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Will play be suspended in Winston-Salem during the Solar Eclipse?

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Winston-Salem Tournament director:

“Being on a tennis court in a stadium, you get a great, unobstructed view of the sky,’’ he said. “I think that’s going to make it more fun and better.’’

Oakes said those matches will be played under the lights until the partial eclipse passes, which is estimated to be at 4:03 p.m. He also said the tournament has been in communication with the Association of Tennis Professionals for a couple months about how the solar eclipse could affect players, the television broadcast, and if matches need to be delayed.

(In terms of halting play)“We don’t feel that it will be necessary,’’ he said in a telephone interview with the Globe.

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Yes. Because they also need to burn a witch at the stake.
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Haha, interesting angle
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Re: Will play be suspended in Winston-Salem during the Solar Eclipse?

Imagine if this was going to happen on a nadal's match, he would ask the sun to postpone the solar eclipse in order to make him complete the match.

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Re: Will play be suspended in Winston-Salem during the Solar Eclipse?

I know from personal experience during a near total eclipse in eastern Pennsylvania in spring 1994 when the sun was blocked roughly 95% at peak that there will still be plenty of light during a partial eclipse. Light-wise it will seem like it is cloudy if the sky is clear, but it definitely won't be dark or remotely close to dark.
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Interestingly Winston-Salem's Twitter page is really a buzz about the eclipse there...they're really riding this phenomenon.



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Re: Will play be suspended in Winston-Salem during the Solar Eclipse?

They're addressing it from the point of view of the darkness, but what about possible eye damage? Doesn't a player have to look up (possibly into the sun) when he tosses the ball to serve?
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They're addressing it from the point of view of the darkness, but what about possible eye damage? Doesn't a player have to look up (possibly into the sun) when he tosses the ball to serve?
How is that different from any other day? You shouldn't look into the sun anyway.
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Not a good idea because during partial eclipse, the partial crescent sun will cause more damage to players' eyes while serving in the sun and play should be suspended until the eclipse has passed.
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Obviously, this is a great event. I can attest it's a wonderful experience.



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Interestingly Winston-Salem's Twitter page is really a buzz about the eclipse there...they're really riding this phenomenon.
First total eclipse in north america since 1979. It's the first one to be exclusively in the USA's land in the history of the country and it goes coast to coast. So it's been a pretty big deal here for a few months. Traffic is supposed to be a nightmare around the country tomorrow as people will be flocking to the 100% obscurity areas. Apparently hotels have been booked for years. I myself will be driving north to Idaho tomorrow for the phenomenon

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How is that different from any other day? You shouldn't look into the sun anyway.
but those rays are more concentrated during an eclipse, right? So what would take a minute of staring into the normal sun can happen much quicker. At least I think that's that how it works.
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but those rays are more concentrated during an eclipse, right? So what would take a minute of staring into the normal sun can happen much quicker. At least I think that's that how it works.
It is. There have been tons of warnings to not look at the partial eclipse at all without eclipse classes because it can damage the eyes much quicker. It is also likely to ruin phone cameras, so don't take pics of it.
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