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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.
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."
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.
- An aromatic woolly plant (Origanum dictamnus) native to Crete, formerly believed to have magical powers.