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Did you know the Western USA (and Eastern Asia) is about to enjoy its first full solar eclipse since 1994? Excitement!


Click the image to see the Sky & Telescope article.

Here's a map of how much you'll get to see; if you live in Asia, it's basically the same but reversed; those who live in the Pacific Ocean have the best seats:


Click the image to see the Sky & Telescope article.

Bonus: What's the Higgs boson? This is a great and entertaining video.

In other news, I must be feeling heathier, because I just finished mowing the yard. To keep from irritating the still-unhappy sinues over-much, I wore a bandana around the face to filter the grass and pollen, plus a pair of shop goggles and long pants and shirt. SWEATY. I must have looked GORGEOUS.

Chris

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carmy_w
May. 11th, 2012 09:36 pm (UTC)
Call the police! There's a bandit out there mowing!!
mckitterick
May. 12th, 2012 02:37 am (UTC)
:-D

I was a pretty goofy-looking bandit.
carmy_w
May. 11th, 2012 09:37 pm (UTC)
Oh, and I'm glad you're feeling better, and I'm excited about the eclipse! We'll actually get to see part of it!
mckitterick
May. 12th, 2012 02:37 am (UTC)
Thanks! Today the illness thing is SO MUCH better. Geez, sinus infections are for THE BIRDS.
tully01
May. 12th, 2012 02:28 am (UTC)
Now, for the real fun close to us, there's that comlete eclipse in August that is actually going to be right in driving range for even a day trip. :-)
mckitterick
May. 12th, 2012 02:38 am (UTC)
Seriously? A _solar_ eclipse? Whoah!
siro_gravity
May. 12th, 2012 04:22 am (UTC)
Now if I can just roll my ass out of bed at 6:20AM!!!

Glad you're feeling better, even if you're looking dorky!
mckitterick
May. 12th, 2012 05:11 am (UTC)
I'm pretty sure that's evening hours, so it'll be much easier to enjoy!
siro_gravity
May. 12th, 2012 05:27 am (UTC)
HOT DAMN!! that is totally going on the calendar!!!
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