2017 Solar Eclipse viewing from Silicon Valley, Ca

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                                                                                    Sam Shueh

                                                                                Realty One Group

                                                                                Silicon Valley, CA


Last week our friends were driving to Idaho to get a better view of the astronomical phenomenon from sunny northern California. I can not believe how crazy people in North America were when army of visitors headed for Oregon.   


I only recall seeing solar eclipse once before in grade school days. Dad first explained with a light bulb and a ball passing the ball to show its light blockage.  Observing the event was look through a card box with a white newspaper pasted as screen to avoid direct light. The other solution is put black paint through a piece of glass or look at a bucket of water.  


Today,  Chique put on her fancy sun goddess custume. She is a Zumba class instructor at the local Y. She let me feel her stilts. It is not as difficult to balance but heels can get sore at the end of day. Outside there were health conscious people wanting to take a look at the astronomical event(right).  Kids were encouraged to observe the spectacular images of the eclipse filted through leaves (left).


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All glasses checked out from the library are gone. One can order a set of 10 disposable glasses made out of paper and dark films for $130-$170.  Latina workers at local grocery store also had their version using a cardboard box with a piece of paper that one view direct at its image.   I thought they were giving away kittens.  What do I know?   These home made are actually the best. 

Cardboard box                           Cost effective low tech observatory mistaken as a kitty adoption box by Sam


Sun moon

                                                           Moon left Sun returning to its orbit.   

My brother-in-law Prof. Peter Chen had his own astronomy scientific business at Goddard Research Center in Maryland. He has been proposing and try to get every US president interested in sponsoring his observatory on the moon.  So far he has solved some logistic problems with many patents. I am sure he is a cheer leader today. President Obama saw his movie and thought it was interesting but Peter needs to get someone else support ($) his PC Chen observatory on the moon.


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Joan Cox
House to Home, Inc. - Denver Real Estate - 720-231-6373 - Denver, CO
Denver Real Estate - Selling One Home at a Time

Sam, people did get a bit crazy over this eclipse, and many drove from Denver to Wyoming.

Aug 21, 2017 01:25 PM #1
Mary Yonkers
Alan Kells School of Real Estate/Howard Hanna Real Estate - Erie, PA
Erie/PA Real Estate Instructor

Love your post, Sam Shueh and sense of humor & reality.

We just happened to be on vacation in Hilton Head with 98% totality.  Awesome!

Aug 21, 2017 03:12 PM #2
Debe Maxwell, CRS
www.iCharlotteHomes.com | The Maxwell House Group | RE/MAX Executive | (704) 491-3310 - Charlotte, NC
The right Charlotte REALTOR!

We got about 95% totality here in Charlotte on a mostly sunny day. The clouds stayed away during which was nice. We just stepped out onto our driveway. That's about as far as we were willing to "travel" 

Aug 21, 2017 03:30 PM #3
John Pusa
Berkshire Hathaway Home Services Crest - Glendale, CA
Your All Time Realtor With Exceptional Service

Sam Shueh Earlier today, I saw the eclipse partially, and it was special.

Aug 21, 2017 04:54 PM #4
Sam Shueh
(408) 425-1601 - San Jose, CA
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Patterns filtered through leaves.  Kind of unique.  Mother natural botanical filters....

Northern California

Aug 21, 2017 06:07 PM #5
Sybil Campbell
Long and Foster REALTORS® 5234 Monticello Ave Williamsburg, Virginia - Williamsburg, VA
REALTOR® ABR, SFR, SRES Williamsburg, Virginia

I was able to see it here with the eclipse glasses. We had about 85% totality in our area.

Aug 21, 2017 08:00 PM #6
Dave Halpern
Keller Williams Realty Louisville East (502) 664-7827 - Louisville, KY
Louisville Short Sale Expert

A cardboard box with a light-colored mat on my driveway worked great for me.

Aug 22, 2017 12:43 AM #8
Lynnea Miller
Bend Premier Real Estate - Bend, OR
Premier Real Estate Service in Central Oregon

I didn't go to the totality area, but hiked into the hills and watched from a beautiful lake between two of the recognized Cascade mountains. Green Lakes View to South Sister During Eclipse

This was the twilight view at 99.7% totality. It was cold!

Aug 22, 2017 08:11 AM #9
Olga Simoncelli
Veritas Prime, LLC dba Veritas Prime Real Estate - New Fairfield, CT
CONSULTANT, Real Estate Services & Risk Management

I saw it through a filter that was a pin hole in my husbands baseball cap, the center; the reflection was on his thigh - this was on the beach.

Aug 22, 2017 02:22 PM #10
Sam Shueh
(408) 425-1601 - San Jose, CA
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Olga Simoncelli 

Pinhole works like a lens. It is upside down image though.

Aug 22, 2017 04:00 PM #11
Praful Thakkar
LAER Realty Partners - Andover, MA
Andover, MA: Andover Luxury Homes For Sale

Sam Shueh - did see some of the 'innovations' on TV - along with the eclipse....

Aug 22, 2017 10:30 PM #12
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