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  • Solar eclipses: Everything you need to know

    August 18, 2017 11:11 PM 4

    How often do different types of solar eclipses occur and why? Why don't you see one every time there's a new Moon? Has their frequency changed over time? "Certainly within 100 to 200 years we can predict when an eclipse will occur to within a second," Dr Espenak says, "but the pattern of occurrence is a complicated one". "They don't repeat on a time schedule

  • How to make your own solar eclipse pinhole projector

    August 17, 2017 9:28 PM 4

    NEW BERN, Craven County - Don't have those hard-to-find solar eclipse glasses? You may be able to make something of your own to view Monday's eclipse. In the above video, NewsChannel 12's Nate Belt shows you how to make your own homemade eclipse viewer. You'll need a small shoe box, a piece of white paper, a small piece of aluminum foil, tape, a pen or marker

  • Mars breakthrough: Elon Musk is getting SpaceX closer to Red Planet one rocket at a time

    August 16, 2017 1:54 PM 10

    NASA and Hewlett-Packard Enterprise have sent a supercomputer into space that they hope to use on future missions to the Red Planet. The Spaceborne Computer was launched aboard a Space X Dragon spacecraft. SpaceX founder Elon Musk shared a video of the Falcon 9 rocket taking off and landing at Cape Canaveral Air Force Station in Florida. Dragon landed

  • Your solar eclipse checklist: What to look for on the big day

    August 15, 2017 10:06 PM 8

    Eclipse chasers will tell you that seeing a total eclipse will change your life. That moment of totality, when the moon completely obscures the face of the sun and the daytime sky plunges into darkness, lasts just a few minutes. So obviously you are going to want to make the most of your brief moment out of the sun. If you’ve never seen a total eclipse

  • The worst things that could go wrong during the total solar eclipse — and how to be prepared

    August 15, 2017 10:59 AM 2

    Millions are expected to pack the so-called path of totality, or the swath of the United States that will be able to experience the complete solar eclipse. But, as with any major event, some things might not go according to plan. We’ve compiled a list of what could go wrong, from safety hazards to acts of nature. Plan accordingly. Looking directly at the sun during

  • The space quiz: Test your knowledge about the eclipse, our solar system and beyond

    August 15, 2017 10:01 AM 3

    By now you’ve been inundated with stories, analyses, maps, illustrations, tweets and other messages about the Great American Eclipse on Aug. 21. You have likely learned that on that day, the moon will pass between the sun and Earth, and all of North America will see an eclipse of the sun. Those in the “path of totality” will see a total solar eclipse

  • How weather could impact eclipse viewing, plus 7 other science questions answered

    August 15, 2017 8:49 AM 6

    WASHINGTON — With just under a week to go before the 2017 solar eclipse, here’s a look at how the weather could impact eclipse viewing in the D.C. area. Starting at 10:16 a.m. Pacific Daylight Time along the Oregon coast on Aug. 21, skies will go dark as the solar eclipse gets underway. It will continue to travel over U.S. land for more than 3,000 miles

  • Your guide to the solar eclipse in South Carolina

    August 15, 2017 3:02 AM 5

    A solar eclipse occurs when the moon passes between the sun and the Earth. The moon appears to completely cover the disk of the sun. By blocking the sun’s light, the moon casts a shadow that turns day into twilight here on Earth. (From USA Today) The big day, being called the Great American Eclipse, is Monday, Aug. 21. Parts of 14 states are in the “path of totality

  • SpaceX lands another one of its Falcon 9 rockets on solid ground

    August 14, 2017 4:42 PM 9

    The six rockets that have attempted land landings have all touched down just fine SpaceX has landed yet another one of its Falcon 9 rockets after launching the vehicle into space this afternoon. The rocket took off from Cape Canaveral, Florida, at 12:31PM ET, bound for the International Space Station. Around eight minutes after takeoff, the majority

  • Fake Solar Eclipse Glasses Are Being Sold Online. Here's How to Avoid Scams

    August 14, 2017 4:24 PM 8

    Amazon is giving refunds to customers who have purchased potentially counterfeit solar eclipse glasses, which could lead to eye damage in people who wear them while looking directly at the sun. The e-commerce giant said in a statement it has reached out to some shoppers who bought eclipse glasses on the company’s website that “may not comply with industry