Eclipse 2017 from Space by NASA

On August 21, 2017, a total solar eclipse passed over North America. People throughout the continent captured incredible images of this celestial phenomenon. NASA and their partner agencies had a unique vantage point on the eclipse from space and this is a combination of photos captured from their satellites.
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Lunar eclipse chart

Minor Lunar Eclipse expected this Friday night

The moon will pass through Earth's faint outer shadow, known as the penumbra, this Friday evening, with the time of the deepest eclipse occurring at 7:50pm ET.  People in the Mountain and Pacific time zones may not see the eclipse since this will occur in the later afternoon hours before the moon rises.

Lunar eclipses occur when Earth's core (umbral) shadow falls across the moon, casting it in shadow.  During a partial eclipse, the umbra covers only a part of the moon, while a penumbral eclipse involves only Earth's fainter outer shadow, causing a much less dramatic dimming effect.  The effect of a penumbra eclipse is subtle compared to a total lunar eclipse, but it's still worth the watch!

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Lots of pennies

Samsung pays Apple $1 billion in 5 cent coins

This morning, over 30 trucks filled with 5-cent coins arrived at Apple's headquarters in California, a payment from Samsung totaling $1 billion for the fine recently ruled against the South Korean company.  The signed document did not specify a method of payment, so Samsung was entitled to send Apple a payment in whichever way they felt was best.

This will create a new headache to Apple executives as they will need to plan for long hours of money counting to make sure it's all there and try to deposit at a bank that will accept all the coins.

Chairman of Samsung Electronics, Lee Kun-hee, stated:

"You can use your coins to buy refreshments at the little machine for life or melt the coins to make computers, that's not my problem. I already paid them and fulfilled the law."
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