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Author Topic:   The Eclipse Conspiracy
ringo
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Message 8 of 103 (817416)
08-17-2017 12:27 PM
Reply to: Message 1 by Tanypteryx
08-16-2017 7:24 PM


Re: The Eclipse Conspiracy
Tanypteryx writes:
How many here are planning to view the eclipse on August 21?
Bart Simpson was horsing around at the swimming pool, broke his arm and had to spend the rest of the summer indoors. Lisa gave him her telescope to pass the time. He saw all of the stars, planets, comets, etc. and said, "Wow! The universe is soooooo... boring!"
Back in the seventies I saw an eclipse that was dramatic enough for the streetlights to come on. I don't really need another one.

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ringo
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Message 45 of 103 (818251)
08-25-2017 12:11 PM
Reply to: Message 42 by Dogmafood
08-24-2017 6:58 PM


Re: Why can't I see one?
ProtoTypical writes:
... I will posit that it has to do with the orbit of the moon being slightly elliptical and off the plain of the earth's orbit and so the shadow usually misses us altogether.
What if the path of totality was exactly the same every time? Groundhog Day!

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