"We have now sunk to a depth at which re-statement of the obvious is the first duty of intelligent men." Orwell
"Men are so simple of mind and so dominated by immediate needs that the deceitful man can easily find those ready to be deceived."
MachiavelliThe fact that a believer is happier than a skeptic is no more to the point than the fact that a drunken man is happier than a sober one... credulity is a cheap and dangerous quality.
I saw it through my 3.5" Questar Duplex - even got a reasonable photo.I spent a couple weeks getting ready, checking weather reports planning alternate viewing points in case of cloud cover.I bought tint 13 & 14 welders helmet panes and eclipse rated cardboard glasses so that we could all see the spectacle in different ways It was nothing like what we saw here, but the feeling I got from seeing the transit in real time, in my backyard was pretty intense.Glorious in fact!But - I must say it - I am addicted fractured Latin phrases:"Sic Transit Gloria Mundi"**Monday, Gloria was very sick on the streetcar."And My new translation:"Sic Transit Gloria Veneris"**Monday, Gloria got an STD on the streetcar!Couldn't help it.EugeneInSanDiego
Wow. Just gorgeous. I love false-color pictures of the sun. It's a shame that hunk of rock was in the way in most of the shots eh?Seriously, thanks for sharing. I didn't even think to look for gorgeous shots like that, I was mostly following hobbyists (where I was the west coast, it was cloudy, and I didn't have any equipment).
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