Study break: Solar Eclipse

k-bigpicLooking for a good-luck omen during finals period? Look no further than the sky… in Australia.

At 4:25 today, you can watch via SOOH’s live video feed the annular solar eclipse happening in the Southern Hemisphere. Since the moon is at its furthest point from the Earth while passing in front of the sun, it’ll form a particularly bright halo called the Ring of Fire.

And if you missed it? The next solar eclipse will be in our backyard will be this November 3rd.

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The aurora is coming, the aurora is coming!

Not just for the polar bears.

Not just for the polar bears.

Or so we think. We always knew that Providence was pretty far North—hello, winter went on for forever—but we didn’t realize that this was an Arctic kind of deal.

A solar flare that occurred at 2 a.m. Thursday is estimated to reach the Northern states at… well, 8 p.m. tonight. That’s in less than an hour. Vibrant colors are expected to show in New York, the Dakotas, Washington, and possibly as far South as Pennsylvania. We’re definitely in range.

Go outside. Seeing the Northern Lights has always been on my bucket list. It’s time to cross it off.

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