Blog Main Archive - Nov 2013

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11/2/2013 - Sun., Nov. 3rd: Solar Eclipse, and Daylight Savings Time ends in the USA (Astronomy)
11/8/2013 - Link: "Living in Color: The Potential Dangers of Artificial Dyes" (Food - to Avoid)
11/27/2013 - Link: If PHP Were British (Humor - Programming)

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Sun., Nov. 3rd: Solar Eclipse, and Daylight Savings Time ends in the USA
Saturday, November 2nd, 2013
15:51:30 GMT

Astronomy

From Weather.com:

Rare Hybrid Solar Eclipse Over North America This Weekend: How to See It


It will also be visible elsewhere in the world. From EarthSky.org:

Hybrid solar eclipse on November 3


This might be the first solar eclipse I'll ever see in my life, if it happens to be visible this far west (Hubbard, OH) tomorrow morning.

Note if you're in the USA:

Daylight Savings Time ends tomorrow morning - Sunday, Nov. 3rd.


If you type something like "sunrise in hubbard" (or whatever your town name is) into Google, Google might tell you what time sunrise will be, above your search results.

According to Google, sunrise is 6:56 AM EST (not EDT) in Hubbard, so, since the Weather.com article above says the eclipse should last for about 30 minutes past 6:38 AM in Washington D.C., maybe it will also be visible where I am.

I'm going to prepare a camera and see if I can take some pictures. Apologies if they somehow turn out really stupid-looking. I have little practice taking pictures, I've seldom taken very many at all. (Usually for lack of a camera, but at least that's no longer a problem.)


Edit, posted at 8:16 PM. I should probably point out (even though probably most people know this) that you should always avoid looking directly at the sun.

Here's a page from Exploratorium.edu with details on how to make something with which to safely, indirectly view an eclipse:

A How-To Guide for Viewing Eclipses

If it's visible at all here, I'm only going to look at it on my camera's screen (or in pictures), or maybe with one of the lazier methods listed on that page.

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Link: "Living in Color: The Potential Dangers of Artificial Dyes"
Friday, November 8th, 2013
10:49:07 GMT

Food
to Avoid

From Forbes.com:

Living in Color: The Potential Dangers of Artificial Dyes

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Link: If PHP Were British
Wednesday, November 27th, 2013
02:28:57 GMT

Humor
Programming

From AddedBytes.com:

If PHP Were British

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