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  • First Blue Moon Total Lunar Eclipse in 150 Years Coming This Month

    01/07/2018 8:48:26 AM PST · by BenLurkin · 9 replies
    The eclipse will take place during the middle of the night, and the Pacific Ocean will be turned toward the moon at the time. Central and eastern Asia, Indonesia, New Zealand and most of Australia will get a fine view of this moon show in the evening sky. Heading farther west into western Asia, the Indian subcontinent, the Middle East and Eastern Europe, the eclipse will already be underway as the moon rises. To the east, Alaska, Hawaii and northwestern Canada will see the eclipse from start to finish. Moonset will intervene for the rest of North and Central America,...
  • The moon is about to do something it hasn’t done in more than 150 years

    01/02/2018 10:43:52 PM PST · by Oshkalaboomboom · 9 replies
    Miami Herald ^ | Jan 02, 2018 | Alex Harris
    Call it whatever you like — a blue red moon, a purple moon, a blood moon — but the moon will be a special sight on Jan. 31. Three separate celestial events will occur simultaneously that night, resulting in what some are calling a super blue blood moon eclipse. The astronomical rarity hasn’t happened for more than 150 years, according to A super moon, like the one visible on New Year’s Day, is the term for when a full moon is closest to the Earth in its orbit, appearing bigger and brighter than normal. Supermoon rises over Reno, Nevada...
  • Full Moon Sunday Kicks Off 'Supermoon Trilogy,' Including a Lunar Eclipse

    12/02/2017 5:40:51 PM PST · by BenLurkin · 14 replies
    spacecom ^ | Elizabeth Howell
    The Dec. 3 full moon is the first of three consecutive supermoons, including a lunar eclipse. The other supermoons will happen on Jan. 1 and Jan. 31, 2018. You can watch Sunday's supermoon live online here, courtesy of the online astronomy service Slooh or directly from If you only have time to catch one of them, be sure to check out the "extra-special" Jan. 31 supermoon, NASA said in a statement Friday (Dec. 1). The late January supermoon will take place during a total lunar eclipse visible from western North America, the Pacific and Eastern Asia. It will also be a...
  • Oldest recorded solar eclipse helps date the Egyptian pharaohs

    10/31/2017 12:52:19 PM PDT · by Twotone · 28 replies
    Science Daily ^ | October 29, 2017 | University of Cambridge
    Researchers have pinpointed the date of what could be the oldest solar eclipse yet recorded. The event, which occurred on 30 October 1207 BC, is mentioned in the Bible, and could have consequences for the chronology of the ancient world. Using a combination of the biblical text and an ancient Egyptian text, the researchers were then able to refine the dates of the Egyptian pharaohs, in particular the dates of the reign of Ramesses the Great. The results are published in the Royal Astronomical Society journal Astronomy & Geophysics. The biblical text in question comes from the Old Testament book...
  • Solar eclipse of 1207 BC helps to date pharaohs

    10/30/2017 9:54:36 PM PDT · by BenLurkin · 20 replies
    According to the book of Joshua in the Old Testament, after an all-night march from Gilgal, the Israelites attacked the Amorites at Gibeon, they then pursued them to Azekah and then to Makkedah. We have evidence from historical geography of where these places were: Gibeon was about 10 km northwest of Jerusalem, Azekah about 30 km southwest of Gibeon and Makkedah about 20 km south of Azekah. Because the eclipse occurred in the afternoon, it was probably seen from near Azekah, from where the partial eclipse would have started at 15:27 (local apparent time as given by a sundial), with...
  • Was There an Eclipse on Good Friday?

    08/22/2017 8:09:39 AM PDT · by Salvation · 83 replies
    Archdiocese of Washington ^ | 08-21-17 | Msgr. Charles Pope
    Was There an Eclipse on Good Friday? Msgr. Charles Pope • August 21, 2017 • With the solar eclipse that occurred Monday, it occurred to me to consider the darkening of the sun that occurred when Jesus was on the Cross. Though some wish to explain it scientifically (as an eclipse), there may have been more at work than mere astronomy.In Luke 23:44, we read, It was now about the sixth hour, and there was darkness over the whole land until the ninth hour (i.e., from noon until 3:00 PM).Although this seems to describe a solar eclipse, it isn’t...
  • “Night After Night They Display Knowledge”

    08/27/2017 7:13:16 AM PDT · by NOBO2012 · 1 replies
    MOTUS A.D. ^ | 8-27-17 | MOTUS
    For the second time this week we stand in awe of the power of the universe. Partial solar eclipse, New York CityHarvey, rising.Some will wait for government to regulate/legislate such global warming events out of existence. ETA:I think it might be wise to look for an alternate solution. “The heavens declare the glory of God; the skies proclaim the work of his hands. Day after day they pour forth speech; night after night they display knowledge ...Psalm 19:1-2Posted from: MOTUS A.D.
  • Patients treated for putting sunscreen in eyes during eclipse, report says

    08/26/2017 9:17:05 AM PDT · by BenLurkin · 58 replies
    Those looking for alternative ways to protect their eyes from Monday’s solar eclipse are now seeking medical treatment after putting sunblock on their eyeballs. Nurse practitioner Trish Patterson tells KRCR-TV in Redding, California that she hasn’t seen any cases of damage by looking directly at the sun but she and her colleagues have seen a few patients who experienced pain after putting sunblock in their eyes.
  • Rapper who stared at eclipse abruptly cancels concerts (excerpted)

    08/25/2017 1:10:27 AM PDT · by cba123 · 56 replies
    N Y Post ^ | August 24, 2017 | Joe Vitale
    Joey Bada$$, a hip-hop artist who has earned praise from Malia Obama, asked his Twitter followers if he was "crazy" for staring at the solar eclipse without protective glasses - then canceled his upcoming performances. "Am I crazy for watching the eclipse today w no glasses?" the rapper tweeted. "I've sungazed before and afterwards saw colors for a whole day. I didn't die tho." -- Full article at link.
  • Eclipse: Construction causes huge I-15 traffic jam; Montana official apologizes

    08/24/2017 2:10:17 PM PDT · by Tolerance Sucks Rocks · 27 replies
    The Missoulian ^ | August 23, 2017 | David Erickson and Susan Dunlap
    Everyone in America was planning for the solar eclipse on August 21, except, apparently, the Montana Department of Transportation. That day, a contractor hired by MDT had scheduled a fairly major road construction project to begin on Interstate 15 near the Clark Canyon Dam. As tens of thousands of people headed north from the path of the eclipse to get home Monday around 4:30 p.m., they encountered a miles-long traffic jam that slowed traffic to a bumper-to-bumper crawl for more than an hour for some drivers. The flow of traffic was not a problem on the northbound lane of I-15...
  • Tucker Carlson and Greg Gutfield TAG TEAM to DESTROY the Media over Trump Eclipse Joke

    08/24/2017 8:27:14 AM PDT · by servo1969 · 18 replies ^ | 8-22-2017 | The Liberty Hound
    Full Title: HILLARIOUS!!! Tucker Carlson and Greg Gutfield TAG TEAM to DESTROY the Media over Trump Eclipse Joke Tucker Carlson and Greg Gutfield do a hilarious satirical segment after the media lost their mind over Tucker's Trump eclipse joke.
  • Why the 2024 total solar eclipse may 'outshine' 2017

    08/22/2017 12:00:35 PM PDT · by PJ-Comix · 44 replies
    Mother Nature Network ^ | August 21, 2017 | MICHAEL D'ESTRIES
    The first total solar eclipse in nearly a century not only has injected a much-needed sense of awe towards astronomy into our culture, but also has introduced a golden age of eclipse watching. In the 21st century, 10 total solar eclipses will send the moon's shadow over U.S. soil, with six of these events passing over vast swaths of the country. The next one occurs on April 8, 2024, a brief intermission of only seven years, and will cut a path from Mexico to Texas to Maine and the maritime provinces of Canada. Nicknamed "The Great North American Eclipse," 13...
  • Federal Judge in Florida Denies Witness Chance to View Eclipse

    08/21/2017 1:30:02 PM PDT · by nickcarraway · 17 replies
    A federal judge in Florida ruled a trial couldn't be postponed just because one of the key witnesses — a federal agent — had travel plans to see the solar eclipse. In a droll, three-page ruling issued Friday, Judge Steven Merryday denied the motion filed by an assistant U.S. attorney. Recalling popular dialogue from the TV classic Star Trek, the judge wrote that the prosecutor "boldy moves (where no AUSA has moved before)." "The solar eclipse is no longer mysterious, supernatural, foreboding or ominous," wrote Merryday. "An eclipse is just another astral event, precisely predictable since the day the Babylonians...
  • Trump looked at the solar eclipse without glasses despite a shouted warning from an aide

    08/21/2017 1:05:09 PM PDT · by edzo4 · 60 replies
    Business Insider ^ | 8 21 2017 | Allan Smith
    President Donald Trump took in the solar eclipse from the Truman Balcony of the White House on Monday, even briefly glancing at the sun directly despite a shouted warning from an aide. Sporting eclipse glasses — for only part of the viewing — and standing alongside Melania Trump and their son, Barron, Trump viewed what was a partial eclipse in Washington, DC. It began at 1:17 p.m. ET, peaked at 2:42 p.m., and was set to end at 4:01 p.m., The Washington Post reported. The moon covered 81% of the sun at the eclipse's peak in Washington.
  • The Eclipse That Saved Columbus

    08/21/2017 9:28:22 AM PDT · by Rebelbase · 12 replies
    Science News ^ | 10/4/17 | IVARS PETERSON
    [Snip] Nearly 2 years after sailing from Cadiz in 1502, Columbus and his restless, disgruntled crew were stranded on the north coast of Jamaica, confined to worm-eaten, leaking ships. The native inhabitants were no longer awed by the newcomers. Annoyed by their voracious appetites and angry at the depredations of crew members, who had plundered several villages, the population was hostile and would no longer supply food.Weary and ill, Columbus had withdrawn to his ship. There, he pondered his precarious situation. Returning to the stained pages of the Ephemerides, he noted Regiomontanus's prediction of a total eclipse of the moon...
  • The Eclipse Is Racist Because It Fails To Affect Enough Black People, The Atlantic Suggests

    08/21/2017 9:50:58 AM PDT · by Enlightened1 · 57 replies
    The Daily Caller ^ | 08/20/17 | Eric Owens
    The Atlantic, a once-great magazine, has determined that the total eclipse of the sun due to occur on Monday will fail to affect enough black people.The Atlantic’s very lengthy essay on the failure of the eclipse to occur where a sufficient number of black people reside is entitled “American Blackout.” It clocks in at a remarkable 4,544 words and does not appear to be satire. Concerning “the Great American Eclipse,” Brooklyn Law School professor Alice Ristroph writes in the rapidly deteriorating magazine, “there live almost no black people” “along most of its path.” The Atlantic’s longwinded law professor assures readers that...
  • Praise God for his awesome creative skill in providing the eclipse event

    08/21/2017 9:49:44 AM PDT · by MeneMeneTekelUpharsin · 45 replies
    21 August 2017 | Mene Mene Tekel Upharsin
    God is great! This event shows the magnificence of His creation once again. Give credit to God.

    08/21/2017 9:10:44 AM PDT · by Mr. K · 12 replies
    FreeRepublic ^ | 8/21/17 | Mr. K the KnowItAll
  • American Blackout: A tour of the solar eclipse’s path reveals a nation that fought [tr] [barf]

    08/21/2017 9:10:36 AM PDT · by C19fan · 14 replies
    The Atlantic ^ | August 18, 2017 | Alice Ristroph
    Totality is everything, say those who chase solar eclipses. When the moon fully obscures the sun and casts its shadow on Earth, the result is like nothing you’ve seen before—not even a partial eclipse. A merely partial eclipse does not flip day to night, because the sun is bright enough to light our fields of vision with only a tiny fraction of its power. But when the sun and moon align just so, a little piece of Earth goes dark in the middle of the day. In this path of totality, night comes suddenly and one can see the shape...
  • Politicized Eclipse: Atlantic Magazine Notes Racial Makeup Along Its Path

    08/21/2017 8:25:36 AM PDT · by PJ-Comix · 41 replies
    NewsBusters ^ | August 21, 2017 | P.J. Gladnick
    Today is the day of the Great American Eclipse. Those along its path of totality will (if the clouds permit) see an amazing sight that will never be forgotten by those watching. Your humble correspondent knows this because he was once lucky enough to view a total solar eclipse.  The great thing about watching a total solar eclipse is that it absorbs all of your attention. One big reason is that it is indeed a miracle of nature. The moon is 400 times smaller than the sun but because it is also 400 times nearer to earth, both appear to be...