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4 Surprising Facts About the Total Solar Eclipse

A total solar eclipse will stop millions of Americans in their tracks on Monday when it crosses the country from coast to coast, shrouding states in …

The strange but true history of eclipse science — from 2137 BC into the future

Aug. 21’s total solar eclipse will be the first of its kind for American smartphone-toting citizen scientists. But people around the world have been …

How to Stay Sane During a Solar Eclipse

In March 2006, I stood on a crowded beach in Turkey and waited until, at the allotted time, with a chorus of screams and cheers and whistles and applause, the sun slid away, and impossibly, impossibly, we saw above us a stretch of black sky and in the middle of it a hole, blacker than anything I’d …

Astronomy

It’s Eclipse Season: What You Need to Know

The interpretive language of astrology is so rich and expressive that it’s easy to grow detached from the physical movement of planets through the …

The Best Eclipse Party Was 40,000 Feet High

I am 40,000 feet above the earth, in search of darkness descending. A private jet company called Victor—as in Victory, not the founder’s first name—has invited me to follow the sun with a few other journalists to view Monday’s total eclipse. The plane itself has a very butch moniker—it’s called a …

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How To Tell If Watching The Eclipse Damaged Your Eyes

Less than an hour after the Great American Eclipse completed its coast-to-coast show on Monday, people's fascination with the sun and the moon quickly turned to concern about their eyes.<p>We're hoping all you <i>Shots</i> readers heeded our words of caution and wore eclipse glasses or enjoyed the show …

Optometry

'Not too bright': Trump trolled for staring at the eclipse with no eye protection

The internet has made hay with images of the US president looking up at the sky during the solar eclipse without glasses, despite repeated warnings that doing so can lead to permanent eye damage.<p>Donald Trump was filmed on the balcony of the White House, standing with his wife Melania Trump and his …

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Stared at the Eclipse? Here’s How to Tell If You Ruined Your Eyes Forever

If you happened to look up at the solar eclipse on Monday, then it's probably because you didn't read this article on Friday. Or because you had …

Stunning Images of the Solar Eclipse

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Solar Eclipse Will Cost America Almost $700 Million in Lost Productivity

Add next week's total eclipse of the sun to the list of worker distractions that cost U.S. companies hundreds of millions of dollars in lost productivity.<p>American employers will see at least $694 million in missing output for the roughly 20 minutes that outplacement firm Challenger, Gray & …

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The Next U.S. Total Eclipse Is in 2024. Here's Where to See It

It's good news for Texas and New England.<p>Did you watch the NASA live stream from Monday’s total solar eclipse and just wish you had made the trek to …

Did you miss totality? Relive the solar eclipse’s climax in this 3-minute video

MADRAS, Ore. – Some skywatchers spend thousands of dollars on telescopes, cameras and other hardware to document a solar eclipse. John E. Hoots did …

A Total Solar Eclipse Leaves a Nation in Awe

CHARLESTON, S.C. — The United States basked in the glory of a total eclipse on Monday, as the moon’s shadow swept from the rocky beaches of Oregon to the marshes of South Carolina.<p>Over an hour and a half, along a 70-mile-wide ribbon of land, in tiny towns like Glendo, Wyo., and metropolises like …

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The Best Photos from the 2017 Total Solar Eclipse

The 2017 solar eclipse has caused all sorts of commotion: a flight chasing the eclipse; a cruise hitting the seas just to celebrate the celestial event; all sorts of Airbnb and private home bookings to experience the very majestic-sounding "path of totality." And, of course, Bonnie Tyler singing …

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Here Are the Funniest Total Solar Eclipse Memes

Monday’s the big day. The day America has been waiting for. It’s total solar eclipse go-time. Viewers in states across the U.S. will be able to …

700 Years Of Art Inspired By Eclipses

From 13th century China to 19th century France, eclipses have mesmerized and inspired many artists.<p>Today’s long-awaited full solar eclipse will give many Americans the first chance see the phenomenon in their lifetimes. But artists have captured eclipses from their own perspectives through the …

How to Get Instagram-Worthy Photos of the Solar Eclipse Using Your Smartphone

You don't need a fancy camera set-up in order to take Instagram-worthy photos of the solar eclipse.<p>The last time the United States saw a solar eclipse visible from the contiguous 48 states was nearly three decades before the advent of smartphones, on February 26, 1979.<p>This time around, millions of …

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What the Solar Eclipse Means for Your Zodiac Sign: August 21, 2017

Astrologically, we’ve entered the biggest week of the year, kicked off by a spectacular solar eclipse cutting a path across America! Energetically and spiritually, this is a huge shift for the collective consciousness. For some, the wake up call comes as shocking news or events. For others, it is …

Why Neil deGrasse Tyson Says You Should Put Down Your Phone During the Solar Eclipse

Famed astrophysicist Neil deGrasse Tyson is urging skygazers to put down their phones during Monday’s total solar eclipse.<p>During an appearance last …

The procrastinator's guide to viewing the solar eclipse

This is not a drill. The eclipse is today. We repeat, the total solar eclipse is on Monday.<p>Yes, the celestial event of the year/decade/century, depending who you ask, is finally here. Many (organized) people planned their eclipse day a year ago, or longer.<p>But if you're not one of them, don't worry …

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