ScienceCast 254: The 2017 Total Solar Eclipse

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2017 total solar eclipse. By science at NASA. 8/21/2017 the shadow of the moon will sweep across the U. S. landscape transforming date to twilight. In the surreal gloaming of an eclipse. The temperature drops. Birds go silent. Crickets begin. And blossom. Close. As the scene plays out across a 70 mile wide path of totality from coast to coast. Continent spanning wave of instruments. Ranging from homemade pinhole cameras and certified eclipse safety glasses to the most sophisticated telescopes in operation today will be trained on the eclipse across America. Just before totality. A point of glistening sunlight is visible making the moon like a diamond ring. Then as that drop ...

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