[NetBehaviour] Fleeting

John Hopkins chazhop at gmail.com
Wed Apr 27 23:47:43 CEST 2016

Johannes -

> She drives to witness an eclipse.  She captures the shadow-cone of the moon
> speeding towards her.
> “It rolled at you across the land at 1,800 miles an hour, hauling darkness
> behind it like plague … This was the universe about which we have read so
> much and never before felt: the universe as a clock-work of loose spheres
> flung at stupefying, unauthorized speeds.”

I can't escape replying when eclipse is mentioned! My father took me to many 
total solar eclipses in extreme remote places (some not), starting when I was
6 y.o..

If you ever have a chance to get to a total solar, on the centerline, do it! 
(most people aren't on the centerline, and it's absolutely nothing similar to 
it) -- even being just 10km off the centerline! There are few natural phenomena 
that I have witnessed that made grown scientists shout and scream (very 
irrationally!)... and the completely warped flux of Gaia energies that converge 
on local nature (including those hysterical humans) is mind-blowing!

There will be an excellent one in the US in 2017, crossing the country
diagonally from NW to SE. With a moderately long maximum of 2.7 minutes of
totality. I plan to make an expedition taking a number of folks with me to the
Sand Hills of Nebraska https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Sandhills_%28Nebraska%29 to 
witness it. (Been checking long-term weather stats to determine the 
statistically best place for clear skies!)... I'll be taking one of my deceased 
father's telesocopes, specially modified for eclipse viewing...

Anyone want to join me?


Dr. John Hopkins, BSc, MFA, PhD
grounded on a granite batholith
twitter: @neoscenes

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