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Eclipse | John Shirley
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This is seriously cool, even though it‘s too cloudy to see live from my house #lunareclipse

suvata Seriously awesome - Not a cloud in Tallahassee sky. So beautiful. (edited) 7mo
Sweettartlaura I got to see most of it. It was very cool to find people all around my neighborhood hanging around to view it. I feel like we should find more reasons to do this ❤️🌘 7mo
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It‘s too cloudy by my house to see the eclipse tonight, but at least I can follow along online. 🤷🏻‍♀️ You can too: https://youtu.be/6Fh7lW9GqiI

Kimberlone Just saw it here in AK. Lucky we had a clear night! 7mo
Blueberry How cool. I wish I saw your posting last night. 7mo
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Non bookish post, but I'm busy packing today, and not reading. Don't know how much I'll be able to post while we're in England, but I'll try. Anyway, a couple days late, but this is fun. I am the angel of cosmic truth😄

NovelGirl82 Guardian of Divine Visions- I'll take that! Have a great trip!! Be safe!! 2y
CouronneDhiver Creator of Spiritual Ideas 💡 2y
LeahBergen Seeker of Profound Mysteries. 😆 2y
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DGRachel Seeker of Radiant Ideas. I'll take it. 😊 2y
zezeki Creator of Radical Strength💪💪 2y
jenniferw88 Creator of powerful pleasure 🤣🤣🤣 2y
Alytrue Guardian of Cosmic Compassion 😊✌️ 2y
Laura317 I am the Oracle of Sacred Visions. 👀 👀 2y
DrexEdit Creator of Radiant Truth. Sounds about right. 😁 2y
Minispok Creator of Limitless Wisdom 😁 2y
Clare-Dragonfly Creator of Profound Peace! I love it. ☮️ 2y
Lizpixie Angel of Cosmic Passions! 2y
drbethandherkindle Seeker of Radical Compassion 2y
JessClark78 Guardian of Radical Truth. 2y
Eyelit Angel of Radical Mysteries 😁 2y
AmyG Angel of Radical Peace. 2y
Meeko93 Seeker of limitless excellence! 👍 2y
Wife Fun. 😍 2y
Beckys_Books Creator of Powerful Pleasure - sounds R rated! 2y
kylienoele Guardian of Profound Ideas 😄 2y
robinb Angel of Radiant Excellence...🤔😳😂 2y
OrangeMooseReads Creator of Divine Compassion 2y
Lcsmcat Ruler of Divine Visions 2y
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I did manage to get a good pic using my phone and the glasses. Also, I'm pretty sure all of Penguin was outside.

JazzFeathers Wow 😍😍😍😍😍😍😍 2y
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Hundreds of little crescents through the trees during today's eclipse. Always fascinated by this phenomenon 💓

Dragon Love the eclipse shadows! 🐉 2y
abbsinwonderland I was also so mesmerized by the leaves shadows! So glad I was lucky enough to live in path of totality! 🌑💜 2y
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Thought I would share a picture my friend took of eclipse today.. AMAZING

Eclipse | John Shirley
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So we had our glasses and got to see about 70% of the eclipse here in NYC... was hoping it would have gotten darker but it stayed pretty bright. But it did definitely get cooler and sun was not as strong. Cool experience!

Peddler410 I'm glad you got to experience it with your child. Today was my daughter's first day of school and her district did not prepare for the eclipse. She was very upset and told people she was not happy to go back to school because it was infringing on her opportunity to view the eclipse (edited) 2y
Jerdencon @Peddler410 aww.. that stinks! We are still on summer vacation otherwise I doubt our schools would have done much either! 2y
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Eclipse | John Shirley
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Eclipse | John Shirley
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My city broadcast the eclipse live on Facebook. At one point a bird flew into the view making for an amazing photo. Photo credit: City of Port St. Lucie

saresmoore How cool! 2y
RealBooks4ever That's almost spiritual! 💜 2y
UwannaPublishme Beautiful! 👏🏻👏🏻👏🏻 2y
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Riveted_Reader_Melissa That is beautiful! 2y
Robothugs This is so awesome! 2y
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Science! We had a pretty good view of the eclipse right behind our house. Only 86% totality here, but still fun. It stayed fairly bright out. It was a great show of the sun's power.

Melissa_J 86% is pretty good, we only had 68%. I didn't see it because I didn't have the special glasses and couldn't be bothered making a pin hole camera, but I'm enjoying the pics 😊 2y
kspenmoll Great photos! 2y
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My son took this pic (he's in Illinois). I love the clouds surrounding the eclipse🙂

WarpedSweetness That's an awesome picture! 2y
Daisey It was cloudy here leading up to totality but fascinating to watch the clouds move across. Luckily it did clear up just in time for us to have a perfect viewing! So cool! 2y
tpixie @Daisey glad it cleared up! 2y
tpixie Awesome photo! 2y
kspenmoll Great shot!!! 2y
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Used a colander to get a repeated shadow effect. We got about 70% here and had a perfect view from our terrace.

Demanda That was a good idea! 2y
britt_brooke Great idea! 2y
Laura317 Love it!! 2y
RealLifeReading How cool! 2y
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@Cathythoughts here's the view through the glasses. It's amazing how bright it still was outside with 8% sun showing!! Someone I work with was in Nebraska and she said it got dark enough to see the stars!

Suet624 Great photo 2y
tpixie @Suet624 lol I TRIED to protect my eyes during the photo process!! 😜😳 2y
Marmie7 It stayed pretty light here too (southwest Wa) awesome picture! 2y
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MrBook Oooh! 2y
litmuggle It was pretty bright here in My too. We took advantage a squeezed my daughter into the dentist since there was a million canacalations but where lucky to catch it on the way home. 2y
Dragon So 😎! 👍🐉 2y
tpixie @Marmie7 @mrbook @litmuggle @Dragon we all snuck outside for a quick peak! A little excitement for a Monday. Funny, now the clouds are coming in for rain, so it's darker now! Glad the clouds waited until after the eclipse! 🌔🌑🌖 2y
LauraBeth Great pic! 2y
tpixie @LauraBeth thx!! It was tricky trying to line up the glasses and the iPhone and trying not to look at the sun! Hopefully I won't go blind!! I may not be on this Litsy app for very long!! 👓😎 2y
Graciouswarriorprincess @tpixie. I had the same problem and it was hard. Great picture and glad that you got to enjoy it.😃 2y
Cathythoughts Amazing to see. Well done & thankyou 🎉 2y
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#Eclipse day!!! Eclipse doughnuts, eclipse Arby's, and eclipse glasses! What a great experience! We got to 99.5% totality, so not completely dark, but pretty awesome!🌑

Dragon So cool 😎👍🏼 2y
LauraJ Looks like a good day 😸 We had about 60% here in Los Angeles. Still pretty amazing. 2y
Bklover @LauraJ I actually thought it would get darker than it did. Even at 99% it still looked like dusk. 2y
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Bklover @dragon It was pretty awesome! 2y
[DELETED] 3803335244 Ours was only 92% so you were a bit darker than us! It was fun & beautiful! Looks like a great day 🤓 2y
robinb We were at 96.9%. And it dimmed enough to make everything look just a little bit eerie...so awesome! 2y
LauraBrook Love this! Didn't get any doughnuts today, unfortunately. Think I'll correct that tomorrow when I'm running errands. 2y
Bklover @ForeverNerdy @robinb It really was a fun day! 2y
Bklover @LauraBrook I was worried they'd be too sweet but they are coated in dark chocolate so they are delicious!!!! In other words if they are still available get some!!!! 2y
Cortg Awesome! One of my co-workers made homemade moon pies. Yum 2y
tpixie Awesome! What State were/are you in? 2y
Bklover @tpixie I'm in southern Illinois about an hour north of Carbondale. 2y
Bklover @Cortg That sounds heavenly! 2y
tpixie @Bklover awesome!! I'm in the middle of KS. We weren't 92%, but it remained amazingly light out! That sun is strong!! 2y
Bklover @tpixie Yes, I was amazed at how light it still was at my house at 99%. It was like dusk. 2y
Jinjer Mmm beef n cheddar! 2y
Bklover @Jinjer Beef n cheddar is my favorite too! 2y
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Eclipse | John Shirley
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The view of the eclipse through my spiffy glasses. Once in a lifetime. ☉🌚☻

tpixie Awesome!!!! 2y
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Eclipse | John Shirley
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Thought I would share our eclipse fun! In northern Utah we experienced a 92% totality. It was fun; my principal was demonstrating how the pin-hole works; however, my son was not impressed... #SolarEclipse2017

[DELETED] 3803335244 We live in Northern Utah too! So cool! We loved watching it! 2y
AndreaReads @ForeverNerdy That is awesome! We should do a Litsy meet up! 2y
[DELETED] 3803335244 We should! I wonder if there is any other N.U litsy book nerds 🤓 2y
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kspenmoll We saw it in Nebraska! What an amazing experience! 2y
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At our "prime viewing time" #nofilter

CouronneDhiver Cool! That's a great shot 2y
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Loved that my space intrigued daughter got out of class to watch! ❤️ here's our view from Tucson AZ

LitsyGoesPostalOG ❤️❤️❤️ 2y
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The eclipse from my back yard in Lubbock, TX! #nofilter

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I've got my homemade box ready! #Eclipse

Cathythoughts Exciting ! Keep us posted 💫 2y
Dragon Cool pinhole viewer! Our neighbours shared their box cameras and their glasses, so glad I went outside 👍😀 2y
tpixie @Cathythoughts someone shared their glasses 👓 it worked much better! I'll do another post- you may have to do a screenshot and zoom in to see it through the glasses. @Dragon fun! 2y
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This is my truth for today 😀

JacqMac Mine too. 2y
WhatDeeReads Whew, it's like the Super Bowl. It's so hard to pretend like I care. 2y
MicheleinPhilly I set my DVR. I'm good. 2y
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aeeklund PREACH. 2y
WhatDeeReads @MicheleinPhilly You're living life correctly. 2y
OrangeMooseReads 🙋🏼 me too but I made the mistake of telling the Man Cub about the library having an eclipse event 🤦🏼‍♀️ 2y
Alwaysbeenaloverofbooks That's what I'm doing!! Bed and book!! Work the next 2 days 👎🏻 2y
IamIamIam Luckily, I'll be at the library too for a viewing party! #bookhaul 😄 2y
Soubhiville Yep me too. I'll probably sneak out for 20 minutes before totality just for a glimpse. 2y
LauraBeth @JacqMac 🙌🙌 2y
LauraBeth @WhatDeeReads 😂😂that's an excellent comparison 2y
LauraBeth @aeeklund 🙌🙌 2y
LauraBeth @OrangeMooseReads oh no! I make those kind of mistakes ALL the time! 2y
LauraBeth @Alwaysbeenaloverofbooks sounds like a good plan! 😀🛏📚 2y
LauraBeth @lamlamlam I thought about going to the library for the eclipse but I know myself - I'd just be inside looking at books 2y
LauraBeth @Soubhiville my daughter somehow thinks Bitsy is going to be outside during the eclipse and will be blinded ?she kept telling me this morning: "Don't let her outside!" 2y
MicheleinPhilly @WhatDeeReads Super Bowl Sunday is actually Puppy Bowl Sunday in my house. 👍🏼 2y
Mimi28 I still don't have any glasses 👓 so I'm pretty sure I'll be in bed, lol 2y
Rachbb3 My kids are not allowing me to stay in bed. 😩 They are on it. 2y
Soubhiville @LauraBeth I'm not sure why so many people are so afraid that pets want to look at the sun. I can't imagine any of mine caring, let alone looking at the eclipse. Why is this a worry? 2y
LauraBeth @Soubhiville I have no idea! 2y
LauraBeth @Rachbb3 😩😩 2y
AlaMich We were lazy procrastinators and there was nary a pair of glasses to be found. So we will maybe risk our retinas to glance up at the moment of totality, but that's it. 2y
DGRachel I bought glasses that were supposed to be good, but then got an email from Amazon that the seller couldn't verify they were manufactured correctly. By that time it was too late to get new glasses. I kind of care and I kind of don't, so I think I'll be nursing today's migraine from the comfort of my couch. I've got NASA on and I can't stop rolling my eyes at the commentary. I'm a terrible person. 2y
Izai.Amorim We had one in Munich in the late 1990s. I found it kind of overrated. 2y
AmyG I feel I should care...but I don't. So I watched Game of Thrones which I truly care about. 😳 2y
Nonaroo I was meh about it. Is that bad? My co-workers must think I'm nuts for being so blah about it. If we were in the path of totality I'm sure I would have felt differently. 2y
Bookzombie I too felt very indifferent towards the whole thing. If I had been somewhere close to where it had been, I'm sure I would have been more interested. 2y
EllieDottie Ha! Oh my goodness! I feel the same way I felt like a was the only one who was t super into it! I did end up going outside but I couldn't really see it so I just went back inside to read! 😜 2y
LauraBeth I didn't have any glasses either @Mimi28 and I did go outside for it and my neighbor - who has been my neighbor for almost 11 years and has never said one word to me - ran over to me like a little kid and shared his glasses with me 😀 2y
LauraBeth @AlaMich that's what we did 😀 2y
LauraBeth @DGRachel Hoping your migraine feels better! 2y
LauraBeth @Izai.Amorim the only thing that was truly nice was that it was finally a moment that Americans seemed to set aside their differences for a day and share in this together. I also think it's sad because it shouldn't be this way. 2y
LauraBeth @AmyG well there you go! I don't think everyone had to care about this 😀 2y
LauraBeth @Nonaroo actually, I think it's fine to be meh about it because it makes you realize you don't have a fear of missing out on something you're indifferent to and that makes you genuine 2y
LauraBeth @Bookzombie I hear you. I may have been more into to it if was taking place during another time - but I had much indifference to it too 2y
Suet624 My grandson and I slept through It all. 2y
DebinHawaii It was only partial here so it was already hard to care too much and this morning was too cloudy to see much so I stayed inside out of the humidity. I did love seeing all the pictures from my family in Oregon & other places with a full on eclipse! 😆👍 2y
LauraBeth @Suet624 😂😂😴 2y
LauraBeth @DebinHawaii I did like that it drew everyone in my neighborhood together outside - that was fun to see. Your family got the whole show! 2y
Mimi28 That's awesome about your neighbor! I stayed inside and watched everyone else's reaction and pics on here and Instagram, lol. Close enough, lol 😂 2y
Izai.Amorim @LauraBeth I agree that's very sad, can't believe how quickly the situation is deteriorating. What makes me really mad is knowing that part of it is caused by profit-seeking people and corporations. Shame on them. 2y
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Ready for the eclipse! Yay! I'm so excited to do this with Emma !

merelybookish We made cereal box viewfinders too! 2y
JoeStalksBeck @merelybookish yay! I'm so excited! 2y
Read4life 💙💙 2y
readinginthedark I got to see it in complete totality for 2 1/2 minutes! It was amazing! 2y
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It's Eclipse Day where we live! 🌞🌘🌑🌒🌞

I have been quiet this weekend because we made the short drive from Charlotte (98% totality) to Greenville (100% totality) to visit friends and hang out in the path of the full solar eclipse today! #eclipse #sciencenerd

Regular bookish programming to return tomorrow. 😆

TrishB Enjoy 👍 2y
WarpedSweetness It is Eclipse Day here for me too! 2y
Blueberry Was traffic horrible? My sister lives in Easley. 2y
4thhouseontheleft @Blueberry it was afterwards, a typically 2 hour drive took 5 hours. But it was worth it! 2y
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Oh my goodness. This has been an exhausting week. I had a huge eclipse program yesterday and 200 people showed up and then we have been getting slammed with phone calls for eclipse glasses which we do not have! I can't wait until after the eclipse lol.

VanChocStrawberry Yes!! Our whole system only had enough glasses for three programs they did, but because of the incorrect reporting, all the branches are getting numerous calls every day! 2y
Indexasaurus I'm soooo tired of the phone calls! Our 2 regionals were the only libraries in our system that got any and they ran out 20 minutes after opening the doors yesterday. 2y
mjdowens Geez! Those suckers can be gotten anywhere. I have been offered free ones at the gas station even. 2y
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ReadingSusan @VanChocStrawberry yeah the news is definitely screwing up by saying go to your library. 2y
ReadingSusan @Indexasaurus we were the only library in our county to get them and we are a tiny, independent library. And the big library system in our county were sending people to us! Nooooo. 2y
ReadingSusan @mjdowens not where I live. All the stores have been sold out for a week and a half. 2y
bookwrm526 We love along the path of "best viewing" in the southeast, in looking forward to the event but not to the crowds it's supposed to bring! 2y
mjdowens Gahhh..sorry. Sounds like the year we had the Super Bowl and our city went bananas. 2y
Indexasaurus @ReadingSusan uggghhh! You must plot your revenge! 2y
Cortg We aren't handing glasses out until the day of the program and we don't get a lot of people for programs at our branch so it will be interesting to see how many people actually show up. It's like answering constant calls about tax forms. 😞 2y
ReadingSusan @Cortg yeah having almost 200 people for a program when I am excited if I get 10-15 was crazy! Lol. 2y
Cortg @ReadingSusan Crazy AWESOME! Whew, that's a big crowd! 2y
ReadingSusan @Cortg it was exciting. But I still haven't recovered. 2y
Cortg 😂 2y
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