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The August Eclipse Left A ‘Wake’ in the Earth’s Upper Atmosphere

A total solar eclipse by itself isn’t so unusual—the moon shades the Sun every 18 months, from the view of somewhere on Earth. But this year’s “Great American Eclipse” was special simply for how much inhabited land it covered, crossing the length of America from Oregon to South Carolina. And that led to some amazing new scientific observations. Read More >>

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Yes, the Eclipse Caused a Dip in PornHub Traffic Too

Earlier this week people in the US were going eclipse crazy. So crazy, in fact, that Netflix claims it lost 10 per cent of its streaming traffic while it was happening. The real question on everyone's minds, however, is did it affect PornHub? Well I decided to ask, and after crunching the numbers PornHub determined that yes it did. Read More >>

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Netflix Claims Yesterday’s Eclipse Caused a 10 Per Cent Drop in Traffic

There was a solar eclipse in the US yesterday, and people were going a little bit nuts over the whole phenomenon. One guy even seemed to be legitimately crazy when discussing it. But was it a big deal or just a bunch of internet hype? Probably the former if you believe Netflix, which claims to have lost 10 per cent of its traffic during eclipse time. Read More >>

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Julian Assange, Eclipse Truther

Astronomers, doctors and other experts alike are in total agreement on one point—don’t stare at a solar eclipse without eye protection unless you want to damage your vision or go blind, you goddamn idiot. Read More >>

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What Can Scientists Actually Do With an Eclipse?

Solar eclipses are certainly one of the most striking astrophysical phenomena. The most important light of the day, the Sun, gets blacked out by the most important light of the night. But there’s actually nothing weird or surprising about that—sure, eclipses are rare, but with the Moon close and the Sun far away, sometimes one gets in the way of the other. But who cares? How is that different than a plane flying over your house? Read More >>

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Watch the Ring-of-Fire Solar Eclipse Happening in Africa

We will never, ever tell you to stare at the sun. Fortunately, we have a far better way for you to get a glimpse of the ring-of-fire solar eclipse over central Africa. Read More >>

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Earth Looks Bruised in the Shadow of the Eclipse

We normally observe solar eclipses from our perspective here on the surface — or even from an airplane — but this image from NASA’s Deep Space Climate Observatory shows this week’s total solar eclipse from a rather unique vantage point. Read More >>

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Jabra Eclipse Puts Less Stress on the Ear of Executives, Weighing Just 5.5g

Things-dangling-off-things maker Jabra has revealed a (tangled) rucksack full of new mobile accessories at IFA 2015 this week, with one of the most technically appealing being its next-gen Jabra Eclipse Bluetooth headset -- one that weighs just 5.5g and is so small looks like someone's cut your earphone cable off in a commuter rage incident about leaking sound. Read More >>

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Passing Through The Moon’s Shadow Looks Way Too Scary

We though we'd seen the best of the solar eclipse images, but this video — unearthed by Reddit — has been hiding out on YouTube, saving the absolute best for last. Read More >>

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That Viral ‘Photo’ of Today’s Solar Eclipse? Totally Not Real

The sharing of the above image, supposedly a snap of today's solar eclipse from the International Space Station, seems to go on and on. Ah, it seemed a more innocent time back at 9am this morning when Giz reader Sam Watts pointed out the DeviantArt source to it all. Read More >>

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How to Make a Pinhole Camera for Friday’s Solar Eclipse and Not Go ‘Selfie Blind’

You know a solar eclipse is on its way when the news is littered with Christian pastors warning of the end of the world and nice academics pointing out the basic common sense rules of eyesight to the public at large. Read More >>

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Now We Actually Have a Real Reason to Dread Solar Eclipses 

Superstitions have surrounded the eerie solar eclipse since time immemorial. And now, for entirely scientific reasons, it turns out we have good reason to fear them. Earth's biggest solar eclipse since 1999 is happening this March, and it could cause some real disruption thanks to the European reliance on solar energy. Read More >>

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Venus, Please Be More Of A Badass In This Photo

This looks like your brain on drugs, but it's actually a rare solar eclipse from last June in which Venus moved between the Sun and the Earth the way the Moon usually does. Venus looked like a thinner and thinner crescent until it was perfectly aligned with the Sun, creating a Venusian annular eclipse with a ring of fire. The Solar Dynamics Observatory imaged the Sun in three colors of UV light, producing data for this image. The next Venusian solar eclipse will occur in 2117, so you'll have time to enjoy this photo for awhile before it's challenged by something even crazier. [APOD] Read More >>