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Old 08-21-2017, 12:11 AM   #23806
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You can tell the American geeks easily these days - they know that there is an eclipse tomorrow, and some (like me) have spent some time making a Python script that records voltage data on their RPi from a photocell "observatory" set up in the kitchen window, even though they may live where maximum occlusion doesn't exceed 70%.

The welder's face shields are another dead give-away.
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Old 08-21-2017, 01:08 AM   #23807
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I've got some glasses. And a rich dude in the county bought enough for every student in the schools system (and then some).

But yes, the welders... During the partial eclipse back in the '80s I looked like a cyberpunk mad scientist with my welders goggles.
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Old 08-21-2017, 02:27 AM   #23808
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 And thanks to some shameless diplomacy, our custom design was even fully recognized for official fights in the various BT organisations in Germany.
Awesome!
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Old 08-22-2017, 01:23 AM   #23809
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Managed to catch the light level signal of the eclipse with my cheapo 10-bit ADC despite high overcast. Partial eclipse started at 17:28 UTC, reached maximum at 18:47 UTC, and ended at 20:00 UTC, 64% maximum coverage.
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