST
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Originally Posted By fla556guy:
Yes, but please don't underestimate the shit show its going to be.

Its being called the single largest human migration ever, in a single day.........
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Originally Posted By fla556guy:
Originally Posted By deadelk:
It's a fucking shadow.
Yes, but please don't underestimate the shit show its going to be.

Its being called the single largest human migration ever, in a single day.........
It's gonna throw the Earth off it's axis. Capsize the fuckin planet!
Link Posted: 8/10/2017 9:53:10 PM EST
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Originally Posted By thawntex:
I gave up on trying to go see it 
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Same here.
Link Posted: 8/10/2017 9:55:35 PM EST
I'm a 96%'er.
Link Posted: 8/10/2017 9:56:46 PM EST
There's about 120,000 square miles in which you can see this eclipse. I don't see how there's going to be any problem. Just don't see it in a population center.
Link Posted: 8/10/2017 10:01:38 PM EST
[Last Edit: 8/10/2017 10:03:57 PM EST by Smashy]
Wildfires in the Mt. Hood wilderness are causing problems with that here. Lots of people were expecting to be in the area to see it, but the fires are changing those plans.

I won't be traveling to see it anyway. I'd have to go about two hours north (to see the full effect), get there early in the morning, and stand among millions of other people there to see it. And I think it's supposed to last less than two minutes. Not worth the trouble.

http://www.oregonlive.com/pacific-northwest-news/index.ssf/2017/08/fires_turn_thousands_of_acres.html

Link Posted: 8/10/2017 10:03:59 PM EST
I don't have to travel, but the people I see talking about the crowds should consider smaller towns and the surrounding areas.
Link Posted: 8/10/2017 10:05:02 PM EST
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Originally Posted By Greenhorn:
There's about 120,000 square miles in which you can see this eclipse. I don't see how there's going to be any problem. Just don't see it in a population center.
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This is my thought as well, heading for far Eastern Oregon taking the roads less traveled. I don't think it's going to be that bad out in the middle of nowhere. Any larger towns along major thoroughfares., yeah it's going to be a shitshow.
Link Posted: 8/10/2017 10:11:50 PM EST
Why is this such a big deal? It'd be cool to see but im not driving 700 miles and paying hundreds for s hotel room to watch an eclipse for a few minutes.

I dont get the hysteria over it.
Link Posted: 8/10/2017 10:13:46 PM EST
If you want to know if your area is going to be fucked, call a few local hotels near you or the area you plan to be, if they laugh at you, then you know it's gonna be a shit show.

Any of you guys like me that can just walk outside and see it for 100% need to think about getting all your shit that need maybe that Saturday and just chill through Tuesday.
Link Posted: 8/10/2017 10:15:23 PM EST
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Originally Posted By fla556guy:
Yes, but please don't underestimate the shit show its going to be.

Its being called the single largest human migration ever, in a single day.........
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What are the chances of overpopulation causing the earth to tip over?
Link Posted: 8/10/2017 10:16:25 PM EST
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Originally Posted By Smashy:
Wildfires in the Mt. Hood wilderness are causing problems with that here. Lots of people were expecting to be in the area to see it, but the fires are changing those plans.

I won't be traveling to see it anyway. I'd have to go about two hours north (to see the full effect), get there early in the morning, and stand among millions of other people there to see it. And I think it's supposed to last less than two minutes. Not worth the trouble.

http://www.oregonlive.com/pacific-northwest-news/index.ssf/2017/08/fires_turn_thousands_of_acres.html

http://image.oregonlive.com/home/olive-media/width620/img/pacific-northwest-news/photo/spruce-lake-fire-2jpeg-45ca4e54b8f53b34.jpeg
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There's talk of rain, too

If it's clear, I'll be walking up the street to see it because of the huge maple tree in my back yard. Work was canceled because traffic is going to be hell. Our UPS driver says he's going to be hand(truck) delivering all over because he won't be able to make his usual stops driving while he's delivering in the downtown area.

Should be fun watching the meltdown
Link Posted: 8/10/2017 10:19:16 PM EST
I'm thinking about flying the chopper North about an hour to catch it, would be spending a hell of a lot of money for just two minutes, but its once in a lifetime right?
Link Posted: 8/10/2017 10:20:35 PM EST
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Originally Posted By RaisedByWolves:
What are the chances of overpopulation causing the earth to tip over?
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Originally Posted By RaisedByWolves:
Originally Posted By fla556guy:
Yes, but please don't underestimate the shit show its going to be.

Its being called the single largest human migration ever, in a single day.........
What are the chances of overpopulation causing the earth to tip over?
Wait... would we suddenly be the land down under?
Link Posted: 8/10/2017 10:24:21 PM EST
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Originally Posted By LoathsomeDove:

There's talk of rain, too
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I wouldn't mind some down here. It's been hot as hell here. 111° the other day.
Link Posted: 8/10/2017 10:25:54 PM EST
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