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Europa

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Saturn's moon Titan has a low enough terminal velocity (10 meters/s) that with just a little bit of skill (i.e., roll at the bottom and not land on your head), you could jump off a cliff and walk away. Of course, I'm ignoring the fact that you couldn't breathe and would freeze before getting to the cliff. Still...
 

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Testing out the solar filter I made. Sadly I won't be in the path of totality, but 80% eclipsed will still be a good show.
 

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Just threw together a quick montage of the Solar eclipse photos I took ( some ) as seen from my location in Florida.
 

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Just threw together a quick montage of the Solar eclipse photos I took ( some ) as seen from my location in Florida.
Nice! We had 95.55% here, but it didn't look much different from there. The sliver of sun was a little smaller. The 2045 solar eclipse should be better for Florida. I'll be 92.
 

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I had pretty high expectations for the total eclipse, and it exceeded them. It seriously made my jaw drop. Truly, the most beautiful thing I've ever seen. The white whisps of the corona were breathtaking. We were able to take our glasses off for nearly two minutes. The darkness outside was unlike any I've experienced. It happened so fast! It started to get dark just after 99% and the quality of it was much different from dusk, dawn or night. It was also much different from the shadows we're used to. It's really difficult to describe, but shadows were more defined and I'm sure it would have felt eerie had there not been so much excitement in the air. People were cheering, clapping and screaming in joy. Some people say witnessing a total eclipse can be live-changing, and I gotta agree.

We have another one in the U.S. in less than 7 years. Make plans for it! It's worth every penny for the pricey rooms/camp sites and being stuck in traffic for hours afterwards. It took me 4 hours to go 40 miles. Worth it! Coolest experience ever!

The middle pic was less than a minute before totality when the automatic lights started turning on:
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Check out the sun if you still have your eclipse glasses. A pair of sunspots have been visible for a few days now.
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