Through a protective lens, the sun became a dense orange crescent. The sky dimmed strangely, as though a dome of shadow were filtering down. For a few seconds it seemed as if time had slipped its leash, set free by the combination of surreal natural phenomenon and intense anticipation.
As millions of people looked up to the sky to catch sight of the "Great American Eclipse," the six astronauts and cosmonauts on board the International Space Station gazed down to view the shadow of the moon darken the Earth below.
In Navajo culture, the passing of the moon over the sun is an intimate moment in which the sun is reborn and tribal members take time out for themselves. No talking. No eating or drinking. No lying down. No fussing.
PORTLAND, Oregon -- A Portland man who watched a solar eclipse in 1963 says the experience left him partially blind in one eye, and now he wants everyone to know the warnings about eye damage during the upcoming eclipse are no joke. Back then, it was a total solar eclipse in Alaska and Canada, but...
PORT ANGELES, Wash. - Crews freed a young grey whale Friday night that had been stranded on a remote beach in Olympic National Park for about three days. Responders from NOAA Fisheries' West Coast Marine Mammal Stranding Network and Olympic National Park f
Can't find solar eclipse glasses or don't want to risk staying outside on Aug. 21? Don't worry - there are several other safe alternatives that will allow you to enjoy the Great American Eclipse without risking damaging your vision and, best of all, all you will need are some common household items.