[RTTY] Eclipse

Al Hanzl alhanzl at comcast.net
Mon Aug 7 23:55:31 EDT 2017

Well, it's off topic, but I am sure many of us hams are also interested in astronomy and in a special and rare event like this eclipse. 
I'll be traveling from New Jersey to Carbondale, Illinois to view the eclipse. 
Obviously, hoping for clear skies. 

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> On Aug 7, 2017, at 9:24 PM, Carter <k8vt at ameritech.net> wrote:
>> On 8/7/2017 7:19 PM, Tom wrote:
>> Sorry for the off topic post but I know that many are interested in the upcoming eclipse.
>> I am planning on traveling to the path of totality from my brothers place in Clinton Iowa
>> We are looking at the area of Columbia MO.
>> Anyone have any suggestions?
>> Thanks
>> Tom G
>> K0TLG
> My suggestion is DO NOT look at the sun without the proper eye protection except for the roughly 2 minutes of totality. There is some danger even in looking at the "diamond ring" without protection. Please review the following URL for safe viewing:
> http://www.skyandtelescope.com/astronomy-news/observing-news/how-to-look-at-the-sun/
> Good viewing!
> 73,
> Carter   K8VT
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