‘Ring of Fire’ eclipse wows Australia
AP: Skygazers across the Australian Outback were among the lucky few to witness a solar eclipse on Friday as the moon glided between Earth and the sun, blocking everything but a dazzling ring of light.
The celestial spectacle, known as a “ring of fire” eclipse, was the second solar eclipse visible from northern Australia in six months. In November, a total solar eclipse plunged the country’s northeast into darkness, delighting astronomers and tourists who flocked to the region from across the globe to witness it.
Photo: Friday’s annular solar eclipse blazes like a ring of fire after sunrise, 45 miles (70 kilometers) south of Newman, Australia. The “second sun” is a lens effect. (Nicole Hollenbeck via SpaceWeather.com)
Just, wow. Okay. Consider us suitably awed, sun and moon. Put something together like this and there’s always room for you on our humble internet weblogs.
Breaking Bad returns August 11? You’re goddamn right.
Today’s Red Eye says what everyone is thinking today. (via Newseum)
Amen. What a tough week. Work tonight/this morning was one of the busiest days I’ve ever had.
This whole Massachusetts manhunt has been crazy to follow. Then again, days like today are part of the reason I love working in tv news. It’s barely organized chaos behind the scenes, but it all comes together in the end.
I like this analogy: imagine seeing video of a clock being smashed and shattering into all those little pieces. Play that video in reverse and in slow motion. That’s what days like today are like.
Now time for a drink or seven.
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