LIVE VIDEO: The Great American Solar Eclipse

The Verge reports:

Eclipse day is finally here. Science experiments will happen, animals will freak out, and you won’t get a good picture without the right filter. But before all that, how do we actually watch this thing on the internet?

First things first: find out what time the eclipse is for you. Input your zip code and it’ll tell you the time to go outside, and also how far you’ll need to travel to be in the “path of totality,” or the direct path of the Moon’s shadow. (Though it might be a little late for last-minute travel plans.)

Most of us will only be able to see the eclipse with our own eyes (if you use the right glasses, and you absolutely should) for a couple minutes, but it’s also possible to follow along via live stream starting at 12PM ET.

  • Lazycrockett
    • Nic Peterson

      Turn around bright eyes.

      • Tawreos

        Important safety tip, if a cop asks you to turn around it is not a wise idea to wait until he calls you bright eyes to do it.

        • Ragnar Lothbrok

          Sounds like a hot porn

      • Lumpy Gaga

        She’s got Helen Keller eyes.

    • TK
      • David Walker

        Kisses.

    • That_Looks_Delicious

      This song is going to get a lot of play this week. And I do like the song. 😉

      One thing that occurred to me watching it yesterday is that this video has a definite pedophile (or perhaps better said “ephebophile”) undertone to it, which I never caught on to back when this video first came out. But if you think about it, if this video had been sung by a male teacher at a girls’ school, it probably would have caused much more of a stir back in the day than it does with the genders reversed.

    • bambinoitaliano

      The literal version 😛
      https://youtu.be/fsgWUq0fdKk

      • David Walker

        I never particularly liked that song (the gayest man on earth would call this ‘over the top’), which probably is why I love this version so much. Thanks for posting it.

        • Todd Allis

          What the effing crap, that angel guy just felt me up!

    • Cuberly

      No no no no…one of the panultimate earworm songs..no no no…damn to late, it’s officially stuck in my head for the day. 😜

      • Silver Badger

        Turn around

        • Ragnar Lothbrok

          Ok, but then what ?

          • Silver Badger

            Just trying to feed Cuberly’s ear worm.

        • Cuberly

          Stop stop stop…aaaaaa!

          • David Walker

            Try “The Candy Man.” Or “It’s a Small World.” That usually takes care of it. Of course, then you can’t get either of these out of your head.

          • Adam King

            Or pick any crap song from “Oliver,” one of the worst musicals ever committed.

          • David Walker

            You mean “As long as he needs me,” don’t you? Come on. Say it. It’s longer-lasting than “Food, glorious food” and “Consider yourself” combined. Curses upon you. Curses!

          • Adam King

            Where-ere-ere-ere
            Is Love?

          • David Walker

            I was avoiding that for a reason, you know. So now it’s time for the heavy artillery:
            Who can take a sunrise (who can take a sunrise)
            Sprinkle it with dew (sprinkle it with dew)
            Cover it with choc’late and a miracle or two
            The Candy Man (the Candy Man)
            Oh, the Candy Man can (the Candy Man can)
            The Candy Man can
            ‘Cause he mixes it with love
            And makes the world taste good
            (Makes the world taste good)

          • Adam King

            Aaarghh! Now I’ll have to drink myself into oblivious unconsciousness again!

          • David Walker

            You’re welcome.

        • Adam King

          There are so many turnarounds in that song it could make you sick dizzy.

    • Ragnar Lothbrok

      She is performing on a cruise ship today.

      • David Walker

        The song lasts longer than the actual total eclipse. Here’s hoping her cruise ship doesn’t collide with a Navy destroyer during the eclipse.

        • Ragnar Lothbrok

          lol DW

          • David Walker

            Thanks. “I have 15 cents and the clothes I’ve got on, but there’s life in the old girl yet.” Joan Blondel from something…”Footlight Parade,” maybe.

      • CanuckDon

        Love Bonnie Tyler!!!

    • ChrisInKansas

      Both the song and video get a lot of flak for some reason, but they are both pretty damn great.

      • Adam King

        I agree, I love them. The farther over the top the better.

    • KCMC

      KC LGTB Band recorded silly concert band arrangement last week: http://instantencore.com/music/details.aspx?PId=5134042

  • Jean-Marc in Canada

    It’s the sign Americans have been waiting for. The Gods have spoken! Donald Trump and his entire administration must be destroyed…figurative speaking of course….the Gods don’t want the S.S., FBI or NSA to come knocking. Heed this celestial command! Impeach! Censure! Remove!

  • Gustav2

    NASA! NASA! NASA!

    • MBear

      They still have enough funding to make the sun disappear ?

      • Gustav2

        Another gubmint agency playin’ Ga-aaawd!

      • bzrd

        the Resident Nazi has been working so hard on his vacation, he forgot to stop funding the Department of Beautiful Mornings

  • bkmn

    I strongly encourage all those who don’t believe in science to take a long look at it.

  • Jean-Marc in Canada

    Dear Evangelicals/Right Wing Christonutz….

    http://i.imgur.com/YQUsPkN.gif

  • Ninja0980

    Too bad we won’t be able to see it here.

    • Jean-Marc in Canada

      We’ll get to see a 68% eclipse where we are. Really cool part is, with Boo being lucid and feeling better, we got permission by the Docs to wheel his bed to the solarium room to watch. Got him his glasses and everything. He may have pneumonia and is still recovering from a stroke, but nothing’s going to stop my husbotter from seeing even a partial eclipse. Weather’s co-operating beautifully as well.

      • Silver Badger

        Thanks for the update. I think of you two everyday. Best wishes!

      • BobSF_94117

        You’d think they’d rename the solarium for the day.

      • Adam King

        Wonderful to hear he’s feeling better.

    • Ray Taylor

      I’m about 250 miles north. It is cloudy here, the sun is diffused, still can’t look at it more than a second. I saw the 1946 eclipse in Tacoma WA when I was 5. Missed the one in the 70s.

  • My wife and I saw a total eclipse in France in 1998. There was a pilgrimage church in the town. Way back in the Middle Ages, people packed this church on such a day (End of the world). Anyway, we were in a park with birdies singing, dogs barking and then – SILENCE. Only human voices were heard.
    Once it had passed, nature sounds continued.

    • bzrd

      I experienced one in the Gobi desert in 2008. No one talks about the celestial blue-black dome filled with incredibly bright stars being supported by 360* of twilight, fantastic and wondrous!

    • Robincho

      My late husband and I scheduled our wedding at Limahuli (on Kaua’i) for 11 July 1991 @0715 HST. This was just as the partial eclipse had passed & the sun was returning into view. The innumerable roosters had gone through the morning routine once (ca. 90 minutes earlier) and were just getting ready for round two. But that interval in between was utterly unearthly,

      Then we switched out the morning roosters in favor of morning cocks… 😉

  • Todd20036

    In DC, it’ll be twilight for a little while, that’s it.
    But I’ll see it on the internet

  • shellback

    Staring directly at the eclipse for the entire duration is the only way true Christians will see the face of Jesus.

  • Yet Another Alex

    It’s completely cloudy right now where I’m at, and the clouds are supposed to hold well past the eclipse. And my area was going to see a 0.8 magnitude partial eclipse! 🙁 Nor was I able to get to a spot that will get the total eclipse. *sigh*. I’ll just have to wait another 7 years for the next one. . .

    • Natty Enquirer

      Same here. The cloud deck probably won’t burn off until 11:30. So it will just look like a big storm is moving in.

      • Butch

        Yup, right on cue, thunderstorms in Zip code 49896.

        • RoverSerton

          Well, you get that in the UP. 48820 looks pretty good right now (Dewitt MI).

          • Butch

            Most of this summer; we’re currently at something like 400 percent of typical rainfall.

          • Ragnar Lothbrok

            Has everything been ok there ?
            ( regarding unwanted visitors )

      • Ray Taylor

        That storm looks like it’s moving toward Chicago now.

    • RoverSerton

      Clevelands gonna rock in april 2023!

    • Tomcat

      View on science channel they will have excellent programing.

      • Yet Another Alex

        There are several live streams too. I still have more that 2 hours to decide which one to watch. Still would have loved to be there!!

  • Jonathan Smith
  • Nic Peterson

    The hubster and his jolly band of science geeks arrived in Rigsby, ID just a little while ago. They are enjoying a nice park, some coffee and laughs. I hope they have a good time as I sit at the gate in DEN, waiting to board a connection. Hope the pilots give us a look as we are going in that direction, albeit eastbound so we might miss it altogether.

    • Gustav2

      Nova on PBS will have a quick turn around special tonight.

    • bkmn

      I saw that Alaska Air was having a charter from PDX to view the eclipse out over the Pacific since the pilots were concerned that there may be lots of amateur pilots up in the air over Oregon, plus they may go up to 40,000 ft to get a really spectacular view.

  • Gustav2
  • bkmn
    • Goodboy

      Wow. All that just to NAZI the sun.

      • (((GC)))

        We’re really Russian to collude to insult Dear Leader. (Not that he doesn’t deserve it!)

  • RoverSerton

    I’ve heard so long that religion rules over science. If that is true, have god cancel today’s eclipse! If not, science rules.

    I wish I was smart enough to calculate this stuff like people have been doing for centuries.

  • JoeMyGod

    NEW YORK CITY: “The eclipse will peak at 2:44:57 pm EDT, when the moon obscures 71.3% of the sun.”

  • Natty Enquirer

    In case you still missed it: it’s unsafe to look at any part of the partial eclipse with the naked eye. The sun may be dimmed enough that it doesn’t hurt, but you will still burn a permanent blind spot into your retina.

    The total eclipse, when the sun is completely blocked, should be viewed with the naked eye as it is a beautiful and unforgettable sight.

  • Tulle Christensen

    I love the whole sign from God thing, because i remember them showing the path of the next total eclipse in the US right after the last one in the US in 1979. I guess God knew all the times and places he would need one when he created the solar system,

    • Jonathan Smith
    • Ted.OR

      Well, obviously He knew about the Lawrence and Obergefell cases that were going to come to the Supreme Court, plus the repeal of DADT. But of course, He had to wait a couple of years before making the eclipse.

      The next eclipse in the US will be in April 2024. I guess that will be a warning from God not to vote for the gay candidate who will be running for president. (/s) Then in August 2045, but I’m not sure what that one is going to be a sign for.

      • grada3784

        Harbinger of World War, whatever the number is by then.

        Over food and the last clean air.

        • Ted.OR

          We probably won’t even be divided into “countries” by then. We will owe allegiance to “corporations”, and “war” will be deadly sports competitions between the corporations.

          Oh wait…..

    • grada3784

      God knows all and sees all.

      Sort of like a divine Miss Cleo.

  • Derrick Johns

    Oh, child, please. I don’t want to see this event. The rest of y’all can watch it. Can we create a fund to get you all seeing-eye dogs?

    • Tomcat

      Whaa whaa whaaa to you.

      • Derrick Johns

        All right LOL I deserved that. I’m just not the scientific type.

  • billbear1961

    “Take heed and drive the darkness from your White House! Long before it was so, I AM!”–the Logos, the Universal Reason, the Cosmic MIND

    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=dfe8tCcHnKY

    http://ent.chinadaily.com.cn/att/site1/20141114/0023ae72898c15d009901e.jpeg

    • Gustav2
      • billbear1961

        Too advanced–too “cosmopolitan”–for the WH barbarians, G!

    • Mikey

      although technically, the Strauss describes the very opposite of an eclipse….

      • billbear1961

        Mikey!

        I’m going for an effect here!

        • Mikey

          LOL, and a very dramatic one, it was 🙂

          • billbear1961

            🙂

    • Karl Dubhe

      Now is the time for someone to have figured out how to lazer tag the moon, and have it say

      “ITMFA”

      That’d be an awesome bit of vandalism.

      • billbear1961

        They could just project the letters–in BLOOD RED–like they do onto the monster’s properties in NY!

    • Ernest Endevor

      This is the real version.
      https://youtu.be/e-QFj59PON4

  • bambinoitaliano

    A few idiotic racists will see black forever.

  • Tawreos

    I wish I could have gotten the time off to go to South Carolina to see the full thing. I do admit I am a little relieved that I will not have to deal with the Lizard people in South Carolina that are supposed to be very active during the eclipse.

    • Steve

      We do not have lizard people, they live in Tennessee. Well, as far I know. However big foot may appear because they have been in SC.

      • Tomcat

        But IDIOTS apparently are all over the earth.

        • Tawreos

          There is never a shortage of those.

  • KCMC
  • Alpha 50327

    At the middle of the totality path in Idaho. Perfect weather, bring it on!

    • Wesinoregon

      Same here in Oregon.

  • stuckinthewoods

    We saw an interview this morning with people who’d travelled the earth watching eclipses for years. On thing she mentioned was that during an eclipse you will see 360° dusk rather than the directional dusk you see daily. So don’t just look up, twirl.

  • margaretpoa

    And my cat will sleep right through it.

    • stuckinthewoods

      Hubby works for a vet and has gotten several calls from people asking, “should I keep my cat from looking directly at the sun?”

  • Anyone who’s played Dark Souls knows that this isn’t actually an eclipse: It’s the darksign up in the sky. The Abyss is reaching up to swallow our world.

    https://s3.amazonaws.com/levelcamp-www/assets/editorial/2016/08/Dark-Souls-3-Solar-Eclipse-Compare.jpg

    “Fear not the dark, and let the feast begin.”

    • Lumpy Gaga

      Ooh! Glad I decided to pick up my meds before work and not after!!

  • Steve

    Will be able to see it live, since I live in the path of totality. I live in upstate SC, about 20 minutes from Clemson.

  • Ted.OR

    Complete totality here. Hubby and I will be in the back yard soon with our coffee and croissants.

    • billbear1961

      Hug one another, Ted, as the cosmic warning against the BEAST in the White House unfolds!

      • Ted.OR

        Thanks, billbear! We had a couple of hugs left over, so we saved them for you!!

  • Slippy_World
  • Tulle Christensen

    Well this is sad for the second time (it would only be almost total here) in my life it is cloudy for the eclipse just as it was in 1979 🙁

  • JoeMyGod
    • Silver Badger

      We must agree to disagree on this one. Bonnie Tyler owns that song. Fortunately, she shares.

  • GeoffreyPS

    We’re supposed to have 95% where I live. Recently used up my vacation time so can’t take the day off to go see the full totality. But taking a few hours to meet with some friends for an eclipse brunch.

    I did see the one in 1979 (6th grade if you want to do the math).

  • shellback

    I wish I had the resources to provide trump and all of his supporters with these beautiful, jesus-approved eclipse viewing glasses.

    https://www.goggles4u.com/media/wysiwyg/led-light-reading-glasseses.jpg

  • Tomcat

    The Science Channel is doing specials today and tomorrow to show results of Nasa experiments undertaken today.

  • PickyPecker

    We’re in the 90% zone, but alas, will not see much as it is very overcast and rainy.

    While I think eclipses are way cool and worth paying attention to/learning about…..I gotta say, I’ll be glad when this one is over. The media hype is GAH!

    Also, people have gotten this dumb? – An IL State Trooper was on television earlier tellling people NOT to wear their eclipse glasses whle driving. GAH!
    http://funny-pics.co/wp-content/uploads/Funny-dog-with-solar-eclipse-glasses.jpg

    • Ragnar Lothbrok

      THe farmer jokes going around :

      Young Johnny covered his cow’s head with a paper bag.
      Because of the eclipse ?
      No, she just isn’t very pretty.

    • m_lp_ql_m

      Right, because you can’t go blind staring at the sun while driving. Because science.

    • billbear1961

      xoxoxo

    • Derrick Johns

      LOL Oh, for God’s sake. Do we need domestic animals to tell us humans just stupid we are. Stay home, motha’ effers. Watch television.

    • melllt

      Unfortunately I can understand the medias obsession with the eclipse. Something to report on that is not Trump and how he’s affecting our world.

      I’m just feeling bad for the white house reporters whose big story of the day is that Pres. Dumbfuck looked at the sun not once, but twice. And later they’ll have to report on putting more US troops in harms way in Afghanistan.

  • Ragnar Lothbrok

    The effects are already happening. My puppy woke me up last night to loud thunder and torrential rains. I was up for 4 hours! We got 6 inches of rain.
    Apparently the gods are pissed. This is a new beginning I can feel it!

    • Derrick Johns

      LOL

    • David Walker

      Yeah. I’m curious to see what the cat will do. I suspect she’ll go hang out in her hidey-hole, where she goes during storms. Or maybe she’ll cling on me.

  • Zeldacat

    It’s only a sign from God if it’s over the US, right? I’ve never heard them saying that about eclipses elsewhere.

    Meanwhile, I am on a mountain at 9000 feet in the path of totality, with real champagne and a very excited crowd. This is going to be great!

  • m_lp_ql_m

    When I was a kid, with everyone saying not to look at the eclipse, I assumed that there was something special about the light during an eclipse specifically that hurt your eyes. Like the moon had some sort of “evil” filter.

  • Adam King

    When the moon is in the seventh house and Jupiter aligns with Mars, then peace will guide the planets and love will steer the stars.

    • Tomcat

      And we will all be eating rainbow pie, yeah yeah.

    • CanuckDon

      When the moon hits your eye…like a big pizza pie…

      • grada3784

        No wonder I’ve never found true love. The moon always missed me.

  • That_Looks_Delicious

    OT – This would be incredibly funny if it wasn’t our reality now.

    https://twitter.com/evanmcmurry/status/899256433627217921

  • m_lp_ql_m

    For those of us who’ve figured things out, this is one of the few truly religious events that can happen.

  • Tomcat

    What is really pathetic is people have to be told not to look at the sun.
    Parent taught us that when we were children.

  • billbear1961

    The Cosmic MIND, which IS before all was, sends its warning to SAVE the Republic from fascist DARKNESS!!

    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=jC-pA81QxGs

    Hundreds more BOSTONS are needed to drive the BEAST from his lair and into prison or permanent exile!!

  • djcoastermark

    No kidding around, even though it will be only 81% here, We send our greetings to all the other viewers from high atop Goat Mountain !

  • DisqusD37

    Michelle Bachman is finally being called back to the Dark Dimension.

  • Lumpy Gaga

    There’s a moon in the sky (It’s called the moon).

    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ej6T4VR11PM

  • Tomcat

    17 minutes until live Eclipse coverage on Science channel.

  • bkmn
  • grada3784

    Up, Eorlingas. Fear no darkness!!

    • “So much death. What can men do against such reckless hate?”
      “Ride out with me. Ride out and meet them.”

      Kinda fits the times, you know?

  • grada3784

    Nightfall, by Isaac Asimov.

    • Dazzer

      A Connecticut Yankee in the Court of King Arthur, by Mark Twain

  • Ragnar Lothbrok

    I can’t believe the amount of traffic coming from Minnesota, headed for Missouri.
    It’s like totally cloudy lol.

    • Joe in Wyo

      Here in WY they say 600,000 have come here for the event. The total population is only 500,000.

    • KCMC

      Traffic here ( KC MO) mess, work meetings in north counties rescheduled for tomorrow.

    • That_Looks_Delicious

      The front desk clerk where I was staying last week in Portland told me that all the hotels in Oregon were booked for this week at outrageous rates. She thought it was crazy that people were spending this kind of money to see an eclipse.

  • Tomcat

    Excellent viewing in East Tennessee. Too bad MSNBC set up in Cloudy SC.

  • That_Looks_Delicious

    Whenever I think of eclipses now, I remember the eclipse scene at the end of Almodóvar’s “Matador.”

  • Tomcat

    There are numerous experiments being conducted during this eclipse, the most ever during an eclipse event anywhere. Much science will be gleaned from these experiments for sure.

    • Adam King

      One of the best ever was when they confirmed Einstein’s prediction that gravity bends light by checking out the apparent star positions changing around the sun during an eclipse.

      • Tomcat

        I am guessing they will learn much more from this eclipse.

        • Tomcat

          If not they sure will have wasted millions and millions of dollars.

  • BeaverTales

    Sunny in Oregon…mostly. A few wisps of cloud and starting in 15 minutes

  • Bryan
  • billbear1961

    The Universe conspires to expose the BEAST in the White House!

    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=156OxRM_ZQE

    Take heed, and drive the demented demon of hatred and chaos–thief, liar, traitor, and NAZI–from his lair before it is TOO LATE!!

  • Dagoril

    Waiting for Drumpf to take credit when the Sun reappears afterwards. “I saved the planet! I am bigly awesome!”

  • Tomcat

    Too bad our country (trump ) hates science. He will probably conduct a presser to interrupt the entire eclipse, then take credit for causing it.

  • Jerry Kott

    It may be safe to say that the majority of Emergency Room visits today from ass wipes staring at the Eclipse would be from critters or their spawn who voted for T45 .

  • Cuberly

    Go ahead, click on it. I double dog dare ya!

    https://youtu.be/M8FVHOJko4c

    • jerry

      Always up there on the lists of “Worst Movies Ever”.

      • Cuberly

        Yep, it’s a master class of wtf.

    • Natty Enquirer

      I just can’t hate anything that has electric harpsichord in it.

      • Cuberly

        Ah but that 70s variety show brassy orchestration…..

  • Tomcat

    How long until a religious zealot come out saying it is a sign from god we are wicked?

    • m_lp_ql_m

      The gays control the weather and the earthquakes. Who’s in charge of the eclipse?

      • OdieDenCO

        that would be the department of lunacy. but they’re a crazy bunch

        • m_lp_ql_m

          Ah, the Log Cabin Repubs?

          • OdieDenCO

            not that crazy.

    • Joe in Wyo

      They’ve already started saying it. What I wonder is why god told all those astronomers about all those years ago and they never warned us then.

    • Cuberly

      Today’s special, Eclipse Slop Buckets!

  • Anastasia Beaverhousen
  • Tomcat

    Anyone with a welders hood with number 14 glass can use it also.

    • Tomcat

      Most have at least 14 glass. Do not use auto hoods.

  • Anastasia Beaverhousen
  • Ragnar Lothbrok
  • BobSF_94117

    So, does anybody know of a website where you can watch the shadow of the moon as it crosses the earth from space? You’d think it would already have started out over the Pacific.

    • Tomcat

      Science channel says they have it online also.

      • BobSF_94117

        Sigh. Cable network logon required.

    • -M-

      Up at the top of the page.

  • m_lp_ql_m

    Everyone across a giant stripe of the US is about to get mooned.

    • Tomcat

      Getting mooned is fun.

      • Ragnar Lothbrok

        Depends on the mooner

  • Ragnar Lothbrok
  • Tomcat

    Just wondering, is there a braille version?

  • Sam_Handwich
    • Tomcat

      That should keep you safe, but just on case don’t listen to any trump talk.

  • Tomcat

    Eclipse starting to crescent on Science channel in Oregon.

    • Tomcat

      Live

  • billbear1961
    • Tomcat

      Unbearable view of Eclipse.

      • billbear1961

        I will watch on the TV!

        • Tomcat

          Yes, much safer and get to see it much longer that way.

  • Igby
    • Igby

      I bought one song. The Man in the Moon is a Lady. I got the whole album!

      Enjoy it everyone!

  • Igby

    The Man In the Moon Is a Lady 4:12 Bea Arthur Bea Arthur On Broadway – Just Between Friends Vocal 0

    • Igby

      I’m not to good at this. I hope you all got the message.

  • Ragnar Lothbrok
  • JCF

    Finally! Took a while to get the binoculars focussed. Took first of a series of pics (strictly low-tech).

  • Tomcat

    Hillbilly eclipse,, hold beer can up to block sun from eyes.
    Take sip, repeat.

  • billbear1961

    Dump officials prepare to leave the shelter of their goddamned coffins.

    https://onceuponascreen.files.wordpress.com/2014/10/13.gif?w=400

  • billbear1961

    “I have been in the shadows for MONTHS!”

    http://i.onionstatic.com/avclub/6239/93/16×9/960.jpg

  • BobSF_94117

    OMG. Stop the effing chit chat!!!!!!!!!! I mean on NASA’s live stream.

    • Tomcat

      Found some shit in your corn flakes did you.

      • BobSF_94117

        Is it so much to ask that SOMEONE point a camera at the sun on the West coast???

    • Natty Enquirer

      Yeah, they’re doing the ADD thing. Too boring to just look at the event.

  • i’m sure somebody already posted this and i don’t have the link, but apparently there were whales in the path of the eclipse who came up to see it in small groups.

    i curse in my strongest ancient languages, all those who hunt whales. they are not only beautiful, they are sentient and intelligent. whaling is murder.

  • OdieDenCO

    breaking: moon throws shade at US

    • billbear1961

      Can you blame it?

  • billbear1961
  • JCF

    Low-tech eclipse (projection) watching (from Carmichael CA. Nowhere near totality, sadly. If I weren’t a 24-7 caregiver, I might have joined the mad rush to Oregon!)

    https://uploads.disquscdn.com/images/7da097f828e337795d73052939a85939ddf4cd18332b6a41fe22c83d91346adb.jpg

    ETA: I’m guessing that projection reverses the image, top to bottom (shaddup, guys ;-X)? On TV, the moon is eating the sun from the top…

    • stevenj

      Should be about 75% by 10:20 – fog is starting to break up a little here in the 94114.

      • JCF

        We get 79% at 10:17.

    • Adam King

      That looks like that shadow of a fist holding an eclipse.

      • JCF

        Well, y’know: Angry Dyke here. I’m always shaking my fist at something or other!

  • Ninja0980

    Husband and I have our phones ready to go, not sure what shots we’ll get though..

    • E.J.

      If you don’t have a filer on the lens you could melt the sensor. Keep exposures very short

  • stuckinthewoods

    We’re dedicated hummingbird watchers/feeders. At dusk dozens congregate at our feeders getting energy stores before entering torpor at night. We’ll be watching to see if that behavior happens this afternoon during the eclipse. I’d wondered if it was in response to the position of the sun in the west or to light intensity. They do mass at the feeders during rain’s darkness but they do seem to like to cavort in rain. This should be different. 2017 is the worst year for numbers we’ve seen but we should still be able to tell if they arrive early for a nightcap cocktail as they usually do.

    • Ragnar Lothbrok

      They are just beginning to appear here. We have tons of various flowers, but they sip here and there and are gone in 4 seconds.
      We might get an actual feeder.

      • Tomcat

        If you build it,,, they will come.

        • Tomcat

          Not just for baseball anymore.

      • stuckinthewoods

        Tomcat writes the truth. They’re always gone in 4 seconds even at a feeder, however a flower can be depleted of nectar faster than a feeder and they’ll be back. We have a dozen feeders near our front porch to seduce them to put on their evening display in front of us while they, and we, have cocktails. They’ll appreciate your efforts and remember. In the spring new arrivals are looking at the places feeders were last year. For the third year we’re seeing a female with a distinctive disfigurement return. They’ll remember where they can be sure of the energy boost.

        • Alex in Idaho

          If you have a feeder, SOMEbody will “claim” it and park on a nearby bush/branch to sally out and defend it against other hummers

    • Alex in Idaho

      I’m seeing record HIGH numbers here! That may be because I replaced all my landscaping bushes with perennial flowering plants about 3 years ago. The Rufous hummers just arrived a couple of weeks ago and there’s a constant circus at the feeders AND the flowers. Don’t nobody mess with Ms. Rufous (we just get females and juveniles, the males bug out after mating).

      I watched the eclipse with a glass of wine on the patio, and it didn’t slow the hummers down at all.

      • stuckinthewoods

        I’m glad to hear that. We’re seeing fewer than usual this year (ruby throat only here). It does vary. I estimate relative numbers by keeping track of sugar used by bag/date and this year it’s low. We noticed a rumble of hummingbirds during the eclipse but they do that off and on any day during migration. It goes against conventional reckoning but I think of them as flocking birds. There will be few, then suddenly dozens will show up, cavort around, and off they’ll all go. Repeat. They could avoid each other…but they don’t. Chaser becomes chasee,… it’s a rumble.
        The eclipse was a Meh, glad we didn’t buy the glasses. The birds rumbled but they’ll do that before any rainstorm – and this heralded as such. Light clouds drifted over, it became darker than light clouds should make it, and it just looked like the hummingbirds showed up for a rain rumble they didn’t get. But at least they weren’t tempted to buy the glasses.

        • Alex in Idaho

          That sounds so cool! I’ve seen about 6 at one time, most chasing each other. We’re kind of out in the desert here and migrants dribble in, not the impressive clouds of hummers you see on the coast or back east

  • Natty Enquirer

    Wow! The sun has been 100 percent obscured all morning here. Damn stratus. 🙁

  • Ragnar Lothbrok
  • Kevin Perez

    Don’t look directly at this picture. https://uploads.disquscdn.com/images/2a23e88155aed520b1896c6de403e797979da59bc5ef948c60ca4849c51a8408.jpg
    Taken around 12:35 in Cherokee, NC

    • Tomcat

      Little early.

    • Adam King

      That fire escape is eating the sun!

  • BobSF_94117

    Unsurprisingly, our neighbors to the north can manage it

    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ytGbsCrf5a4

  • kevway

    OK, everybody get back to work.

  • Ragnar Lothbrok
  • coram nobis

    Dense fog here.

    • JCF

      🙁

      • coram nobis

        Fog still hasn’t lifted. It just got a bit darker about 10:15 PDT, but that just seemed like thicker fog, that’s all. At least it’s 65 and not 95 here; I have more chipper/shredder work to do today.

  • JCF
    • BobSF_94117

      You’re doing a better job than the NASA live feeds.

      🙂

    • m_lp_ql_m

      Looks better than a french bakery.

    • Tomcat

      I still don’t understand why light shining through a trees leaves would cast crescent shadows. Does not compute.

      • Natty Enquirer

        The image is created by light diffracting around the edges of the leaves. Same principle as a pinhole camera. You may not have noticed before, but all those round dapples of light under the shade tree are images of the normally-round sun.

        • -M-

          Not diffraction though, just blocking the light that doesn’t go through the hole. Focusing by exclusion.

      • JCF

        For the same reason a pinhole does. It’s a natural collection of pinholes.

        Now, can somebody explain to me why this thing went from West to East? When the Sun and Moon both go East to West? [Yes, yes: I mean, the Earth’s rotation makes them appear to go from East to West.]

    • Bad Tom

      Lovely!

  • Jeffg166

    I was around for the last eclipse. It was partial as this will be for me. Really didn’t get into the hype at all this time around.

  • E.J.
  • Tomcat

    Just beginning in east Tennessee.

  • -M-

    Haven’t seen any bite on my pinhole projector yet. And now I have haze obscuring it.

  • boobert

    It’s nothing but another money making scam. Carbondale alone has made over $20 million. How many millions of those glasses will be in the trash tomorrow? Even the news shows are using it to make you watch, and telling you not to make your own things for viewing. I made stuff when I was a cub scout over 50 years ago that worked fine.

    • -M-

      Yeah, pinhole cameras are cheap and safe. I personally wouldn’t risk possibly getting fake or defective eclipse glasses.

  • FuzzyOtter

    Started at 10:30 MST here in Denver. Already a good size chunk visible (with glasses). We are supposed to get to 92% covered around 11:47 MST

    • fuzzybits

      86% here.

    • OdieDenCO

      the light is eerie

      • FuzzyOtter

        Just stepped out for lunch. It is still fairly bright right now but you are right, it looks odd.

  • Dramphooey

    This “sampling the corona” talk sounds a little perverse.

  • fuzzybits

    I didn’t have to input my zip code.it was already there. Spooky,I think it has something to do with aliens.

  • edrex

    heading out now to meet husband and friends for an alfresco lunch in the brief midday night.

  • JCF
    • Adam King

      Very nice.

    • Bad Tom

      Most excellent!
      Looks like a projection through binocs, right?

      • JCF

        Si! True story: I was at picnic about 5 years ago, when a partial was happening (here in Sacra-tomato). A guy there (not in my group) was using binoculars this way—I’d never heard about it before.

        I got a chance to try it a couple years later during the (REALLY RARE) Transit of Venus: see how it worked then? [this is a fist-cropped detail: Venus there at the bottom]

        https://uploads.disquscdn.com/images/61f589724dbbd8d11abab0e6237bc3216d9962d1fc4e8ca7f7064ccc968713dc.jpg

        • Bad Tom

          Very nice! Quite a good photo for improvised equipment.

  • Tomcat

    Finally we will be able to see the death star machine that is fueling up at the sun.

  • fuzzybits
  • JCF

    One more crescents under the tree shot—

    https://uploads.disquscdn.com/images/eb035048130fe68cb1c3eef7645d21a1318a6c49fb2f0ef003b37a4badc151b7.jpg

    Adios, mis amigos/amigas! West to East, enjoy!

  • Adam King

    Well, here it is the moment of maximal 88% eclipsery, and there’s cloud cover. Bit dim out, but not sos you’d notice. I’m not even whelmed enough to be under-.

  • Jim Gallagher-Barker

    62% totality been and gone here in San Diego. Can I go back to work now? :

    • stevenj

      Take a beach day.

  • Ken M

    71% in upstate NY, still cool though

    • Ninja0980

      Yup, we’re ready to go when that happens.

  • SoCalGal20

    On may way out for lunch and here’s a dappled sunlight shot by my car. https://uploads.disquscdn.com/images/fc24d1aac7931bf68ee9be05b267528ec9dea0ea439ff39f69e1235f853d2bdd.jpg

  • Tomcat

    I found it easier to watch suns reflection in my cars windshield through the glasses rather than straight at sun. Less stressful to watch.

  • Zeldacat

    Totality was one of the shortest minutes of my life – but one of the coolest. Wow.

  • m_lp_ql_m

    Great! Now that the eclipse is over, we can go back to staring directly at the sun!

  • Max_1
  • Sam_Handwich

    doesn’t green cheese melt?

    • Adam King

      Not if you keep it in the freezing cold of outer space until you’re ready to serve.

  • Tomcat

    Those of you that have already seen it,, please don’t tell us how it went because some of us have not seen it yet and don’t want it ruined by knowing the ending.

    • E.J.

      When the earthquakes start things get exciting

    • Ragnar Lothbrok

      Just climaxed here.
      Need a smoke..

    • edrex

      let’s just say it involves lots of “white walkers” and and a pissed off polar bear.

  • billbear1961
  • Tomcat

    Can’t wait to watch Science channel tomorrow and tomorrow night to see results of all the experiments conducted today during eclipse. Should be awesome shows.

  • E.J.
  • worstcultever

    It will be 82% where I am, roughly an hour from now. Don’t have glasses and too lazy to poke a hole in a piece of cardboard. I’m just gonna enjoy the dark sky 🙂

  • Lesley
    • Tomcat

      Keeps saying I already commented on this but where is it?

  • Wesinoregon

    It’s about over here in Oregon. Totality is unreal.

    • Jerry Kott

      Just starting here in Pennsylvania. I just made a viewer with an empty cereal box. I made something similar 50 plus years ago to view it. Nature has been quiet.

  • CharlestonDave

    We’ve just had a thunderstorm arrive here in the Holy City, 20 minutes before totality. 🙁

  • MountainBoy

    Almost totality here in Hendersonville, TN

  • MountainBoy

    Weird

  • boobert

    I wonder how many are having sex. Will we see strange eclipse babies in 9 months?

    • BearEyes

      I thought that was for during the northern lights?

  • BobSF_94117

    never mind

  • 3-Star
    • BearEyes

      ooga booga

    • Pip

      I hope they stared directly at the sun to receive their god’s message loud and clear.

  • E.J.

    Everyone starts screaming. …….it’s a cloud people

  • RemusL
    • JCF

      I read “don’t buy any weird plants” as “don’t buy any weird pants” (I’m a dyke: too late! ;-p)

  • E.J.
  • Tomcat

    Simply wonderful. But the cows on the farms around me started bawling as soon as it went dark. They bawled until it started to get light again. Seems they wanted to get fed before bed.

  • Tomcat

    Damn cable news had to ruin things for me by showing trump watching the eclipse.
    Fuck him and the white horse he rode in on

    • Tomcat

      Turn to justice channel now.

    • StudioTodd

      Shouldn’t that be “pale horse?”

  • Tomcat

    Just for giggles, my outside temp dropped 6 degree during eclipse.
    Science channel said it would. I need about 6 of these a day.

  • JohnJay

    https://uploads.disquscdn.com/images/be3fa4ae5826780eef5a86338e5cd0da8aef3db6e6d9c97c6a015d2fb6ff70d0.jpg

    Central FL – around 90% at 2:50 pm ET. Held up a small colander to see the little crescents..

    • JCF

      Brilliant!

  • BobSF_94117

    Sky turning a bit purple. Full sunlight looks dim. Roosters starting to crow.

    [edit] Rooster appears to have been an anomaly [/edit]

  • fuzzybits

    Anti-climatic here. About a half hour before clouds moved in.

  • AJ Drew
  • OCW
  • OCW

    “Wow — I can’t believe we made love from sundown to sunrise”
    “Honey, that was an eclipse.”

    • JCF

      M: “Wow — I can’t believe…”
      F: “Honey, that was…”

  • Danieruw

    Show them we’re more than just a town that’s still afraid of eclipses!
    https://uploads.disquscdn.com/images/da0066a24a6711889e3d806c5abb550fa8eb04386047af3232324dc53130d71e.jpg

  • Lindoro Almaviva

    I was in KY for it and I LOVED it! amazing experience