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Probably without knowing it, you described a pretty interesting history. Or is it that I tend to romanticize the 70s,and especially a beautiful place such as Yakima?1978 in my home town of Yakima, Washington. I had just started at UofW, and these grad students found out I lived in Yakima, and I had about 15 math grads crashing on the floor of my mom’s double-wide.
when totality hit, there was this crazy wind that started blowing. Maybe the sudden loss of solar heating?
LOL I share your belief. The only difference between humans and neardenthals is the fact that we now have way more tools.December 13, 1974, a partial solar eclipse. I was in sixth grade, in class, sometime late morning -- I remember wandering out into the hallway and out the back doors to look at it, the teacher shrieking at me to get back in the classroom, all the way.
The first time I saw the total eclipse I felt that the image coming from the eclipse was our galaxy illusion and it is not only a circle of the sun fire. I look forward in the telescope distance apart and I saw the reflecting ora of the galaxy shining on the edge sphere of a dark matter hole as an illusion where the sun and moon disapear from the naked eye of the observer for some moment.Howdy, folks! Another week, another question from your friendly neighborhood space nerd Hope you've all had a lovely weekend!
For me, I got the chance to call my mother and chat for a while. She reminded me of her favorite story from when I was a child: "the first time you saw a solar eclipse could've been your last! I love you, but goodness you weren't the brightest boy growing up!" She loves this story because using the word "brightest" in the context of a solar ecplise cracks her up
Turns out I was about to stare directly at a solar ecplise (she wasn't kidding about me as a child, folks!) and my mother saved my eyes! Anyway, that was still a great memory for me and the earliest I can remember ever experiencing this incredible phenomenon!
How about you guys? What's your first memory of seeing a solar ecplise?
Hey @amongthestars931, the 70's I romanticize, but Yakima a beautiful place? Well I like open country and sagebrush, but I'm not sure most people do. ;-> Yakima, is called the "Palm Springs of Washington" with some irony.Probably without knowing it, you described a pretty interesting history. Or is it that I tend to romanticize the 70s,and especially a beautiful place such as Yakima?