Would You Travel Across The World For 62 Seconds Of Science? Countdown Begins To Super-Short Eclipse

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Would you travel across the world and into the remote Outback of Australia to glimpse a total solar eclipse that will last for just 62 seconds?

Tens of thousands of eclipse-chasers from across the globe will do just that exactly four years from today on April 20, 2023, to see a rare ‘hybrid’ solar eclipse that just grazes the coast of Western Australia.

Totality during the Great American Total Solar Eclipse from Lake of the Woods, Wyoming on Aug. 21, 2017 (Photo by Kiffer Creveling)

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Despite totality being very short, eclipse-chasers are lucky that the moon’s umbral shadow just makes land at all. That happens only at Exmouth Peninsular in Western Australia, where at 11:29 a.m. just over a minute of totality will occur while the sun is high in the sky, very likely in clear skies. Exmouth Peninsula is about a 1,270 km drive north of Perth, and a 1,400km drive south from Broome, where Quicke is based. “I’m pretty happy to travel!” he says, recalling seeing totality in 2002. “I can still feel the physical impact of that one,” he says. “At the moment of totality it was like my heart opened ‘ there was a physical hugeness in my heart and I had to cry out loud. I was way in a wheat paddock with a small group of friends so it was OK to make a lot of noise, and I did. It was incredible.”

  • Publisher: Forbes
  • Date: 2019-04-20
  • Author: Jamie Carter
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Five things we learned from the Miami Hurricanes’ spring game at Camping World Stadium

The Miami Hurricanes just wrapped up their spring game at Camping World Stadium in Orlando, where the offense beat the defense 35-32 with a modified scoring system. Here are five things we learned from our final chance to see substantial action this spring:

Tate Martell, the redshirt sophomore transfer out of Ohio State, looked like a new man Saturday running the spring game offense from the shotgun, as opposed to unsuccessfully doing it under center last week at Nathaniel ‘Traz’ Powell Stadium in Miami. Martell told the media earlier this spring that he played shotgun almost exclusively at Las Vegas Bishop Gorman High and for the Buckeyes. On Saturday, he led the Canes to a missed 26-yard field goal and two touchdowns on his first three drives.

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Prodded by Putin, Russians Sought Back Channels to Trump Through the Business World

WASHINGTON ‘ At 9:34 on the November morning after Donald J. Trump was elected president in 2016, Kirill Dmitriev, the head of Russia’s sovereign wealth fund and an informal envoy for President Vladimir V. Putin, sent a text message to a Lebanese-American friend with ties to the Trump campaign.

Mr. Dmitriev wanted to connect quickly with someone in Mr. Trump’s inner circle, preferably Donald Trump Jr. or Jared Kushner. By the end of the month, he was in touch with Rick Gerson, a friend of Mr. Kushner who manages a New York hedge fund.

The two discussed a potential joint investment venture. But the special counsel’s report released Thursday suggested that Mr. Dmitriev’s real interest lay elsewhere: He had been instructed by Mr. Putin, he told Mr. Gerson, to come up with a plan for ‘reconciliation’ between the United States and Russia.

Business Travel: The Most Expensive and the Cheapest Locations in Asia

For the second successive year, Hong Kong has been ranked the most expensive location in Asia for business travel, said ECA International recently.

The average business trip to Hong Kong would cost an overall total of US$515 per day, including hotel costs of US$ 286, according to the findings of the latest Daily Rates research published by the firm.

‘Hong Kong has always been one of the most expensive Asian locations to visit on business, due to the combination of a high cost of goods and services, and expensive hotel prices’ said Lee Quane, Regional Director ‘ Asia at ECA International. ‘However, in recent years we have seen Hong Kong pull away slightly from other expensive locations such as Tokyo, Seoul and Singapore, and this year has been no different with Hong Kong now costing 4% more than Tokyo and 8% more than Seoul in second and third places respectively.’

Greetings Earthlings: Servers on reboot. The data presented above may one day be zapped to another dimension. Just thought you should be aware. NASA, either it's cold or someone stole the sun.