Eclipse 2024

Discussion in 'Quackenbush's' started by Dionysus, Apr 7, 2024.

  1. Dionysus

    Dionysus Idoit Admin

    Anyone traveling to see the eclipse tomorrow?

    We’re going to make the trek from Katy to Waco, hopefully get to Cameron Park if we’re early enough. I don’t know if that’s a great place to do it but it’s what we’ve settled on for now. We want to see the total thing so we have to hit the road.

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  2. HornHuskerDad

    HornHuskerDad 5,000+ Posts

    No issue for me, Dion - Arlington is in the path of totality. I can watch it from my yard. Our Senior Mens Golf Association has a scramble scheduled for tomorrow -we've moved the tee time to 0730 (shotgun start) so we can be done in time to watch the eclipse.
     
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  3. Vol Horn 4 Life

    Vol Horn 4 Life Good Bye To All The Rest!

    I'll be working in Austin and will probably step outside for a few minutes to see it. People are nuts here. I can't believe how many people have come to Austin this weekend for various reasons.

    • The eclipse - estimated 100,000 - 200,000 people
    • Texas Relays - 50,000 people
    • CMT Awards - 20,000 people
    • Capitol 10k - 20,000 people
    • Tx vs OU softball - a couple thousand
    • Tx vs BYU baseball - a couple thousand
    • Texas football recruit weekend
    • The Rosedale ride which is a 63 mile bike ride around East Austin and suburbs clogging up roads yesterday
    It's like everyone thought "hey how cool would it be to schedule our event during the eclipse weekend". Its madness here.
     
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  4. Dionysus

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    I don’t mind the drive and my wife and kids are pretty excited to see it. Mostly I just hope the weather is favorable for viewing, but if it’s not then so be it. Maybe the road trip will be fun.
     
  5. HornHuskerDad

    HornHuskerDad 5,000+ Posts

    Traffic in Austin is always madness.
     
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  6. mchammer

    mchammer 10,000+ Posts

    I drove to Austin on Sunday afternoon with wife and 3 out of 4 kids. Staying in a hotel tonight. We will drive closer to Waco on Monday morning, but staying on the west side of I-35. I am very concerned about traffic, especially folks coming up from Houston. I am thinking one long traffic jam.
     
  7. Dionysus

    Dionysus Idoit Admin

    I sure hope not...
     
  8. Chop

    Chop 10,000+ Posts





     
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  9. Sangre Naranjada

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  10. Sangre Naranjada

    Sangre Naranjada 10,000+ Posts

    Went from Lockhart to Westlake for viewing at the sister in law's house. Hoping for no more than 2 hours to return 35 miles back home.
     
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  11. Dionysus

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    Just got to Cameron Park, not too crowded yet, got a good spot next to the river. We’re.looking forward to the eclipse if the clouds break up a little.lots of blue sky right now.
     
  12. mchammer

    mchammer 10,000+ Posts

    We drove up 183 and then turned to drive to copperas cove and Gatesville. Zero traffic. Got to Gatesville at 10 am. Paid to park at the city park to watch the eclipse
     
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  13. Horn6721

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    Am sitting in my backyard.Perfectly clear and unobstructed. Looks like Pacman now

    now 6 min to totality. everything quiet now
     
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  14. Chop

    Chop 10,000+ Posts

    N. Tex. Total eclipse - ring of fire - viewed for about 4-5 minutes with in and out cloud cover, obscuring it for about 1/3 of the time. Impressive ring. Didn't get quite as dark as I had expected outside.
     
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  15. Horn6721

    Horn6721 Hook'em

    It was more emotional than I expected. Had total totality here. Took a pic which the experts said was ok during totality. The pic looks like a full sun BUT it was during totality. will post it later.



    ps and yet Amazon delivered a package :yes:
     
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  16. Vol Horn 4 Life

    Vol Horn 4 Life Good Bye To All The Rest!

    It was pretty cloudy in Austin with an occasional break to get a bad pic or two.

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  17. Vol Horn 4 Life

    Vol Horn 4 Life Good Bye To All The Rest!

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  18. Horn6721

    Horn6721 Hook'em

    And now we have hours of strong winds hail and rain through until tomorrow
     
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  19. Horn6721

    Horn6721 Hook'em

    Chop
    Was it calm and quiet there? Very eerie but wonderful
     
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  20. Dionysus

    Dionysus Idoit Admin

    The totality was so beautiful and everyone around us was clapping or ooh-aah and the temperature dropped noticeably for a while. It was really a great experience.
     
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  21. utahorn

    utahorn 500+ Posts

    Got quiet at my house in Arlington. No birds, nothing. Our solar lights and the streetlight came on. My son had a filter and got some good shots. I will try to post them later.

    I forgot how an eclipse works with shadows. These are from my front porch and front walk.

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  22. utahorn

    utahorn 500+ Posts

    Front Walk 3.jpg Front Walk 4.jpg
     
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  23. Chop

    Chop 10,000+ Posts

    Yes. Calm and very, very quiet.
     
  24. Chop

    Chop 10,000+ Posts

    There was a row of ants going across our front walkway in one direction. Right after the full eclipse, as I was walking back, I noticed they were confused. About 1/2 were still going in the original direction, and half were going in the opposite direction. And they were running into each other.
     
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  25. Sangre Naranjada

    Sangre Naranjada 10,000+ Posts

    aggy band ants...
     
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  26. Sangre Naranjada

    Sangre Naranjada 10,000+ Posts

    Amazingly, it took 45 minutes to get back home.
     
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  27. utahorn

    utahorn 500+ Posts

    My son had a filter on his phone and took these pictures. The dot you see near the eclipse is Venus.

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  28. Sangre Naranjada

    Sangre Naranjada 10,000+ Posts

    Awesome pics!
     
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  29. utahorn

    utahorn 500+ Posts

    Thank you SN. We had a picnic in the front yard and enjoyed the show.
     
  30. mchammer

    mchammer 10,000+ Posts

    Camera obscura - Wikipedia
     
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