Solar eclipses

A crow sits on roof of a house as the sun forms crescent during solar eclipse in New Delhi, India, Sunday, June 21, 2020. (AP Photo/Manish Swarup)
June 21, 2020 - 11:32 pm
DUBAI (AP) — Stargazers in Africa, Asia and parts of the Middle East looked to the skies Sunday to witness a partial solar eclipse. It was known as a “ring of fire” because the moon covered most, but not all, of the sun. It occurred during the daytime hours Sunday in areas that saw the spectacle,...
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FILE - In this Aug. 21, 2017, file photo, President Donald Trump points to the sun as he arrives to view the solar eclipse at the White House in Washington. Trump's comment about injecting disinfectant to fight coronavirus is just the latest in a long list of comments and actions that run contrary to mainstream science. He's gone against scientific and medical advice by staring at an eclipse without protection, calling climate change a hoax and saying wind turbines cause cancer. (AP Photo/Andrew Harnik, File)
April 25, 2020 - 7:17 am
WASHINGTON (AP) — What President Donald Trump says and does often flies in the face of mainstream science. Coronavirus and the idea of injecting disinfectants is only the latest episode. When a rare solar eclipse happened in 2017, astronomers and eye doctors repeatedly warned people not to stare...
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A kid looks up at the sun wearing protective glasses to watch a solar eclipse from Jakarta, Indonesia, Thursday, Dec. 26, 2019. (AP Photo/Tatan Syuflana)
December 26, 2019 - 3:52 am
BANDA ACEH, Indonesia (AP) — People along a swath of southern Asia gazed at the sky in marvel on Thursday at a “ring of fire” solar eclipse. The so-called annular eclipse, in which a thin outer ring of the sun is still visible, could be seen along a path stretching from India and Pakistan to...
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The moon blocks the sun during a total solar eclipse in La Higuera, Chile, Tuesday, July 2, 2019. Northern Chile is known for clear skies and some of the largest, most powerful telescopes on Earth are being built in the area, turning the South American country into a global astronomy hub. (AP Photo/Esteban Felix)
July 03, 2019 - 2:36 am
LA SERENA, Chile (AP) — Tens of thousands of tourists and locals gaped skyward Tuesday as a total eclipse of the sun darkened the heavens over Chile and Argentina. Tourists from around the world gathered to witness the cosmic spectacle, which began in the morning as the moon crossed in front of the...
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FILE - In this Aug. 21, 2017 file photo, Jack Kvenild, 5, of Laramie, Wyo., watches the eclipse onset at Glendo Reservoir in near Glendo in east-central Wyoming. An economic analysis of last summer's total eclipse found that nearly 192,000 people traveled to Wyoming to view the event. In addition, the study released Monday, Dec. 11 by the state Office of Tourism estimated that the celestial event boosted the state's economy by an estimated $63.5 million. (AP Photo/Mead Gruver, file)
December 31, 2017 - 2:45 pm
MINNEAPOLIS (AP) — It wasn't all doom and gloom in 2017. The year was also filled with awe-inspiring moments that united us and warmed the heart. The first total solar eclipse to cross the U.S. in a century bought millions together in what some could only describe as a primal experience. Thousands...
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This undated screen shot provided by Dictionary.com shows the word "complicit," on the Dictionary.com website. Russian election influence, the ever-widening sexual harassment scandal, mass shootings and the opioid epidemic helped elevate the word "complicit" as Dictionary.com's word of the year. One of the site's lexicographers, Jane Solomon, said ahead of Monday's announcement that lookups of the word increased nearly 300 percent over last year. She said "complicit" hit just about every hot button of the year, from politics to natural disasters. (Dictionary.com via AP)
November 27, 2017 - 8:16 am
NEW YORK (AP) — Russian election influence, the ever-widening sexual harassment scandal, mass shootings and the opioid epidemic helped elevate the word "complicit" as Dictionary.com's word of the year for 2017. Look-ups of the word increased nearly 300 percent over last year as "complicit" hit just...
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A crowd wears protective glasses as they watch the beginning of the solar eclipse from Salem, Ore., Monday, Aug. 21, 2017. (AP Photo/Don Ryan)
August 22, 2017 - 2:20 am
The Latest on the total solar eclipse crossing the U.S., from Oregon to South Carolina (all times EDT): 7:45 p.m. Authorities say two women watching the eclipse while standing on a sidewalk in Kentucky were struck by a car, and one has died. State Police Trooper Jody Sims says the car crossed the...
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A partial solar eclipse appears over the Statue of Liberty on Liberty Island in New York, Monday, Aug. 21, 2017. (AP Photo/Seth Wenig)
August 21, 2017 - 8:01 pm
The stars came out in the middle of the day, zoo animals ran in agitated circles, crickets chirped, birds fell silent and a chilly darkness settled upon the land Monday as the U.S. witnessed its first full-blown, coast-to-coast solar eclipse since World War I. Millions of Americans gazed in wonder...
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A partial solar eclipse appears over the Statue of Liberty on Liberty Island in New York, Monday, Aug. 21, 2017. (AP Photo/Seth Wenig)
August 21, 2017 - 7:37 pm
The stars came out in the middle of the day, zoo animals ran in agitated circles, crickets chirped, birds fell silent and a chilly darkness settled upon the land Monday as the U.S. witnessed its first full-blown, coast-to-coast solar eclipse since World War I. Millions of Americans gazed in wonder...
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Mike Newchurch, left, professor of atmospheric chemistry at the University of Alabama in Huntsville, and graduate student Paula Tucker prepare a weather balloon before releasing it to perform research during the solar eclipse Monday, Aug. 21, 2017, on the Orchard Dale historical farm near Hopkinsville, Ky. The location, which is in the path of totality, is also at the point of greatest intensity. (AP Photo/Mark Humphrey)
August 21, 2017 - 6:56 pm
NASHVILLE, Tennessee (AP) — The giraffes ran in circles. The flamingos huddled together. And the rhinos just looked confused. At the Nashville Zoo, visitors watched and recorded how the animals behaved when the sky turned dark during Monday's total solar eclipse. And there was plenty to see when...
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