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    Default Total solar eclipse 2024

    Tomorrow is that day. But honestly, are people losing their minds over this or what? I get the celestial intrigue and rarity but jebus talk about 24-7 coverage. I won't call it panic but maybe blown out of proportion? Or maybe we're in an age where people want something bigger to grasp onto? Outside of the existing day to day norms and routines. I woke up today and have seen multiple places declare a "state of emergency". In fairness it's more for logistics and traffic patterns possibly. I saw a hotel in its direct path is now charging $1k a night for what is really a 3,4,5 minute event . I would never imagine spending a thousand dollars for a 5 minute event in some seedy hotel

    They've even closed many schools locally. It seems as though we just look for reasons to close schools now and send the children running home. Now if they were closing classes and making some kind of 'learning event' out of the eclipse that would be awesome. Hand out the glasses and have the class watch and document maybe. Sadly though they are probably closing fearing lawsuits if little Johnny looks at the eclipse and is blinded on school property.

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    I honestly had no idea this was going on (the outsized hype... not the eclipse).

    Somehow doesn't surprise me, though. States of emergency... school closings... $1k/night motels...

    IMO, it fits together with today's narrative where people go out of their way to make the commonplace into an issue/ problem.

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    Quote Originally Posted by TitoFan View Post
    I honestly had no idea this was going on (the outsized hype... not the eclipse).

    Somehow doesn't surprise me, though. States of emergency... school closings... $1k/night motels...

    IMO, it fits together with today's narrative where people go out of their way to make the commonplace into an issue/ problem.
    That last bit especially. Granted it's not common...but it's far from "once in a lifetime" as has been stated. Been in 3-7 myself depending on what qualifies as full solar eclipse. Guess that just tells us we're old as dirt too .

    It's crazy how we get caught up today. One of our local news stations even delayed programming to dedicate hours on the rotation, viewing and the coverage of the coverage etc. Oh and the t shirt and glasses sales are UP . It is interesting though, the actual occurrence of things we cannot fathom in the stars. I get that too.

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    Here in the Dallas area it is being posted at intersections for crying out loud on digital displays. As a kid I saw a few of these things and although there was a bit of excitement in the air it was nothing like this melodramatic almost panic kind of thing. School closures .... incredible to me.

    The Avis and the Enterprise Rent-A-Cars are all sold out for some strange reason people have rented cars and are driving to arkansas? Is this to witness the event and some kind of wide open area? I don't get it. Everybody's saying that people went to Arkansas with rental cars. This is getting creepier by the minute

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    Enjoy the solar eclipse the next one is 2044.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Spicoli View Post
    I would never imagine spending a thousand dollars for a 5 minute event in some seedy hotel

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    435307206_7574018089326458_2728350105618575775_n.jpg Friend managed to get this. Apparently what happens with 90 percent cloud coverage.

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    ​All our newspapers told me that you could look at and observe the eclipse through a colander. I tried it, but it only strained my eyes ☹️
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