When the sky goes dark at mid-day, people notice.
The basic idea is that meeting the requirements for the habitability of the Earth for observers makes it more likely that solar eclipses are possible.
C’mon. This is the first time in almost a century that a total eclipse will traverse the fruited plains from coast to coast.
The first pictures of an eclipse from the surface of another planet were taken by NASA’s Opportunity rover on the surface of Mars in March 2004.
As a rule, family road trips aren’t exactly a walk in the park, and you’ve got a feeling this will be no ordinary road trip.
As I noted yesterday, Joseph Carter wrote a fatuous essay in which he denies purpose in the universe and does an amusing dance around the implications that follow.
Aristotelian teleology is, as Joseph Carter points out, manifested by order in nature. More precisely, teleology is consistency: natural processes tend to consistent ends.
The privileged position of our space platform allows for habitability, scientific discovery, and total solar eclipses.
Total solar eclipses will be visible only for another 250 million years.
“It rolled at you across the land at 1,800 miles an hour, hauling darkness like plague behind it.”