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  • DFU Twitter - 2 Total Eclipse POLIMERICKS 8-21-17

    08/21/2017 9:44:57 AM PDT · by doug from upland
    dfu via Twitter ^ | 8-21-17 | dfu
  • This map shows if clouds will block the solar eclipse in your state

    08/21/2017 12:32:03 AM PDT · by cba123 · 57 replies
    Business Insider ^ | Leanna Garfield
    The United States will see a total solar eclipse on August 21 for the first time in decades. Some people are traveling hundreds of miles to cities in the line of totality, like Nashville, Tennessee and Salem, Oregon. But there is one thing that could put a damper on the event: clouds. Esri, an international supplier of geographic information system (GIS) software, has created a cloud-cover prediction map for the time of the eclipse in every state. Michael Zeiler, a geographer at Esri, is producing new maps every day leading up to the eclipse. (the linked article, shows projected skies...
  • Truck strikes overpass; traffic rerouted in Asheboro

    08/19/2017 5:14:01 PM PDT · by Tolerance Sucks Rocks · 7 replies
    ASHEBORO — A Friday afternoon accident at the Sunset Avenue overpass in Asheboro caused traffic to be rerouted in and around the area. The incident was reported at 1 p.m. when a dump truck driven by Jeffrey J. Friedmann of Winston-Salem was traveling northbound on Interstate 73/74. He had just left the McDonald’s construction site on Dixie Drive. Friedmann told officers he noticed that the dump bed of the truck was beginning to move, according to a report from the Asheboro Police Department. The dump bed of the 1995 Peterbilt truck struck the support beams of the overpass bridge, causing...
  • Can you really go blind staring at an eclipse? Tips for safe viewing

    08/19/2017 12:18:12 PM PDT · by PJ-Comix · 86 replies
    CNN.com ^ | August 11, 2017 | Ashley Strickland
    On August 21, the moon's shadow will block the sun from view in a total solar eclipse. Wherever you are in the United States, you're going to want to look up, and that's OK. Every astronomer in the country will tell you to enjoy this rare opportunity. No matter what superstitions you've heard, there is no risk to your health due to simply being outside during a total solar eclipse. But there's one thing you shouldn't do, and that's look at the sun with your naked eye. Don't do it. Really.The only time you can look at the sun with...
  • VIDEO: Watch Live Feed of TOTAL Solar Eclipse Starting at 8:38 PM EST

    03/08/2016 12:59:27 PM PST · by PJ-Comix · 17 replies
    NASA TV ^ | March 8, 2016
    Live Stream VIDEO
  • Disaster fears as 'monster' eclipse looms

    07/20/2009 3:40:10 AM PDT · by myknowledge · 7 replies · 1,069+ views
    The Daily Telegraph (article from AFP) ^ | July 20, 2009 | Correspondents in New Delhi
    THE world's most populous nations will gaze skywards on Wednesday as the longest total solar eclipse of the 21st Century lays a carpet of darkness across India and China, from Mumbai to Shanghai. The event is being hyped in the obscure world of eclipse-chasers as a once-in-a-lifetime opportunity which, due to its trajectory over some of the most densely inhabited areas on Earth, could end up being the most-watched eclipse in history. The American astrophysicist and acclaimed eclipse expert Fred Espenak has simply labelled the July 22 event "a monster". Total solar eclipses occur when the moon comes between the...
  • Total Lunar Eclipse: Thursday 5/15/2003; 9:00 PM EST

    05/12/2003 10:44:42 PM PDT · by Robert A Cook PE · 52 replies · 468+ views
    A total lunar eclipse should be brilliantly visible against the full moon on early Thursday evening, May 15th. Since most of the storms seem to have blown past, let's hope the skies will be clear and not covered up. Homeschoolers should take advantage of this (early evening) eclipse time to get some dramatic "free science homework credit" by spending a few minutes outside watching the moom suddenly "almost vanish" in an orange glow of reflected earthlight.