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15 years 11 months ago #71869 by dave_lillis
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All I can say is
"have car, will travel !"
If there is a clear sky within 300 miles of Novo on the eclipse track, we will be there.

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15 years 11 months ago - 15 years 11 months ago #71870 by ayiomamitis
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Dave,

I will sit down over the weekend and see what kind of options exist with the train system they have in place. It should be a lot cheaper and especially much quicker.

Sidenote: I just left a message for Artem on the the board he set up surrounding the eclipse.

Anthony Ayiomamitis
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15 years 11 months ago #71871 by dave_lillis
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Anthony,
I wouldn't like to be at the mercy of the Russian train system or its timetable, there is a major road going south east from Novo to Mongolia, it almost follows the eclipse path, this is where we will probabily end up travelling on if the weather is good and if we think it'll be clear in that direction.
we're going this far, what another 50e for the car.

Then again, we might be worrying over nothing yet. !

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15 years 11 months ago #71872 by yiannis_ef
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Anthony,
We are not sure if they are gone published the article on Saturday but
is kathimerini ;)

Frank,
you have Vaggelis and Leon mobiles.
Mine 0030 697 4976 036.
What time you arrive in Novo?
We may talk late in the evening or Friday morning.
I hope to have find a good site till then and let you
know the details.
We fly to Moscow on Saturday but Vaggelis flight is
on Tuesday so be in touch with him.

c u @ Novo :woohoo:
I wish to all of us a clear clear clear sky for that day!
Do I ask much?

"Will you be Eclipsed?"

C U @ Novosibirsk 2008.08.01 10:45UT

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15 years 11 months ago #71874 by Seanie_Morris
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ayiomamitis wrote:

I hate to be the bearer of bad news but the initial forecasts right now for eclipse day are calling for rains! :evil:

Source: novosibirskguide.com/news/eclipse_weather_extended_forecast


Don't say that Anto! Even for us that can't make it, we still don't want to hear that!

Then again, I remember some members here telling me about their 1994 eclipse experience in Frankfurt. It was completely cloudy, rained up to the eclipse. The rain stopped, the cloud remained, but the change in temperature and light was dramatic for totality. I think it was sunny in the evening...

Seanie.

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15 years 11 months ago #71876 by ayiomamitis
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Hi Seanie,

This is the problem with one-time events where there is no room for error and many things must go right ... starting with the weather.

Anyway, to use a Greek expression, hope dies last .... let's see how things materialize as we get into early next week.

Personally, I just want clear skies for a specific two minutes ... in fact, I would settle for even 30 seconds of clear skies during totality so that I can fire off my sequence of exposures for the extended corona photo I have in mind.

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