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#1
Yup, there's gonna be a total solar eclipse tomorrow on the 1st of Aug. Though too bad only a few people in Canada, Greenland, Russia, Mongolia and China can watch the full thing.
But most of us in North America, Europe and Asia should be able to see a partial one.
Should be pretty cool...!

Here's the full news:
http://news.nationalgeographic.com/news/2008/07/080722-solar-eclipse.html

For the guys in UK/Ireland, we should be able to see the partial thing from around morning 8:30am till about 10am.

For ye guys in Canada and UK, here are the exact timings of the elipse:
http://eclipse.gsfc.nasa.gov/SEmono/TSE2008/TSE2008tab/TSE2008-Table09.pdf

Well here's the path of the eclipse, if anyone wants to watch it!
Last edited by af_the_fragile at Jul 31, 2008,
#3
Excellent. I remember as a child I thought it was gonna go totally black and I cried for days

edit: 8:30am? Pfff.
#4
Quote by wiggyisgreat
Excellent. I remember as a child I thought it was gonna go totally black and I cried for days




I guess I'll watch it. Since it's friday I might see two solar eclipses!
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#5
I'll be damned if I'm getting up to see the sky go a bit dark. I remember how dull it was in 1999.
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I always miss these things, and they barely ever happen.


+1
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Awww, thanks Frenchy

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#10
is this the one where you go blind if you look at it?


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#13
Quote by Pink_blood
is this the one where you go blind if you look at it?



Just wear good sunglasses, you'll be fine...
Oh and don't quote me if you actually go blind!!

You could use binoculars and project the suns image on a surface n indirectly watch the eclipse too...
#14
All that you touch, and all that you see....


Yeah, I need to see this
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#15
Quote by af_the_fragile
Just wear good sunglasses, you'll be fine...
Oh and don't quote me if you actually go blind!!

You could use binoculars and project the suns image on a surface n indirectly watch the eclipse too...

Prick a hole in a piece of paper then hold i in the sun over a flat surface like a table.

I so did that back when the solar eclipse was visible in the UK


also
Either wya, if you look at the sun, eventually you'll go blind. Kinda goes without saying.
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#16
thisis different to the 1999 one, that was a total exclipse of the sun. we wont see another one of them for another 80 or so yrs
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Awww, thanks Frenchy

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#17
Quote by OddOneOut
Prick a hole in a piece of paper then hold i in the sun over a flat surface like a table.




Personally I'm just using old negative film or my 9-stop ND400 filter
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#19
Quote by Just Andrew
All that you touch, and all that you see....


Yeah, I need to see this


....and everything under the sun is in tune, but the sun is eclipsed by the mooooooon.

I wanna see this...
#22
Quote by af_the_fragile
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Pinhole_camera
You're a photographer, you should know this...!


I've even used them many times

Still, I prefer my high-tech way
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#23
Quote by Kensai


Personally I'm just using old negative film or my 9-stop ND400 filter

I managed to get ok results (i.e. not go blind) by tearing up a couple of old floppy discs and looking through them
#24
Hey Kjell, I got my hands on some old SLRs. Will I be able to get a decent picture without using a filter with 125 ISO film? Will I need faster or slower film?
#25
Quote by XEclipseX
....and everything under the sun is in tune, but the sun is eclipsed by the mooooooon.

I wanna see this...


I was hoping somebody would pick up on that.
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#27
Quote by seljer
I managed to get ok results (i.e. not go blind) by tearing up a couple of old floppy discs and looking through them


Yeah that's a good way too.

It's just not the same with DVDs.

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Hey Kjell, I got my hands on some old SLRs. Will I be able to get a decent picture without using a filter with 125 ISO film?


Perhaps, it depends on how fast your shutter is. Some SLRs only go to 1/2000th which isn't fast enough with the most narrow aperture.
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#28
Quote by RedDeath9
Cool. I have no idea when BC is supposed to be able to see this though.



No **** eh... Ive only seen lame lunar eclipses here.
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#29
Damn, I'm on Ontario.

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....and everything under the sun is in tune, but the sun is eclipsed by the mooooooon.


Nice.
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#30
Quote by Kensai
Yeah that's a good way too.

It's just not the same with DVDs.


the thing is, today people neither have film nor floppy disks around
*omg you mean you couldn't see your photos right away*
#31
Perhaps, it depends on how fast your shutter is. Some SLRs only go to 1/2000th which isn't fast enough with the most narrow aperture.


Yeah, max speed I've got on there is 2000.


What about the DSLR, what would I be looking at doing to capture this without filters of any descriptions?
#32
Quote by confusius
Yeah, max speed I've got on there is 2000.


What about the DSLR, what would I be looking at doing to capture this without filters of any descriptions?

Hey mate, too bad though cuz i don't think you can see any of it in Spain...!
Its too far below!

Even here in Ireland and UK you can only be able to see about 20% of the sun covered by the moon at its peak.
Kensai could get a better view up in Sweden though.
#33
Hey mate, too bad though cuz i don't think you can see any of it in Spain...!
Its too far below!


I JUST SAW THAT!


#35
Quote by confusius
I JUST SAW THAT!



You can still watch it on Nasa's website if you want...
As a consolation!
http://www.nasa.gov/home/hqnews/2008/jul/M08-139_eclipse.html

Or hope Kensai gets a good picture of it and he can post it here for the one's who can't see it.
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If i'm in FL will I beable to see it? If so what time?

Doesn't look like it... Only people in Canada can see it in North America...
Last edited by af_the_fragile at Jul 31, 2008,
#36
Quote by af_the_fragile
Hey mate, too bad though cuz i don't think you can see any of it in Spain...!
Its too far below!

Even here in Ireland and UK you can only be able to see about 20% of the sun covered by the moon at its peak.
Kensai could get a better view up in Sweden though.


Too bad it's so early

Quote by confusius
Yeah, max speed I've got on there is 2000.


What about the DSLR, what would I be looking at doing to capture this without filters of any descriptions?


Only one way to find out

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the thing is, today people neither have film nor floppy disks around
*omg you mean you couldn't see your photos right away*


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#37
Its too bad I'm in california, I love this sort of thing. I'll just have to wait for the full eclipse thats going to darken the US in 2017.

Quote by Just Andrew
All that you touch, and all that you see....


Yeah, I need to see this


That albums totally going to be part of my future eclipse party.
#39
Think a guy in New York will be able to see a bit of it?
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#40
Quote by XEclipseX
....and everything under the sun is in tune, but the sun is eclipsed by the mooooooon.

I wanna see this...


There is no dark side of the moon really. Matter of fact its all dark.

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