Stephen Wolfram

Last-minute eclipse opportunities for the celestial procrastinator

Last-minute eclipse opportunities for the celestial procrastinator

On Monday, Aug. 21, the moon’s shadow will sweep across the country at more than 1,000 miles per hour, darkening skies from Oregon to South Carolina.

The first total solar eclipse visible from the continental United States since 1979, this is a big deal for dedicated sky watchers, with thousands, if not millions of people flocking to states in the path of the eclipse — Oregon is using the event as a chance to test the state’s emergency infrastructure.

But just because you are not settled into a campsite in Oregon or the Great Smoky Mountains along the path of totality...

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