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Herald Sun [08/21/17, via Herald Sun]
NASA live-streams US total solar eclipse for everyone to see THEY came by car, caravan, truck and bike: tens of millions of skygazing Americans seeking two minutes of daytime darkness in the country's first coast-to-coast total eclipse for almost a century. With parties in campsites, small towns, rooftops and [...]

Port City Daily [08/11/17, via Port City Daily]
Advice from an eye doctor on viewing the eclipse safely “There is so much misinformation about what's safe and what's not safe – I remember when I was a kid, the last time this happened and my dad had us looking through this pin hole from a paper towel roll, that's not the right thing to do either, so there [...]

Asbury Park Press [08/14/17, via Asbury Park Press]
Everything you need to know about the solar eclipse in New Jersey The total solar eclipse is not going to be just another day in Jersey. The moon will pass between the sun and Earth over the United States, and the land will grow dark on the afternoon of Monday, Aug. 21. It will be darker in the solar eclipse's path [...]

ABC NEWS 4 [08/15/17, via ABC NEWS 4]
Eclipse 2017: The countdown to totality is on! The Great American Eclipse is on Monday, August 21st, in case you have somehow missed all the recent buzz. Although that might only be possible if you have recently been living in a caveha! On a serious note though, there are some things you [...]

[08/19/17, via GeekWire]
Eclipse Journal: Too good to be true? Mystery of the plane and the corona solved Don't panic, but be ready: Last-minute guide to the all-American solar eclipse · As eclipse nears, astronomers issue warning about fake solar glasses · Here comes the sun's corona: What eclipse chasers will see during totality · All along 'zone of [...]

Sunglasses Kid - Last Days of Sun - Listen Now 

Sunglasses Kid - Last Days of Sun - Listen Now 

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Published by University of North Texas Press 2016
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To Milford and beyond

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You cannot imagine how stupid I felt not to have brought my camping stuff with me on this day… Jenn and I were supposed to meet up sooner or later in this area but we both did not have phone reception to arrange it. It was very funny to actually... You cross high mountains to reach another valley where the road dramatically winds downhill towards Milford Sound. Not only do the mountains fall down in the water but it also rains almost like nowhere else in the world (12 meters per year in average). These two effects generate hundreds of waterfalls which cascade into the salt water and create a layer of fresh water. This latter acts as a protection from the sun, like sunglasses actually. This effect is called “deep water emergence”.

[via Journey to the antipodes]

Spring Break Essentials

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The only thing worse than having to go to class in nice weather, is having to work all day in nice weather. Since in the real world there is no spring break, I am day dreaming about being on an island somewhere and not at my desk.

[via Blonde Rosie]

[03/16/16, via Tri-County Sun Times]
Astros' McCullers (shoulder) won't start season in rotation He had never thrown more than 104 2/3 innings as a pro until last season. "I can't really worry about [missing ... As it stands, these five will be the opening-day rotation while McCullers recovers. Kylie Jenner, Rob Kardashian on good terms Kylie, in ... [...]

[03/16/16, via Bleacher Report]
Red Sox Cuban Phenom Yoan Moncada More Than Flashy Cars, Hype and Muscles On the No. 3 practice field behind JetBlue Park, Moncada cannot hide his mere 20 years, even behind designer sunglasses ... day," one says. There is a nod. Two fans ask Moncada to pose for a photo. He obliges. He walks off the practice field alone, the ... [...]

[03/16/16, via The Daily Advertiser]
Now or never: UL's Marlin, the coach's son, goes for it That's especially the case when the kid doesn’t come with superstar ... like any Cajun player — on good days, and bad. He was on the floor for the late going of UL’s Sun Belt Tournament win over South Alabama last Friday night in New Orleans , before ... [...]

[03/16/16, via Sun Patriot]
Central boys earn spots on MRC squad, Doyscher expects to return as coach “Another full effort kid when given ... those kids every day in practice and you absolutely have to have them. I know it’s a hard thing, but those two made a very positive impact.” Doyscher, who took over for Nat Boyer prior to last season, said ... [...]

[03/16/16, via Seven Days]
Sail Away: Overlooked at Home, Vermont's Mellow Yellow are Big at Sea A leopard-print shirt ripples on his wiry frame; a dark, tilted fedora sets off his narrow sunglasses ... Drummer Franco Sunshine slips behind his kit, stone-faced and mod in dark jeans and a plain white T-shirt. Last out is vocalist and guitarist Dusty ... [...]

‘The moon made the sun smile’ – Utah kids amazed by solar eclipse on first day of school

(Steve Griffin | The Salt Lake Tribune) Meadowlark Elementary School students watch The Great Eclipse during the Salt Lake ... (Steve Griffin | The Salt Lake Tribune) Meadowlark Elementary School students watch The Great Eclipse during the Salt Lake ... (Steve Griffin | The Salt Lake Tribune) Meadowlark Elementary School students watch The Great Eclipse during the Salt Lake ... (Steve Griffin | The Salt Lake Tribune) Meadowlark Elementary School students use a pinhole projector as they...

Savannah prepares for solar eclipse, the celestial event of the century

You’ve heard about the night, but Monday will be the day that the lights went out in Georgia.With the much-hyped total solar eclipse of 2017 just around the bend, many Savannahians are either finalizing travel plans, securing a spot to watch in town or scrambling to get a pair of eclipse glasses.And with good reason — it’s the first coast-to-coast total eclipse since 1918, and the next won’t be until 2045. The next time a total solar eclipse will even come close to Savannah will be in...

Day the sun goes dark

BISMARCK, N.D. (AP) - North Dakotans praying for rain this summer should switch it up for just one day.Clear skies would be very welcome on Aug. 21 to view the first solar eclipse in the United States in nearly 40 years with a solid partial view in North Dakota, The Bismarck Tribune reported .The phenomenon occurs when the new moon passes between earth and the sun, blocking the sun. The last total eclipse visible in this country occurred in 1979; the next one doesn’t come around until 2024,...