Everything came together. It was a 2 hour drive to where a friend who volunteers for an astronomy non-profit had setup solar telescopes. We got there at 2, and when we looked at the sun with our protective glasses, you could see obscuration was well under way. Then totality at 2:37 was really spectacular. The drive home took 4 hours, but still the experience was totally worth it.astro64 wrote: ↑Sun Aug 13, 2017 4:57 pmYes, great, I hope the traffic in Atlanta will cooperate for you! And the weather.Steve Kutzer wrote: ↑Sun Aug 13, 2017 12:44 pmMy 100 mile drive gets me to totality.astro64 wrote: ↑Sat Aug 12, 2017 5:04 pm
I will say it again. 90% total is no better than 70% total. Only 100% total is what you want, otherwise don't bother driving for it. The corona is quite faint. If only 1% of the sun's brightness is still there, you won't see the corona. You will not see the moon's shadow coming at great speed to you, you will not see the pink layer of the chromosphere, etc.
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