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Eclipse #525266
08/18/17 07:37 AM
08/18/17 07:37 AM
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buktoff Offline OP
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Anywhere in town have the eclipse glasses. Should have brought a bunch down when I was in the states last, but didn't even think of it!

Re: Eclipse [Re: buktoff] #525268
08/18/17 09:05 AM
08/18/17 09:05 AM
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San Pedro AC Belize
Diane Campbell Offline
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I don't think there is much to see from here .....? Could be wrong!

BTW - scary report that thousands of counterfeit eclipse glasses have been sold in the US. Frightening to think people may be looking into the sun without the right protection. If you read this and have some glasses check that they are the real thing.

Re: Eclipse [Re: buktoff] #525269
08/18/17 09:33 AM
08/18/17 09:33 AM
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RobertJ Offline
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One of the primary requirements of the correct glasses is that, when you look through them now, you should see nothing; just black, even if you point them at a bright light.

Last edited by RobertJ; 08/18/17 09:34 AM.
Re: Eclipse [Re: buktoff] #525323
08/21/17 05:45 AM
08/21/17 05:45 AM
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katzgar Offline
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Belize will be at about 25%. Proper glasses will say ISO certified. Do not use sunglasses. Welders shields will not work.

Re: Eclipse [Re: buktoff] #525326
08/21/17 05:51 AM
08/21/17 05:51 AM
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San Pedro AC Belize
Diane Campbell Offline
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when I was a kid we had a fairly major partial and we watched it via pinhole

during the darkest part i looked at the ground under the maple tree and saw the most amazing thing ..... every shadow from the leaves was also a crescent showing the movement of the moon across the sun. quite remarkable.

Re: Eclipse [Re: buktoff] #525355
08/22/17 05:47 AM
08/22/17 05:47 AM
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Marty Offline

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Eclipse Was Blighted In Belize By Overcast Skies

Today in the US, fans of the solar eclipse were gazing up at the sky by the tens of thousands to see this once in a lifetime celestial event. Those in places like Portland, Oregon and Charleston, South Carolina got the best view: they are in what is called the path of totality, meaning they got to see the total solar eclipse. Well, Belize was way below that point. We got about a third of an eclipse, between 11:30 am and 1:15 pm - and we didn't see any one looking up for it.

We did try to get a shot of it but all we saw was Tropical Wave Harvey's dark clouds hovering. The MET Office told us more about it:...

Derrick Rudon, Acting Deputy Chief Meteorologist
"A total solar eclipse is to occur today, an eclipse is a once in a lifetime thing but Belize unfortunately won't see the total solar eclipse, we will see a partial so about 30 to 40 percent will be covered by the moon."

The darkest time in Belize was at 12:54 PM - though we observed no difference due to the overcast skies and the rain.

This last total solar eclipse visible in the United States happened in 1979 - in 38 years ago.

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