(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
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 [...]
Longest solo flight eclipses Steve Fossett's round-the-world effort.
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
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...
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
Braving polar bears and subfreezing temperatures, years of preparation pay off for a University of Hawaii astronomy team.
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.
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...
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
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
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
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 […]
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...
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 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
Enjoy solar eclipses while you can! In about 650 million years, they won't be able to happen anymore.
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The spectacular wonder of the shortest lunar eclipse of the century and a total solar eclipse with a ring of fire
What will happen, where and when, and how to watch tomorrow's eclipse safely - as well as what scientists might learn from it...