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Re: Total solar eclipse to be seen across the U.S.

PostThu Apr 27, 2017 11:00 pm

Eclipse Stamps!

WASHINGTON — The Postal Service will soon release a first-of-its-kind stamp
that changes when you touch it. The Total Solar Eclipse Forever stamp, which
commemorates the August 21 eclipse, transforms into an image of the Moon from
the heat of a finger. The public is asked to share the news on social media
using the hashtag #EclipseStamps. Tens of millions of people in the United
States hope to view this rare event, which has not been seen on the U.S.
mainland since 1979. The eclipse will travel a narrow path across the entire
country for the first time since 1918. The path will run west to east from
Oregon to South Carolina and will include portions of 14 states.

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The stamp image is a photograph taken by astrophysicist Fred Espenak, aka
Mr. Eclipse, of Portal, AZ, that shows a total solar eclipse seen from Jalu,
Libya, on March 29, 2006. In the first U.S. stamp application of thermochromic
ink, the Total Solar Eclipse stamps will reveal a second image. Using the body
heat of your thumb or fingers and rubbing the eclipse image will reveal an
underlying image of the Moon (Espenak also took the photograph of the Full Moon).
The image reverts back to the eclipse once it cools.

Thermochromic inks are vulnerable to UV light and should be kept out of direct
sunlight as much as possible to preserve this special effect. To help ensure
longevity, the Postal Service will be offering a special envelope to hold and
protect the stamp pane for a nominal fee. A total eclipse of the Sun occurs when
the Moon completely blocks the visible solar disk from view, casting a shadow on
Earth. The 70-mile-wide shadow path of the eclipse, known as the “path of totality,”
will traverse the country diagonally, appearing first in Oregon (mid-morning local
time) and exiting some 2,500 miles east and 90 minutes later off the coast of South
Carolina (mid-afternoon local time). A total solar eclipse provides us with the only
chance to see the Sun’s corona — its extended outer atmosphere — without specialized
instruments. During the total phase of an eclipse the corona appears as a gossamer
white halo around the black disk of the Moon, resembling the petals of a flower
reaching out into space. Art director Antonio Alcalá of Alexandria, VA, designed
the stamp. The Total Eclipse of the Sun stamp is being issued as a Forever stamp,
which is always equal in value to the current First-Class Mail 1-ounce price.
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Re: Total solar eclipse to be seen across the U.S.

PostSat Apr 29, 2017 4:28 pm

JUST RELEASED YESTERDAY, Friday April 28th...total solar eclipse anthem for Monday, August 21st!
You saw and heard it here first!





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Re: Total solar eclipse to be seen across the U.S.

PostSat Apr 29, 2017 4:44 pm

Wade Hampton III wrote:Eclipse Stamps!

WASHINGTON — The Postal Service will soon release a first-of-its-kind stamp
that changes when you touch it. The Total Solar Eclipse Forever stamp, which
commemorates the August 21 eclipse, transforms into an image of the Moon from
the heat of a finger. The public is asked to share the news on social media
using the hashtag #EclipseStamps. Tens of millions of people in the United
States hope to view this rare event, which has not been seen on the U.S.
mainland since 1979. The eclipse will travel a narrow path across the entire
country for the first time since 1918. The path will run west to east from
Oregon to South Carolina and will include portions of 14 states.

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The stamp image is a photograph taken by astrophysicist Fred Espenak, aka
Mr. Eclipse, of Portal, AZ, that shows a total solar eclipse seen from Jalu,
Libya, on March 29, 2006. In the first U.S. stamp application of thermochromic
ink, the Total Solar Eclipse stamps will reveal a second image. Using the body
heat of your thumb or fingers and rubbing the eclipse image will reveal an
underlying image of the Moon (Espenak also took the photograph of the Full Moon).
The image reverts back to the eclipse once it cools.

Thermochromic inks are vulnerable to UV light and should be kept out of direct
sunlight as much as possible to preserve this special effect. To help ensure
longevity, the Postal Service will be offering a special envelope to hold and
protect the stamp pane for a nominal fee
. A total eclipse of the Sun occurs when
the Moon completely blocks the visible solar disk from view, casting a shadow on
Earth. The 70-mile-wide shadow path of the eclipse, known as the “path of totality,”
will traverse the country diagonally, appearing first in Oregon (mid-morning local
time) and exiting some 2,500 miles east and 90 minutes later off the coast of South
Carolina (mid-afternoon local time). A total solar eclipse provides us with the only
chance to see the Sun’s corona — its extended outer atmosphere — without specialized
instruments. During the total phase of an eclipse the corona appears as a gossamer
white halo around the black disk of the Moon, resembling the petals of a flower
reaching out into space. Art director Antonio Alcalá of Alexandria, VA, designed
the stamp. The Total Eclipse of the Sun stamp is being issued as a Forever stamp,
which is always equal in value to the current First-Class Mail 1-ounce price.


What a neat gimmick. Let us know when these will be released, Wade. I'll mail our NA BULLETINS with these as soon as they are available.

What in the world is "the stamp pane?"
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Re: Total solar eclipse to be seen across the U.S.

PostSun Apr 30, 2017 8:52 am

Will Williams wrote:
What a neat gimmick. Let us know when these will be released, Wade. I'll mail our NA BULLETINS with these as soon as they are available.



Various web searches seem to indicate the first day of issue will be in Wyoming on
June 21st, so I would guess that they would soon be available to the general public
right after that. As to how Wyoming got to be the eclipse capital of USofA....well...
your guess is as good as mine!

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Re: Total solar eclipse to be seen across the U.S.

PostSun Apr 30, 2017 10:12 pm

Wade Hampton III wrote:
Will Williams wrote:
What a neat gimmick. Let us know when these will be released, Wade. I'll mail our NA BULLETINS with these as soon as they are available.



Various web searches seem to indicate the first day of issue will be in Wyoming on
June 21st, so I would guess that they would soon be available to the general public
right after that. As to how Wyoming got to be the eclipse capital of USofA....well...
your guess is as good as mine!

:?:


Various Web searches seem to indicate "---[O]utside Casper, Wyoming. It’s a strategic position, chosen because the semi-arid climate has a low chance of rain or clouds in mid-August...Casper is hosting ASTROCON 2017 , the annual convention of the Astronomical League, the week of the eclipse.

The solar eclipse stamp will debut in Laramie, Wyoming in a June 20 ceremony at the University of Wyoming. The university’s art museum celebrates the summer solstice on June 20 when a beam of light shines through a solar tube in the ceiling at noon to illuminate a silver dollar set in the floor.

Bush said people can typically buy a new stamp the day of debut or the day after."

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Re: Total solar eclipse to be seen across the U.S.

PostWed May 03, 2017 5:05 pm

Looking At Luna

Fraser Cain posted...

The search for life in the Universe takes many paths. There's
SETI, or the Search for Extraterrestrial Intelligence, which
is listening for radio signals from distant advanced civilizations.
There's the exploration of our own Solar System, on Mars, or
underneath the subsurface oceans of Europa and Enceladus, to see
if life can be anywhere there's liquid water and a source of energy.
And upcoming space telescopes like James Webb will attempt to
directly image the atmospheres of distant extra-solar planets, to
see if they contain the distinct chemical signatures of life.

But according to Jason Wright, an astronomer at the Center for
Exoplanets and Habitable Worlds at Penn State University, we
could consider searching for evidence of ancient civilizations
right here on Earth (a fossilized transistor, for example), or
across the Solar System. Don't get excited, though, so far
"there is zero evidence for prior indigenous species in the
Solar System."

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In a paper, recently submitted to the arXiv electronic preprint
archive entitled Prior Indigenous Technological Species, Dr.
Wright describes how we might go about searching for the
technological artifacts left behind by ancient civilizations
that have evolved in the Solar System. Perhaps on an ancient,
cooler Venus, or on Mars in a time when it was wetter and had
a thicker atmosphere. Those civilizations could have arisen
millions or even billions of years ago, destroyed themselves
or left the Solar System, and only ancient traces of their
culture and technology would still be around. If a civilization
had reached a high level of technology, where did it go? Wright
suggests a variety of catastrophes, like a swarm of comets, self
destruction, or even a nearby supernova explosion that irradiated
the whole Solar System with high energy gamma rays. Even without
a specific event, a civilization might have simply just died out,
or became permanently non-technological. Of course, these
possibilities face our own human civilization. It's hard to
read the paper and not consider the fate of humanity. Will
future aliens search for scraps to learn about us? Where
should we look? According to Wright, Earth is the obvious,
most habitable place in the Solar System, and it'll be the
easiest to search. Humans have dramatically changed the
landscape of Earth. Our open pit mines, for example, are
a clear indication that an intelligent species dug out a
specific mineral from the ground. These might be obvious for
millions of years, but over the course of billions of years,
plate tectonics will have recycled those regions, absorbing
the evidence back into the ground. Radioactive isotopes from
ancient nuclear reactors, or fossils of ancient beings will
have about the same lifespan. Beyond a few hundred million
years, the Earth itself would have completely obscured any
evidence of a technological civilization.


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Venus is inhospitable today, but it might not have always been
the case. Billions of years in the past, when the Sun was
cooler, it might have had a thinner atmosphere and milder
temperatures. It's worth searching. That said, it appears
that Venus has gone through major geological resurfacing
events, where the entire planet's surface turned inside out.
Venus could easily hide its secrets. Scientists are
accumulating more and more evidence that Mars was warmer
and wetter in the past, with eras when liquid water could
exist on the surface for long periods of time. And unlike
Earth and Venus, it doesn't have active plate tectonics.
Landscapes on the surface have remained there for billions
of years. Well, okay, they've been pounded by meteorites,
but they're still there. What should we be looking for?
One idea is technological structures: ancient mining
facilities, factories, even cities. On Mars, these
structures could get covered by dust or worn down by
erosion, so it's entirely possible our space-based
observations could have missed them. Even structures
on asteroids and the Moon get eroded by micrometeorites
wearing them down. Over the course of millions years, an
ancient factory would look very similar to a small rocky
outcrop. The real evidence could be hidden underground,
safely protected from the surface erosion. We need more
rovers and orbiters with ground penetrating radar to see
below the surface.

There could be free-floating objects in the Solar System,
like ancient space stations. Of course, if they've been
abandoned long ago, they wouldn't be functional, and that
same micrometeorite erosion would have worn them down over
the vast timescales. Furthermore, their orbits might not
be stable, and could eventually crash into another world,
or get kicked out of the Solar System entirely. Space
stations out in the Kuiper Belt would be subject to less
erosion, and better preserved over vast timescales. We
need better telescopes and deeper surveys to answer this
question. The bottom line is that Dr. Wright doesn't
conclude there's any evidence for ancient civilizations
in the Solar System so far. But the reality is that we've
only just begun to look. NASA's Mars Reconnaissance Orbiter,
which contains the most powerful telescope to ever travel
away from the Earth has only mapped a few percent of the
Martian surface at its highest resolution. Astronomers have
only mapped a tiny fraction of the asteroids and comets
zipping around the Solar System. And we've only had single
glimpses at places in the outer Solar System, like Uranus,
Neptune and Pluto. There's so much more searching that needs
to be done. But while we're at it, we should keep an eye out
for ancient civilizations. If we did find an old factory,
space station, or even the dumping ground of a precursor
species, it would be a boon to our knowledge. And might
just give us a warning; advanced knowledge of what the
future holds for our own civilization.

Wade says, "White North Americans, get a grip! A dead Jew
and pair of criminals in ancient Palestine would not have
had anything to have done with it, even in fact if it
exists!"


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Re: Total solar eclipse to be seen across the U.S.

PostThu May 04, 2017 4:37 pm

For D.S. in Oregon! Welcome! You are in luck to be only nineteen
with a whole lifetime of Solar Eclipses awaiting you that should go
hand-in-hand with your heightened sense of racial awareness! I am
not too familiar with the weather patterns out there, so now is the
time to prepare! Oregon is a big state, but no state is too big to
miss this upcoming and most rare celestial splendor in the sky! Good
luck with it!
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Re: Total solar eclipse to be seen across the U.S.

PostSun May 07, 2017 4:22 pm

Moon Dance Tonight!

If your sky is clear early on this evening (May 7), be sure
to check out the south-southeast sky a couple of hours after
Sundown. There, located halfway from the horizon to the point
directly overhead (the zenith) you'll find an eye-catching
sight, weather permitting.

http://www.space.com/36752-moon-and-jup ... tification

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Re: Total solar eclipse to be seen across the U.S.

PostWed May 10, 2017 4:51 pm

You Can See These Stars and Planets During the 2017 Total Solar Eclipse!

During the total solar eclipse of Aug. 21, 2017, the Moon will completely
cover the disk of the Sun, darkening the sky and revealing normally hidden
features of the universe, like the Sun's atmosphere. During this period of
totality, skywatchers will also see stars and planets that are typically
hidden until dusk or nightfall, in what just moments before had been a
daytime sky. During the upcoming total eclipse, the Sun will be in the
constellation of Leo, the Lion. When the Sun is totally eclipsed and the
sky becomes about as dark as during early to mid-twilight, Venus is always
the most conspicuous nearby object, while other bright planets and some
bright stars have become visible during total solar eclipses as well!

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Re: Total solar eclipse to be seen across the U.S.

PostThu May 11, 2017 6:04 pm

Moon To Explode?

Is there fake news, or is their news FAKE? Even the Jew spin-
meisters in Tel Aviv couldn't come up with one like this...unless
of course, there is another holohoax donation in the mix! Eclipse-
watchers are advised not to alter their plans on Monday, August 21st!


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