Today's eclipse: What exactly to look for! Zucchini brownies, tomato seed-saving
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Daily Newsletter for Monday, August 21, 2017
A shaded lamp and a waving blind,
And the beat of a clock from a distant floor:
On this scene enter—winged, horned, and spined—
A longlegs, a moth, and a dumbledore; While ‘mid my page there idly stands
A sleepy fly, that rubs its hands . . .
–Thomas Hardy (1840–1928)
Jim McMahon (football player) was born on this day in 1959. Ray-Bernice Eames (designer) died on this day in 1988.
Countdown: What to Look For!
Observing the Total Eclipse: What to Look For
Lately, several people have asked me what exactly to look for during a total solar eclipse. So if you’re traveling to this one on August 21, here’s what you’ll see at 10 minutes, 5 minutes, 2 minutes, 1 minute, and totality!
Total Solar Eclipse 2017 Guide and Map
Ready for the Great American Eclipse? We present The 2017 Total Solar Eclipse Guide by Almanac astronomer Bob Berman, courtesy of The 2017 Old Farmer’s Almanac. This August 21 eclipse—the first to appear over the mainland United States in nearly 40 years—will be a historic event, with or without the media hype. Bob tells you everything you need to know.
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A highly useful daily planner full of humor and useful advice. It’s an indispensable tool for managing your life and keeping yourself organized. Includes plenty of room for jotting down appointments and notes.