2017 Solar Eclipse info Links

2017 Total Solar Eclipse info
Even here in southern Washington we will be in the range of 98% totality, which means that during the #Eclipse2017 #greatamericaneclipse it is still VERY dangerous to look at the sun without proper filtering glasses.
I know that the Goldendale Chamber Of Commerce has several pairs for sale for two dollars each. They may also available at the Dalles – Wasco county library and the White Salmon Community Library for free. I will be sharing some links here on the page for information about the eclipse coming up.

This website is where I got the map screenshot from and they sell 11 x 14 posters of this map. The site also has a ton of information relating to the eclipse! You can buy eclipse viewing glasses in bulk on this site great for schools and libraries etc.
>>>CLICK HERE for the website<<< greatamericaneclipse
They also have this handy book comes with two pairs of viewing glasses, $9.99 for the package

Traffic could be a real issue even on Highway 14 leading up to and following 21 August. Be prepared!
This article has excellent tips for important things to make sure you have in your car if you head into the areas of totality in Oregon or other places.
>>Click Here for 16 Essentials for your car<<

There are festivities planned in Goldendale, WA the 20th and 21st with viewing locations set up on the 21st, even though they are not in the path of totality they're close enough to the edge they will still get about 98% of the total eclipse.
Goldendale Chamber of Commerce

**Photographers need to know their camera also needs a filter or it can destroy the sensor.^**.
Here is an example of inexpensive filter you can purchase to create a filter to your lens.
Filter prices are climbing fast now as companies are running out of stock.

I've seen people take this filter and sandwich it between two pieces of cardboard a bit larger, with a circle slightly larger than your camera lens cut out for the filter. That cardboard holder can be clamped together around the edges with those folding paper clips for documents. It can then be glued to the end of a cardboard tubes slightly larger than your lens.
This makes it easy to remove for totality and put back on as soon as the light begins to return. Here is an example compliments of Jamie Hill Photography

Excellent iphone app if you plan to be inside the totality zone for the eclipse, complete with prompts and reminders for each stage of the event.
Solar Eclipse Timer by Gordon Telepun
And here is a video interview with Gordon Telepun with the breakdown on the different parts of the eclipse to watch for.

If you are simply unable to get to a place where you can witness the total Eclipse, there are people live streaming it with telescopes. Here is another iPhone app, but they're probably on a website too.

Total Solar Eclipse by Exploratorium

Supermoon Lunar Eclipse

For the “Super Blood Moon” event I went with my friend Gary up on Dalles Mountain in hopes of seeing more of the moon coming over the horizon. In hindsite, I am not certain that was quite the case, but it was still a lovely night. Many people were out on the roads last night flocking to favorite locations in hopes of getting “the shot” or seeing what may for some of us be a once in a lifetime experience.
Having watched several lunar eclipses over the years, still it was really different seeing the moon become eclipsed as it was rising over distant hills as the sun set and twilight came on.
Here are a few images, each with its own time stamp. Hope you enjoy!

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Lunar Eclipse Palindrome

This last shot of the Eclipse on 41514 (4-15-14) was taken towards the end as the shadow began to leave the moon, at 1:30 am

Processing the shots from the eclipse got me thinking about palindromes, a favorite subject!

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Lunar Halo preceded the eclipsing moon on its journey behind the large standing wave cloud looming in the SE from Panorama Point in Hood River, Oregon.

This week every day is a palindrome! (4-14-14), (4-15-14_ etc. The Lunar Eclipse was a palindrome, ending as it started, with the lovely orange red earth shadow in the heart of the palindrome as the shadow slowly moved across the surface both coming and going. In Port Townsend we had a community center used for everything from weddings or memorials to African dance or Yoga. The huge lovely barn was given the name “The Palindrome” by the owners at that time, the “Flying Karamzov Brothers” whose humor and juggling kept us all entertained.
Palindromes. We all get to be a palindrome on occasion… last year I was one at age 55… hmmm wonder if I will make it to a 3 number palindrome, 101? LOL …. wait that is another palindrome!

After the Moon came out from behind the cloud, the first stages of the eclipse was well under way as the earths shadow began to crawl across the brilliant Moon.

After the Moon came out from behind the cloud, the first stages of the eclipse was well under way as the earths shadow began to crawl across the brilliant Moon.

Another way this eclipse was a palindrome… it started in clouds, came out to play in the clear, then ended back in clouds!   I was shooting from Panorama Point with several friends and we cheered as the moon cleared the cloud and came out to play.

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Here are a few definitions of Palindromes:

pal·in·drome  (păl′ĭn-drōm′)

n.

1. A word, phrase, verse, or sentence that reads the same backward or forward. For example: A man, a plan, a canal, Panama!
(The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, Fourth Edition copyright ©2000 by Houghton Mifflin Company. All rights reserved.)
palindrome (ˈpælɪnˌdrəʊm)

n

1. a word or phrase the letters of which, when taken in reverse order, give the same word or phrase, such asable was I ere I saw Elba
[C17: from Greek palindromos running back again, from palin again + -drome]

palindromic adj

(Collins English Dictionary – Complete and Unabridged © HarperCollins Publishers)

And simply put in Merriam-Webster:

:  a word, verse, or sentence (as Able was I ere I saw Elba) or a number (as 1881) that reads the same backward or forward
— pal·in·drom·ic  adjective
— pal·in·drom·ist  noun
Enough Said!  LOL and now the last couple shots of the Lunar Eclipse
In the fully eclipsed stage of the process, during totality, this shot was taken at 12:39 am

In the fully eclipsed stage of the process, during totality, this shot was taken at 12:39 am

This last shot of the Eclipse on 41514   (4-15-14)  was taken towards the end as the shadow began to leave the moon, at 1:30 am

This last shot of the Eclipse on 41514 (4-15-14) was taken towards the end as the shadow began to leave the moon, at 1:30 am

 

and my first ever POLL on my blog:

QUESTION:   Did you see the LUNAR  ECLIPSE?

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Darlisa

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