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Friday, February 20, 2015

Podcast 240: Solar Eclipse, 1954 Style

An image of the 1954 eclipse.
One month from today, the Faroe Islands will host people from around the world who want to see the total solar eclipse that will be visible from the islands. Many people say an eclipse is a once-in-a-lifetime event, but this week, we talk to three Faroese women who remember an earlier eclipse on the islands in 1954.

All three women live in America now, but they have vivid memories of the summer day more than 60 years ago when the sky went dark. (Spoiler alert: chickens do NOT like this.) We'll talk to the women about those memories and ask what advice they have for people viewing the 1954 eclipse.

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Also, despite reporting to the contrary, there are still places to stay in the Faroes during the eclipse. If you think you can swing a last minute eclipse-watching trip to the Faroe Islands, check out the special page Visit Faroe Islands has created for the eclipse, and the webpage for 62N.