Tag Archives: Skywatching

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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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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Eclipse dims the sun from coast to coast

MADRAS, Ore. – The spectacle that skywatchers made years’ worth of plans to see finally happened today, darkening the sky during a total solar eclipse. The moon began covering up the sun over Oregon just after 9 a.m. PT, with … Continue reading

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Oregon feels the calm before totality

MADRAS, Ore. – Traffic to Oregon’s total eclipse zone has been surprisingly light over the past couple of days, but officials say they’re not out of the woods yet. The traffic flow to Salem and Corvallis on the west side … Continue reading

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Last-minute guide to the total solar eclipse

It’s prime time at last for the Aug. 21 total solar eclipse, America’s first coast-to-coast dose of totality in 99 years. Maybe you’re a veteran eclipse-chaser who’s been preparing for this since 1979, the last time a total eclipse was visible from … Continue reading

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Here’s how the eclipsed sun’s corona will look

Skywatchers will see a rare celestial sight during the Aug. 21 total solar eclipse: the sun’s shimmering outer atmosphere, known as the corona. What will it look like? Astronomers worked their magic to give us a glimpse. The corona is … Continue reading

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