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Posted: 8/18/2017 1:42:33 PM EST
[Last Edit: 8/18/2017 1:53:30 PM EST by Geiseric]
It's okay, I have this special set of protective glasses I got at 7-Eleven.
Link Posted: 8/18/2017 1:46:24 PM EST
I'm just going to use the Slurpy cover to look through.
Link Posted: 8/18/2017 1:46:47 PM EST
[Last Edit: 8/18/2017 1:47:08 PM EST by Geiseric]
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Originally Posted By FrankDrebin:
I'm just going to use the Slurpy cover to look through.
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You'll be fine. In fact, that is operator as fuck.
Link Posted: 8/18/2017 1:48:44 PM EST
I'm just going to wear my Oakleys underneath a welding mask.

Not going to wear anything else, just that...
Link Posted: 8/18/2017 1:48:45 PM EST
Will be interesting how many people are blinded after this.
Link Posted: 8/18/2017 1:48:50 PM EST
Slurpee

not Slurpy
Link Posted: 8/18/2017 1:50:04 PM EST
Let's go. I have my #14 glass in the goggles.
Link Posted: 8/18/2017 1:50:52 PM EST
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Originally Posted By otar:
Let's go. I have my #14 glass in the goggles.
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Where's the sport in that? You are no fun.
Link Posted: 8/18/2017 1:51:11 PM EST
Will be on the island with wife and friend. They want to look.

I don't care to look. BFD.
Link Posted: 8/18/2017 1:51:14 PM EST
Fresh batteries for my NVD's
Link Posted: 8/18/2017 1:51:26 PM EST
Too soon
Link Posted: 8/18/2017 1:52:29 PM EST
I was in Walgreen's today and heard some employees talking about the eclipse glasses. One Rhodes Scholar said, "people be overpaying for eclipse glasses, but you know what? "Solar" means "sun", so they just sunglasses!"
Link Posted: 8/18/2017 1:53:13 PM EST
I have one pair and more on the way, I've tested the one I have and you can't see anything except a small glowing orb n the sky, I think it's legit.
Link Posted: 8/18/2017 1:53:48 PM EST
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Originally Posted By mtbrass:
Fresh batteries for my NVD's
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lol
Link Posted: 8/18/2017 1:54:42 PM EST
[Last Edit: 8/18/2017 1:55:16 PM EST by Geiseric]
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Originally Posted By Sputnik556:
I have one pair and more on the way, I've tested the one I have and you can't see anything except a small glowing orb n the sky, I think it's legit.
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I think this is how China is going to get us. Counterfeit eclipse glasses on Amazon. We'll be blind the whole time.
Link Posted: 8/18/2017 1:55:37 PM EST
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Originally Posted By Geiseric:


Where's the sport in that? You are no fun.
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I don't trust cardboard glasses made in China even if they have the correct ISO number.
Link Posted: 8/18/2017 1:57:10 PM EST
[Last Edit: 8/18/2017 1:57:21 PM EST by 9divdoc]
eye doctors and ERs are gonna be pretty busy next week

watch it on tv

build a pin hole projection in a cardboard box
Link Posted: 8/18/2017 1:59:26 PM EST
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Originally Posted By Hedonist:
Slurpee

not Slurpy
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Damn that Mandela effect.
Link Posted: 8/18/2017 1:59:46 PM EST
I thought that people see a solar eclipse every night when the earth gets between the people and the sun.
Link Posted: 8/18/2017 2:01:24 PM EST
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Originally Posted By 9divdoc:
eye doctors and ERs are gonna be pretty busy next week

watch it on tv

build a pin hole projection in a cardboard box
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For previous eclipses I've used my spotting scope as a 'projector'.
Once you can find the image (takes a little hunt and pecking) it works pretty good
Link Posted: 8/18/2017 2:02:25 PM EST
I tried my glasses out on the bright noon sun and all I can see is an orange circle and there was no discomfort. I think mine are legit. Lunt Solar Systems is the brand.
Link Posted: 8/18/2017 2:03:07 PM EST
Better than pinhole, use a binocular to project on a sheet of paper.  How long can you look at the sun without damage? 2 seconds?
Link Posted: 8/18/2017 2:05:54 PM EST
[Last Edit: 8/18/2017 2:12:30 PM EST by mangyrat]
Fuck that i am doing the same thing i did last time back in the 60's or 70's "getting old and i tend to forget shit", use a box and cut a small hole in it to view the eclipse.
Yes we really did that during the last one.

This time i do not give a fuck i will be driving in to work 2nd shift and the only thing i care about is the idiots that will be blocking traffic to watch it.
Link Posted: 8/18/2017 2:19:59 PM EST
Have you seen the warnings on Facebook for your pets yet?

People are actually telling you to keep your pets inside so they don't stare at the sun and go blind.
Link Posted: 8/18/2017 2:26:08 PM EST
[Last Edit: 8/18/2017 2:26:21 PM EST by Burnsy]
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Originally Posted By Tactical_Spartan:
Have you seen the warnings on Facebook for your pets yet?

People are actually telling you to keep your pets inside so they don't stare at the sun and go blind.
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My dog is 9 years old.  I don't think he has ever realized it is even up there.
Link Posted: 8/18/2017 2:28:26 PM EST
[Last Edit: 8/18/2017 2:29:58 PM EST by pcsutton]
Every damned news story I hear seems to feel compelled to remind people it's not safe to stare at the sun. 

It's truly disheartening to consider that there is a large segment of our population who are too stupid to avoid staring at the sun...and that the media believes they exist en masse.  
Link Posted: 8/18/2017 2:29:45 PM EST
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Originally Posted By pcsutton:
Every damned news story I hear seems to feel compelled to remind people it's not safe to stare at the sun. 

It's truly disheartening to consider that there is a large segment of our population who are too stupid to avoid staring at the sun...or that the media believes they exist en masse.  
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Lowest common denominator...
Link Posted: 8/18/2017 2:31:15 PM EST
I'm gonna Clint Eastwood squint
Link Posted: 8/18/2017 2:31:42 PM EST
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Originally Posted By Tactical_Spartan:
Have you seen the warnings on Facebook for your pets yet?

People are actually telling you to keep your pets inside so they don't stare at the sun and go blind.
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Lots of folks are talking about goats turning supernatural or some sit all mine care about is stuff to eat...if anything different happens I will start a thread in GA for everyone
Link Posted: 8/18/2017 2:35:59 PM EST
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Originally Posted By pcsutton:
Every damned news story I hear seems to feel compelled to remind people it's not safe to stare at the sun. 

It's truly disheartening to consider that there is a large segment of our population who are too stupid to avoid staring at the sun...and that the media believes they exist en masse.  
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The weather people daily advising you on how to dress must drive you to drink.
Link Posted: 8/18/2017 2:38:35 PM EST
I'm watching the eclipse on YouTube, with sunglasses.
Link Posted: 8/18/2017 2:38:57 PM EST
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Originally Posted By Tactical_Spartan:
Have you seen the warnings on Facebook for your pets yet?

People are actually telling you to keep your pets inside so they don't stare at the sun and go blind.
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Dogs can't look up
Link Posted: 8/18/2017 2:40:50 PM EST
Originally Posted By Geiseric:
It's okay, I have this special set of protective glasses I got at 7-Eleven.
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Dumbass. You're supposed to use a magnifying glass.

Look at this picture:



See how it focuses the light? And then think about what is happening with an eclipse. The light is BLOCKED. Too see anything, you need to magnify what little light is left. Put your eyes right where the black dot is.

Pass this info on to all your liberal friends.

Link Posted: 8/18/2017 2:41:46 PM EST
I just did and got rain in my eyes.


OP, you would be better using a Spinner purchased from 7-11 than those glasses.
Link Posted: 8/18/2017 2:48:41 PM EST
You ever drive home at that certain time of year when the sun rises or sets RIGHT in the dang same path as the highway you are driving is headed?  Yeah, millions go blind or get nerve damage every year!  It's a travesty!  But yeah, really, I think folks will be ok unless they use those fake ISO shit glasses ;)
Link Posted: 8/18/2017 2:50:18 PM EST
I'm using the red and blue ones so I can see it in 3D!
Link Posted: 8/18/2017 2:51:17 PM EST
Here's a tip....if you don't have the glasses dont STARE AT THE GIANT UV BALL.


A quick glance into your visual range as you turn your head is not going to hurt anything lol.

Every single person on the planet has SEEN THE SUN in the sky lol.
Link Posted: 8/18/2017 2:53:34 PM EST
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Originally Posted By xenophon21:
You ever drive home at that certain time of year when the sun rises or sets RIGHT in the dang same path as the highway you are driving is headed?  Yeah, millions go blind or get nerve damage every year!  It's a travesty!  But yeah, really, I think folks will be ok unless they use those fake ISO shit glasses ;)
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Window tint.
Link Posted: 8/18/2017 2:57:04 PM EST
Link Posted: 8/18/2017 3:01:09 PM EST
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Originally Posted By Wolfpack:
I remember being told in grade school...you will have to wait till 4040 to see another one...them 2 years later another fucking eclipse. Last night on the news the anchor called it a once in a lifetime chance, then showed a story of a guy who has seen 6 of them so far....
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They mean that can be seen in your AO. Eclipse chasers fly all over the planet to see them in a viewable area.
Link Posted: 8/18/2017 3:04:15 PM EST
Everyone in my AO is going nuts trying to find glasses, but... there's a 60% chance of thunderstorms on Monday.
Link Posted: 8/18/2017 3:05:00 PM EST
Link Posted: 8/18/2017 3:07:41 PM EST
I can already see the sun just fine without fancy eclipse glasses. Not sure what the fuss is about...
Link Posted: 8/18/2017 3:07:46 PM EST
There are people scalping the glasses on craigslist for upwards of $50. Suckers and their money....
Link Posted: 8/18/2017 3:20:02 PM EST
Link Posted: 8/18/2017 3:24:00 PM EST
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Originally Posted By crashburnrepeat:
I'm gonna Clint Eastwood squint
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Seems legit.
Link Posted: 8/18/2017 3:30:01 PM EST
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Originally Posted By Tactical_Spartan:
Have you seen the warnings on Facebook for your pets yet?

People are actually telling you to keep your pets inside so they don't stare at the sun and go blind.
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Lol. Sadly the pets aren't nearly as dumb as the average American, apparently.
Link Posted: 8/18/2017 3:39:45 PM EST
Blinded by the light 
Link Posted: 8/18/2017 3:44:12 PM EST
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Originally Posted By m35ben:
Blinded by the light 
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Wrapped up like a douche...

Link Posted: 8/18/2017 3:49:51 PM EST
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Originally Posted By jimhoff:
Better than pinhole, use a binocular to project on a sheet of paper.  How long can you look at the sun without damage? 2 seconds?
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Permanent damage requires around 100 seconds and is so painful while it is happening that you wouldn't look for that long.  Partial and temporary damage can happen quick based on a number of other factors, such as having dilated eyes due to some type of drug use.  The intensity of the sun, time of day, cloud cover, elevation...etc all factor into how fast damage can happen.  

Just drive to a totality part and then look at it with no protection at all during the totality.  That's the best way to do it. 
Link Posted: 8/18/2017 4:16:56 PM EST
I'm just going to wait until night time when the sun is much cooler to look at it.

Can't believe I'm the only one that has thought of this.
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