After a solar eclipse last month, a fisher in Indonesia's Banggai island region found a female figure floating in the sea. He brought the figure to his remote village where some believed it to be a bidadari, a kind of angel. Police noticed...Show More Summary
Police in Indonesia investigating reports of an "angel" in a remote village discovered not a supernatural avatar of God's will but a blow-up doll. A fisherman found it floating around after a rare solar eclipse and, well, it's a mistake anyone could make: "The timing of the discovery led some to believe the doll had a divine provenance. Show More Summary
A wild NASA montage photo shows what last month's total solar eclipse "looked like" both from Earth and from space.
The March 9th total solar eclipse looked stunning at the time. But now a team of researchers has put together an even more impressive image of the solar corona, that makes the event look like something from Lord of the Rings. Read more...
Originally published on Sustainnovate. The value of solar energy securitization deals completed so far this year already eclipses the total for all of the deals completed in 2015 combined ($234 million), according to a new study from Marathon Capital. Show More Summary
On Wednesday March 23, Australians are being treated to another eclipse, just two week’s after the March 9 total solar eclipse. This time, it’s a penumbral lunar eclipse at nighttime. Here’s how — and when — to watch the event in different regions around Australia. More »
COOL PHOTOS OF A SOLAR ECLIPSE FROM SPACE.
Two weeks after the draining new moon and solar eclipse, we have an invigorating full-moon eclipse on Wednesday. In fact, there’s almost too much happening to report on this week. Spring has definitely sprung and we’re sure to be as lit up as the moon and the resurrected sun. This... More »
by Rich Smith Total solar eclipse, coming to a town near us. Vadim Sadovski / shutterstock If you need to prove to the village that you're an all-powerful witch, arrange to set your trial/public burning for August 21, 2017. That's the day the moon will appear to usurp the sun in the sky, turning day to night. Show More Summary
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Alaska Airlines has shared stunning video of a solar eclipse captured from 35,000 feet. As previously reported by the Inquisitr, Alaska Airlines deliberately delayed its flight from Anchorage to Honolulu Tuesday by 25 minutes so passengers could see the solar eclipse under pristine conditions at 35,000 feet. Show More Summary
Since medieval times, many people believed that a solar eclipse brought bad luck. How does it feel for one who is superstitious to see the event from the perspective of an airplane seat at altitudes of tens of thousands feet?
Alaska Airlines delayed a flight on Tuesday, March 8 so passengers could watch the total solar eclipse in mid-air. Amazing footage of the event comes from seat 6F, where American Astronomical Society’s Mike Kentrianakis was seated. A very enthusiastic Kentrianakis offers commentary on the event, describing the eclipse, especially the very beautiful “diamond ring” event.
The web is brimming with photos and videos of Tuesday's total solar eclipse -- the only one this year -- but it's hard to beat the eye-popping composite video NASA just released. The brief clip above lets you see the eclipse not from the surface of the Earth, as most of us do, but from deep space, looking back at our beautiful blue marble. Show More Summary
The moon blotted out the sun in the skies above the Indian Ocean Wednesday, giving people in parts of Indonesia, Australia, and the islands in between the chance to put on funky protective eyewear and glimpse 2016's only total solar eclipse. The rest of the world missed out, and there... More »
Over a dozen “eclipse chasers” hopped onboard Alaska Airlines Flight 870 from Anchorage to Honolulu not to pick up spam musubi for dinner, but rather, to intersect the path of a solar eclipse. Astronomer Joe Rao captured the action from seat 32F, and I’ve never heard a man so excited about anything in my life. Read more...
Note: Make sure you have the volume on. The eclipse is cool, but it's the guy's excitement and commentary that really make the video. This is a video of the March 8th solar eclipse captured by astronomer Mike Kentrianakis at 35,000 feet aboard an Alaskan Airlines flight from Anchorage, Alaska to Honolulu, Hawaii. Show More Summary
The total solar eclipse on March 9 wasn't visible anywhere in North America — but Indonesia got a perfect view. Now you can see the eclipse from the other side... that is, the view from space.
Astronomer Mike Kentrianakis was on board Alaska Airlines flight #870 from Anchorage to Honolulu when it rerouted to give its passengers a unique view of the March 8, 2016 solar eclipse from 35,000 feet.
Earlier this week, the Moon passed directly in front of the Sun to create a solar eclipse… but only if you were in a very specific place on the planet at the right time. The Moon’s shadow on the Earth is small, so if you weren’t on the eclipse path, you saw a partial eclipse, or none at all. … unless you weren’t on the Earth in the first place. Show More Summary