American animals react to solar eclipse


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21 August 2017

Wild animals react to the 2017 Total Eclipsered squirrels barking, tree frogs croaking and crickets and other night insects chirping! Total eclipse of the sun over the Great Smoky Mountains – with night-time cricket, frogs and other critter noises coming from the deep forest after the darkness of totality starting about 1:30 into the video and then back to normal. We fought off clouds and just managed to get a window at max eclipse time. This was filmed with no filters at all with a Tamron 150-600 mm Canon zoom.

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21 August 2017

Forest animals react to the total darkness of the 2017 eclipse. I put a camera back in the forest just to record the sounds as day turned to night. Listen for the barking and alarm call of Red Squirrels, Eastern Towhees, chickadees and some doves crashing into tree branches as they freak out in the dark. Also interesting is a distant human screaming as the eclipse reaches totality. Sound really travels in the mountain forest. Filmed in the Great Smoky Mountains. If you want to skip right to the dark part it starts at 3:00.

What Do Birds Do During a Total Eclipse? Observations from eBird and Radar on August 21, 2017: here.

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Solar eclipse, other space news


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Watch solar physicists watching the eclipse | Science News

21 August 2017

This time-lapse video shows how a group of solar physicists and engineers studying the sun’s wispy atmosphere kept busy during totality, but also got to take a look at the corona with their own eyes. In the foreground, Paul Bryans and Ben Berkey uncover and cover the telescopes’ lenses, while Steven Tomczyk, Alyssa Boll and Keon Gibson record data and Philip Judge calls out the time.

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Crowds gather to witness solar eclipse in Oregon

21 August 2017

Thousands watch in excitement as corona becomes visible: solar eclipse.

SO EVERYONE FREAKED OUT ABOUT THE ECLIPSE From your favorite celebrities to the president, eclipse fever abounded. Check out some of the incredible photos from the event that stopped productivity for a solid few hours across the country. Fox News host Shepard Smith went wild for eclipse coverage, and his colleague Tucker Carlson delivered this gem of a line, saying Trump looking at the eclipse without glasses was “Perhaps the most impressive thing any president has ever done.” [HuffPost]

And if you didn’t watch Bonnie Tyler sing “Total Eclipse of the Heart during the eclipse, you didn’t do the eclipse right.

Mars has nighttime snow storms. Cloud cooling and speedy winds lead to rapid winterlike storms, simulations show. By Ashley Yeager, 11:00am, August 21, 2017.

Solar eclipse tomorrow, other astronomical news


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United States Total Solar Eclipse 21 Aug 2017

19 August 2017

On August 21, 2017 a total solar eclipse occurs from the Northwest to the Southeast. This video explains what happens and why and the possible influence coming from an eclipse.

Eclipse watchers will go after the biggest solar mystery: Why is the corona so hot? Usually when you move away from a heat source, it gets cooler. Not so in the sun’s atmosphere. By Lisa Grossman, 6:00am, August 20, 2017.

Does the corona look different when solar activity is high versus when it’s low? One U.S. town will get two eclipses in seven years, making it the best place to watch the sun’s cycle in action. By Lisa Grossman, 7:00am, August 19, 2017.

Where does the solar wind come from? The eclipse may offer answers. A look at where the sun’s surface meets its atmosphere could reveal the wind’s origins. By Lisa Grossman, 7:00am, August 18, 2017.

PLEASE DON’T RUIN YOUR EYES BY LOOKING AT THE ECLIPSE WITHOUT PROTECTION We here at The Morning Email value your eyesight. Here’s how to watch the magic safely. [HuffPost]

Solar eclipse August 2017 live on Twitter: here.

Here are the paths of the next 15 total solar eclipses. From 2017 to 2040, there will be 15 total solar eclipses. Here‘s a map of where to see them. By Emily DeMarco, 2:30pm, August 18, 2017.

Cosmic lens lets astronomers zoom in on a black hole’s burps. Seeing into the heart of a faraway galaxy could explain how jets of hot material get their start. By Lisa Grossman, 5:01pm, August 18, 2017.

We share the Milky Way with 100 million black holes. New census estimates the number of cosmic chasms based on galaxy size and makeup. By Emily Conover, 9:00am, August 18, 2017.

Exclusive First Photos of the 2017 Solar Eclipse. National Geographic photographers were across the country – and over the ocean – capturing some of the best views of the historic eclipse: here.

Solar eclipse in the USA 21 August update


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August 21st Solar Eclipse Will Be Extraordinary And Rare Celestial Event! Watch To Know Why

16 August 2017

2017 Solar Eclipse Will Be Extraordinary.

Historic Solar Eclipse Just One Week Away.

What can the eclipse tell us about the corona’s magnetic field? Scientists want to directly measure the forces behind the wispy dancing plasma in the sun’s atmosphere. By Lisa Grossman, 7:00am, August 16, 2017.

Protect little ones’ eyes from the sun during the eclipse. By Laura Sanders, 5:20pm, August 15, 2017.

Eclipses show wrong physics can give right results. Success of astronomical predictions reveals power of science, by Tom Siegfried. 3:30pm, August 17, 2017.

Solar eclipse, 21 August 2017


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Eclipses Throughout our Universe | Out There | Solar Eclipse 2017

14 aug. 2017

On the 21st day of August, 2017, the moon will slide between the Earth and the sun, painting a swath of darkness across North America. The Great American Solar Eclipse.

An exercise in cosmic geometry. A reminder that we live on one sphere among many, all moving to the laws of Kepler, Newton and Einstein. The moon’s orbit around the Earth is slightly tilted, so the shadow of the new moon usually passes above or below us. About twice a year, the three bodies briefly align, and the moon’s long shadow cuts across our planet. The day dies and is reborn. The sun is replaced by an inky hole, feathered with the pale corona, a million degrees hotter than the sun itself. Staring up into the cone of blackness you can feel the cosmic gears grinding. Two minutes of beauty and terror.

What happens in Earth’s atmosphere during an eclipse? Using smartphones and radio kits, researchers will track changes in how radio waves travel through the ionosphere. By Lisa Grossman, 7:00am, August 13, 2017.

Can the eclipse tell us if Einstein was right about general relativity? He probably was, but astronomers will put his 1915 theory to the test with DIY experiments. By Lisa Grossman, 7:00am, August 15, 2017.

What can we learn about Mercury’s surface during the eclipse? A telescope aboard a pair of research jets will make a thermal map of the planet during the eclipse. By Lisa Grossman, 7:00am, August 14, 2017.

Solar eclipse in the USA, August 21


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Get ready for the total solar eclipse: Here’s what to expect | CNBC

11 August 2017

Jeffrey Kluger, Time Magazine editor-at-large and author of “Apollo 8,” discusses the cross-country total solar eclipse on August 21st.

As the moon passes in front of the sun during the Aug. 21 Great American Eclipse, scientists will be doing some serious work: here.

The Great American Eclipse on August 21 will be much more than a spectacle. As the moon passes in front of the sun, scientists will be doing some serious work. A fleet of telescopes, spectrometers and polarizers will turn skyward to look directly at the parts of our nearest star that are usually invisible: here.

What do plants and animals do during an eclipse? A citizen science project aims to gather data to put science behind anecdotal evidence. By Lisa Grossman, 7:00am, August 12, 2017.

Moon had a magnetic field for at least a billion years longer than thought: here.

August solar eclipse, more astronomy


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August solar eclipse may be most viewed ever

21 June 2017

On Aug. 21, the moon will pass between the Earth and the sun, casting a shadow that will race across the heartland of America at some 1,500 mph, moving over 14 states from Oregon to South Carolina as the United States experiences its first total eclipse of the sun since 1979 and the first coast-to-coast eclipse in 99 years.

More than 200 million people live within a one-day drive of the 70-mile-wide path of totality, officials said Wednesday, which will carry the moon’s shadow across hundreds of towns and cities and 20 national parks where record crowds are expected. Researchers said it may be the most watched, best observed solar eclipse in history.

Passing over Salem, Oregon, around 1:15 p.m. EDT, the moon’s shadow will race across Idaho Falls, Casper, Wyoming, most of Kansas City and parts of St. Louis before passing over Nashville — the largest city directly in the path of totality — and then darkening the sky over Greenville, Columbia and Charleston, South Carolina. The central shadow will move out over the Atlantic Ocean around 2:48 p.m. NASA has posted a variety of maps, animations and videos showing the path of the eclipse, including a zoomable pdf and an interactive map showing when the eclipse begins, reaches maximum and ends for any point in the nation. It also shows the duration of the eclipse for each location in the path of totality.

“This is a really amazing chance to just open the public’s eyes to wonder, and to get people thinking about the most amazing natural phenomenon that happens on the surface of the Earth, a total solar eclipse, and to incorporate that into thinking about what’s going on in our cosmos,” said Angela Des Jardins, a researcher at Montana State University.

Balloons will broadcast the 2017 solar eclipse live from on high. Astrophysicist Angela Des Jardins wants to show the world in first-of-its-kind livestream. By Lisa Grossman, 1:30pm, July 26, 2017.

Half of the Milky Way comes from other galaxies. Simulations suggest that galactic winds blew the material in from elsewhere. By Ashley Yeager, 9:00pm, July 26, 2017.