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Old 08-21-2017, 04:32 PM
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Default RV-12 to Eclipse

Flew up to Smithville TN near the center of path. Here are a few photos of eclipse and the eclipse twilight. Note all runway lights came on and fireworks.

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Old 08-21-2017, 06:45 PM
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Scott, I observed the eclipse from start to finish with my 8 inch telescope on the ground near the airport outside Hopkinsville. I found the change from crescent to corona and darkness was breathtaking. I easily identified Venus and Jupiter. A number of stars were also visible. I would happily drive 500 miles to experience that sight again! I guess we will just have to wait until April 8, 2024. Nice photos.
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Old 08-21-2017, 07:03 PM
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The Bride and I were flying at 11,500 feet in the vicinity of Andrews NC. We could see the outer sunny fringe's from within the center of darkness. It got much darker than I expected, truly like night. I have previously experienced a 97 percent eclipse in 1984 and it never got close to dark. A very humbling and inspiring day was today. Hope to see the next one! I also set a personal altitude record ( in the RV-12) at 12,500').
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Old 08-22-2017, 04:52 PM
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Nice photo Scott
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Old 08-22-2017, 07:58 PM
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Is there a note on the VFR sectional for airports that have fireworks at night along with the usual L or L*?

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