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Lunch break: Solar eclipse, chromosphere edition

Business & Finance : Ezra Klein

A look at Sunday’s solar eclipse as seen through a telescope that “has a very narrow bandpass allowing you to see the chromosphere and not the much brighter photosphere below it.” That’s technical speak for: “Here’s a really cool so...

Marvel at the 'Midnight Sun' eclipse

Academics / Astronomy : Cosmic Log

A solar eclipse at midnight? Putting those two terms together doesn't normally compute, but this week's partial solar eclipse was a rare and lovely exception.

Stop worrying: Pets aren't interested in staring into the sun

Humor / odd : Boing Boing

No need to get a pair of protective eclipse glasses for your dog or cat, experts say they don't normally look at the sun. In today's NASA briefing about Monday's solar eclipse, co-chair of the National Solar Eclipse Task Force Angel...

Earth Looks Bruised in the Shadow of the Eclipse

Technology / Gadgets : Gizmodo

We normally observe solar eclipses from our perspective here on the surface—or even from an airplane —but this image from NASA’s Deep Space Climate Observatory shows this week’s total solar eclipse from a rather unique vantage point...

A Solar Eclipse (Probably) Won't Get You Laid (Or Murdered) (But It Might Though)

Technology / Gadgets : Gizmodo Australia

On Monday local time, the Great American Eclipse will sweep across the United States. While a total solar eclipse may appear otherworldly and ethereal, there is a ton of science to suggest it is totally normal. But as evidenced by p...

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