On a mountain in Wyoming, the eclipse brings wonder — and, hopefully, answers

CASPER MOUNTAIN. — It’s nothing like a sunset. It’s cold and dark, but it’s not like nighttime, or even twilight. The moon just snaps into place over the last slivers of the sun, turning the sun into a dark hole. The only illumination — a flat, ghostly, metallic sort of light — is from peaked gossamer streamers stretching out toward the edges of the sky.

Read more by astronomy writer Lisa Grossman at Science News - August 21, 2017.


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Total solar eclipse at Casper Mountain, Wyoming on August 21, 2017. Photo credit: Keon Gibson, NCAR