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Partial solar eclipse. (EBRAHIM HAMID/AFP/Getty Images)

Partial Solar Eclipse To Appear Over Bay Area Thursday – But Don’t Stare At It

On Thursday afternoon, Bay Area residents and visitors will be able to view a partial eclipse of the sun in the southwestern sky, but experts warn that looking at the sun for more than a glance without proper protection or a filter can damage eyes.

10/22/2014

Solar panels.  (CBS)

Marin Homeowner Denied Solar Panels Over Fear That Neighbors Might See Them

Betty Segars’ Kentfield home is barely visible from the street but it’s got a great view of the sun, so Betty thought it would be perfect spot for solar panels.

10/19/2014

A total lunar eclipse is seen behind a ferris wheel in Tokyo, on October 8, 2014. In Tokyo's Roppongi fashion and entertainment district, enthusiasts were planning to perform yoga exercises under the blood moon. Many others had climbed atop the city's skyscrapers to view the sky. AFP PHOTO / Yoshikazu TSUNO (Photo credit should read Yoshikazu Tsuno/AFP/Getty Images)

7 Stunning Photos Of The Blood Moon Eclipse

Low clouds made for poor visibility in the Bay Area, but several great photos of the event were snapped elsewhere. Here are a few of the best.

10/08/2014

(Photo credit: MORRIS MADURO, UC RIVERSIDE.)

Blood Moon Returns: Total Eclipse On Wednesday Will Be A Rare ‘Selenelion’

California and several other states in the western United States are getting front row seats early Wednesday morning to the second and final total eclipse in the “Blood Moon” tetrad series of 2014.

10/07/2014

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Davis Building Largest Solar Plant In UC System To Power Campus Buildings

The University Of California at Davis plans to build a major new solar instillation to generate roughly 14 percent of the campus’ energy, a feat university officials are calling “the largest solar power plant to offset the electricity demand of a U.S. university or college campus.”

09/26/2014

The Ivanpah Solar Electric Generating System is seen in an aerial view on February 20, 2014 in the Mojave Desert in California near Primm, Nevada. The largest solar thermal power-tower system in the world, owned by NRG Energy, Google and BrightSource Energy, opened last week in the Ivanpah Dry Lake and uses 347,000 computer-controlled mirrors to focus sunlight onto boilers on top of three 459-foot towers, where water is heated to produce steam to power turbines providing power to more than 140,000 California homes. (Photo by Ethan Miller/Getty Images)

Birds Bursting Into Flames Above Solar Farm Stirs Calls To Slow Expansion

Workers at a state-of-the-art solar plant in the Mojave Desert have a name for birds that fly through the plant’s concentrated sun rays — “streamers,” for the smoke plume that comes from birds that ignite in midair.

08/18/2014

A view of the grass and suite tower at Levis Stadium. CBS)

Inside Levi’s Stadium: Environmentally-Friendly Facility May Be NFL’s Greenest

Major stadium use a massive amount of energy and create a lot of waste. But Levi’s Stadium is different. In fact, it could be the greenest in the NFL.

07/25/2014

A stream of solar wind flowing from this minor coronal hole should reach Earth on July 9-10. (Credit: SDO/AIA)

Massive Solar X-Ray Eruption Hits Earth, Potentially Disrupts GPS And Airplane, Ship Communications

A massive solar flare flooded the sunlit portion of the planet Tuesday morning with X-rays powerful enough to disrupt GPS navigation, and airplane and maritime communication for several minutes.

07/08/2014

A solar flare is seen erupting from the sun. (Photograph by: NOAA/National Weather Service's Space Weather Prediction Center, Getty Images)

Solar Flare Shockwave May Disrupt Earth’s Satellite Communications

NASA has reported that a shockwave from a massive solar flare will hit Earth on Friday, possibly knocking out communications and causing disruptions to satellites.

06/13/2014

International Sun-Earth Explorer-3 (image via nasa.gov)

NASA Partners With Los Gatos Company To Awaken ‘Zombie’ Space Explorer Launched In 1978

NASA, in a first-of-a kind agreement, has signed with Los Gatos based Skycorp to allow the group to attempt to contact and possibly command NASA’s International Sun-Earth Explorer-3.

05/23/2014

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