Rest Areas / Truck Stops Full - Eclipse!

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Truckin Along With Kearse's Comment
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It's insane how all the truck stops and rest areas are completely full like rock concerts. The cars and RVs are parked in truck parking. Ppl are barbequing... have coolers and music. It looks like a folk festival!

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BK's Comment
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So who got to see it? And where were you?

I was in Texas near Dallas. It was pretty cloudy but the clouds cleared completely for the entire time of totality. An awesome sight to observe.

Gotta see it again in 20+ years!

Arejay (RJ)'s Comment
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It was fun to check it out here in Central Florida, it got to about 60+ percent coverage. I was surprised by the number of small airplanes flying around in circles over the area, seems like there had to be at least 20 of them at one point.

Harvey C.'s Comment
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We visited Michael in Texas and lucked out with clouds clearing 10 minutes before totality. We watched from his back yard. It was very impressive.

According to Google Maps, there were not any significant traffic delays in the Dallas area.

Stevo Reno's Comment
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My mentor at CRST weekends in Dallas after their last delivery for the week. They run dedicated R&L freight, Dallas-Fontana and back.. So their week ends in Dallas, he sent me 3 great pics of the event. 1 of it beginning, 2nd during full eclipse, n 3rd as it cleared away very nice cell pics actually !

My filipina's kids liked the pics, they've never seen 1 in their 10/11 year old lives, they were in an AWE moment checking out the pics lol

PJ's Comment
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I was in south GA looked like a cloudy day here. A friend was at a truck stop in OH and said it was pretty cool. I guess as it rolled by the street lights all came on then went out again.

Brett Aquila's Comment
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We saw it perfectly. We had clear skies and 100% coverage.

What surprised me is the difference in daylight between 98% coverage and 100%. When it was about 98% covered it was still quite light out and there were shadows. I said, "It's not all that dark, really." Right as I finished saying that it went to 100% and it was like someone flipped a switch. It instantly went really dark, no shadows. As soon as it went back to 98% you could see shadows and it instantly got much brighter.

If you had clouds or you weren't in the 100% coverage zone, you really missed that part of it.

I have to admit it was more interesting than I had expected. Pretty cool.


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Pianoman's Comment
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I was in Utah yesterday when it happened and you couldn’t even tell since it was only a partial eclipse. It was still super bright out. I took a pic with my phone and that was the only way I was able to tell. If you look closely you can see where it must have reflected on one of the lenses or something, showing a much clearer picture of the eclipse.


On a more random note, took this pic at the Loves in Brigham City yesterday and thought it looked kinda cool with the mountains in the back


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Arejay (RJ)'s Comment
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It was fun to check it out here in Central Florida, it got to about 60+ percent coverage. I was surprised by the number of small airplanes flying around in circles over the area, seems like there had to be at least 20 of them at one point.

I just realized that the unusual amount of airplanes flying over yesterday had nothing to do with the eclipse.

Those were folks flying into Lakeland a day early for the Sun 'n Fun Aerospace Expo that started this morning. As I type this now, I can hear a constant stream of planes flying over my neighborhood inbound to the expo. (A brief look at some crazy stat numbers, more than 3,500 airplanes fly in for and more than 200,000 people attend this week long event each year.)


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BK's Comment
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I really thought that when the eclipse was at 100%, God would destroy the wicked. But I’m still here, so I guess not.

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