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Total Lunar Eclipse Tonight

December 20, 2010

Total lunar eclipses are not as rare as total solar eclipses, but they’re pretty cool nonetheless.  Tonight, however, a rare cosmic configuration takes place:  a total lunar eclipse on the night of the winter solstice.  In fact, it’s been 372 years since this alignment happened last!  Pretty cool.  It’ll hit “totality” at 2:41am EST.  The [...]

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A Dark Omen in India

July 22, 2009

The daylight became dim.  An auspicious darkness crept across the Asian subcontinent as feelings of dread seized millions — hide your children, bathe yourself in holy water, do not prepare foods, say your prayers! No, it probably wasn’t the continued presence of Hillary Clinton threatening a global warming disaster in India, though we know about [...]

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