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Watching the Total Lunar Eclipse of 8 October, 2014.

Total Lunar Eclipse of June 16, 2011. Imaged with a 4" Newtonian Reflector, 20 mm Plossl eyepiece and Canon IXUS 100 IS (400 ASA). Click to embiggen.Unlike Solar Eclipses, which you need heavy duty solar filters (or Jatz biscuits) to...Show More Summary

Unearthly Zodiacal Light --A Fossil Clue to the Origin of Our Solar System

This panorama photo, taken by ESO's Yuri Beletsky, shows the view of the starry sky from the site of ESO’s Very Large Telescope (VLT) at Cerro Paranal in Chile during the total lunar eclipse of 21 December 2010. The reddish...

Perfectly Timed Photo Shows a Basketball Solar Eclipse

last weekOdd : Neatorama

Redditor MDPPatrick snapped this photograph at just the right moment. His brother tossed the basketball into the air. When the camera shutter opened, the ball was blocking out the sun, creating the impression of a solar eclipse. -via Twisted Sifter

This perfectly timed picture is not of a solar eclipse

I know this picture looks like the Moon is passing perfectly between the Earth and the Sun. And I know it seems like the people in the picture are trying to look at the eclipse. But this picture taken by Reddit user MDPPatrick is not of a solar eclipse. It's just a perfectly timed snap of a basketball shot. Read more...

The 2017 total solar eclipse awarded to the United States

last monthOdd : Kottke.org

I do not officially have a bucket list 1 but if I did have one, watching a total solar eclipse would be on it. Was just talking about it the other day in fact. Well. I am pretty damn excited for the Great American Eclipse of 2017! In...Show More Summary

5 times this week’s Strain chose to be boring instead of awesome

Every week, Todd VanDerWerff will be joined by one of Vox's many experts in subjects other than television to discuss the new vampire series The Strain. This episode in one sentence: A solar eclipse happening during the vampire apocalypse should be a lot more exciting than this episode makes it out to be. Show More Summary

'The Strain' Season 1, episode 6 recap: 'Occulation' brings an eclipse

A pivotal moment arrived on the latest episode of "The Strain." A solar eclipse allowed many of the infected to roam the streets during the day, spreading the virus even farther. It's the kind of development those who have been watching...Show More Summary

Once upon a time, there was the 8/11 eclipse

Today is the 15th anniversary of one of the great astrological events of our lifetimes — the grand cross and total solar eclipse of Aug. 11, 1999. Yesterday’s Full Moon activated that... This is content summary only. Please visit Planet Waves Daily Astrology Blog for full links, other content, and more!

The Strain Watch: Runaways - The Hour Is Close At Hand

With time running out before the pivotal solar eclipse, good and evil are rushing to raise their armies. One side has a better hand than the other, and it looks like all bets will close soon.Click To Continue Reading

What Would An Eclipse Look Like From Right Next To The Sun?

2 months agoGenres / Sci Fi : io9

Just what does a solar observatory in orbit see when the moon moves right between it and the sun? These pictures of a partial eclipse of the sun, from way, way up close, answer that question. Read more...

Ramadan 2014 – Ramadan, Lunar and Solar Eclipses and Ahmadi Muslims

2 months agoReligion / Islam : altmuslim

This article comes on Day 23 of our special Altmuslim/Patheos Muslim Ramadan #30Days30Writers blog project, in which we are showcasing the voices of 30 Muslim leaders, activists, scholars, writers, youth and more (one on each day of Ramadan) as part of our commitment to own our own narratives and show how we are one Ummah, [Read More...]

Planet Waves Daily Oracle for Friday, July 18, 2014

Today’s Oracle takes us to the Aries monthly for July 29, 2008 A solar eclipse in Leo early in the month will ease the way toward freeing you from the sense of responsibility, pressure or lack... This is content summary only. Please visit Planet Waves Daily Astrology Blog for full links, other content, and more!

This Bathing Suit Will Literally Burn Your Eyes Off [NSFL Or Beyond]

4 months agoPop Culture / Celebrity : Jezebel

I am using the term literally correctly here, so please proceed in the way you would if you were watching a solar eclipse that ends with an explosion and the immediate heat death of the universe. Read more...

Weeding To Empower, Scorpio Full Moon

As the Scorpio Full Moon rises Wednesday afternoon, elevated sensitivities encourage us to do what is necessary to release the pressure. Thoughts, feelings and intentions placed around the Solar Eclipse finally climax, setting off a display of deep, dark emotions. Show More Summary

The Varying MS Focal Points

When I was a young boy at school we had the opportunity to view a partial eclipse of the sun as it passed over my town on a clear afternoon.  As this particular solar event was to take place during a science lesson, we spent several weeks learning about optics, light, and a level of [...]

The Best Sports Day of the Year Right Here, Right Now

If you love sports, today loves you. If sports were astronomy, today would be a solar eclipse during the transit of Mercury. If it were presidential politics, it would be an election decided in the House of Representatives. If it were bird watching, it would be a black swan. Show More Summary

Plan Summer Road Trips Around Celestial Sights

After the first solar eclipse of 2014, thirst is high for more great night skies. Here's where to see the celestial sights this summer.

Plan Summer Road Trips Around Celestial Sights

5 months agoLifestyle / Travel : Jaunted

What else is there to see in the sky this season? After today's first solar eclipse of 2014 (visible only in Australia and Antarctica), thirst is high for more nights spent with an eye to the sky. For a clue or two, we turn to one of our favorite Facebook pages, i fucking love science (IFLS). Show More Summary

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