Anticipating the solar eclipse with Professor Tony Aveni, Dickinson, Dillard, and Woolf

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Ploughshares writes, “Ten minutes before totality — astronomer Anthony Aveni sets the stage for readers who have not seen a total solar eclipse — the light will be almost fifty thousand times brighter than a full moonlit sky. Still, effects will be noticeable, he says: ‘As the crescent slims, shadows in the landscape start to sharpen . . . buildings on the ground and the nose on your neighbor’s face become more stark, and that face takes on an ashen look, as if being viewed through sunglasses.’”

Read about Aveni in the Colgate Scene.