* FAQ    * Search  * Register * Login 
Active topics
Unanswered topics

All times are UTC-06:00



Post new topic  Reply to topic  [ 11 posts ] 
Author Message
 Post subject: Front Row Seat
PostPosted: Sat Jun 10, 2017 9:00 pm 
Offline
DBB Grand Master
DBB Grand Master
User avatar

Joined: Sat Mar 24, 2007 12:32 pm
Posts: 10522
Location: Corvallis, Oregon, where you don't tan, you rust.
Well, it looks like NS, CUDA (if they drive south), Grendel and I are in for a rare once-in-a-lifetime show on August 21, 2017. I can hardly wait. The last eclipse I experienced was a partial one that occurred in Oregon back in 1979. It was a really weird experience because it was dark right overhead, but eerily light just to the south. This event will be the first and probably last time I and a lot of people will ever experience a total eclipse in our lifetimes. Oregon is supposed to be overrun with tourists as well since we're the first spot in the country that the moon's shadow will make landfall.

https://www.greatamericaneclipse.com/oregon/

_________________
Cat (n.) A bipolar creature which would as soon gouge your eyes out as it would cuddle.


Top
   
 Post subject: Re: Front Row Seat
PostPosted: Sun Jun 11, 2017 1:19 pm 
Offline
DBB Defender
DBB Defender
User avatar

Joined: Thu Feb 18, 2010 1:54 pm
Posts: 3412
Location: Mars
I looked into flights and hotels in Portland three months ago and everything was already booked. I'm not sure if I want to be in my car for four days so I can see the eclipse. I might fly to Omaha and see it there.

_________________
This post may have been edited by moderators for content and delivery.


Top
   
 Post subject: Re: Front Row Seat
PostPosted: Sun Jun 11, 2017 9:38 pm 
Offline
DBB Master
DBB Master
User avatar

Joined: Wed Nov 13, 2002 3:01 am
Posts: 7096
Still not sure if I feel like driving 9 hours south just to see something that lasts for 2 minutes, as awesome as those 2 minutes may be.


Top
   
 Post subject: Re: Front Row Seat
PostPosted: Mon Jun 12, 2017 9:26 am 
Offline
DBB Admiral
DBB Admiral
User avatar

Joined: Thu May 20, 2004 11:51 pm
Posts: 1520
My area in Idaho is also expected to be "front row seat" and they say to expect as much as 80,000 more people in the area (in addition to the existing 40,000).


Top
   
 Post subject: Re: Front Row Seat
PostPosted: Wed Jun 14, 2017 5:03 pm 
Offline
3d Pro Master
3d Pro Master
User avatar

Joined: Mon Oct 28, 2002 3:01 am
Posts: 4381
Location: Corvallis OR, USA
They are talking about 1 million ppl rushing in... I took the week around 8/21 off JIC :) TC, last partial was in 2012, May 20 -- was overcast tho.

https://eclipse.gsfc.nasa.gov/SEatlas/S ... as2001.GIF


Top
   
 Post subject: Re: Front Row Seat
PostPosted: Wed Jun 14, 2017 5:37 pm 
Offline
DBB Database Master
DBB Database Master
User avatar

Joined: Sun Nov 29, 1998 3:01 am
Posts: 15146
ICQ: 46028958
Website: http://krom.d3k.org
AOL: dutenhnj
Location: Camping the energy center. BTW, did you know you can have up to 100 characters in this location box?
It is a few hundred miles drive south into Illinois for me to get in the path, but maybe I'll take the day off and go see it just because you don't see a total eclipse in person that often.


Top
   
 Post subject: Re: Front Row Seat
PostPosted: Thu Jun 15, 2017 1:31 pm 
Offline
DBB Ace
DBB Ace
User avatar

Joined: Sat Mar 09, 2013 2:27 pm
Posts: 491
Location: Kingdom of God
I heard that Casper-ish in Wyoming was one of the best places. Probably going to go there.

_________________
Your friendly neighborhood diamond-loving light wolf.
(Who wouldn't love diamonds? They're so strong! Ever wonder why Diamond Claws did so much damage?)
Substance: 5/30 (6/35) Click here!
New Age Mod: Now hiring! Click here!
Surprise! (Unless you're not using the default scheme...)


Top
   
 Post subject: Re: Front Row Seat
PostPosted: Thu Jun 15, 2017 2:49 pm 
Offline
DBB Grand Master
DBB Grand Master
User avatar

Joined: Sat Mar 24, 2007 12:32 pm
Posts: 10522
Location: Corvallis, Oregon, where you don't tan, you rust.
Casper, Wyoming is almost dead center in the shadow's path. It'll be spectacular. Here's an interactive Google map for everyone in the States. It looks like a spot on Interstate 57 near the bottom of Illinois will have the longest duration Krom.

http://xjubier.free.fr/en/site_pages/so ... pFull.html

_________________
Cat (n.) A bipolar creature which would as soon gouge your eyes out as it would cuddle.


Top
   
 Post subject: Re: Front Row Seat
PostPosted: Fri Jun 16, 2017 6:34 am 
Offline
DBB Benefactor
DBB Benefactor
User avatar

Joined: Tue Jul 06, 1999 2:01 am
Posts: 16577
Just hope it is a clear day and no clouds :wink:


Top
   
 Post subject: Re: Front Row Seat
PostPosted: Fri Jun 16, 2017 11:45 am 
Offline
DBB Grand Master
DBB Grand Master
User avatar

Joined: Sat Mar 24, 2007 12:32 pm
Posts: 10522
Location: Corvallis, Oregon, where you don't tan, you rust.
If it happened here in the winter, clouds would be a sure thing. Fortunately, August is almost guaranteed to be cloud-free. Now that I've said that, I just cursed the whole of Oregon to a rare summer storm on that one particular day. :mrgreen:

_________________
Cat (n.) A bipolar creature which would as soon gouge your eyes out as it would cuddle.


Top
   
 Post subject: Re: Front Row Seat
PostPosted: Sat Jun 17, 2017 5:20 pm 
Offline
DBB Master
DBB Master
User avatar

Joined: Fri May 28, 1999 2:01 am
Posts: 5426
ICQ: 28874658
Website: http://www.povterminal.net/
Location: Bellevue, WA
Yeah, August seems to be usually the best weather month in the PNW.


Top
   
Display posts from previous:  Sort by  
Post new topic  Reply to topic  [ 11 posts ] 

All times are UTC-06:00


Who is online

Users browsing this forum: Google [Bot] and 4 guests


You cannot post new topics in this forum
You cannot reply to topics in this forum
You cannot edit your posts in this forum
You cannot delete your posts in this forum
You cannot post attachments in this forum

Search for:
Jump to:  



Descent'rs have piloted these pages
 
The layout and contents contained within this site are © DescentBB.net 1997-2006.
Descent, Descent II are © Parallax Software Corporation.
Descent III is Outrage Entertainment.
Descent is a Trademark of Interplay Productions.

Miner Wars™ is trademark of Keen Software House s. r. o.
.


Powered by phpBB © 2000, 2002, 2005, 2007 phpBB Group