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Can't believe how much hype the government/media is putting on this eclipse.  Free glasses, schools closing, even read some business will close for "safety" concerns, lol. 

Just about every store has glasses for sale. I've seen tee-shirts too.  Even seen a add for dog glasses. 

It'll probably be a miserable rainy day, and there won't be much to see anyway. 

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We kept our free glasses we got for one of those types of events in case we ever wanted them again. So I’ll dig them out if the weather cooperates. 
 

For me, the Hale Bop comet was maybe the coolest “sky event” as it was here for a long time on clear nights and was so easy to see, even with the naked eye. 

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Over the top hype..... People are calling for stockpiling food,gas. The state is also giving out free glasses. 

I thought I saw somewhere that said the complete eclipse is only 15 minutes.  I think people are going to be upset that the hype doesn't equal the experience. 

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41 minutes ago, Meatball said:

Over the top hype..... People are calling for stockpiling food,gas. The state is also giving out free glasses. 

I thought I saw somewhere that said the complete eclipse is only 15 minutes.  I think people are going to be upset that the hype doesn't equal the experience. 

It’s just under 2 minutes in Syracuse, almost 4 minutes in Buffalo and Watertown.    I remember the partial eclipse about 5 years ago  which I watched here at home.  It was very cool and memorable.  The full eclipse should be even more so. I’m thinking of heading to Watertown to get the full experience.  It will be weather dependent, but even if it is cloudy, the sun will disappear and you will experience full darkness for that short time.  If it is clear you should be able to see the stars in the sky.   This won’t happen in our area for another 330 years or so, it’s a once in my lifetime event that I can watch it in my backyard.  

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We got a drop from the state saying to stock up on items at the store and fuel up vehicles etc. Lol.  That's a bit much. 

Will put a reminder to staff just before to be careful on the roads that afternoon as everyone will be looking up but that's about it.  

It's interesting for sure. How is the moon the exact same coverage area for the sun for their distances.....weird.....where's my foil hat? 

"it's pointless for humans to paint scenes of nature when they can go outside and stand in it"- Ron Swanson

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Part of the problem the State and emergency services are concerned with is people that want to see the eclipse in the clearest sky, wherever that may be at that time.  When the total eclipse was in the Midwest a few years ago there were traffic jams from people pulling onto the side of the highway when it occurred. 

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14 minutes ago, Lil zeek said:

My school is closed for a day because people are gonna be camping out in the parking lot. This is because apparently the eclipse is right over our school. Not complaining I will always take a day of!

Look to the sky, don't miss this.  You'll be able to tell your grandkids you saw a total eclipse. 

 

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2 hours ago, Robhuntandfish said:

We got a drop from the state saying to stock up on items at the store and fuel up vehicles etc. Lol.  That's a bit much. 

Will put a reminder to staff just before to be careful on the roads that afternoon as everyone will be looking up but that's about it.  

It's interesting for sure. How is the moon the exact same coverage area for the sun for their distances.....weird.....where's my foil hat? 

 I am  curious to see if it's going to be as crazy as they say. They are talking about an extra 100,000 people in our county of 100,000. 

Wierd..I can cover the whole sun with a few fingers. Maybe the earth is flat..;)

 

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4 minutes ago, Ncountry said:

 I am  curious to see if it's going to be as crazy as they say. They are talking about an extra 100,000 people in our county of 100,000. 

Wierd..I can cover the whole sun with a few fingers. Maybe the earth is flat..;)

 

Your onto something. 

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Client's of mine just reached out to me. I take care of their chickens when they are out of town. They are concerned about the well being of the chicken's as they will be in Europe.  Asked me to do everything possible to protect them. 

I almost want to say I ordered special fowl glasses, and they would believe me..  do I need to do anything different for your hot tub? Special eclipse chemicals?  

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