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16 years 3 months ago #64052 by pj30something
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Dave you dont need to do it to show us that you are nuts. We already know it,LOL.

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16 years 3 months ago #64071 by Seanie_Morris
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PJ, if you saw what the rest of saw on a Turkish beach in March 2006, you'd understand!

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16 years 3 months ago #64075 by pj30something
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I do understand. Obviously i dont REALLY know what a total eclipse is like having never seen one. My comment was about the partial eclipse that is gonna be visible. I know it aint as impressive.....................but its impressive none the less.

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16 years 3 months ago #64077 by Seanie_Morris
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I do understand. Obviously i dont REALLY know what a total eclipse is like having never seen one. My comment was about the partial eclipse that is gonna be visible. I know it aint as impressive.....................but its impressive none the less.


I wouldn't bet too much on that. I remember a lack of funds and all that in 1999 meant I had to resort to watching a partial from a field in Tullamore. Yeah, it was interesting for a first partial eclipse, but I can't see myself getting excited by another one again. Not since seeing a total one. ;)

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16 years 3 months ago #64078 by pj30something
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Yeah, it was interesting for a first partial eclipse, but I can't see myself getting excited by another one again. Not since seeing a total one.

Completely understand your thinking. I'll most likely feel the same when i see my 1st total eclipse.

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16 years 3 months ago #64469 by Vagelis Tsamis
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PJ, here’s what a total solar eclipse can do to people:


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