Tag Archives: Eclipses

How staring at the eclipse led to a world of hurt

A medical case reported today in the journal JAMA Ophthalmology proved the wisdom of all those warnings not to stare at the partly covered sun during August’s solar eclipse. Unfortunately, it’s too late for the woman at the center of the case: … Continue reading

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Eclipse rates as America’s most watched event

More than 215 million American adults, representing almost 88 percent of the U.S. population over 18, watched August’s solar eclipse in person and on screens, according to a newly published survey. That’s nearly twice the size of the TV viewership for recent … Continue reading

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Amazon sued over solar eclipse glasses

A South Carolina couple has filed a lawsuit against Amazon, claiming that they suffered eye damage even though they used protective glasses sold through the online retailer. In the lawsuit, filed Aug. 29 in U.S. District Court in Charleston, S.C., Thomas Corey … Continue reading

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Eclipse Journal: Mystery plane identified

GeekWire reporters and correspondents documented the 2017 solar eclipse from the Pacific Northwest, including our home base in Seattle and locations in the “Path of Totality” in Oregon. Follow our eclipse adventures, including the mysterious case of the plane and … Continue reading

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Look back at the eclipse in a different light

This week’s total solar eclipse ranked among history’s most widely documented celestial events, thanks to streaming video and social media. NASA and its media partners announced today that 12.1 million unique viewers watched the spectacle via NASA.gov’s live stream, and millions … Continue reading

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Seattle space sisters learn lots from eclipse

Not everything turned out the way pre-teen sisters Rebecca and Kimberly Yeung expected when they sent their Loki Lego Launcher balloon platform into the shadow of a solar eclipse. But that in itself was a big lesson for the stratospheric science team … Continue reading

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Did you miss totality? Relive it with this video

MADRAS, Ore. – Some skywatchers spend thousands of dollars on telescopes, cameras and other hardware to document a solar eclipse. John E. Hoots did it with a Sony Handycam video camera. Get the full story on GeekWire.

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