Have you ever looked directly at the Sun only to find it wasn’t there? That’s the question asked by The 2017 Solar Eclipse, the ultimate can’t-miss entertainment experience of the year. Unless you missed it.
Apparently many of the youths are very excited about a “solar eclipse” today. The moon’s transit will carry it directly between the sun and the earth in the skies over the United States, where, along a certain corridor of geography, it will obscure the sun’s rays completely for a little while. I suppose the…
I’m not a scientist. But I am a man with common sense. Am I giving you an order? Not at all. Call it a hunch.
It’s not too late to get eclipse glasses, but don’t expect to find any in stores. We’ve seen listings on local sale websites like Facebook Marketplace and Craigslist, though, so you could still snatch up a pair if you act fast.
The Little League World Series, the most heartwarming competition in sports, kicks off next week in Williamsport, Pa. It runs from August 17-27, which, as astute observers of solar phenomena will note, covers the forthcoming total solar eclipse will darken American skies on August 21.
If you’re wondering about the mechanics behind why the Moon looks bigger than usual tonight, or what that has to do with a lunar eclipse, this quick NASA animation will explain the basics of tonight’s astronomical event.