Solar eclipse in Texas

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  1. drvrtech77

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  3. buzzarddriver

    buzzarddriver Road Train Member

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    I was mowing the yard and it got so dark, i had to stop for about 15 minutes. The DFW news stations were going full tilt eclipse from noon until about 1430.
    Now it's over so lets start planning for the one in 2045. Make your reservations now so you get a sweet spot.
     
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    I want my money back. Cloud cover down here so thick so couldn’t see a thing. Didn’t get real dark either. Cloud cover probably was reflecting a lot of light.
     
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    My house in Texas was in the path but I’m in Washington today. It was only 20% coverage here and with the cloud cover it wasn’t even noticeable. I watched it at home from my Ring camera - pretty cool.
     
  7. kemosabi49

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    The media has been telling everyone here in Arkansas that the volume of visitors coming for the eclipse will cause near gridlock when everyone decides to leave after the event is over. But I ran down to SE Tx and back today and traffic was lighter than I've ever seen it.
     
  8. drvrtech77

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    Same thing happened near marble falls tx and burnet tx as well.. My girlfriend who works in marble Falls said the stores were absolutely mad crazy the week before, but the last three days has been dead, and there was no traffic today… Again the media started up like it was the end of the world
     
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  9. Grumppy

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    At 1:30, I was sitting in the Pilot in Orange, TX eating a Subway sandwich...
    About 2 pm, I was east bound I-20 headed back home... wearing out those windshield wipers. I was thinking, wasn't there supposed to be an eclipse about 1:30 down here?
     
  10. Lazer

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    We stayed home. Our locality was reported at about 95% blockage of the sun. With 5% it is amazing how bright it was outside. Although you could tell the ‘light spectrum’ was definitely different, it had a somewhat orangey hue to the sunlight, definitely got noticeably cooler, 20-25 minutes later, everything back to normal.
     
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