Talk:1880: Eclipse Review

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The air temperature drop is greater during a total eclipse than during a partial eclipse, while the other two don't affect the air temperature at all. -- 10:31, 23 August 2017 (UTC)

A booklet I got on the eclipse said this: "If natural wonders were on a scale of 1 to 10, a partial solar eclipse might be a 7, but a total solar eclipse would be a 1,000,000!!!" They were right. I was there. That's right, Jacky720 just signed this (talk | contribs) 10:50, 23 August 2017 (UTC)

This is fun. 11:17, 23 August 2017 (UTC)

Is it worth having an "2017 Total Eclipse" tag for the 5 comics? 11:30, 23 August 2017 (UTC)

Yes. Be sure it includes the other comics that mentioned the eclipse, like 1868: Eclipse Flights. Dretler (talk) 12:37, 23 August 2017 (UTC)
And it should also be "2017 Total Solar Eclipse". -- Dretler (talk) (please sign your comments with ~~~~)
Here we go: Category:Total Solar Eclipse 2017. Any comic missing? --Dgbrt (talk) 14:41, 23 August 2017 (UTC)

Here's a Whatif topic: What if the earth's orbit around the sun and the moon's orbit around the earth were in the same plane so that a solar eclipse happened every month. How would that affect tides, global temperature, animal behavior, etc? Would the orbits be stable or would the gravitational tugs destabilize the orbits? Rtanenbaum (talk) 13:27, 23 August 2017 (UTC)

Solar eclipse does not affect tides significantly more than the regular movement of the Moon and the Sun, those non-eclipse events where the Moon passes almost in front of the Sun actually make tides somewhat higher on that day, because forces sum up, but a fraction of angular degree misalignment which cases a "miss" does not make much difference for the tides. The effect of blocking the Sun's radiation during eclipse happens over a very small area and for a short time therefore it is too minuscule to affect temperature on Earth, normal Sun activity cycle creates a lot larger differences in the amount of energy reaching Earth. Animal behavior during eclipse might be a little different if it was a more frequent event, animals (including two-legged naked apes) would just get used to it. -- 14:25, 23 August 2017 (UTC)

SO. TRUE. (I saw it in Salem) SilverMagpie (talk) 13:54, 23 August 2017 (UTC)

Personal impressions on the 2017 eclipse or before

Maybe we can share some personal impressions from this eclipse or similar events. I personally was in the totality zone of the 1999 solar eclipse in Germany. Weather was bad, dark clouds obscured the sun, and I almost could see nothing of the Sun at all. I was so happy living in that zone and then this. That was really annoying. It got darker, but not that much as expected because of the scattered light from the damn clouds at the horizon. The nature went quiet and automatic lights switched on, but that was it. Nothing cool at all. A much better experience I had recently in 2015, a total eclipse at the Faroe Islands but still 80% at my location. Most of the Sun was blocked, it was getting darker, nature became silent, the temperature decreased and me and all my colleagues were impressed. But of course that also wasn't that cool like a total eclipse can be. So, after a missed total eclipse at home I still have to travel to get the real cool experience.--Dgbrt (talk) 15:17, 23 August 2017 (UTC)