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  • #16
    Originally posted by Ci8UUP View Post
    Well we got about 92% coverage and I gotta tell what impressed me wasn't the eclipse, it's how bright the sun is with only 8% of it shining down, it only got a tad bit dark, it was like a sunny day when a cloud moves across the sky.
    That's about how it was here in Cincinnati. A little darker than a normal sunny day around 2:30, and kind of weird looking with all the shadows etc. But nowhere near dark enough to see any stars.

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    Same here Eddie, no problem at all!

    I was loading at the University of Cincinnati, in a really congested construction area, and hauling to a fill area further north, about 1 hour round trips. I had my taped together 10 shade and 5 shade, and one 11 shade and three 10's. At about 1:00 I just started handing them out, one to the policeman who was directing traffic at UC, another to the walkin boss there, and one to the dozer driver at the other end. They all had sunglasses on, I just told them to use them with their sunglasses, and be careful. It was fun - well received by all those guys. I told them that anybody with a 29 year old dumptruck who's been running it for 17 years is bound to have several of these laying in his welding supplies drawer!

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    • #17
      Originally posted by Ci8UUP View Post
      Well we got about 92% coverage and I gotta tell what impressed me wasn't the eclipse, it's how bright the sun is with only 8% of it shining down, it only got a tad bit dark, it was like a sunny day when a cloud moves across the sky.
      I told my girlfriend the SAME thing. We had 100% totality here in north Kansas City, and it was incredible how, with just a sliver of the sun left, it was STILL practically full light outside, but then in a matter of 2 or 3 minutes, when the sun got completely covered, how it went COMPLETELY dark. The street lights came on, my deck lights came on, cars were driving down the street with their headlights on, the cicadas were a buzzing....was a very cool experience.

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      • #18
        Yeah, Bama was like most of the rest of you, never got dark. I've see cloudy days that were darker. My welding lens and sunglasses worked good too. Just dark enough to still see it good.
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        • #19
          We only got 60% here, and from the garage it only looked like the sky had clouds passing by. I did notice the birds in the trees started squawking like they do in the early morning. I have no idea why, I didn't even go out to look.
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          • #20
            I experienced a total eclipse in 1970 here, I was driving down the main road in my 1969 MACH I, had to turn the headlights on, that's about all I remember.

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