I Don't Need To See Another Solar Eclipse

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In 1984, I briefly glanced at the partial solar eclipse as it passed through Minnesota. It wasn't for more than a few seconds, and it is still there.  Whenever I close my eyes, there is a partial eclipse that is a permanently scarred after-image for my reference. 

Today, the image is slightly less vivid than in 1984, and I seldom notice it unless deliberately checking.  It is identical to the eclipse that I saw 33 years ago.  So, while everyone else in the path of the eclipse is watching with what I hope will be protective glasses, I will be watching a wine glass which will begin full and then go to partial, then full again.  If I'm tempted to look at the eclipse, all I'll have to do is close my eyes.

Don't be tempted to take a quick look if you don't have protective glasses. It will be an image you will never forget, no matter how hard you try.

 

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 Mike Carlier  Lakeville, MN

 

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Rainmaker
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Kristin Johnston - REALTOR®
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I think so many folks are gonna take that quick look, they will be sorry if they are not protected!

Aug 19, 2017 08:12 AM #1
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Sandy Padula and Norm Padula, JD, GRI
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I, for one,  can't see the logic in wasting productive time, or ruining my eyesight for this event. After all, the evening news will provide plenty of coverage without the risk

Aug 19, 2017 08:20 AM #2
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Dinah Stallworth-Lewis
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Mike,

Thanks for the warning about the Solar Eclispse.  I'm  sorry you found it out the hard way.    However, I agree with  Sandy and Norm Padula ... watching it on the news is how I will see it.  Thanks for sharing.

Aug 19, 2017 08:39 AM #3
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Edward & Celia Maddox
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You are right on.

Aug 19, 2017 08:44 AM #4
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Joan Cox
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Mike, I don't see all the excitement, and would not venture through lines of cars to see this.

Aug 19, 2017 08:55 AM #5
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Chris Ann Cleland
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Yikes!  I definitely don't want a permanent reminder of the eclipse.  I'll be enjoy the midday darkness from inside.

Aug 19, 2017 01:02 PM #6
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Kathy Streib
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Mike- thanks for the reminder and yes, to those without proper protective glasses...watch it on the news later!

Aug 19, 2017 04:12 PM #7
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Kathy Streib
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        Thank you Mike Carlier 

Aug 19, 2017 05:59 PM #8
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William Feela
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I have seen 2 and if you seen one you have seen them all

Aug 19, 2017 06:23 PM #9
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Dorie Dillard CRS GRI ABR
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Good morning Mike Carlier ,

So sorry you have this embedded image! There have been so many warnings and I for one will be checking it out on the news.

Aug 20, 2017 04:09 AM #10
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Roy Kelley
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Thank you very much for sharing your experience. I hope that all of your readers will take your advice.

Aug 20, 2017 05:45 AM #11
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Mike Carlier
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Someone said that the best way to experience the eclipse is sipping lemonade in the shade. We have opportunities to not see the sun every night. Why not see it and damage your vision too?

Aug 20, 2017 06:11 AM #12
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Sheila Anderson
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Good morning Mike. I am sorry for the effects you still suffer and I will watch on television.

Aug 20, 2017 07:32 AM #13
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Susan Haughton
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I am so sorry to hear this happened to you;  yeah, I'm going to sit inside, watch it on tv or live streaming and enjoy the house getting darker.  Saw one as a kid from inside a special box we made in class, so now it's "been there, done that." 

Aug 20, 2017 08:59 AM #14
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Grant Schneider
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Good morning Mike - I think that this is certainly a warning to the wise.

Aug 20, 2017 09:27 AM #15
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Dave Halpern
Keller Williams Realty Louisville East (502) 664-7827 - Louisville, KY
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I hope the emergency rooms don't fill up with people who injured their eyesight.  It's so tempting.

Aug 21, 2017 09:43 AM #16
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