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March 19, 2015 1:58 PM Solar Eclipse Tourist Attacked By Polar Bear

A polar bear has attacked a tourist on an island where thousands of people are planning to watch the solar eclipse on Friday. The victim - part of a group of six on a snowscooter and skiing tour - was flown by helicopter to hospital after the bear was shot dead. The man suffered injuries to the face and arm but his life is not in danger, a police spokesman 11

March 19, 2015 1:53 PM Polar bear attacks tent in Norway's Arctic, injures tourist

COPENHAGEN, Denmark (AP) — A Czech tourist suffered minor injuries when a polar bear attacked the tent he was sleeping in on the remote Arctic archipelago of Svalbard, Norwegian authorities said Thursday. Police spokesman Vidar Arnesen said the man was among a group of six that was on a combined ski and snow scooter trip on the remote islands more than 800 kilometers 10

March 19, 2015 1:23 PM Solar Eclipse Coventry 2015: Fingers crossed for clear Warwickshire skies as cloudy start predicted on Friday

Tomorrow's solar eclipse is set to enthral the nation. The rare phenomenon - which is the first of its kind since 1999 - will shroud 90 per cent of the country's sunlight in darkness, while 94 per cent of Scotland's rays will be blacked out. There will be plenty of people out and about in Coventry and Warwickshire to view the solar eclipse, which is set to start 9

March 19, 2015 12:59 PM Now THAT'S a houseboat: Luxurious floating home sleeps a family of four and is completely powered by the sun

If you dream of living on a houseboat or barge but can't imagine giving up some of your mod cons, this floating home may be the answer. The solar-powered Water Nest 100 can be placed on any lake or river and is completely powered by solar energy. It was developed for London-based EcoFloLife by Italian architect Giancarlo Zema and has enough space to accommodate 12

March 19, 2015 12:50 PM King Richard III despised the solar eclipse for a very good reason

King Richard III hated the solar eclipse that darkened Britain 530-year-ago. But with good reason – the event coincided with the death of his wife, Anne Neville. Five months later the last Plantagenet king was also dead, famously killed at the Battle of Bosworth. But experts believe the portent of doom references to the eclipse may have been added to literature 11

March 19, 2015 12:38 PM View solar eclipse safely warns expert (From Ilkley Gazette)

A PARTIAL solar eclipse could be visible in the skies above Wharfedale tomorrow morning, but experts are warning people wanting to watch the phenomenon to play it safe. The eclipse is expected to bring out hundreds of sky-watchers eager to witness the phenomenon as the moon moves in front of the sun on Friday. But experts have warned of the real danger 11

March 19, 2015 12:35 PM Blind Society issues warning over solar eclipse

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March 19, 2015 12:23 PM Weather forecast for partial solar eclipse across North Devon

Will you see the partial solar eclipse tomorrow (Friday)? Or will there be too much cloud cover? Keep updated here. A partial solar eclipse is due to take place tomorrow (Friday) morning - but will you see it in North Devon? The eclipse is expected at around 9.40am, and North Devon will see 80 per cent of the sun covered by the moon. Initial forecasts 11

March 19, 2015 12:21 PM Solar eclipse on Friday: How dark will it get in Newcastle?

A total solar eclipse will occur across the far northern regions of Europe and the Arctic on Friday morning. It will happen on the morning of March 20, with the eclipse visible from across Europe for approximately 90 minutes. It starts at 8.45am, hitting its peak at 9.35am - but what does its peak mean and how dark will it actually get? Well, the eclipse's 12

March 19, 2015 12:13 PM Britain's power system can cope with solar eclipse -National Grid

LONDON (Reuters) - Britain will be able to keep the lights on when the sun disappears from view during Friday morning's solar eclipse, National Grid said on Thursday. There have been concerns that the eclipse could pose a challenge to European transmission networks that have a large proportion of solar power. The moon will move over the sun for two hours 13