Archive | solar eclipse

How to Plan Travel to See an Aurora

It can feel nearly impossible to you access a sense of wonder in today’s all-the-information-anytime-you-want-it environment, but the answer, I find, is often in the natural world. Whether it’s feeling the strange cool breeze that arises during the totality of an eclipse, watching a thousand-strong starling murmurationRead more… Continue Reading at http://lifehacker.com

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Today’s Solar Eclipse Left a Path of Nightmarish Traffic in Its Wake

For months, even years, amateur astronomers, photographers, and anyone wanting the best possible view of today’s solar eclipse have been planning trips into the phenomenon’s path of totality. Now that it’s over, all that’s left are millions of grainy Instagram photos—and a traffic nightmare that traces the same path…Read more… Continue Reading at http://jalopnik.com

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Yes, Your Kids Can Go Outside During the Solar Eclipse 

My friend who’s a third-grade teacher told me her school is in a panic today. The superintendent sent out a letter saying that all kids must stay indoors during the entire solar eclipse, and if they need to walk across campus for any reason (we’re in California, so not everything is covered by hallways), they […]

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Where to Get Eclipse Glasses at the Last Minute

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.Read more… Continue Reading at http://lifehacker.com

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How to Take Photos During Today’s Solar Eclipse With Your Smartphone

Everybody wants to capture the perfect eclipse photo today, but not everybody has thousands of dollars in professional photography equipment. Turns out you can take some half-way decent pics with your smartphone.Read more… Continue Reading at http://lifehacker.com

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This App Will Allow Blind People to Experience the Eclipse

When the solar eclipse takes place on Monday, millions will gather around the United States to take in the sight. However, for those that have trouble seeing, enjoying the eclipse is a little more difficult. What do you do at a visual event when you can’t see? It’s a question astrophysicist Henry “Trae” Winter started…Read […]

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Forget Special Glasses—For the Best Views of the Eclipse You Just Need a DIY Pinhole

I was in middle school the last time a major solar eclipse passed over my hometown. Some teachers supplied us with glasses and others helped us build viewers from cereal boxes, and we went outside for the big moment. It was okay, I guess. But when I got home, my mother told me how she […]

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