8/21/2017 The Great American Eclipse

A total eclipse of the sun occurs today, with the path of totality moving northwest to southeast across the United States. The eclipse can be watched live online at NASA. Some broadcast and cable television channels will also offer live coverage. If you’re fortunate enough to be able to view the eclipse in person, be sure to wear appropriate eye protection.

NASA tells us:

This is the first time a total solar eclipse has gone from one American coast to the other since 1918. It will also be the first time in U.S. history that a total solar eclipse will make landfall exclusively on U.S. soil, meaning it will not be visible from any other country. (This technically happened in 1257 — but, of course, the United States wasn’t a country way back then.)

If it’s raining or overcast, a total eclipse will still provide the spectacle of total darkness and a drop in temperature, as much as 15 degrees or more. Birds may roost. Cicadas may sing. Owls may hoot. It promises to be magical.

Refer to the above chart (click to enlarge) to see whether you’re in the path of totality. There’s a live chart at this link that will help to determine when totality arrives (UT, Greenwich Mean Time) and how long it will last. (There are online converters. Here’s one for UT to CDT, but it uses a 24-hour UT clock, so subtract 12 hours. Here’s another.)

Even if you’re not in the path of totality, you will still experience a partial eclipse within the continental U.S. (and some other countries, including parts of Mexico and Canada).

Catch you on the other side!



104 responses to “8/21/2017 The Great American Eclipse

  1. Did you know there are racial implications concerning the eclipse? Yeah, it’s racist! https://www.theatlantic.com/science/archive/2017/08/american-totality-eclipse-race/537318/

    “It has been dubbed the Great American Eclipse, and along most of its path, there live almost no black people. …”

    Bet you didn’t know that because most people realize that there are plenty of black people in the path, especially in big cities in MO and smaller ones in IL, not to mention throughout the south. So much for American EDUCATION. Never let truth get in the way of a good meme.

    I’m still waiting to see what the media can come up with to blame global warming for the eclipse. So far, they’ve noted that solar power plants will lose wattage.

  2. Check this out. X marks the spot! Today’s eclipse NW to SE; 2024 eclipse, NE to SW!


    You may have to right click and select “view image” to see it.

    Ruh, oh! They converge right over the New Madrid Fault–will tidal forces cause the next big earthquake?

  3. The sun may be blocked, but some light will soon be shining on Lois Lerner!

    A judge has ordered the IRS to reveal WHO targeted Tea Party groups and what’s their plan to keep it from ever happening again? Remember: Koskinen, for some reason, is STILL THERE.

  4. Well, that was spectacular! It got eerily dark. Then eerily quiet. A cool breeze started up. Solar lights came on. Cicadas started to do whatever it is they do. Sing? Not exactly, but you know what I mean. There was “dawn” all around the horizon. The Corona was amazing! Photos don’t do it justice. No wonder the ancients (those who didn’t know what was coming) were so scared. It got much cooler, but then just about as quickly, the process reversed itself. Within a few minutes, it was as hot as before! But for a few minutes, we were looking at the Dark Side of the Moon.

  5. https://www.buzzfeed.com/nidhiprakash/howard-university-maga-incident?bfsource=bbf_enus&utm_term=.gcgq39DGP#.avZDLE3vB

    There’s a story about the incident at Howard U. Odd, though: I’ve been searching for this article since I read the girl was interviewed by Buzzfeed. Even though it’s published, the search engines wouldn’t show it. Using various other methods, I found some more articles, but it was HARD looking:




    I assume the reason the search engines don’t EASILY provide these results is part of the censorship that’s now taking place across social media to STOP ANY PRO-TRUMP, ANTI-LEFTIST STORIES AND SHUT CONSERVATIVES UP. I do note that some of the stories take pains to avoid reporting about the RACIST words spoken to these women. The Tweeters and harassers made sure to mention their race, as well as their sex, so racial AND sexual harassment. And they were threatened with violence. They were called at least one racial epithet by one student, “YT” which I’ve learned IS a slur meaning “Whitey.” (Duh. I thought it was short for white, but no. It’s WHITEY, a racial slur. The woman’s tweet is still online, so her college had ample time to take note and discipline her.) Apparently the girls were ALSO harassed as “racists” on the bus by a girl from “Central Tech,” presumably another school participating on this tour (?). See the last link above for a run-down of some of the threats. At least one appears to refer to using a “piece” if beating doesn’t suffice.

    • facebkwallflower

      I think it is a shame that most Trump supporters wear their Trump gear mostly only to rallies. We need to wear President Trump stuff; new stuff instead of campaign stuff only. And lots if MAGA stuff. Even a First Weekend of Month pattern whete all where all over town. Grocery shopping, stores, docs, resaraunts, etc.

  6. What do you think of this?

    I do notice the snake. What other symbolism? Tillerson is way in back. It’s called “You are not forgotten.” By Jon McNaughton.


    • Awesome. Absolutely beautiful.

      M A G A

      • It is. I thought the snake represented somebody who was slipping up his pants leg, but turns out he’s stepping on its head!

      • Crack .. the Whip .. ? ..^^^^^ OUR …SNAKES TAIL? ..^^^^^
        is a simple…. “children’s game”… that involves physical Coordination, & is usually played in small….. (MINDED) groups,

        to assert one’s Authority to make some-one else Behave better OR Work Harder ? Learn More.. ha’ …often with a THREAT of Punishment
        to Demand Obedience, hard work, or Efficiency from others in a Harsh
        or Stern Manner. … GO TRUMP! SHOW them WHAT GREAT IS !!!

        usually played at Recess & should be Prepared to GET…. DIRTY !!!
        You need at least 6 people ? … for IT to be Effective but the MO’ the BETTER …

  7. here …it comes… yikes … & check …below …on 1’s EYES …
    nab protesters with OUT sun glasses?

    • David Martin: Are machines better at facial recognition than humans?

      Paul Selva: All the research I’ve seen says about five years ago machines actually got better at image recognition than humans. …..^^^^^^^^

      David Martin: Can a disguise defeat machine recognition?

      Paul Selva: If you think about the proportions of the human body there are several that are discrete and difficult to hide. The example that I will use, as I look at you, is the distance between your pupils. It is very likely unique to you and a handful of other humans. A disguise cannot move your eyes.

      David Martin: So if I have a ski mask on that doesn’t help?

      Paul Selva: Not if your eyes are visible. If you have to see, you can’t change that proportion.

      David Martin: So, if the machine’s better, why not let it make the decision?

    • Skynet. Remember in the Terminator movies? The evil machines used drone machines to hunt down humans.

  8. http://dailycaller.com/2017/08/20/democrats-office-approved-120k-write-off-linked-to-awan-brothers/
    “A senior House official with knowledge of the situation provided TheDCNF with new details about how exactly the brothers are suspected to have stolen the equipment and possibly data from Congress, raising questions about the members or staffers who were signing the checks on equipment purchases. …

    Separately, the brothers are suspected to have orchestrated a long-running fraud scheme in which the office would purchase equipment in a way that avoided tracking by central House-wide administrators. They’re suspected of working with an employee of CDW Government Inc. — one of the Hill’s largest technology providers — to alter invoices in order to avoid tracking. The result would be that no one outside the office would notice if the equipment disappeared, and investigators think the goal of the scheme was to remove and sell the equipment outside of Congress. …

    Those fraud schemes are two major parts of the criminal case being built against Imran Awan, his wife Hina Alvi, his two brothers Abid and Jamal, and potentially others into their Capitol Hill IT work. Their work as IT aides gave them full access to all emails and files of dozens of members of Congress, and the law enforcement probe also includes a cybersecurity component. …

    The missing equipment tied to Clarke’s office included many iPhones and iPads, the official told TheDCNF. At $800 each, the written-off sum would be enough for 150 items in an office that, according to payroll records, only has 16 employees.

    The equipment would have been billed under former chief of staff Davis, who led Clarke’s office from 2010 to February 11, 2016, at which point Anderson took over. The request for the write-off came from the Awans around the time of that staffing change. Drane and Clarke spokeswoman Christine L. Bennett refused to tell TheDCNF which chief signed the form, and why they did not fire Abid at the time or alert authorities. …

    The missing $120,000 covers only Clarke’s office. Imran and his relatives worked for more than 40 current House members when they were banned from the House network in February, and have together worked for dozens more in past years. Not all of the offices’ books have been audited for similar patterns. …”

    • Here’s my question. They’ve known about the “Awan Brothers” for quite some time. They were simply let go. Why the silence? If citizen journalists (progressive/Bernie supporters, for the most part) didn’t pursue the Seth Richard “botched robbery” it ALL would still be under the covers.

      When you hear “bank fraud” know they are talking about the Congressional Credit Union.

      • And that probably explains the silence and the media help in the cover-up. I think it also explains their increased campaign against Trump and their hopes for a speedy removal.

    • They’re far more racist than Republicans. The whites have the “soft bigotry” of low expectations and they USE and manipulate the POC for political ends, because they believe they’re stupid and easy to “nudge” around. The POC in the part hate whites. Add it together and you have a YUGE amount of racism and bigotry. They’re sexist, too. Basically, everything they accuse Trump of–they are.

  9. One of the earliest written records of an eclipse of the Sun, on 3 May 1375 BC, found in the city of Ugarit in Mesopotamia.
    (Reprinted, from Chasing the Shadow, copyright 1994 by Joel K Harris and Richard L Talcott, by permission of Kalmbach Publishing Co. Also appears in Total Eclipses of the Sun by Zirker. In Guide to the Sun, Phillips says that this might refer to the eclipse of 1223 BC.)

  10. “It has been dubbed the Great American Eclipse, and along most of its path, there live almost no black people. …”

    • Yes. That was a very silly article in the Atlantic, iirc. Such foolishness and not true at all. There are MANY black people in Kansas City, St. Louis, Nashville and Knoxville. There are black people living in almost every urban area of this country, and quite a few in smaller towns throughout the country.

  11. facebkwallflower

    Love My President! (Pockaston, as former president referred to the country, his childhood home and native land of some of his friends/influencers):

    […] “The next pillar of our new strategy is to change the approach in how to deal with Pakistan. We can no longer be silent about Pakistan’s safe havens for terrorist organizations, the Taliban, and other groups that pose a threat to the region and beyond.

    “Pakistan has much to gain from partnering with our effort in Afghanistan. It has much to lose by continuing to harbor criminals and terrorists. In the past, Pakistan has been a valued partner. Our militaries have worked together against common enemies.

    “The Pakistani people have suffered greatly from terrorism and extremism. We recognize those contributions and those sacrifices, but Pakistan has also sheltered the same organizations that try every single day to kill our people. We have been paying Pakistan billions and billions of dollars, at the same time they are housing the same terrorists that we are fighting. But that will have to change. And that will change immediately.

    “No partnership can survive a country’s harboring of militants and terrorists who target U.S. service members and officials. It is time for Pakistan to demonstrate its commitment to civilization, order, and to peace. ”

    “…..Commitment to civilization….” President Trump wears his balls everyday and actually says this. Makes me happy as I get hassles when I break things down to civilized vs uncivilized at war with one another and that civilized must win, and usually does but our modern thinkers elevate the uncivilized to being victims for being such.

  12. facebkwallflower

    Wonder who SD’s writer is. He in not capable of this writing/thinking, and certainly not in such a short time since the speech it is about was given. So many of his articles are beyond his realm of capability. Who the hell is SD being fed such brilliance by? (yeah, curiosity killed the cat) https://theconservativetreehouse.com/2017/08/22/president-trump-begins-familiar-strategic-process-pakistan-assigned-ownership-of-afghanistan-extremism/

    • I believe it’s a group effort, although I have no evidence, except common sense and things others have said or hinted at. In addition, I do notice that huge bunches of paragraphs are cut and pasted from older posts pretty often. Just sayin’. Speed? Can’t answer. Some people do think quickly and, if they have help, can gather together a lot of data pretty fast. I do think sometimes that they have someone on the inside, if you know what I mean. I wonder if they’re funded somehow, too. Know what I mean? Not that there’s anything wrong with that. The left does it, too, as we too well know.

  13. facebkwallflower

    deleted per request

  14. facebkwallflower

    Here is a link to a translated article in Indo paper. Scroll down to the movie review. The review complains that the movie did not follow the “Dreams of My Father” and therefor not accurate. Translation hard but some interesting stuff in it once get hang of reading the goofy translation.The reviewer appears to be upset that Turdi was displayed in movie as a man dressed as a woman, among other things. Most old stuff but interesting to read different spin on things. https://katakamidotcomindonesianews.wordpress.com/category/news/page/2/

  15. facebkwallflower

    Ok. I found this funny. John McCain tweets he went on a hike with Megan to watch eclipse. Sure you hiked, John cuz we all know how in shape you are and believe now, (since you provide picture “proof”) you are the epitome of health. Hahahahah. By the way, John, you sure you are not sitting down/being propped up for the photo shoot????/

    Watching the #SolarEclipse17 with @meghanmccain on a hike in #Arizona! pic.twitter.com/pKG7pl8Qqk— John McCain (@SenJohnMcCain) August 21, 2017


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  17. “They always ask me why I travel so much and I tell ’em, the fight for freedom is out there — it ain’t at my house.” …Dick Gregory is gone

  18. & …this ….. WAS a Good “DICK” …yes he TRIED !

  19. ….ms. ? HANNAH KRAMER ….might Pre-fer OUR BARRON….Wears a DRESS? ….. R U NUTS? …. BACK OFF U B*tch … U R REALLY SICK!


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