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Old 19.03.2015, 19:09
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Re: Solar eclipse

There were notices to that effect on the optician's window here today as well.

So I have a question. Given than I don't have any special eye protection glasses should I stay indoors with the shutters closed tomorrow morning if I don't want to risk being blind for the rest of my life?
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Old 19.03.2015, 19:12
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Re: Solar eclipse

Yes thats advisable. But I think it is safe to watch the live transmission on TV
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There were notices to that effect on the optician's window here today as well.

So I have a question. Given than I don't have any special eye protection glasses should I stay indoors with the shutters closed tomorrow morning if I don't want to risk being blind for the rest if my life?
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Old 19.03.2015, 19:13
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unbelievable that all the special glasses to watch the eclipse are sold out everywhere in Zürich. What a s**t!
Don't these people have work to do
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Old 19.03.2015, 19:14
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There were notices to that effect on the optician's window here today as well.

So I have a question. Given than I don't have any special eye protection glasses should I stay indoors with the shutters closed tomorrow morning if I don't want to risk being blind for the rest if my life?
Best lock yourself in the nuclear shelter
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Old 19.03.2015, 19:15
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Re: Solar eclipse

No. At exactly 10.32 they observe 2 minutes silence
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Old 19.03.2015, 19:19
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There were notices to that effect on the optician's window here today as well.

So I have a question. Given than I don't have any special eye protection glasses should I stay indoors with the shutters closed tomorrow morning if I don't want to risk being blind for the rest if my life?
Not sure if serious.

Just don't look at it, in much the same way you don't look at the sun on a normal day. Just go about your normal business.

The problem comes with people deliberately looking for and at the eclipse without adequate protection.
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Old 19.03.2015, 19:25
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Not sure if serious.

Just don't look at it, in much the same way you don't look at the sun on a normal day. Just go about your normal business.

The problem comes with people deliberately looking for and at the eclipse without adequate protection.
Not being totally serious. I was planning to go about my life as normal.
There just seems to be a bit of a frenzy about it this time for some reason.

Given the orientation of the house it would be difficult to avoid looking towards the sun should I go out on the patio but I'll just avoid hanging the washing out at the critical time and I should be fine.

Son has said they're not allowed to go outside for the two morning recreation periods tomorrow morning. I guess the school is erring on the side of caution.
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Old 19.03.2015, 19:28
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well i have not made my last will. Should I quickly write something out or is that pointless as there will be nobody left to read it

the bloody spoilers
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Not being totally serious. I was planning to go about my life as normal.
There just seems to be a bit of a frenzy about it this time for some reason.

Given the orientation of the house it would be difficult to avoid looking towards the sun should I go out on the patio but I'll just avoid hanging the washing out at the critical time and I should be fine.

Son has said they're not allowed to go outside for the two morning recreation periods tomorrow morning. I guess the school is erring on the side of caution.

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Old 19.03.2015, 20:57
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Re: Solar eclipse

I thought it was today...couldn't figure out why I didn't "see" anything when I glanced towards the window. I vaguely remember an eclipse of significance years ago, even with the correct viewing gear it was a bit of a non-event.

The polar bears on Svalbard are just licking their chops at the extra snacks dotting the ice
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Old 19.03.2015, 22:08
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Re: Solar eclipse

We're all set! Our local optician had loads of special glasses for CHF 2 each. I bought a whole bunch for my kids, their friends etc.!
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We're all set! Our local optician had loads of special glasses for CHF 2 each. I bought a whole bunch for my kids, their friends etc.!
may I know where the store is?
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Old 19.03.2015, 22:58
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Re: Solar eclipse

For those who missed the chance to see the eclipse on TV, I happened to record it:

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Old 20.03.2015, 06:45
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Re: Solar eclipse

…it's the end of the wooooooooorld…..!
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Old 20.03.2015, 08:40
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I thought it was today...couldn't figure out why I didn't "see" anything when I glanced towards the window...
You missed it - it was between 2 and 5 this morning.
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Old 20.03.2015, 08:44
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…it's the end of the wooooooooorld…..!
Every now and then I get a little bit terrified.


Nothing I can say - a total eclipse .....
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Re: Solar eclipse

I'm well prepared with a telescope and a solar filter, I will most likely watch it through my laptop's screen since I will place a camera to try to record the event. All set in the garden.

Have also a photo camera with appropriate filters ready.

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Old 20.03.2015, 09:42
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Re: Solar eclipse

Has anyone suggested using the front-facing camera on your smart phone (with your back to the sun) to watch the eclipse? That's the 20-teens way to do it! Your eyes will be perfectly safe and you have the added benefit of taking a selfie or videoing the whole event, if you wish.


Remember to charge your phone battery this morning!
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Old 20.03.2015, 10:13
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Has anyone suggested using the front-facing camera on your smart phone (with your back to the sun) to watch the eclipse? That's the 20-teens way to do it! Your eyes will be perfectly safe and you have the added benefit of taking a selfie or videoing the whole event, if you wish.


Remember to charge your phone battery this morning!
Looking forward to your solar eclipse selfie, 22y.
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Old 20.03.2015, 10:24
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Has anyone suggested using the front-facing camera on your smart phone (with your back to the sun) to watch the eclipse? That's the 20-teens way to do it! Your eyes will be perfectly safe and you have the added benefit of taking a selfie or videoing the whole event, if you wish.
Sure, but you remember that that was the way we burned holes in paper when we were kids, back then just without the phone and the GPS and the voice recorder and the TV and the ego-shooter game console and the answering machine and the timer and the stop watch and the notepad, and....

Just think of the the good old paper slip being replaced with the image sensor.
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Re: Solar eclipse

Here is a link to the live stream from the Tagesanzeiger.

http://www.tagesanzeiger.ch/wissen/n...story/14306612
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