OT: Eclipse

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  1. Gnashville

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    Is anyone else excited for this? I have a thread in the sciences section but it rarely visited. Since we are the ONLY NHL city in the total path it would be nice to discuss our experiences.
     
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    soon we shall PUT OUT THE SUN. ;)
     
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    Hopkinsville Ky aka "Eclipseville" is like Woodstock at this point.

    But the hype has exceed the hoopla here just a bit north. Not nearly as many out of town folks as anticipated, unless there is a huge influx today
     
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    Yeah this entire thing has been way overhyped.
     
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    There is a little grammar school nearby that is letting out at 10:30. I wonder why even go.
     
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    I'm excited for the chance to experience it with my four year old and make a nice solar system lesson out of it.

    But yes, it's getting a ton of hype. I'm seeing a lot of "once in a lifetime" stuff which isn't true. I think a lot of people are making serious money from this as well which drives up the hype.

    Too bad it's not happening on a Saturday or a Sunday during hockey season, the Preds could have an eclipse viewing party and then the game.
     
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    Because if they go a certain duration of time that day counts toward the required 180 days.
     
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    This is actually once in a lifetime depending on how you look at it. The path is crossing the entirety of the US and that hasn't happened in almost 100 years. Not sure if the frequency is the same looking forward to the next time one of these occurs but assuming it's once per ~100 years then I'm about 100% sure I won't be around to see that one.

    With that said, regardless of the geography aspect, I'm in my 40s and honestly don't remember the last time I had a chance to see a total solar eclipse. So as of now this feels pretty much once in a lifetime for me personally.
     
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    Next Eclipse in the US is in 2024, next one that crosses the entire country is in 2045.

    2024:
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    2045:
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    I remember an eclipse when I was a kid and I'm 40. We did the whole looking through the box thing at school. Not sure if it was a total one but seems like I was in 1st grade or something when it happened.
     
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    I went to the Okefenokee Swamp (SE Georgia) in 1970 for the eclipse with my Boy Scout troop for a weekend camp out. Our goal was to see the animal reaction, I wasn't sophisticated enough to see any difference in the alligators, not sure I am now either, but do remember the trip. So after today I will have been solar-ly eclipsed twice in my lifetime. Not getting on the roads today but will have nearly 97% totality from my farm.

    https://www.space.com/35998-remembering-1970-solar-eclipse.html
     
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    There are total eclipses every few years, you just have to travel in order to see it. So while it may be once in a lifetime to have totality right in your back yard, it's not the only time you'd be able to experience it.

    Technically, If you had access to a form of space travel, the sun is always in eclipse by every object which orbits it, you just have to be in the correct location. So you could say there is absolutely nothing special happening today, the only thing that is changing is our perspective. Which is why it's so silly when people freak out and predict end times and other wacky stuff during an event such as today.
     
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    So being a Space Cadet isn't always a bad thing?
     
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    Same here. It wasn't total though.
     
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    That's why we went from Atlanta to the swamp, it was total there.
     
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    That was probably the 1979 one.
     
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    There was one in the Philly area sometime in the late 80's we made shoebox viewers as a class project.

    Don't forget that while there is only 2-2:30 of Totality in the early afternoon, the entire event will last more than three hours. So enjoy the whole show!
     
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    I'm just being picky at this point but I thought St Louis was in the total path as well. Could be wrong though.
     
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    I read that we are the largest city in the totality path so I don't think St. Louis is.
     
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    Southern St Louis suburbs will get the Eclipse but metro is just outside the path of totality.
     
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    This is correct. Can't wait to see my 6 year olds reaction
     
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    So troll everyone with 'Blackhole Sun' or 'Total Eclipse of the Heart'
     

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