Ben Mutzabaugh USA TODAY Published 3:20 p.m. UTC Aug 21, 2018 Editor's note: This post will up update with comments from the photographer. Check by by noon ET. The full solar eclipse seen across part of the U.S. last August captivated the nation, becoming one of the most photographed events in recent memory. Now, it may turn out that one of the most jaw-dropping images of the event was taken from a Southwest Airlines flight flying at 39,000 feet. That will likely be up for debate Tuesday after up-and-coming photographer Jon Carmichael releases his composite image of the eclipse, the first in the continental U.S. since 1979. And it had been 99 years since such a large swath of nation had seen such an event, with America’s last Pacific-to-Atlantic total solar eclipse occurring in 1919. As for Carmichael’s image, which is officially being unveiled today at Twitter’s New York offices, it shows a view that’s hard to believe wasn’t taken from space … [Read more...] about Was the best image of the 2017 solar eclipse taken from a Southwest flight?
Total solar eclipse 2017
When the August 21 eclipse struck over the continental US on August 21, 2017, the spectacle was dubbed “The Great American Eclipse”.The total solar eclipse was the most watched solar event in history, with millions watching it outdoors and many more watching it online.The eclipse was the first total eclipse to appear over the US in 38 years and was the first coast-to-coast eclipse in 99 years.A whole year later and another solar eclipse is brewing on the horizon next weekend on Saturday, August 11.The August partial eclipse of the Sun will peak in the Northern Hemisphere before 11am UK time but will only be visible in certain parts of the world.So how exactly do the two brilliant solar eclipses compare?The major difference is the amount of Sun the Moon will cover two weeks from now, compared to last year’s eclipse.The August 11 eclipse is only a partial eclipse of the Sun - meaning the Moon will only obscure a small portion of the Sun.Eclipse 2018: The … [Read more...] about Eclipse August 2018: How will partial eclipse compare to total eclipse in August 2017?
STARGAZERS can enjoy a big night in tomorrow, as the longest lunar eclipse of the century turns the moon red. Unlike with a solar eclipse – when the moon passes between the Earth and sun, blocking the sun’s light – a “blood moon” is created when the Earth passes between the sun and the moon. This time, it will cast the moon into shadow for 1 hour 43 minutes. The phenomenon will be visible across the world, with the best view being from east Africa. Here, you should look to the south-east where it will begin at around 8.30pm and finish at 10.13pm. Dora Allday shares more bright facts. 1 – It is called a blood moon because of the reddish-orange colour the moon will appear to be. The intensity of the colour can depend on pollution, cloud cover or the level of debris in the atmosphere. 2 – Sunlight consists of many colours. Blue and violet have short wavelengths and get lost in the Earth’s atmosphere, leaving red-orange light with … [Read more...] about 10 things you need to know about tonight’s longest lunar eclipse of the century
A shadow will be cast across the Earth when Donald Trump arrives in the UK. The president will arrive on the same day as a partial solar eclipse, when the moon moves in front of the sun and blocks out the sky. What’s more, it will arrive on the famously unlucky day of Friday the 13th. Eclipses have long been feared as harbingers of great change or danger, throughout human society. In the past, many cultures formed myths and traditions around the events, which were seen as dangerous and awe-inspiring in equal measure. Solar eclipse 2017 12 show all Solar eclipse 2017 1/12 A handout photo made available by NASA shows the Moon as it starts passing in front of the Sun during a solar eclipse from Ross Lake, Northern Cascades National Park, Washington, USA, 21 August 2017. The 21 August 2017 total solar eclipse will last a maximum of 2 minutes 43 seconds and the thin path of totality will pass through portions of 14 US states, according to the National Aeronautics and … [Read more...] about Donald Trump UK visit: Sun will be blocked in the sky by partial eclipse when president arrives on Friday 13th
By April 5, 2018, 9:00 AM EDT Solar investments eclipsed all other forms of electricity generation in 2017 as China’s green boom accelerated.Investors worldwide plowed a record $161 billion into solar energy last year, more than half the investment in all renewables apart from large hydroelectric projects, according to a report jointly published by the United Nations and Bloomberg New Energy Finance. Total investment in renewables rose 2 percent to $280 billion.In its bid to no longer be seen as the world’s worst polluter, China invested $127 billion in renewable energy last year. More than two-thirds of that was for 53 gigawatts of solar energy, enough capacity to power more than 38 million homes.Renewables made up a record 61 percent of net power generation capacity added worldwide in 2017. Actual output from clean energy sources accounted for just 12 percent of electricity production, illustrating the gap that needs to be bridged before clean energy can overtake … [Read more...] about China Shines Bright as Solar Leads Record Renewables Investment