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The 2019 eclipse made me think of the 2017 eclipse. The US Women’s National team is in the finals and never mix pufferfish with cocaine. Really.

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Solar Eclipse in Chile 2019 Photo by Sebastian Brogca/Anadolu Agency/Getty Images

Two years ago, we experienced a total solar eclipse in Nebraska. The ranch family and I drove to the path of totality to experience it.

It did not disappoint.

It was the first time I’d ever taken photos of an eclipse. I was all prepared with the right filters and settings for the camera. When the time came, it was 2 minutes of frantic shutter-pushing by me and the ranchhands in order to maximize our opportunities to catch something worthy of printing.

It was also fun to see how different each kid was in how they processed their solar eclipse picture. One turned his purple. The next one tried green and didn’t like it then found a setting where he could get yellow, orange and red hues all in the image. The third one went for a more realistic black/near white rendering.

It was exactly opposite of how I expected it to go. The most crazy-looking picture came from the kid I expected to go with realistic and the realistic picture came from the most adventurous kid.

The solar eclipse in Chile reminded me of that fleeting two minutes where the world appeared to turn completely around. The stars came out, the air got colder, and crickets started to chirp. A lot of people mention that the birds sound different, but I didn’t notice that during our eclipse.

Of course, I had to check out the image galleries from news sites and compare to ours. Not a single professional ever thought to turn their eclipse purple.

That reminds me. I need to get the ranchhands’ pictures framed and up on the wall before the next eclipse.

Photos Capture the Great South American Eclipse | Science | Smithsonian
On July 2, residents of Chile and Argentina witnessed the first total solar eclipse since August 2017

Photos: Sky darkens over South America during last total solar eclipse of the decade
Millions of sky gazers were left in awe Tuesday as the moon blocked out the sun over Chile and Argentina -- a celestial event that drew worldwide attention.

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NOAA satellite catches rare occurrence.

Frosted Flakes

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The Huskers played their last official match of the trip against reigning Chinese league champion Beijing Baic Motor in Beijing on Sunday.

Colorado coach laments losing recruits to Nebraska football, local prospects leaving state
Mel Tucker doesn't understand why Colorado kids want to play for the Huskers instead of the Buffaloes.

Hahahaha! The first thing I thought was, “why wouldn’t they rather play for Nebraska?” I admit that I’m kind of biased.

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Garrett Anglim heard the message loud and clear.

The USWNT Is Going to the World Cup Finals!

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With Megan Rapinoe sidelined by injury, Christen Press and Alex Morgan both scored and Alyssa Naeher saved a penalty in a 2-1 win over England.

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Alyssa Naeher, who has been ruthlessly compared to predecessors Hope Solo and Briana Scurry, saved the USWNT in the semifinals vs. England.

Sportsin’ Stuff Outside the 402/308

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More Noise and Other Disturbances

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Another Week. Another Poop Article

Spain is so hot a heap of manure self-combusted, triggering a massive wildfire | The Independent
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Then There’s This. (AKA, the Adventures of Florida Man)

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Eating the liver of a highly toxic fish is bad. Eating it while on cocaine is worse.