Midnight In The Desert — solar eclipse

How Astronomers Use Eclipses to Discover Alien Worlds

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How Astronomers Use Eclipses to Discover Alien Worlds

From our perspective here on the surface of the Earth, it appears as if the disk of the moon covers the face of the sun. You have to be near or at totality — when the sun is fully covered — to notice the sun's dimming with your unaided eyes. However, sophisticated light-measuring instruments can easily pick up even the slightest hint of reduction in sunlight no matter the extent of the eclipse. Now let's play a game. Let's say you attached these keen instruments to a telescope and you rocketed a few light-years away from the solar system. And...

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Crop Circle Details Solar Eclipse?

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Crop Circle Details Solar Eclipse?

A message has been sent to us regarding the Sutton Hall crop circle - 'There are a number of people who have come to look at this circle and the farmer is combining it. So there is a risk to have people on his land. So do not enter the field' -- Important Notice to drone pilots: As this crop circle is so near to Southend Airport it is essential to contact Southend airport air traffic control tower to get permission as to when and how high you can fly. They are very friendly and helpful but clearance is essential!...

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NASA's Best Photos of the Total Solar Eclipse of 2017

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Wow! See Totality from the 2017 Great American Solar Eclipse (Videos)

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The Great American Solar Eclipse has now reached totality over Oregon, and video of the milestone moment is amazing.

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Solar eclipse: See it in 60 seconds

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