solar eclipse

Total solar eclipse
As North America goes into a solar eclipse meltdown, gazing upwards at the heavens may prove to be a blessed relief from recent tensions and confrontations.  Ten years ago, NASA identified the small town of Hopkinsville as the ‘point of greatest eclipse’ during the first coast-to-coast eclipse in 100 years.  This rural Kentucky town will experience an unrivalled 2 minutes and 42 seconds of totality. Huge crowds of tourists, astronomers and religious groups are expected; hotel rooms...
Pupils from Hodder House (nursery) through to IB and A-level enjoyed viewing the 88% partial Eclipse of the Sun at the historical observatory of Stonyhurst College.  They viewed the rare phenomenon, whereby a full moon at the correct distance from Earth obscures the Sun, using eclipse glasses.  A telescope was used to project the image of the eclipse onto a white board to clearly show the crescent of an obscured sun, which reached its maximum at 9:38.  Initially an astronomical...