2017 Eclipse

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2017 Eclipse

Post by PID_Stop » Mon Aug 21, 2017 7:03 am

And this morning I finally got the question I've been expecting for a week: "Do we have satellite backup for this afternoon when the sun goes out?"

Sigh.

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Post by KPJL FM » Mon Aug 21, 2017 7:18 am

I'm so excited about the eclipse, I got up a 5am to get ready for it. It was so dark out, I thought, damn, I almost missed it.
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Re: 2017 Eclipse

Post by RGORJANCE » Mon Aug 21, 2017 10:49 am

Meh! If you've seen one eclipse, you've seen them all.

Saw one back in the 40's sometime when I lived in Flushing, Long Island, Neeeew Yooork Ciiity. Dad smoked up a glass with some carbon and we looked at the sun. Today, I'll probably think it's bedtime and fall asleep in my chair.....like I usually do.

Enjoy the treat!

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Post by PID_Stop » Mon Aug 21, 2017 12:06 pm

I'd take a nap too, but my employer might not appreciate it!

The view from our centralcasting control room is remarkable: the networks are doing extensive special report coverage of "THE GREAT AMERICAN ECLIPSE", as David Muir insists on calling it. I haven't heard such a combination of breathless inanity and astronomical ignorance in quite a long time.

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Re: 2017 Eclipse

Post by Shane » Mon Aug 21, 2017 9:17 pm

PID_Stop wrote:
Mon Aug 21, 2017 7:03 am
And this morning I finally got the question I've been expecting for a week: "Do we have satellite backup for this afternoon when the sun goes out?"

Sigh.
Hell of a time to be asking. Even if the question is ignorant.

And not only is the ignorance of an astronomical nature but of an astronomical magnitude!
Mike Shane, CBRE
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