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August 23, 2017 3:25 AM Will eye damage follow the Great American Eclipse?

Eclipses may be beautiful, but they sure aren’t easy on the eyes. Staring at the sun is dangerous at any time, unless you happen to be in the right spot to witness the brief moments of totality, when the moon perfectly covers up most of the sun and the ghostly corona can be seen. For those who witnessed the Great American Eclipse on Monday and are wondering 88

August 20, 2017 11:14 PM In totality's path, eclipse mania overshadows fears of Eclipsemageddon

Joel Achenbach, The Washington Post MADRAS, Ore. - This one's different. This one's somehow bigger and brighter, eclipsing all previous eclipses. There's a total solar eclipse roughly every 18 months somewhere on the Earth, but the United States shares Monday's spectacle with no other country (not for nothing is it branded the Great American Eclipse 142

August 20, 2017 10:02 PM Solar eclipse transforms tiny Oregon town into red hot tourist destination

Madras, pop. 7,000 — dubbed 'Eclipseville' — expects close to 100,000 solar-eclipse visitors On a large map mounted on a barn wall, hundreds of visitors are pushing pins to mark their hometowns. The pins cover the globe, literally from Botswana to Barrie, Ont., which is where Marc Francis sticks his red pin. "I've been studying astronomy for a number 200

August 20, 2017 9:34 PM Mayweather-McGregor mega-fight is taxing the limits of incredulity

I am writing this column under protest — yeah, I know, usually most of you read this column under protest, so now we’re even — because today I am writing about the unfathomably unholier-than-thou Floyd Mayweather-Conor McGregor fisticuffs Saturday in Las Vegas. If you are in the “everybody” camp, it will be $100 to pay-per-view it in the comfort of your home or $40 to watch 91

August 20, 2017 9:25 PM Before a Solar Eclipse Crosses 14 States, a Great American Road Trip

In Nashville, officials were preparing for a greater number of cars on the road and most concerned about drivers stopping during the total eclipse. “We just hope the citizens don’t cause any obstructions,” said Don Aaron, a public affairs manager at the Metropolitan Nashville Police Department. In Carbondale, where the moon will obscure the sun for more than two and a half minutes 86

August 20, 2017 12:04 PM What Is a Partial Solar Eclipse?

A partial eclipse occurs when the moon passes almost directly between the sun and the Earth. North Americans who are outside the approximately 70-mile-wide path of totality will experience a partial eclipse on Monday. (You can see just how much of the sun will be covered from your vantage point here.) Unlike a total solar eclipse, a partial eclipse does not entirely 107

August 20, 2017 11:17 AM A total eclipse of the States

Americans are gearing up for a coast-to-coast total eclipse that can be seen within driving range of 200 million people. During the American eclipse of 1854, photography was in its infancy. Back then, William and Frederick Langenheim were among the small number of shutterbugs who captured the event on sheets of silver-plated copper, known as daguerreotypes 112

August 19, 2017 9:12 PM In totality’s path, eclipse mania overshadows fears of Eclipsemageddon — for now

MADRAS, Ore. — This one’s different. This one’s somehow bigger and brighter, eclipsing all previous eclipses. There’s a total solar eclipse roughly every 18 months somewhere on the Earth, but the United States shares Monday’s spectacle with no other country (not for nothing is it branded the Great American Eclipse of 2017). Many of the total eclipses 108

August 18, 2017 11:11 PM Solar eclipses: Everything you need to know

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 76

August 15, 2017 10:06 PM Your solar eclipse checklist: What to look for on the big day

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 93