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Last Post 3/21/2018 9:00 AM by  Kris Sigsbee
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Erin H


3/20/2018 8:50 AM
    how many of you seen last year's solar eclipse in person?

    Alessandra Pacini

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    3/20/2018 9:48 AM
    Hi Erin! I did, I did! I took all of my family to South Carolina last August, installed a passive radio antena* at the backyard of our dear cousin who hosted us there, putted my eclipse's glasses on and had THE TIME OF MY LIFE! When came the totality and I took my glasses out to see the Solar Corona with my naked eyes, I cried... It was truly an amazing moment! I'm getting ready for the next total solar eclipses in the South America in 2019 and 2020.

    * the antenna I used is called riometer and measures the changes in the upper atmosphere (ionosphere).

    KD Leka

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    3/20/2018 11:13 AM
    Hi -- I did! I opted for this one to do no science, but to just enjoy with my family in Nebraska. I still couldn't help calling over to other people to come see some of the cool phenomena leading up to it such as the crescent-shaped images, etc. It's the first time I saw shadow bands, which was pretty cool. -KD

    Christina Cohen

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    3/20/2018 3:36 PM
    I did too! Like KD, I took my family (although we went to Wyoming). It was really amazing! I had seen partial eclipses before but a total eclipse just really blow those out of the water. If you ever get a chance to see a total eclipse, definitely go!

    Kris Sigsbee

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    3/21/2018 9:00 AM
    Hello! I went to Missouri and watched the eclipse with some friends from college and their family. I have watched partial solar eclipses and a Venus transit, but this was the first total solar eclipse I have ever seen. Watching the eclipse was a lot of fun. We had eclipse glasses and I brought a small telescope with a built in solar filter so we could view sunspots too. We also used some fun things to view the eclipse, like a colander and butter crackers with holes, which make pinhole projections of the Sun. We could also see images of the eclipse projected onto the ground by sunlight shining through tree leaves in my friends' yard, as well as through the openings in a wood lattice fence. It was a very hot day in Missouri, so it was really cool how the temperature dropped as the Moon's shadow blocked out the Sun.
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