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America, Memes, and American: If you live in the United States, clear your calendar for 21 August 2017. ☀️ On that day, millions of people across the country will witness the Sun disappear behind the Moon for two minutes in the middle of the day. Daylight will turn to twilight, the temperature will suddenly drop, and an awe-inspiring visual experience will captivate the continent. For the first time in hundreds of years, the middle of North America will host a total solar eclipse all its own. Rare in its own right, what makes this particular total eclipse unique is that it will only be viewable from the continental United States. The last time this happened was on 29 July 463 CE, making this the first total solar eclipse that is exclusive to the U.S. in the nation’s history. The ‘Great American Eclipse’ will be a remarkable event, and is likely to be one of the most witnessed astronomical events for a generation. A solar eclipse occurs when the Moon passes between Earth and the Sun, thereby partially or totally obscuring the view of the Sun from Earth. A *total* solar eclipse occurs when the Moon's apparent diameter is larger than the Sun's, thus blocking all direct sunlight and plunging day into darkness. The so-called “path of totality” – the 70-mile-wide (113 km) shadow region from which the total eclipse is visible – will move across the United States from west to east, starting in Oregon (eclipse time: ~10:20 AM) and ending in South Carolina (eclipse time: ~2:45 PM), racing across no less than 14 American states. If you plan on witnessing the event, don’t forget to buy properly designed and certified solar filter glasses ahead of time, as it is very dangerous to view an eclipse without adequate eye protection. Any guesses when the next exclusively-American eclipse will be? Not until 25 January 2316, which should leave you plenty of time to prepare. 🔭😯 What are your exciting viewing plans for the ‘Great American Eclipse’ of 2017? Let us know! Photo: Luc Viatour. guffscience science astronomy astrophysics space nature education eclipse solareclipse greatamericaneclipse unitedstates america bestof interesting didyouknow nowyouknow earth moon sun eclipse2017
America, Memes, and American: If you live in the United States, clear your calendar for 21 August 2017. ☀️ On that day, millions of people across the country will witness the Sun disappear behind the Moon for two minutes in the middle of the day. Daylight will turn to twilight, the temperature will suddenly drop, and an awe-inspiring visual experience will captivate the continent. For the first time in hundreds of years, the middle of North America will host a total solar eclipse all its own. Rare in its own right, what makes this particular total eclipse unique is that it will only be viewable from the continental United States. The last time this happened was on 29 July 463 CE, making this the first total solar eclipse that is exclusive to the U.S. in the nation’s history. The ‘Great American Eclipse’ will be a remarkable event, and is likely to be one of the most witnessed astronomical events for a generation. A solar eclipse occurs when the Moon passes between Earth and the Sun, thereby partially or totally obscuring the view of the Sun from Earth. A *total* solar eclipse occurs when the Moon's apparent diameter is larger than the Sun's, thus blocking all direct sunlight and plunging day into darkness. The so-called “path of totality” – the 70-mile-wide (113 km) shadow region from which the total eclipse is visible – will move across the United States from west to east, starting in Oregon (eclipse time: ~10:20 AM) and ending in South Carolina (eclipse time: ~2:45 PM), racing across no less than 14 American states. If you plan on witnessing the event, don’t forget to buy properly designed and certified solar filter glasses ahead of time, as it is very dangerous to view an eclipse without adequate eye protection. Any guesses when the next exclusively-American eclipse will be? Not until 25 January 2316, which should leave you plenty of time to prepare. 🔭😯 What are your exciting viewing plans for the ‘Great American Eclipse’ of 2017? Let us know! Photo: Luc Viatour. guffscience science astronomy astrophysics space nature education eclipse solareclipse greatamericaneclipse unitedstates america bestof interesting didyouknow nowyouknow earth moon sun eclipse2017

If you live in the United States, clear your calendar for 21 August 2017. ☀️ On that day, millions of people across the country will witness...

Crazy, Energy, and Friends: The less you respond to negativity, the more peaceful your life becomes. This might seem crazy and counterintuitive, but it’s true! . Let me explain by referring back to a common saying: ‘Tell me who your friends are and I will tell you who you are.” Growing up, my parents were always telling me this. It’s so true. . The friends we choose reflect who we are and who we want to be. . Now that I run my own business, that saying makes even more sense to me. . We’ve got to be very protective of our environment and carefully examine every new person who comes into our lives. . Why? Because our success depends on the type of people we surround ourselves with on a day-to-day basis. We need rich networks of individuals who believe in—and support—our mission. We all get this point. . But. . . When it comes to clients, we often just accept whoever walks through our doors or wants to purchase our services online. . We allow ourselves to work with clients who aren’t always quite right for us. . Myth: What’s the big deal? A client is a client. Fact: Not all clients are created equal. . When you start working with less-than-ideal clients, you block business with the ideal ones. . As small business owners, you can’t accept an unlimited amount of clients. When you accept someone who’s not a perfect fit, you’re letting that person take the spot of someone who would energize and inspire you. . Myth: I need the money. Fact: You lose money working with less-than-ideal clients. . They drain you of energy and cause you to drag your feet. You might be giving them your best, but they might not be ready to do the work necessary for getting the best possible results. Or you might not be fully motivated to work on their projects, which, in turn, can lead to dissatisfaction and requests for refunds! . As counterintuitive as it may sound, being exclusive will get you booked solid much faster than keeping your doors open for whoever walks into them. 📷 @timkarsliyev -
Crazy, Energy, and Friends: The less you respond
 to negativity, the more
 peaceful your life
 becomes.
This might seem crazy and counterintuitive, but it’s true! . Let me explain by referring back to a common saying: ‘Tell me who your friends are and I will tell you who you are.” Growing up, my parents were always telling me this. It’s so true. . The friends we choose reflect who we are and who we want to be. . Now that I run my own business, that saying makes even more sense to me. . We’ve got to be very protective of our environment and carefully examine every new person who comes into our lives. . Why? Because our success depends on the type of people we surround ourselves with on a day-to-day basis. We need rich networks of individuals who believe in—and support—our mission. We all get this point. . But. . . When it comes to clients, we often just accept whoever walks through our doors or wants to purchase our services online. . We allow ourselves to work with clients who aren’t always quite right for us. . Myth: What’s the big deal? A client is a client. Fact: Not all clients are created equal. . When you start working with less-than-ideal clients, you block business with the ideal ones. . As small business owners, you can’t accept an unlimited amount of clients. When you accept someone who’s not a perfect fit, you’re letting that person take the spot of someone who would energize and inspire you. . Myth: I need the money. Fact: You lose money working with less-than-ideal clients. . They drain you of energy and cause you to drag your feet. You might be giving them your best, but they might not be ready to do the work necessary for getting the best possible results. Or you might not be fully motivated to work on their projects, which, in turn, can lead to dissatisfaction and requests for refunds! . As counterintuitive as it may sound, being exclusive will get you booked solid much faster than keeping your doors open for whoever walks into them. 📷 @timkarsliyev -

This might seem crazy and counterintuitive, but it’s true! . Let me explain by referring back to a common saying: ‘Tell me who your friends ...