Who's Got The Best Eclipse View?

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Mod Dude
Feb 18, 2001
Watching the NASA feed and testing out my welding mask by adding some darker shades to it. need a 13-14 to really be "safe"


Active Member
Mar 6, 2007
Gladstone, MO
The sky cleared here (KC Area) just enough to see the start of the eclipse, but clouded up just in time to hide the totality. I caught just a glimpse of it.

The street lights here just went back off.


I love my Pimp
SN Certified Technician
Oct 14, 2012
Spokane, Wa
Up here in WA state we have a 90% eclipse and I watched it with my son through my auto darkening welding helmet which got sketchy right about the time of max eclipse. I had the helmet set to the most sensitive setting and it would flicker in and out while looking at the sun :eek: it just wasn't bright enough at that point. That's OK though, we had already looked at it long enough and it was pretty cool.


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SN Certified Technician
Nov 28, 2015
I was watching the weather channel during most of it and would take a peak periodically with my welding hood.

The weather channel was entertaining, a couple of the sites with the longest duration (and their most self important weather people) had a cloud float over just as it went total. Thought one guy was going to throw a fit for a minute.


10 Year Member
Jan 5, 2009
SE Michigan
Didn't have any glasses and did not have my welding helmet with me. I found the clouds that rolled through at the end make a great filter. We were only about 80% here.
Sure was glad CNN was wrong and the sun came back out after the eclipse:confused:
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