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Posted: 8/21/2017 4:37:58 PM EDT
I was in the 80% area and it didn't even get darker AT ALL. Absolutely nothing changed. The sun didn't even look different when I glanced at it
Link Posted: 8/21/2017 4:40:08 PM EDT
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I'm also in an 80% zone so I know you are lying.
Link Posted: 8/21/2017 4:40:41 PM EDT
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I was in the 80%+ area and it didn't even get darker AT ALL. Absolutely nothing changed. The sun didn't even look different when I glanced at it
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how old are you?

I'm in the 80/75% zone and there was a very noticeable change in the sun light.  All of the sun light that came through my tree was crescent shaped. (pic in a few minutes)
 
Link Posted: 8/21/2017 4:40:54 PM EDT
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I'm also in an 80% zone so I know you are lying.
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It got dark for you? I'm not lying. Absolutely no light change.
Link Posted: 8/21/2017 4:41:30 PM EDT
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how old are you?

I'm in the 80/75% zone and there was a very noticeable change in the sun light.  All of the sun light that came through my tree was crescent shaped. (pic in a few minutes)
 
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What does being old have to do with it?

I did notice the crescent shaped shadows though. But I was expecting the light to be more twilight. It was still blazing and sunny.
Link Posted: 8/21/2017 4:42:08 PM EDT
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it went from full sun to a partly cloudy day.
Link Posted: 8/21/2017 4:42:29 PM EDT
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I agree with OP (and I'm in PA).  I have video of peak time, but it literally just looks like the sun.  I know some of my friends took pictures through the glasses and you could see the coverage, but without eye pro, it really didn't get dark.
Link Posted: 8/21/2017 4:42:31 PM EDT
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I'm also in an 80% zone so I know you are lying.
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Same. The best way I could describe it was it felt I was wearing sunglasses, even though I wasn't.
Link Posted: 8/21/2017 4:42:40 PM EDT
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It got dark for you? I'm not lying. Absolutely no light change.
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My only proof is a cell phone picture that makes the Bigfoot video look like 4K, but yes it was looked like an overcast day, but with totally clear skys.
Link Posted: 8/21/2017 4:43:22 PM EDT
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I was in a 99.4% zone and I was surprised at how light it was outside.  If you aren't in the 100%, it really is unimpressive.
Link Posted: 8/21/2017 4:43:37 PM EDT
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You missed the whole thing. When at 90 percent it was still very bright.

When totality hit it was AMAZING. One of the most amazing things I've ever experienced.


It's shocking how little sun needs to be showing to make it bright and warm.but at totality, it is freaking surreal.

I loved it
Link Posted: 8/21/2017 4:43:58 PM EDT
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I was in the 80%+ area and it didn't even get darker AT ALL. Absolutely nothing changed. The sun didn't even look different when I glanced at it
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You wouldn't have noticed a difference unless you had the glasses. I was in an 88% area and it looked pretty cool.
Link Posted: 8/21/2017 4:44:23 PM EDT
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Got darker here, cooled off too. Looked at it with a pinhole viewer. Last one I saw was in 1979.
I'll be dead and gone by the time we get another.
Link Posted: 8/21/2017 4:45:10 PM EDT
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I was in the 80%+ area and it didn't even get darker AT ALL. Absolutely nothing changed. The sun didn't even look different when I glanced at it
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We did some SCIENCE.

Like, noticing how sharp shadows were.

However, the glasses were a bomb.  I couldn't see a damn thing.

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Link Posted: 8/21/2017 4:45:28 PM EDT
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It looked like twilight in the Charlotte area.  Temperature dropped 10 degrees.
Link Posted: 8/21/2017 4:45:48 PM EDT
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I was in the 80%+ area and it didn't even get darker AT ALL. Absolutely nothing changed. The sun didn't even look different when I glanced at it
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You seem to have a poor understanding of the relationship between absolute brightness and perceived brightness in the human visual system.

Link Posted: 8/21/2017 4:45:51 PM EDT
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Got darker here, cooled off too. Looked at it with a pinhole viewer. Last one I saw was in 1979.
I'll be dead and gone by the time we get another.
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Jeez, you'll be dead by 2024?

Link Posted: 8/21/2017 4:46:03 PM EDT
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Not mine:

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From:

https://www.ar15.com/forums/t_1_5/2014823_2017-eclipse.html&page=13

Not overhyped at all.

I am in 80somthing zone.  It defiantly got darker.  Not dark, but noticeable for sure. If you are not in the zone it wasn't that big if a deal but that's way all the people traveled to be in it.
Link Posted: 8/21/2017 4:46:21 PM EDT
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I was busy at work and forgot all about the eclipse.   I walked outside at the time and the first thing I said to myself was "Is there something wrong with my eyes or photo grey lenses?"

It did get a little dark.
Link Posted: 8/21/2017 4:46:25 PM EDT
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Got darker here, cooled off too. Looked at it with a pinhole viewer. Last one I saw was in 1979.
I'll be dead and gone by the time we get another.
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Actually 2024 is the good better one for us here in the NorthEast.

Map of 2024 Total Solar Eclipse
Link Posted: 8/21/2017 4:46:27 PM EDT
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You missed the whole thing. When at 90 percent it was still very bright.

When totality hit it was AMAZING. One of the most amazing things I've ever experienced.


It's shocking how little sun needs to be showing to make it bright and warm.but at totality, it is freaking surreal.

I loved it
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Most amazing things you have experienced?  Holy shit I'm glad I don't have your life!
Link Posted: 8/21/2017 4:46:37 PM EDT
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It was amazing where I was at.  Stars came out, street lights came on.  The Corona was way more brilliant than I expected
Link Posted: 8/21/2017 4:46:37 PM EDT
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We only had 71% here but it made a noticeable difference in the daylight.  Can't wait for 2024.
Link Posted: 8/21/2017 4:46:43 PM EDT
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100%, only saw one planet (Jupiter?), one thing I will remember for the rest of my life.  99% was boring but 100% was incredible, you should have tried harder.
Link Posted: 8/21/2017 4:46:51 PM EDT
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90% zone here.

I measured 6400 lux at the max obstruction vs 65000 lux a few minutes ago.

Compare that to roughly 300 lux inside with normal lighting.

We don't really appreciate how wide a light intensity range that our eyes work well over.
Link Posted: 8/21/2017 4:46:57 PM EDT
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I remember an eclipse when I was in middle school. There was nothing exciting about it then and nothing changed this time. Some people dropped tens of thousands of dollars on this "event". Then there are the people that made tens of thousands off of stupid people. Wish I were one of that group.
Link Posted: 8/21/2017 4:47:00 PM EDT
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You missed the whole thing. When at 90 percent it was still very bright.

When totality hit it was AMAZING. One of the most amazing things I've ever experienced.


It's shocking how little sun needs to be showing to make it bright and warm.but at totality, it is freaking surreal.

I loved it
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Lucky

I was so hyped for it too. If I didn't know there would be an eclipse I wouldn't have even noticed other than some weird shadows.
Link Posted: 8/21/2017 4:47:05 PM EDT
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I was in a Totality area. I was ready to be underwhelmed as I watched the "eclipse" in the 80's in Ga.

I was mildly interested this time watching the moon progress...but holy crap, when it hit totality and I took off my glasses, I have never been awestruck like that ever.  

It never got super Midnight dark though...more like a high latitude twilight. But man was the view incredible.
Link Posted: 8/21/2017 4:47:08 PM EDT
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The science world's Y2K. At least in NW Pennsyltucky.
Link Posted: 8/21/2017 4:47:19 PM EDT
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Jeez, you'll be dead by 2024?

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Oh shit! I thought it was like 40 years from now.
Link Posted: 8/21/2017 4:47:26 PM EDT
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I'm in the 67% coverage here in AZ.
It got noticeably darker (not night dark, but like cloud cover dark) and it also got cooler.
Link Posted: 8/21/2017 4:47:38 PM EDT
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In a 90% area. Got pretty dark. It was really neat.
Link Posted: 8/21/2017 4:48:00 PM EDT
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I was in 90%.  It got darker, I looked through the glasses, now I have blue balls.  

I've taken shits that were more exciting.
Link Posted: 8/21/2017 4:48:16 PM EDT
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I am next to tacoma, WA and it was as if I was wearing dark sunglasses for between 20-40 minutes.  It wasn't nearly like the totality I was in last time, but it was still very cool and weird.
Link Posted: 8/21/2017 4:48:20 PM EDT
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Got darker here, cooled off too. Looked at it with a pinhole viewer. Last one I saw was in 1979.
I'll be dead and gone by the time we get another.
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If you're in CT you will have a better experience in 7 years
Link Posted: 8/21/2017 4:48:47 PM EDT
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I was in a 99.4% zone and I was surprised at how light it was outside.  If you aren't in the 100%, it really is unimpressive.
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97.2% here and not a cloud in the sky and I was surprised at how dark it got.  It wasn't close to night by any means, but it was definitely dusky.

The most impressive thing to me was how quickly the temperature dropped.  It went from hot as fuck to pleasant.
Link Posted: 8/21/2017 4:49:02 PM EDT
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It was hyped up like a big storm that fizzles out. The kind of storm that empties the store of milk and eggs.
Link Posted: 8/21/2017 4:49:21 PM EDT
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Oh shit! I thought it was like 40 years from now.
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Hell, I'm 53 and plan on still being annoying in 40 years.

Assuming they perfect that cloning thing...
Link Posted: 8/21/2017 4:49:24 PM EDT
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It was amazing where I was at.  Stars came out, street lights came on.  The Corona was way more brilliant than I expected
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For sure!  "Totality" was pretty awesome to see.
Link Posted: 8/21/2017 4:49:28 PM EDT
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Dayton Daily Snooze cage liner, motto "Yesterday's News Tomorrow" reported that Dayton is in the 88.8% coverage range.

Light overcast that did not obscure the sun most of the time.  Got pretty dim out.   
Link Posted: 8/21/2017 4:49:53 PM EDT
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No it wasn't.  

Y2K was.
Link Posted: 8/21/2017 4:50:29 PM EDT
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I was in a 75% zone. It was noticeable darker, shadows were doing weird stuff.

Coolest thing actually was looking at the ground. The leaves in the tress created 1000s of pinhole camera effects, so the eclipse was visible under the trees by the thousands.

Sky got a really strange color of blue too. It was cool
Link Posted: 8/21/2017 4:50:50 PM EDT
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It was one of the most awe inspiring events of my life.

A quick edit from one of my shots today.

Eclipse 2017 by Andrew Marjama, on Flickr
Link Posted: 8/21/2017 4:51:04 PM EDT
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Miami and notwithstanding the cloud, I concur, but it was great for a lot of people, just not me.

Chris
Link Posted: 8/21/2017 4:51:16 PM EDT
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I'm in an 80% area. It got a bit darker, and the Sun looked like a downward-facing crescent.  I dug out a #12 welding lens.
Link Posted: 8/21/2017 4:51:26 PM EDT
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Same. The best way I could describe it was it felt I was wearing sunglasses, even though I wasn't.
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That's how it looked to me in a 93% zone.
Link Posted: 8/21/2017 4:51:39 PM EDT
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We were supposed to be 93% here, I think. It never got what I would call dark. But it did look weird outside. To me, it was like looking through a tinted window. 
Link Posted: 8/21/2017 4:51:47 PM EDT
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An odd light here outside. It was noticeably darker than normal inside the house. If I hadn't known it was an eclipse I wouldn't have thought anything about it.
Link Posted: 8/21/2017 4:51:56 PM EDT
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I enjoyed today's for what it was.
But yes, the next one will be better.
7 years is a long time...
Link Posted: 8/21/2017 4:53:01 PM EDT
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Got darker here, cooled off too. Looked at it with a pinhole viewer. Last one I saw was in 1979.
I'll be dead and gone by the time we get another.
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2024?


For that one, I can drive 1/2 hour to my folks place, and be in the total zone
Link Posted: 8/21/2017 4:53:34 PM EDT
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I remember an eclipse when I was in middle school. There was nothing exciting about it then and nothing changed this time. Some people dropped tens of thousands of dollars on this "event". Then there are the people that made tens of thousands off of stupid people. Wish I were one of that group.
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People are so desperate to find any purpose or meaning to their mundane lives.  That's why we have stuff like this, sports, and Disney shit. Kinda sad. 
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