MAJOR ECLIPSE CAMPING EVENT

Submitted: Wednesday, May 23, 2012 at 21:47
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Hello!
November the 14th brings a total solar eclipse to queensland. Those of us who are in the area and lucky to experience such a rare event will be looking for the most spectacular viewing possible. Adams Dam is allowing camping for the eclipse. It is typical queensland remote savannah country with the most breathtaking views and the second largest granite next to aires rock on site. It is located directly nder the line of totality and unlikely to experience cloud cover ensuring the best possible viewing of this awe inspiring experience. Check out the website for stunning pictures and more information.
hopefully see you there :)
www.adamsdam.com
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Reply By: Member - John L (WA) - Thursday, May 24, 2012 at 08:15

Thursday, May 24, 2012 at 08:15
Can one of our Astronomy buffs out in Exploroz world find us a map of the line of totality?
Maybe we can do a state by state camping meet up?
Thanks Chloe for heads up.
Cheers Heather
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Follow Up By: Jeff D - Thursday, May 24, 2012 at 08:32

Thursday, May 24, 2012 at 08:32
Try this site:

http://eclipse.gsfc.nasa.gov/SEgoogle/SEgoogle2001/SE2012Nov13Tgoogle.html

Bear in mind that it will be during the wet season and cloud cover is a real possibility.

Jeff
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Reply By: chloe e - Thursday, May 24, 2012 at 10:10

Thursday, May 24, 2012 at 10:10
Hi iv just posted a map of the line of totality on the website which shows where the location of adams dam actually is, it is a lot less likely to experience cloud cover than other locations as it is situated inland. Here is picture for you personally :)
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Reply By: Michael ( Moss Vale NSW) - Thursday, May 24, 2012 at 17:15

Thursday, May 24, 2012 at 17:15
Drunk Queenslanders howling at the moon! Enjoy your event :) Michael
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Reply By: Skippype - Thursday, May 24, 2012 at 21:25

Thursday, May 24, 2012 at 21:25
Chloe
Here is a good site giving all the info that you could need....
http://www.iceinspace.com.au/63-371-0-0-1-0.html

Skippy
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Follow Up By: Jeff D - Friday, May 25, 2012 at 07:56

Friday, May 25, 2012 at 07:56
That's a really good site Skippy.

Here is another one with a heap of good weather info:

http://home.cc.umanitoba.ca/~jander/tot2012/tse12intro.htm

Jeff
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Follow Up By: Jeff D - Friday, May 25, 2012 at 08:07

Friday, May 25, 2012 at 08:07
For some reason that link did not work as it should have.

I'll see if I can find another way in.

Jeff
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Follow Up By: Member - Andrew (QLD) - Monday, Jun 18, 2012 at 16:17

Monday, Jun 18, 2012 at 16:17
Jeff,

You will need to include the link either using the "Insert Link" button (under the Preview button) or know some simple html coding...try it and see how you go ;

Hope that helps.

Andrew
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Reply By: Member - Min (NSW) - Thursday, May 24, 2012 at 22:32

Thursday, May 24, 2012 at 22:32
Hi Chloe and any intending eclipse chasers,

I draw your attention to thread no. 95650 ('Burke Developmental Road in November' posted by equinox).

Take care where you choose to see the eclipse. My other half (John) made this response to Alan, "You should keep in mind that the eclipse starts at sunrise on the coast (near Oak Beach) and the totality is at about 6:40 AM Queensland time when the sun will only be at about 14 degrees above the horizon. ( 1 1/2 fists on an outstretched arm). As you go further to the west it will be lower so that totality will be at sunrise somewhere in Arnhem Land."

We had intended travelling to Oak Beach to see the eclipse but have bitten the bullet and booked on a special eclipse cruise and will watch from somewhere between Cairns and New Caldedonia.

What ever you do, try to see it. An eclipse is an amazing event. Get the best information you can so that you understand the phases.

Above all else PROTECT YOUR EYES. If you want to actually look at it you need purpose made filter glasses which will be on sale all around Cairns for $5 or so. If you are not going to a major centre try to get some before you leave home.

Let's hope for ideal conditions no matter where you are.

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Follow Up By: chloe e - Monday, Jun 18, 2012 at 10:06

Monday, Jun 18, 2012 at 10:06
Thankyou John n' Min,
The special eclipse cruise sounds lovely and i hope you have an good time and awesome viewing experience.
Anyone lucky enough to be in the area should definately make the effort to make their Eclipse experience as special as possible. We really are lucky to be in the area as the path of totality covers only 1% of the earths surface.!
Even if you have made plans for the Eclipse the Adams Dam site is open for camping at other times and really is worth a look i visited last weekend and the photos on the website just do not do it justice. The views are breath taking, definately in my top 3 of travelling australia :)
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