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    If you missed out on getting to see The Great American Eclipse in 2017, you get a second chance in early April of 2024. This total solar eclipse, being dubbed The Great North American Eclipse, will take place on April 8, 2024 and, for a lot of us, will mean having to drive just a few short hours to get within the band of totality. In 2017, I drove 2.5 hours into Tennessee to get to totality. Even if you have to drive six or seven hours, I would encourage you to take advantage of this once in a lifetime opportunity. The sun being 98 or 99% covered is not enough. The difference between a 98-99% darkened sun and 100% blacked out is like the difference between Luke Weaver and Tom Seaver.

    I am planning on driving to Indianapolis to find my viewing spot. However, depending on the weather forecast, I may modify my route. I will travel in the direction of sunny skies, even if that takes me to Texas. I'm hoping for a sunny Indy, though. Good luck on getting a room booked somewhere within the band of totality. Most rooms have been booked for years!!!

    Not for another twenty years(Aug. 23, 2044) will there be a total solar eclipse whose path will intersect the contiguous U.S. , and then you'll have to go to Montana or North Dakota to see it. The next one after that, March 30, 2052, will cross the state of Georgia.

    Don't miss out on seeing The Great North American Eclipse in 2024!!!

    https://solarsystem.nasa.gov/eclipse...al/where-when/
    The Guardians home opener will be at the same time, so hopefully it’s clear day in Cleveland.

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    I'm already planning my trip there. I'll stay with mom in Dayton, which should put us in totality or very near it.

    I remember one from when I was in middle school in Dayton in 1984. We all got to leave class to go watch it. Or rather, look away from it as it reached almost complete blockage.

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    I wonder if something similar will appear when Betelgeuse blows.

    It absolutely will!!! Except it will likely be even more spectacular than the Crab explosion. It will probably even be visible in the day time. The Crab is about 6,500 LY from Earth, while the giant Red Supergiant, Betelgeuse, is only about 650 LY away. A Betelgeuse blowup would likely be the grandest astronomical event in our lifetimes---by far!!!
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    BETELGEUSE is already one of the brightest stars in the night sky (usually the 10th brightest) and is easily seen with the naked eye. So you can imagine what would happen when it blows. It could possibly rival the brightness of a full moon.

    Betelgeuse is anywhere from 7,500 to 14,000 times brighter than the sun and is about 700 times larger than our Sun. So, it goes without saying, as a sky- watching enthusiast, I'm hoping she blows(or , more precisely, has already blown) !!!
    Its the mathematical potential for a single game to last forever, in a suspended world where no clock rules the day, that aligns baseball as much with the dead as the living.
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    One of my favorite asterisms is one that I can't visually see in the night sky from here North America. It's the Southern Cross. If I ever saw the Cross, I'm sure I'd understand why I came that way. I named two of my little girl cats after two of the stars in the Southern Cross. In the picture below, which was photographed from the big island in Hawaii, one of my little girls, Mimosa(Mimi) is on the left and the other , Imai(Immi) , is on the right.

    Wonder if Stephen Stills named his cat after a star in the cross?


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    "Science adjusts its views based on what's observed. Faith is the denial of observation so that belief can be preserved." ---Tim Minchin("Storm")

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    Quote Originally Posted by Ky Fried Redleg View Post
    It absolutely will!!! Except it will likely be even more spectacular than the Crab explosion. It will probably even be visible in the day time. The Crab is about 6,500 LY from Earth, while the giant Red Supergiant, Betelgeuse, is only about 650 LY away. A Betelgeuse blowup would likely be the grandest astronomical event in our lifetimes---by far!!!
    I'm hoping it happens before I die. I know that's unlikely, but not impossible.
    Our planet is a lonely speck in the great enveloping cosmic dark. In our obscurity, in all this vastness, there is no hint that help will come from elsewhere to save us from ourselves. -- Carl Sagan (Pale Blue Dot)

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    I'm hoping it happens before I die. I know that's unlikely, but not impossible.
    You're right, while unlikely, it's not impossible. Astronomers have been noticing some really odd things going on lately with Betelgeuse.
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    Time Lapse into the Future: A Journey to the End of the Universe

    One of my favorite videos. Careful, though, it may lead you into an existential crisis.

    Its the mathematical potential for a single game to last forever, in a suspended world where no clock rules the day, that aligns baseball as much with the dead as the living.
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    "Science adjusts its views based on what's observed. Faith is the denial of observation so that belief can be preserved." ---Tim Minchin("Storm")

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    Re: ASTRONOMY Thread

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    Time Lapse into the Future: A Journey to the End of the Universe

    One of my favorite videos. Careful, though, it may lead you into an existential crisis.

    I’ve seen this before. You’re right, it does cause something between an existential crisis and a whoa moment.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Roy Tucker View Post
    I’ve seen this before. You’re right, it does cause something between an existential crisis and a whoa moment.
    Life , as we know it, is only possible for

    0.000000000000000000000000000000000000000000000000 000000000000000000000000000000000001%

    of time span of the Universe, from its beginning to the evaporation of the last black hole .

    I'd say that classifies as a WHOA moment .
    Its the mathematical potential for a single game to last forever, in a suspended world where no clock rules the day, that aligns baseball as much with the dead as the living.
    ---- Bill Vaughn

    "Science adjusts its views based on what's observed. Faith is the denial of observation so that belief can be preserved." ---Tim Minchin("Storm")

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    What quantum theory (if any) do you posit describes our universe?

    I'm partial to Quantum Field Theory, as it closely resembles ideas I've had for years, but given it's impossible to test against, am wide open for others if they prove themselves.
    Our planet is a lonely speck in the great enveloping cosmic dark. In our obscurity, in all this vastness, there is no hint that help will come from elsewhere to save us from ourselves. -- Carl Sagan (Pale Blue Dot)

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    You guys should read the "3 Body Problem" trilogy.

    It's coming to Netflix around Christmas if you're not into reading.
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    Re: ASTRONOMY Thread

    Quote Originally Posted by Ky Fried Redleg View Post
    Life , as we know it, is only possible for

    0.000000000000000000000000000000000000000000000000 000000000000000000000000000000000001%

    of time span of the Universe, from its beginning to the evaporation of the last black hole .

    I'd say that classifies as a WHOA moment .
    That assumes we know how the universe will age and evolve. Im not convinced itll go that way but none of us are going to be around to see whos right so whatever


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    You guys should read the "3 Body Problem" trilogy.

    It's coming to Netflix around Christmas if you're not into reading.
    It’s literally the best thing I’ve ever read. I still think about it.

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    Re: ASTRONOMY Thread

    Quote Originally Posted by Ky Fried Redleg View Post
    If you missed out on getting to see The Great American Eclipse in 2017, you get a second chance in early April of 2024. This total solar eclipse, being dubbed The Great North American Eclipse, will take place on April 8, 2024 and, for a lot of us, will mean having to drive just a few short hours to get within the band of totality. In 2017, I drove 2.5 hours into Tennessee to get to totality. Even if you have to drive six or seven hours, I would encourage you to take advantage of this once in a lifetime opportunity. The sun being 98 or 99% covered is not enough. The difference between a 98-99% darkened sun and 100% blacked out is like the difference between Luke Weaver and Tom Seaver.

    I am planning on driving to Indianapolis to find my viewing spot. However, depending on the weather forecast, I may modify my route. I will travel in the direction of sunny skies, even if that takes me to Texas. I'm hoping for a sunny Indy, though. Good luck on getting a room booked somewhere within the band of totality. Most rooms have been booked for years!!!

    Not for another twenty years(Aug. 23, 2044) will there be a total solar eclipse whose path will intersect the contiguous U.S. , and then you'll have to go to Montana or North Dakota to see it. The next one after that, March 30, 2052, will cross the state of Georgia.

    Don't miss out on seeing The Great North American Eclipse in 2024!!!

    https://solarsystem.nasa.gov/eclipse...al/where-when/
    In the Vincennes IN area, they have billboards up already advertising this. I believe they are having some kind of festival or something.
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