Annular Eclipse on Black Rock Desert May 20 2012

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Annular Eclipse on Black Rock Desert May 20 2012

Postby Marscrumbs » Fri Dec 16, 2011 6:10 pm

There is going to be an Annular Eclipse of the sun visible from the Black Rock Desert Next Spring, Sunday May 20th, late afternoon.
Any posible inspirations, Burners?

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Re: Annular Eclipse on Black Rock Desert May 20 2012

Postby knowmad » Fri Dec 16, 2011 6:51 pm

Does that mean you can only see the sun from your butthole? Kause I stuck some stuff up there with the intent of not letting the sun shine on it.
please advise.
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Re: Annular Eclipse on Black Rock Desert May 20 2012

Postby Marscrumbs » Fri Dec 16, 2011 9:05 pm

Yes sticking it where the sun won't shine becomes easier. Playa included.
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Re: Annular Eclipse on Black Rock Desert May 20 2012

Postby trilobyte » Fri Dec 16, 2011 9:23 pm

I wonder if the lake will have dried up by then.
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Re: Annular Eclipse on Black Rock Desert May 20 2012

Postby ygmir » Fri Dec 16, 2011 10:07 pm

trilobyte wrote:I wonder if the lake will have dried up by then.

that's so very subjective...............
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Re: Annular Eclipse on Black Rock Desert May 20 2012

Postby trilobyte » Fri Dec 16, 2011 10:15 pm

I meant the body of water that covers the location of that thing in the desert during the off-season. Depending on how winter and spring goes, it may bee underwater come mid-May.
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Re: Annular Eclipse on Black Rock Desert May 20 2012

Postby ygmir » Fri Dec 16, 2011 10:25 pm

trilobyte wrote:I meant the body of water that covers the location of that thing in the desert during the off-season. Depending on how winter and spring goes, it may bee underwater come mid-May.


yeah, that's what I meant........very subjective, depending on winter. The nice thing is, there's lots of areas just above the playa, so, if it's standing water, there's still places to go hang out.
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Re: Annular Eclipse on Black Rock Desert May 20 2012

Postby 5280MeV » Fri Dec 16, 2011 10:29 pm

trilobyte wrote:I meant the body of water that covers the location of that thing in the desert during the off-season. Depending on how winter and spring goes, it may bee underwater come mid-May.


How deep does that get? Does the BLM let people take canoes out on it?
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Re: Annular Eclipse on Black Rock Desert May 20 2012

Postby ygmir » Sat Dec 17, 2011 8:43 am

5280MeV wrote:
trilobyte wrote:I meant the body of water that covers the location of that thing in the desert during the off-season. Depending on how winter and spring goes, it may bee underwater come mid-May.


How deep does that get? Does the BLM let people take canoes out on it?

I'm sure, the BLM would have no issue with you taking a canoe.......but, please, let us know when you do it.
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Re: Annular Eclipse on Black Rock Desert May 20 2012

Postby theCryptofishist » Sat Dec 17, 2011 9:40 am

You might be better off with a hoovercraft. Watch out for eels.

And, as I understand it, the lake doesn't cover the entire surface.

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Re: Annular Eclipse on Black Rock Desert May 20 2012

Postby ibdave » Sat Dec 17, 2011 10:29 am

ygmir wrote:there's still places to go hang out.



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Re: Annular Eclipse on Black Rock Desert May 20 2012

Postby ygmir » Sat Dec 17, 2011 3:25 pm

ibdave wrote:
ygmir wrote:there's still places to go hang out.



ROAD TRIP...................................... 8) 8)


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Re: Annular Eclipse on Black Rock Desert May 20 2012

Postby ibdave » Sat Dec 17, 2011 4:15 pm

ygmir wrote:
ibdave wrote:
ygmir wrote:there's still places to go hang out.



ROAD TRIP...................................... 8) 8)





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Re: Annular Eclipse on Black Rock Desert May 20 2012

Postby ygmir » Sat Dec 17, 2011 8:25 pm

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Re: Annular Eclipse on Black Rock Desert May 20 2012

Postby ibdave » Sat Dec 17, 2011 10:13 pm

ygmir wrote:Image




speechless.......... :!:
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Re: Annular Eclipse on Black Rock Desert May 20 2012

Postby trilobyte » Sat Dec 17, 2011 10:16 pm

theCryptofishist wrote:Do we have day of the week yet?


Sunday, Sunday, Sunday! (said in best monster truck commercial voice)

Hovercraft or some kind of swampboat might be the best route. Depth could vary greatly (seasonal lake.. could be waist-deep, knee-deep, or ankle-deep puddles) plus lots and lots of sticky gooey mud. Still, I think there are hiking trails in the mountains that ring the playa, aren't there?
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Re: Annular Eclipse on Black Rock Desert May 20 2012

Postby ygmir » Sat Dec 17, 2011 11:55 pm

trilobyte wrote:
theCryptofishist wrote:Do we have day of the week yet?


Sunday, Sunday, Sunday! (said in best monster truck commercial voice)

Hovercraft or some kind of swampboat might be the best route. Depth could vary greatly (seasonal lake.. could be waist-deep, knee-deep, or ankle-deep puddles) plus lots and lots of sticky gooey mud. Still, I think there are hiking trails in the mountains that ring the playa, aren't there?

dang it!! I wanted to see him launch and paddle a canoe in ankle deep water with sticky mud............
now you did it!!!

yes, there are plenty of roads and trails, in the area. Anything above the "salt line" should be plenty firm.
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Re: Annular Eclipse on Black Rock Desert May 20 2012

Postby knowmad » Sun Dec 18, 2011 5:55 am

ygmir wrote:Image

wow!!
now somebody is going to have to die, so I can have that car. and ya know what? I'm not even concerned about who it is! kill em and bring me the keys.... NOW!
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Re: Annular Eclipse on Black Rock Desert May 20 2012

Postby ibdave » Sun Dec 18, 2011 7:55 am

knowmad wrote:
ygmir wrote:Image

wow!!
now somebody is going to have to die, so I can have that car. and ya know what? I'm not even concerned about who it is! kill em and bring me the keys.... NOW!



I drive FAST and I live in Modesto, Bring it on........ :wink:
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Re: Annular Eclipse on Black Rock Desert May 20 2012

Postby ibdave » Sun Dec 18, 2011 7:56 am

I call SHOTGUN for Risky burn.. I know she has the guns to support the mission....... 8) 8) 8)
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Re: Annular Eclipse on Black Rock Desert May 20 2012

Postby EspressoDude » Sun Dec 18, 2011 8:47 am

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Re: Annular Eclipse on Black Rock Desert May 20 2012

Postby knowmad » Sun Dec 18, 2011 9:09 am

ibdave wrote:
knowmad wrote:
ygmir wrote:Image

wow!!
now somebody is going to have to die, so I can have that car. and ya know what? I'm not even concerned about who it is! kill em and bring me the keys.... NOW!



I drive FAST and I live in Modesto, Bring it on........ :wink:


No it may have been a while since I've been in Modesto, but I'm pretty sure this car would be up on cinder blocks faster than than the town's prom queen could drop to her knees... juszanin...

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Re: Annular Eclipse on Black Rock Desert May 20 2012

Postby ygmir » Sun Dec 18, 2011 9:34 am

knowmad wrote:
ygmir wrote:Image

wow!!
now somebody is going to have to die, so I can have that car. and ya know what? I'm not even concerned about who it is! kill em and bring me the keys.... NOW!



yeah those cars are so cool!!
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Re: Annular Eclipse on Black Rock Desert May 20 2012

Postby Elorrum » Sun Dec 18, 2011 5:19 pm

knowmad wrote:Does that mean you can only see the sun from your butthole? Kause I stuck some stuff up there with the intent of not letting the sun shine on it.
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Re: Annular Eclipse on Black Rock Desert May 20 2012

Postby knowmad » Sun Dec 18, 2011 9:55 pm

Elorrum wrote:
knowmad wrote:Does that mean you can only see the sun from your butthole? Kause I stuck some stuff up there with the intent of not letting the sun shine on it.
please advise.
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knowmad, this is great. thanks.


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Re: Annular Eclipse on Black Rock Desert May 20 2012

Postby Marscrumbs » Mon Dec 19, 2011 6:39 pm

ygmir wrote:
trilobyte wrote:I meant the body of water that covers the location of that thing in the desert during the off-season. Depending on how winter and spring goes, it may bee underwater come mid-May.


yeah, that's what I meant........very subjective, depending on winter. The nice thing is, there's lots of areas just above the playa, so, if it's standing water, there's still places to go hang out.


That might make for a beautiful photo.
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Re: Annular Eclipse on Black Rock Desert May 20 2012

Postby knowmad » Mon Dec 19, 2011 9:44 pm

Marscrumbs wrote:
ygmir wrote:
trilobyte wrote:I meant the body of water that covers the location of that thing in the desert during the off-season. Depending on how winter and spring goes, it may bee underwater come mid-May.


yeah, that's what I meant........very subjective, depending on winter. The nice thing is, there's lots of areas just above the playa, so, if it's standing water, there's still places to go hang out.


That might make for a beautiful photo.


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Re: Annular Eclipse on Black Rock Desert May 20 2012

Postby Marscrumbs » Mon Dec 19, 2011 10:20 pm

An Annual Eclipse passing over our sacred ground.
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Re: Annular Eclipse on Black Rock Desert May 20 2012

Postby ygmir » Tue Dec 20, 2011 5:55 pm

Marscrumbs wrote:An Annual Eclipse passing over our sacred ground.
Sigh, where did the real BM pagans go.



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Re: Annular Eclipse on Black Rock Desert May 20 2012

Postby burner von braun » Wed Dec 21, 2011 5:35 pm

Marscrumbs, thanks for the headsup! I'm a long way from Nevada, but an annular eclipse is certainly intriguing. Not sure I can afford to venture out there twice this year, but at least it is on my radar now. Maybe this thread will become more active as we get closer to May.

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