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Mercury retrograde, explained WITHOUT astrology

You may have heard that Mercury is retrograde again. But if you try to find out what that means, search results are dominated by astrologers who believe Mercury can make you spill coffee on your favorite shirt or cause your car to break down. But if you set aside all those creative interpretations, there’s actually… Read More »

Why people get so excited about a total solar eclipse

A solar eclipse happens when the moon’s shadow falls somewhere on the surface of Earth And a lunar eclipse is the opposite — when the Earth’s shadow falls on the moon The two sections of the shadow, the dark umbra and the partially shaded penumbra, their placement determines which type of eclipse we can see… Read More »