Happy Eclipse Day!

@FayeHazel (13390)
United States
August 21, 2017 1:46pm CST
Happy eclipse day Mylot!   Have you ever seen a solar eclipse?   I did but it was some number of years back.   It was truly a special thing.  This was the 1990s at some point.  I was a teenager (which by now feels like a million years ago) - and we lived on the farm that I grew up on from the ages of 11 to 26.   The first thing I noticed was how dark it got, like night at noon.  Also like at night the temperature dropped.  The air got still and everything got quiet , the birds and animals got really still and quiet.  There was a type of beetle like bug out (bright pink and teal) and a brilliant lime green snake - the latter of which I hadn't seen before or since.  Nature freaked out over the eclipse.  I hope you can enjoy this solar eclipse, it just happened here -- though because it is overcast and raining I didn't really see much of anything other than a slight darkening of the sky. I'm happy they filmed it at different locals where it was visible. Eclipse info:
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@allen0187 (29067)
• Philippines
22 Aug
This particular eclipse isn't visible in my part of the world although I have seen previous solar eclipses as well.
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@FayeHazel (13390)
• United States
22 Aug
And I think the next one in 2019 is in South America
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@averygirl72 (16363)
• Philippines
22 Aug
@FayeHazel This year it's only seen in America? I hope we see it too here
@allen0187 (29067)
• Philippines
22 Aug
@FayeHazel saw online that the next one in the States is on 2024. In the Philippines there are a couple of total and partial lunar eclipses in 2018 and 2019.
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@bluesa (13458)
• Johannesburg, South Africa
22 Aug
I caught it on tv, from Sky Tv's broadcast in Oregon. It was already after 7pm by me, it was breathtaking. :)
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@FayeHazel (13390)
• United States
22 Aug
I watched on weather tv - the places lucky enough to see the totality... wow!
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@bluesa (13458)
• Johannesburg, South Africa
22 Aug
@FayeHazel , yes, they really were lucky!
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@FayeHazel (13390)
• United States
23 Aug
@bluesa Looks like the 2024 Eclipse will travel in the opposite diagonal across the USA - though it still manages to avoid my state, lol
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• United States
21 Aug
Yes I saw it..I mean I didnt look right at it and have no photos. Was in the perfect spot too.
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@FayeHazel (13390)
• United States
22 Aug
Nice! I take it you were in the path of totality?
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• United States
22 Aug
@FayeHazel Oh no..it was only 93 percent here Faye.
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@FayeHazel (13390)
• United States
23 Aug
@TiarasOceanView That's pretty good... here it was supposed to be... something 86% I want to say, though it wasn't too impressive thanks to cloud cover
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@DianneN (66564)
• United States
21 Aug
I've seen a variety of eclipses. Today was only 68%. It was still eerie.
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@FayeHazel (13390)
• United States
22 Aug
I love the eerie stillness
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@DianneN (66564)
• United States
22 Aug
@FayeHazel Isn't it cool?
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@FayeHazel (13390)
• United States
23 Aug
@DianneN I love it!
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@TheHorse (56655)
• Pleasant Hill, California
20 Sep
We took a hike up Mt. Diablo to watch one a few years ago. Those weird shadows/reverse images through the trees were cool.
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@FayeHazel (13390)
• United States
20 Sep
That's awesome... I love how still it gets
@averygirl72 (16363)
• Philippines
22 Aug
I have not seen a full solar eclipse only partial eclipse. We see the reflection of the sun on the water and use candy wrappers to protect our eyes
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@FayeHazel (13390)
• United States
22 Aug
The reflection would be beautiful! Also I've heard a technique where you punch a hole in a piece of paper, lay another piece of paper on the ground - and watch the shadow
@sol_cee (13959)
• Japan
22 Aug
"The birds and animals got really still and quiet" - goosebumps! ;)
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@FayeHazel (13390)
• United States
22 Aug
Oh exactly! I loved it, the eeriness of it all.
@teamfreak16 (37908)
• Colorado Springs, Colorado
22 Aug
I slept through it.
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@FayeHazel (13390)
• United States
22 Aug
Well, I guess it was dark out during totality, lol
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• Philippines
22 Aug
You're lucky to have seen them. Even if there's eclipse here we wouldn't see it because of the storm.
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@FayeHazel (13390)
• United States
22 Aug
Ah - we had rain here for this one. Still the sky did turn a weird shade of green
@TRBRocks420 (66639)
• Banks, Oregon
22 Aug
Happy Eclipse day my friend I missed it lol.
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@FayeHazel (13390)
• United States
22 Aug
Oh no! Oh well. lol there is always another coming, 2024 for the US I think
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