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  • Eclipse 2024!! Coming to a mountain road near you!

    Six years from today, the next US total solar eclipse is coming to town. It comes ashore over Mazatlan, Mexico, then travels northeast crossing Texas and some other states. Then it crosses northern New England! Unfortunately the path of totality misses the Rockpile, but it goes over Burlington, northern NH, and then Rangeley/Sugarloaf and Katahdin!!

    I went to Idaho for last summerís total eclipse, and
    Let me tell you it was beyond spectacular. As close to seeing God as this devout atheist has come. My advice is,
    Make it happen. Get to the path of totality. Do not miss it.

    Youíve got six years warning!

    After the mind blowing Sawtooths experience last summer, my buddies and I are planning to go to Villarica, Chile, in December 2020 for one as well.

    Anyone else see the one last summer? Totality, I mean. Not just the partial with the glasses on, which is 100,000 times less impressive.
    Last edited by M V Skier; 04-09-2018, 07:23 PM.

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    This is a timelapse I shot, covering 10 minutes centered on the eclipse. It was a mostly cloudless day, about 11 AM. We were at 9400' on a ridge deep in the Sawtooths—view is looking north. Wait for it......

    https://photos.app.goo.gl/Ne3fiskQLDx5V3yC3

    I made no effort to photograph the actual eclipse— it was 120 seconds of totality and I didn't want to waste any time messing with a camera.
    Last edited by M V Skier; 04-09-2018, 07:25 PM.

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    • #3
      I think it was in the sometime in mid-1990's(?) we were in the Gulf of Slides skiing great spring conditions when it got totally dark from a solar eclipse. Great memory.

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      • #4
        Originally posted by skimtwashington View Post
        I think it was in the sometime in mid-1990's(?) we were in the Gulf of Slides skiing great spring conditions when it got totally dark from a solar eclipse. Great memory.
        Hmmm. With that great memory, do you recall what you were smoking? Last total solar eclipse in the US before 2017 was in 1979! Over NH, there was one in 1932.

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        • #5
          It wasn't a total eclipse, but there was a partial solar eclipse in the mid-1990s, I remember it for sure. This might have been it:
          https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Solar_...f_May_10,_1994
          -Steve

          TheSnowWay.com
          "Skiing is not a sport, it is a way of life." - Otto Schniebs

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          • #6
            Originally posted by riverc0il View Post
            It wasn't a total eclipse, but there was a partial solar eclipse in the mid-1990s, I remember it for sure. This might have been it: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Solar_...f_May_10,_1994
            Yes, looking it up, it was an annular eclipse, in which despite a perfect lineup, the moon is too far away and thus too small to fully cover the sun. Pretty cool, but I tell you, pale in comparison to a TOTAL eclipse. Unless the sun is fully covered, you canít look at it without burning your eyes (or glasses), and it doesnít get DARK. During the totality phase of a total eclipse, itís like the heavens open and reveal themselves. The stars come out and you stare at the sun/moon in the sky which look like nothing youíve ever seen. So my advice is, get within the path of totality. Try to be somewhere cloudless. Itís worth it. Hereís a good map: http://xjubier.free.fr/en/site_pages...leMapFull.html And a thumbnail of the New England part—. You want to be within the lines, as close to the centerline as possible.
            Last edited by M V Skier; 04-13-2018, 07:37 AM.

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