Monday, August 21, 2017

KLEM AM

The eclipse started early today...
Photo by Sixty Grit

16 comments:

Sixty Grit said...

Yesterday there was just a sliver of a moon visible at sunrise, this morning - nuttin'. Must be related to the eclipse - something along the lines of "the dragon that is going to eat the sun later noshed on the moon this morning". That's my theory and I am sticking to it.

rhhardin said...

87% here but it will be mostly cloudy. They're forecasting a thunderstorm for the exact time. I bet they don't take solar heating reduction into account in the forecast. It would be a really dark thunderstorm though if it happened.

rhhardin said...

The bright thing is Mark Steyn is in for Rush today. Rush is no good on economics or morality, going unfunny because you can't do larger-than-life bits on that. Steyn goes for zingers, which work anywhere.

Leland said...

I expect a nominal eclipse caused by clouds. However from experience, it should be much darker than just a bad thunderstorm. I'm sure there will be pictures later.

ndspinelli said...

I used to live in KC and our friends there get a total eclipse.

Amartel said...

Hey, who hit the dimmer switch?

Sixty Grit said...

I know, right? I was changing the blades in my planer and it became increasingly difficult to see what the heck I was doing. Thank goodness I was able to go outside and stare at the sun for a while, now everything looks... hey!

ampersand said...

We had heavy cloud cover here. My neighbor shared a pair of specs that made the eclipse visible so I was able to see the last quarter of it.
We get rotten weather here. I missed Halley's comet and the Aurora Borealis when it reached this far south. We get more overcast days than Seattle.

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Sixty Grit said...

I saw Halley's comet - I took my oldest son out on the roof and said "Boy, remember this - if you live to be 84 you will be able to see it again."

Saw comet Kohoutek, and comet Hale-Bopp - that one was pretty cool - hurricane Fran hit and there was no power for 3 days - you know, when there is no light pollution you can really see astronomical sights much more clearly.

ndspinelli said...

Sixty was not wearing Nike sneakers when he watched Hale-Bopp.

ndspinelli said...

Heaven's Gate reference. Famous photos showed corpses all wearing Nike's. Phil Knight had a stroke.

Sixty Grit said...

I am more of a New Balance kind of guy anyway. Plus, any cult for which Bruce Jenner is eligible is not my cup of tea.

windbag said...

Totality in our little town. Simply astounding experience.

Sixty Grit said...

Did you get to see the 360 degree sunrise? Having never experienced totality that idea had never dawned on me.

windbag said...

My southwest to west view was blocked by trees, but we noticed the horizon when it hit, and I wished that I had a 360 view. My wife and other family had about a 300 view and said it was pretty nifty.

We made a nice weekend out of it. Best part (besides the eclipse) was that my brother in law brought two bottles of Kentucky bourbon and we sat up sampling it.