Path of Totality: See the Eclipse!

A close-up view of the Sun's disk during a total eclipse reveals fiery solar prominences, as seen from Mauna Kea Science Reserve on July 11, 1991. Roger Ressmeyer/Corbis/VCG via Getty Images

There’s a total solar eclipse sweeping across the center of the United States on Monday, August 21, 2017, so here’s a special Stuff to Blow Your Mind podcast episode to enhance the experience! Join Robert and Joe for practical viewing tips and a rundown on the celestial mechanics at work in the sky above.

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Topics in this Podcast: space, Sun, astronomy