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August 21, 2017 2:07 AM Millions get ready for US full solar eclipse Monday

It will be the first total solar eclipse to sweep coast-to-coast across the US in 99 years. 21 Aug 2017, AP – It will be the first totalsolar eclipse to sweepcoast-to-coast across the US in 99 years. With 200 million people within a day's drive of the path of totality, towns and parks are bracing for monumental crowds. It's expected to be the most observed 118

August 20, 2017 12:53 PM UK scouts arrive in America to watch the eclipse

A scouting group from the UK has arrived in America to watch the total solar eclipse on Monday and we've been following their adventures. The Salisbury scouts have travelled to Yellowstone National Park in Wyoming, where they'll be able to witness the amazing event. Millions of Americans are getting excited about the eclipse, with long queues to buy solar 74

August 20, 2017 11:04 AM How to watch the total solar eclipse online and on TV

On Monday 21 August, the moon will pass in front of the sun and cast darkness over a 60-mile-wide path across the United States of America. It's the first total solar eclipse in the US for 99 years. The eclipse will travel from Oregon through Idaho, Wyoming, Montana, Nebraska, Iowa, Kansas, Missouri, Illinois, Kentucky, Tennessee, Georgia, and North 67

August 19, 2017 1:09 PM Will the weather hold out for the eclipse?

The eclipse in the UK will start just after 7.30pm and reach its maximum around 8pm - find out how and where to get the best view. It's a rare event that was last visible in the UK in March 2015. It wasn't a total eclipse for the UK then, but it was across the North Atlantic including the Faroe Islands. A solar eclipse is when the Moon passes between 39

August 19, 2017 5:00 AM Deal close over York ‘co-owned' housing bid

A COMMUNITY homes group is on the cusp of signing an exclusivity agreement with City of York Council, bringing its dream of co-owned housing a step closer. Yorspace has been working hard on its hopes for a corner of Lowfield Green - the old Lowfield School site in Acomb - and a decision recently taken by city council has moved the project closer to reality 17

August 2, 2017 11:36 AM Earth will no longer have total solar eclipses in 600 million years

A total solar eclipse like the one coming up in August might not happen in the distant future. Total solar eclipses will not always remain a celestial event in the way we experience them now. Astronomers say that in about 600 million years, total eclipses will not be possible. A complete eclipse happens only when "there is an exquisite alignment of the moon and the sun in our sky," said Richard 270

July 30, 2017 2:20 PM Cellphone service could be spotty for rural eclipse-watchers

ST. LOUIS (AP) - If you plan to livestream next month's solar eclipse from one of the prime viewing spots, here's a thought: Stick the cellphone in your pocket, put on your paper glasses and enjoy the celestial wonder. Otherwise, frustration is possible since the best places to see the eclipse on Aug. 21 are largely in rural areas with spotty cell coverage 22

July 15, 2017 12:00 PM NASA finds massive sunspot facing towards Earth

NASA’s Solar Dynamics Observatory (SDO) has spotted a large dark patch on the sun’s surface which is currently facing Earth. NASA reports that the massive sunspot rotated into view and was captured on video by SDO between July 5-11. The newly imaged sunspot is the first to appear after two days of spotlessness. Sunspots are cooler than their surroundings 244

July 14, 2017 11:52 AM 'Indestructible' eight-legged tardigrade will easily outlive humans

The researchers say the discovery makes a strong case for the exploration of life on Mars and other areas of space. The tardigrade can live up to 30 years without food or water, can endure temperatures from close to absolute zero to 150C, and even survive in space. The bug-like organism, also known as a water bear, only measures around half a millimetre 56

July 12, 2017 7:28 PM Gigantic 75,000 mile HOLE opens up on the sun as experts warn it could bring ARMAGEDDON

THE Earth is at risk of being blasted by dangerous solar flares after a giant spot appeared on the sun. The massive sunspot – called AR2665 – is already 19 times bigger than Earth and growing at an alarming rate. And experts have warned that the spot is large enough to produce highly dangerous “M-class” solar flares. They are capable of creating radiation 77