Nothing seems to spark atavism more than a total eclipse, driving humans to behavior like trying to verify Einstein's Theory of General Relativity. Google's day-of-the-eclipse Doodle may feature aliens whimsically bouncing the moon across the sun, but its link takes you to a search of "solar eclipse science.". Thankfully, it also brings out our sciencey side, such as using it to
In case you're not already prepped, the eclipse starts today at roughly 1 p.m. ET/10 a.m. PT. If you're stuck inside for whatever reason, you can still.
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