• Eclipse-chasers came out in droves to watch the solar eclipse across the US - take a look

    1 month ago - By Business Insider

    There's nothing like a rare astronomical event to bring Americans together.
    Eclipse-chasers came out in droves on August 21 to witness a total solar eclipse - when the moon crosses between the Earth and the sun and blocks out the sun's light - at countless gatherings across the country.
    Total solar eclipses happen about every one to three years, but Monday's event was special. It was the first time since 1918 that the path of totality, where day briefly turns to night, cut diagonally across the entire US.
    We rounded up the best photos of people watching the eclipse from Portland, Oregon...
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  • Solar Eclipse 2017: The must-see photos

    Solar Eclipse 2017: The must-see photos

    1 month ago - By SlashGear

    The hotly anticipated solar eclipse has wrapped up for most of the country, and the results are rolling in. Called a once-in-a-lifetime event, this particular solar eclipse had a path of totality spanning from one coast to the other, giving the majority of the U.S. a look at both a partial and/or full eclipse. If you...
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  • Photos: Coolest 2017 Solar Eclipse Signs and Celebrations

    Photos: Coolest 2017 Solar Eclipse Signs and Celebrations

    1 month ago - By Space

    Across the U.S. today, people are celebrating the Great American Solar Eclipse. Here are some photos of eclipse parties and the signs people made to mark the event.
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  • What would happen if the moon suddenly blew up

    What would happen if the moon suddenly blew up

    1 month ago - By Business Insider

    The moon is no small object, something that the solar eclipse of August 21 illustrates in stunning detail .
    And though it's implausible, the destruction of that object would be devastating.
    It's no spoiler to say that in Neal Stephenson's 2015 novel "Seveneves" - a fictional exploration of this very idea - the moon is destroyed.
    That's because the opening line reads: "The moon blew up with no warning and with no apparent reason."
    We don't how the moon would suddenly explode in the real world - it's unlikely. But the way Stephenson describes the events that would happen next carries a...
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  • Here Are the Most Amazing Photos of the 2017 Total Solar Eclipse

    1 month ago - By Space

    Here are the most amazing photos of the Great American total solar eclipse of Aug. 21, 2017, as it crossed the U.S. from sea to shining sea.
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  • Here Are 2017 Solar Eclipse Photos From Instagram, Twitter and the Web

    1 month ago - By Space

    See the first photos of the Great American Solar Eclipse and its crowds on Aug. 21 as they come in from Twitter, Instagram and around the web.
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  • Wow! See Totality from the 2017 Great American Solar Eclipse

    1 month ago - By Space

    The Great American Solar Eclipse has now reached totality over Oregon, and video of the milestone moment is amazing. Check it out here at Space.com.
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  • Twitter's FakeEclipseFacts will lead you astray - CNET

    1 month ago - By CNET

    What does the total solar eclipse have to do with gum, horror movies, haircuts and Earth, Wind & Fire? Let Twitter tell you with FakeEclipseFacts.
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  • How to safely watch the solar eclipse if you don't have eclipse glasses

    How to safely watch the solar eclipse if you don't have eclipse glasses

    1 month ago - By TheBoyGeniusReport

    You're probably aware that a total solar eclipse is going to pass over the US today, giving hundreds of millions of people the rare opportunity to watch the moon block out the sun. Unfortunately, to properly view the eclipse, you need glasses that will block out harmful light from the sun and let you stare at the eclipse without going blind - a distinctly real danger. We told you how to get them in time last week, but almost every major retailer is out of eclipse glasses by now. The good news is that doesn't mean you're out of luck. There are a couple home-made ways to safely view the...
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  • See the Latest Videos of the 2017 Total Solar Eclipse, from Across the U.S

    1 month ago - By Space

    See the latest videos of the 2017 total solar eclipse as they come in from observers across the U.S., in the air and in space here.
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  • How to watch the Solar eclipse in VR

    How to watch the Solar eclipse in VR

    1 month ago - By Windows Central

    Watch the eclipse from the comfort of your VR headset.
    On August 21, 2017, the United States - or parts of it at least - will experience a total solar eclipse. This awesome meteorological event will be visible for millions of people, but if you aren't lucky enough to live in the area where it will occur, or don't have the means to travel for viewing it in person, you can still check it out. That's because CNN is going to be delivering a livestream of the event available to users of the Gear VR and Oculus Rift .
    Keeping reading to get the details so you don't miss a moment!
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  • You can safely take a picture of the solar eclipse with your iPhone - but don't use the camera to watch it

    You can safely take a picture of the solar eclipse with your iPhone - but don't use the camera to watch it

    1 month ago - By Business Insider

    As you may have heard, a total solar eclipse is making its way across the continental US today.
    You need to wear protective solar eclipse glasses to safely watch the moon cross in front of the sun, as the sun's powerful rays can cause serious eye damage if they are viewed directly. (There are good ways to watch the event without staring at the sun if you haven't been able to find glasses.)
    But one method of trying to watch without directly looking should be avoided, according to Dr. Tongalp Tezel, a retina expert at Columbia University Medical Center.
    Don't try to watch the eclipse through...
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  • When the total solar eclipse will happen in 15 cities across the US

    1 month ago - By Business Insider

    On August 21, parts of the United States will be treated to a total solar eclipse - when the moon crosses between the Earth and the sun, and blocks out the sun's light. The full effect will be visible from a 70-mile-wide band of the country, stretching from Oregon to South Carolina.
    Everyone else in the US will see some degree of a partial eclipse, weather permitting .
    Business Insider made an interactive map that shows when the solar eclipse will take place in 15 cities across the US.
    As the eclipse crosses the country, we will update this post throughout the day with photos showing what...
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  • Watch live: NASA TV is broadcasting video of the total solar eclipse online

    Watch live: NASA TV is broadcasting video of the total solar eclipse online

    1 month ago - By Business Insider

    The total solar eclipse of 2017 is finally here, and it's shaping up to be the astronomical event of a century for many Americans.
    The eclipse begins on Monday when the moon starts inching in front of the sun . What this will look like and the exact time it starts depends on your viewing location. That's because the moon's dark shadow will race from west to east at more than 1,400 mph.
    Western Oregon will be the first to see totality - when the disk of the sun is 100% blocked, weird effects kick in, and the star's ghost-like corona appears. This moment will last for just a couple of...
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  • How to watch today's solar eclipse live on any device

    How to watch today's solar eclipse live on any device

    1 month ago - By TheBoyGeniusReport

    The opportunity to check out a total solar eclipse can be a once-in-a-lifetime kind of thing, but not everyone will be in a position to actually stick their head outside for five minutes when it happens. Even if you're going to be stuck inside during the rare celestial event, you can still enjoy it thanks to the magic of the internet.
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  • Crossroads of the Solar Eclipse: Best Photos from Carbondale 2017

    1 month ago - By Space

    Here are some of the coolest photos from in and around Carbondale, a city along the path of totality for the August 2017 solar eclipse.
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  • Your Eclipse Photos Could Appear in Google ‘Megamovie'

    Your Eclipse Photos Could Appear in Google ‘Megamovie'

    1 month ago - By Geek

    I dunno if you heard, but there's a total solar eclipse moving across the United States today. Starting off the coast of Oregon at 10:15 a.m. PT and leaving US shores around 2:50 [...]
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  • How to safely watch the solar eclipse if you don't have special glasses

    How to safely watch the solar eclipse if you don't have special glasses

    1 month ago - By Business Insider

    On Monday, the US will get to see a solar eclipse .
    Those who live along or have traveled to the 70-mile-wide streak of totality will get see the moon completely block out the sun's light as it crosses between the Earth and the sun .
    The rest will be treated to a partial eclipse, where the moon blocks out a portion of the sun. Regardless of the view, a solar eclipse is a rare event to observe - and one that should never been seen by looking directly at the sun without protection .
    Solar-eclipse glasses that allow you to view the event safely have sold out over the past few weeks. If you...
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  • Solar eclipse 2017: When, where, and how to watch the eclipse

    Solar eclipse 2017: When, where, and how to watch the eclipse

    1 month ago - By Business Insider

    Thousands of people are about to be treated to the show of the century - all they have to do is look up.
    On August 21, 2017, people in several parts of the US will have the chance to view the total solar eclipse , a phenomenon that occurs when the moon crosses between the Earth and the sun and temporarily block the sun.
    This is the first time first time in 99 years that a solar eclipse has crossed the country from coast to coast.
    How to watch it
    Most Americans will be able to catch a glimpse of the event - weather permitting - but those lucky enough to be in its 2,800-mile-long...
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