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Year in space: Look back at 2017’s black sun … look forward to 2018’s bright moon
JAY GORY, MANAGING EDITOR, science
The first total solar eclipse to go across America from coast to coast in 99 years has to rank as the top space story of 2017. But where do you go from there? Would you believe the moon? The moon was a supporting player in this year’s brush with totality. After all, you can’t have a solar eclipse unless the new moon gets in the way. And it certainly held center stage for a phenomenon witnessed by an estimated 215 million. That’s a bigger audience than the Super Bowl gets on TV. But in 2018, the moon really gets its… Read More read more


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