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solar eclipse
2014-10-20 04:37:14

The moon will pass in front of the sun on Thursday, producing a partial solar eclipse that, weather-permitting, will be visible in most parts of the United States sometime around sunset, NASA officials have announced.

The Surprising Appeal of a Cloudy Eclipse
2012-11-25 06:12:45

Astrophysicist and legendary eclipse chaser Fred Espenak has a rating scheme for natural wonders. "On a scale of 1 to 10," he says, "total eclipses are a million."

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2010-12-17 07:55:00

Everyone knows that "the moon on the breast of new-fallen snow gives the luster of mid-day to objects below" -- that is, except during a lunar eclipse.


Word of the Day
  • an ornament or knob in the shape of a flower
  • In architecture, a floral ornament; specifically, the large conventional flower usually placed in the center of the abacus of a Corinthian capital or classic ceiling-caisson; also, the floreated termination of a Gothic finial.
[ "The word 'fleuron' comes from French."]