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The Moon Is Going to Look Insane on September 27

Skywatchers have been treated to a lot of spectacular celestial shows this year, from a total solar eclipse to an unusually radiant Perseids shower. Bu on the night of September 27, a rare astronomical event known as a Supermoon Lunar Eclipse is set to overshadow them all. Show More Summary

The 'Great American Eclipse' in 2017: Why they say it would be worth the wait

A total solar eclipse is expected to pass over the US two years from now, where Americans will get a chance to see a phenomenon that scientists claim is like no other.

Total Solar Eclipse To Cover American Skies in 2017

If you like in the United States, mark your calendars for two years from now because the sky will be putting on quite the show on that day. On August Read More The post Total Solar Eclipse To Cover American Skies in 2017 appeared first on Ecorazzi.

78% Of German Electricity Came From Renewables On July 25

Originally published on Solar Love. On Saturday, July 25, 2015, Germany got 78% of its electricity from renewables. That performance eclipsed the old record of 74% set in May 2014. How did the country do that? First, July 25 was a Saturday,...Show More Summary

Please Ignore This Post About Mercury In Cancer

(Editor's note: Matthew Currie isn't available today due to a non-scheduled solar eclipse. In his place we present a brief note from the planet Mercury, which recently finds itself in the sign of Cancer. We apologize for the interruption, and hope to have Matthew back as soon as possible.) Hello. Show More Summary

‘Backwardation’ Boosts VIX ETFs — But for How Long?

Like a solar eclipse, or the spotting of a resplendent quetzal, a rare formation has appeared in the market for stock volatility. Futures in the CBOE Volatility Index (VIX) have moved into “backwardation,” a posture that means the current reading for the market’s fear gauge is higher than the readings for futures contracts a couple [...]

Wild beauty and adventure in the Faroe Islands

The Faroe Islands found themselves making world headlines a couple of months ago, when it was the very best place on earth to watch the full solar eclipse. National Geographic Magazine had noted their charm quite some time ago, voting them at the very top of their long list of the best islands in 2007. Show More Summary

A Total Solar Eclipse Makes the Arctic Look Like an Alien World 

4 months agoTechnology / Gadgets : Gizmodo

The solar eclipse in March has been photographed to death—from every which angle and even from space. But here’s a late contender for what may be the evocative photos of the eclipse yet: a glowing black dot over a barren snowscape, as captured by astronomers observing the sun’s magnetic field. Read more...

Celebrating Halley’s Eclipse On Its 300th Anniversary

Exactly 300 years ago today, a total solar eclipse graced the skies of northern Europe and Asia, plunging the day into darkness. For millennia, these rare astronomical events were considered to be divine portents of doom, a warning of ill fortune and civil turmoil to come. Show More Summary

Total solar eclipse as seen from the Arctic

Braving polar bears and subfreezing temperatures, years of preparation pay off for a University of Hawaii astronomy team.

Observing the solar eclipse over the Arctic

Scientists braved Arctic weather to successfully observe the total solar eclipse of March 20 from Longyearbyen on the island of Spitsbergen in the Svalbard archipelago east of northern Greenland.

Image of the Day: Spectacular Solar Eclipse Observed Over Arctic

The international Solar Wind Sherpas team, led by Dr. Shadia Habbal of the University of Hawaii at Manoa Institute for Astronomy, braved Arctic weather to successfully observe the total solar eclipse of March 20 from Longyearbyen on the island of...

How Europe’s Power Grid Handled the Solar Eclipse

Originally published on Planetsave.com. Several months in advance of the March 20, 2015, total solar eclipse, the European Network of Transmission System Operators for Electricity (ENTSO-E) began evaluating the risk to Europe’s power grid. Show More Summary

A Most Unusual Solar Eclipse Photo

Last month, the Moon passed in front of the Sun… if you happened to be in just the right place on our planet. Not many were, but we still got some lovely photos of the event. My friend Tunç Tezel was eyewitness to it, and he took a lot of photos. Show More Summary

On Not Totally Seeing a Total Solar Eclipse

There were only two places in the world from which this year’s total solar eclipse could be seen on land. One was Svalbard, a Norwegian archipelago north of the Arctic Circle, and the other was the Faroe Islands, which lie halfway between Scotland and Iceland. Show More Summary

What does meaningful use stage 3 mean to you?

On March 20, 2015 the stars aligned to produce four simultaneous events that will never again coincide during the life of human civilization. The first three, the vernal equinox, a total solar eclipse and a new supermoon, were brought to us by the stars themselves, and the fourth one was thrown out there by the […]

This time lapse of the Sun is just jaw dropping

5 months agoTechnology / Gadgets : Gizmodo

Michael König's Sun is a spectacular time lapse compilation of our star from the Solar Dynamics Observatory from 2011 to 2015. It includes fantastic clips of solar activity, coronal rain, plasma eruptions, planet flybys, eclipses and more in jaw dropping clarity that you feel like it's alive, in an omnipotent God-like burning orb sort of way. Read more...

Cosmic Insight ~ In Pursuit Of Believing Again

A bit of a cosmic tilt was experienced from last month’s energetic aspects of the Uranus/Pluto square and the solar/lunar eclipses. Mars also shifted from the fiery speed of Aries, into steady Taurus, which is currently encouraging patience, determination and real ‘oomph’ from our creative efforts. Show More Summary

Millions of people across Europe and the UK were recently...

Millions of people across Europe and the UK were recently treated to the awesome sight of a spectacular solar eclipse. The Department of Awesome Natural Phenomena is delighted to share these photos showing the marvelous event from aShow More Summary

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