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    Default So, I bought proper solar eclipse glasses for everybody...

    ... and we woke up to rain this morning. It's still cloudy now, so I don't think we'll see much.

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    There's currently a small piece of the sun missing here. Free eclipse glasses from one of the museums in Chicago -- Amy was there for a mathematics conference recently and they were handing them out.

    It's partly cloudy here, so I've had to cup my hands around the glasses to block out ambient light.

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    We are also completely over cast here, but we actually got to see a bit of it through the clouds. The best part was we did not need glasses as they sun was about as bright as a full moon. Looked pretty cool!

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    Good clear morning here--about 20 miles south of totality, so 98-99 percent obscuring. It got dark and a bit cooler; it got lighter. Like watching paint dry. Projected crowds and parking-lot interstate freeway didn't happen as predicted--much over-hyped.

    I had my #13 welding googles as well as a projection system that gives an image about 4-5" in diameter.

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    Mostly overcast in the Twin Cities. Got a few breaks in the clouds at approx max coverage (80%) and saw enough to feel like I experienced it.

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    We were around 90% here, it did get noticeably cooler, the crickets started up, mosquitoes came out, and I could hear whoever's rooster that lives at the edge of town. Light level was about that of an overcast day (sky was clear at maximum). Pretty neat, but I don't think we'd have driven to see totality even if we weren't busy today.

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    Eclipse? What eclipse? I didn't see any stinking eclipse. Too cloudy maybe.

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    As it turned out, I got a couple of glimpses of it with the glasses, during breaks in the cloud. Also, at maximum (84%) the cloud thinned enough to view it with the naked eye. Not bad, but not as impressive as the 99% one that I photographed in the UK, a while back.

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    100% Here. It was impressive at totality and especially the moments when the sun started peeking out. Looked like a Diamond Ring. Got some bitch-en pics.
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    After seeing my first near-total solar eclipse, I'll take the lunar ones. They last longer and are more interesting to watch.

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