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BS: Partial Eclipse on Christmas Day

Mary in Kentucky 23 Dec 00 - 11:58 AM
AllisonA(Animaterra) 23 Dec 00 - 03:47 PM
katlaughing 23 Dec 00 - 05:56 PM
George Seto - af221@chebucto.ns.ca 25 Dec 00 - 07:45 AM
Dave (the ancient mariner) 25 Dec 00 - 08:40 AM
Bat Goddess 25 Dec 00 - 10:21 AM
Ebbie 25 Dec 00 - 11:16 AM
Sorcha 25 Dec 00 - 11:20 AM
tar_heel 25 Dec 00 - 05:49 PM
GUEST,NightWing 25 Dec 00 - 05:54 PM
catspaw49 25 Dec 00 - 05:56 PM
Mary in Kentucky 25 Dec 00 - 06:50 PM
Ebbie 26 Dec 00 - 01:45 AM
GUEST,The Burren Ranger 26 Dec 00 - 04:59 AM
Banjer 26 Dec 00 - 05:21 AM
AllisonA(Animaterra) 26 Dec 00 - 07:12 AM
Hotspur 26 Dec 00 - 10:41 AM
lamarca 26 Dec 00 - 11:04 AM
sophocleese 26 Dec 00 - 03:24 PM
GUEST,rabbitrunning 27 Dec 00 - 12:55 PM

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Subject: Partial Eclipse on Christmas Day
From: Mary in Kentucky
Date: 23 Dec 00 - 11:58 AM

There will be a partial solar eclipse on Christmas Day. Here in central Kentucky it will occur around mid-day and will cover 51% of the upper half of the sun. My astronomer buddy gave me the glasses from the Astronomy magazine (Jan. 2001 issue) so I'll be watching. Sure hope the sky is clear. We haven't had one of these for 400 years!


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Subject: RE: BS: Partial Eclipse on Christmas Day
From: AllisonA(Animaterra)
Date: 23 Dec 00 - 03:47 PM

My daughter's teacher gave her eclipse glasses, too- what a wonderful happening!


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Subject: RE: BS: Partial Eclipse on Christmas Day
From: katlaughing
Date: 23 Dec 00 - 05:56 PM

OH, I wish I had some, but we may not get to see it, anyway...they are forcasting snow from tonight through Monday:-). Thanks, Mary, for letting us know about it, though!


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Subject: RE: BS: Partial Eclipse on Christmas Day
From: George Seto - af221@chebucto.ns.ca
Date: 25 Dec 00 - 07:45 AM

I was hoping to see it, but it's a cloudy overcast day here in Nova Scotia!


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Subject: RE: BS: Partial Eclipse on Christmas Day
From: Dave (the ancient mariner)
Date: 25 Dec 00 - 08:40 AM

Snowing George.... LOL Merry Christmas mate. Yours, Aye. Dave (at work)


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Subject: RE: BS: Partial Eclipse on Christmas Day
From: Bat Goddess
Date: 25 Dec 00 - 10:21 AM

Here in New England it's about 70% -- and I have fascinating memories of at least 3 non-Christmas solar eclipses in the past 30 years.

Bat Goddess


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Subject: RE: BS: Partial Eclipse on Christmas Day
From: Ebbie
Date: 25 Dec 00 - 11:16 AM

I read that in Alaska and in Hawaii, it won't be visible.'SOK. I'll never forget a total eclipse in 1981 or thereabouts...

Ebbie


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Subject: RE: BS: Partial Eclipse on Christmas Day
From: Sorcha
Date: 25 Dec 00 - 11:20 AM

Snowing like a banshee here, oh well.


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Subject: RE: BS: Partial Eclipse on Christmas Day
From: tar_heel
Date: 25 Dec 00 - 05:49 PM

i have been an amatuer astronomer since childhood and events such as this are a must for me...spent my christmas day waiting for the big event to happen...wasnt disapppointed either....it was terrific!made lots of pictures for my astronomy album...


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Subject: RE: BS: Partial Eclipse on Christmas Day
From: GUEST,NightWing
Date: 25 Dec 00 - 05:54 PM

Here in Colorado it's been cloudy all day. Started in snowing once and for all about the time the eclipse ended. Couldn't see a THING! Pfooey!

There's another one on the Summer Solstice, but it should be in the South Pacific (approximately at the antipodes from this one). Somehow I don't expect to be able to see it. *sigh*

BB,
NightWing


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Subject: RE: BS: Partial Eclipse on Christmas Day
From: catspaw49
Date: 25 Dec 00 - 05:56 PM

woW,.....,ot wad rEELky nrrt abd i dodm;t use yhe glasssrss sy all..

s[ae


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Subject: RE: BS: Partial Eclipse on Christmas Day
From: Mary in Kentucky
Date: 25 Dec 00 - 06:50 PM

I SAW THE ECLIPSE! My son-in-law also took pictures with a video camera using my special glasses. They turned out perfect. Everyone thought I was crazy; it occured just as more company was arriving, and I made everyone look at it. At least they'll have memories of "Crazy Aunt Mary" looking at the sun on Christmas Day. Cheers to all.


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Subject: RE: BS: Partial Eclipse on Christmas Day
From: Ebbie
Date: 26 Dec 00 - 01:45 AM

Spaw, are you saying you forgot to use the eclipse glasses?

Eb


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Subject: RE: BS: Partial Eclipse on Christmas Day
From: GUEST,The Burren Ranger
Date: 26 Dec 00 - 04:59 AM

I write from the west of Ireland , where, as far as everybody here is concerned, the sun has been fully eclipsed since Sept 2nd, as we have just come through 109 days of continuous rain. But yesterday, Christmas Day was crisp, cold and sunny. happy new Year to one and all. T.B.R.


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Subject: RE: BS: Partial Eclipse on Christmas Day
From: Banjer
Date: 26 Dec 00 - 05:21 AM

I saw it..Ours was about 30%. I used a quickly constructed, highly technical pinhole camera. A small box with a tiny hole poked in one side and a white paper iside to catch the reflection. With the back to the sun, pointing the hole at the sun over the shoulder, the eclipse could be clearly seen on the paper inside the box. I remembered that from some science class I had back in grade school...Amazing what we can remember when we need it!!


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Subject: RE: BS: Partial Eclipse on Christmas Day
From: AllisonA(Animaterra)
Date: 26 Dec 00 - 07:12 AM

We saw it! My daughter's glasses worked and the sun came out of the clouds just in time! Cool!


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Subject: RE: BS: Partial Eclipse on Christmas Day
From: Hotspur
Date: 26 Dec 00 - 10:41 AM

Sanata brought the whole family eclipse viewing glasses. Yeeehaw! We kept getting up in the middle of things and running outside. "Ooh, come look, come look!"


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Subject: RE: BS: Partial Eclipse on Christmas Day
From: lamarca
Date: 26 Dec 00 - 11:04 AM

I made our highly technical pinhole cameras out of the bottom cardboard of a Christmas box, with the white cardboard from another as the "screen". If you bring the screen closer or farther away, you can enlarge the image or reduce it (and make it sharper). My husband and I took a lovely Christmas Day walk to the neighborhood park and looked at the eclipse at its fullest (53% here in Wash, DC), then went over to our friends' house and dragged them outside to look, too. What fun!


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Subject: RE: BS: Partial Eclipse on Christmas Day
From: sophocleese
Date: 26 Dec 00 - 03:24 PM

I made the same kind of highly technical viewing device. Then called my brother to ask if he was watching the eclipse, before I had a chance to ask, he was asking me if I was watching it. We just stayed indoors to watch it though.


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Subject: RE: BS: Partial Eclipse on Christmas Day
From: GUEST,rabbitrunning
Date: 27 Dec 00 - 12:55 PM

I poked a pinhole in a piece of junkmail and projected the image onto the wall (I was in Natick, MA). Worked fine.

Last time we had a really good partial eclipse up here, all the teachers told the kids not to look at it for fear of lawsuits if the little darlings hurt their eyes! As a result, I spent the day explaining that it wasn't going to be safe to look at the sun when the eclipse was over -- eclipses didn't make it dangerous to look at the sun, it's always dangerous. GAAH! Built a big ol' pinhole box that time, too, and stood outside the library practically waving down cars to come and look...


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