questionsis anyone going to travel to see the annular…


Sorry, I'm not a Twilight fan.


I am just going to step out my front door... we are in Northern California, and we are very much looking forward to seeing the phenomenon...


Not on purpose but we are in Reno and turns out this is a prime viewing area. We'll be watching the Reno Aces ball game right about the same time as the eclipse.


I as well am going to step out my door as I live in the Lake Tahoe area! Got my glasses ready and everything!


@ohcheri: OhCheri is in RENO? Me too! I run a staffing company here! Do you fulfill your orders in a warehouse in this area? What a small world, I love OhCheri!


We have our special glasses ready and hope to see it before our daughter heads to school. All of the children will head outside to watch it too during first period, so hoping the forecast for cloudy skies and maybe rain is wrong.


Unfortunately, this is pretty much a non-event in my area (NY City) and the only travelling I'll be doing is to my gf's surprise b'day party.

Enjoy, it sounds like it will be quite impressive.

And please, don't look directly at the sun unless using something like #14 welder's glass. Or use a pinhole camera (poke a small hole in a sheet of paper and hold it perpendicular to the light from the sun to cast a shadow with an image of the eclipse onto the ground); do NOT look through the pinhole at the sun!


Below the horizon west of Arizona so not visible here. Sad. Sky nearly cloudless.


Don't have to. I'll just go out on my balcony.


we're just stepping out our front door as well.

For what it's worth, people along the edges of the path may get a better show... You'll be able to see the mountains and valleys of the moon for up to 4 minutes, and people who are at sunset as it occurs will be able to look directly at it, just as many of us do at a regular sunset, and see some really spectacular effects.


Surprise, surprise, it's raining in the Seattle area today.


I'm near Seattle as well :(
My coolest experience viewing a solar eclipse came when I was young, in a park, standing under a tree. The many leaves on the tree created hundreds of tiny gaps, projecting fantastic little eclipse images all over the ground.

Maybe someone can try that today.


@michaelkriss Thanks for that link. I had wondered how my folks in Northern California could report being in the prime viewing path when I knew we were supposed to be here in New Mexico. We won't get to see the eclipse in its entirety because it ends after sunset here and we have a mountain range to the west that blocks the sun for the last half hour before that. Checking the last few days, I think we will be able to see it at maximum coverage for a little bit before it sinks behind the mountains.

My husband has an old telescope with a solar filter, so we'll set that up and the kids will come for dinner. Right now only a few small clouds in the sky, but it is slightly hazy because smoke is blowing in from Arizona fires.


@gionot: Here you go -this shows how much you will see, the sun disappears at sunset.


@notanaardvark: Interesting, but doesn't account for the mountain between us and the sunset. I also found the list of times on this page helpful.


That Nasa Science New website is even more fun to browse when this music is on in the background.

vote-for3vote-against Here is a live stream of the eclipse if anyone is interested.


Just came from watching the eclipse.. first I tried the box with a pinhole trick, didn't seem to work.

So I ended up stacking 3-4 sunglasses of the same color together and it worked fine.

Other alternatives to 3-4 sunglasses is the black part of a negative strip, the disc of a floppy disc, or a welding goggle/mask.

Couldn't get it on my phone though..

Next time, I'm ordering the glasses.. >_<;

Anyone know where I can get e-mail alerts for eclipses?


@johnnys13: I don't live in Reno but I go to that area frequently (we are in the San Francisco area). My son lives in Carson and our best friends are in Gardnerville.


I live right in the line c: