This TedTalk Guy Says "You Owe It To Yourself To Experience A Total Solar Eclipse"

Submitted by: fancylad 2 months ago in Science


Do you though? Is 'experiencing' a total solar eclipse that important?

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Male 472
I am close to this. About 2 hours away. I am at 93-94% eclipse where I am at. 

But i refuse to take the day off work to see a complete eclipse by driving to Kentucky. 

I will go outside and look at it for the 2 minutes it happens, but i have people who rely on me for their health and safety. A shiny black sun is fun for the earth, but it is not more important than the people of our world. 
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Male 4,242
Seeing a total eclipse of the sun was the most amazing experience in my life. Said no one ever in history
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Male 40,772
It really is amazing! You cannot properly describe how singularly unique it really is!
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Male 3,496
its an 8 hour drive to Nashville for me to get a good look at this thing.  Nah, gonna pass. 
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Male 25
Packing up the family and heading to Wyoming to see the Tetons, Yellowstone and ending the trip in Casper for the eclipse totality and my daughters 10 bday.  We are making an event of it and hopefully lifelong memories.  As mom always says, "what you focus on expands!"
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Male 5,475
meh, no big deal.
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Male 5,028
I have been planning on driving down with my friend and her family from Seattle to Oregon at 1:00 am the morning of the eclipse with about a million people doing the same thing. Albany is more in the center of the path but I thought with all the traffic we will only make it about as far as Salem. Last weekend I was at a really close friend's party talking to her friend about the eclipse, when this woman says that they live in Albany and we should drive down Saturday or Sunday and put up a tent in their back yard - even offered us the use of their bathroom. I hadn't even mentioned Albany. It was a weird serendipitous moment. I've never met this couple and here they were offering up their place to six strangers. Life is all kinds of cool sometimes.
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Male 40,772
markust123 That is cool! GL and have fun!
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Male 341
I experienced the Solar eclipse in the Austrian Alps in 1999.
There is much more to a solar eclipse than seeing it. 
It gets very cold very quickly. Strong winds started blowing (due to change in temperature). 
I can see how people associate experiencing a solar eclipse with a religious experience.
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Male 40,772
boredhuman The birds sing like mad then go silent... creepy eh?
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Male 327
boredhuman 18 years ago today. From France, that's the only total solar eclipse I had so far and indeed it's worth it. I had an annular eclipse in 2005 but the feeling is way different.
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Male 756
Ive already seen one..- next
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