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Re: The Science Thread
« Reply #870 on: August 21, 2017, 05:38:51 PM »
So now that the Sun and the Moon collided again, do we get another TVs Frank?



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Re: The Science Thread
« Reply #871 on: August 21, 2017, 08:09:18 PM »
So now that the Sun and the Moon collided again, do we get another TVs Frank?
Nah, but we do get another eclipse in 2024.


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Re: The Science Thread
« Reply #872 on: August 22, 2017, 10:19:42 AM »
Here is what it looked like from where I was standing. Note the cloud that just settled there and barley moved the entire two hours.



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Re: The Science Thread
« Reply #873 on: August 22, 2017, 12:37:45 PM »
Here's a time lapse of us watching the total eclipse in Western Wyoming.

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Re: The Science Thread
« Reply #874 on: August 22, 2017, 05:43:43 PM »
Cool! :o
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« Reply #875 on: August 22, 2017, 06:19:38 PM »
Cool! :o
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Re: The Science Thread
« Reply #877 on: October 02, 2017, 09:28:01 AM »


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Re: The Science Thread
« Reply #879 on: October 03, 2017, 12:23:45 PM »
I loved the eclipse day.  I wish I could have made it to the area of totality.  I should have skipped Gencon and taken that Monday off to go to Kentucky for totality.  I still enjoyed it from Indianapolis though.  We got 91% coverage here.  I expected it to be at least somewhat dark, but even at peak it was as bright as any normal day.  You wouldn't even know there was an eclipse if someone didn't tell you.  I mean this literally.  I was watching on the street with a bunch of other spectators milling around the streets of downtown Indianapolis.  An old lady walked by to see all the people looking up and asked me what was going on.

I had the special eclipse glasses.  Had ordered them months earlier.  I'm so glad.  It would have sucked without them.  They filter out so much light that you are basically blind when you wear them, unless you stare directly at the sun in which case you see a faint orange disc.  On eclipse day, they did their job well as I saw a black disc over the orange one, which kept getting bigger the closer it got to 2:30.

They say there will be another eclipse in the U.S. in 2024.  I am definitely getting into the totality zone for that.  I hope it's not cloudy that day.
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Re: The Science Thread
« Reply #880 on: October 03, 2017, 12:30:19 PM »
Welp, at least you've got a lot of time to prepare. That's for sure. By then technology may have advanced to the point where we can control the weather.


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Re: The Science Thread
« Reply #881 on: October 12, 2017, 08:08:35 AM »
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Planet Nine is out there, and astronomers are determined to find it, according to a new statement from NASA. In fact, mounting evidence suggests it's hard to imagine our solar system without the unseen world.
https://www.space.com/38431-new-evidence-planet-nine-existence.html?utm_content=buffer96afe&utm_medium=social&utm_source=facebook


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Re: The Science Thread
« Reply #882 on: October 17, 2017, 12:05:40 PM »
We Probably Don't Have That Long Until A Huge Solar Flare Hits Earth, According To A New Study :scared:
http://www.iflscience.com/space/solar-superflare-smash-earth-next-century/


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Re: The Science Thread
« Reply #883 on: October 17, 2017, 12:13:09 PM »
We Probably Don't Have That Long Until A Huge Solar Flare Hits Earth, According To A New Study :scared:
http://www.iflscience.com/space/solar-superflare-smash-earth-next-century/

Good old clickbait sensationalist garbage.  Solar flares don't actually threaten Earth in any significant way.
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Re: The Science Thread
« Reply #884 on: October 17, 2017, 12:28:44 PM »
We Probably Don't Have That Long Until A Huge Solar Flare Hits Earth, According To A New Study :scared:
http://www.iflscience.com/space/solar-superflare-smash-earth-next-century/

Good old clickbait sensationalist garbage.  Solar flares don't actually threaten Earth in any significant way.
Coronal Mass Ejection or CME solar explosions propel bursts of particles and electromagnetic fluctuations into Earth's atmosphere. Those fluctuations can induce electric fluctuations at ground level that could blow out transformers in power grids.
That's what it's referring to...