As the moon’s shadow passed across the countryside, things looked dim, literally and figuratively, for about 100 Wichitans. They had traveled than 200 miles to a sprawling field near the Missouri River to see a glimpse of totality, when the moon blocks the sun in a total solar eclipse. Instead, they got rain and clouds, which obscured much of the view early Monday afternoon. But at the moment of truth, the clouds cleared enough for a glimpse of totality.
The day has arrived. The United States will see its first coast-to-coast solar eclipse since 1918. Kansas is well-situated: more than 90 percent of the sun will be blocked in most parts of the state early Monday afternoon. And far northeastern Kansas is lucky to be in the path of a total solar eclipse. Except we may have patchy clouds in Wichita during the eclipse, and parts of Kansas in the path of the total eclipse may experience rain showers. We may get lucky and see something special — or not.
The Aug. 21 solar eclipse promises to be a special event. That is, if cloud cover doesn’t steal the show. Weather can often foil astronomers’ plans for the night. But concerns about the Monday afternoon take on a special urgency with the unique nature of this event, which many towns and enthusiasts have been preparing for for months.
Muck Rack makes it simple to find people, tweets, or articles that mention any name, keyword, company, hashtag etc. We've compiled this guide to help you make the most of your search.
Selecting a term
Start searching tweets, articles from media outlets, articles mentioned in tweets, journalists'
names, titles and bios with some suggested searches:
Companies or Topics (e.g. iPhone, Microsoft)
Phrases (e.g. "cloud computing") — use quotes to keep the terms together
Twitter handles (e.g. @username) — returns those who have mentioned or replied to
Names (e.g. "David Pogue")
Hashtags (e.g. #sxsw, #london2012)
Bio details (e.g. vegan, Olympics, father)
Muck Rack's Advanced Search allows for many boolean operators.
Find results that mention multiple specified terms, use AND or
+. For example, ensure each result contains both Elon Musk and Mark Zuckerberg by
searching Obama AND Romney or Obama + Romney.
Use the operators OR or , to broaden your search when you'd like either of
multiple terms to appear in results. (This is the default behavior of our search when no operators
are used.) For example, search for democrat OR republican to find results that refer to
Democrats and/or Republicans.
Use NOT or - to subtract results from your search. For
example, searching Disney will yield results about the Walt Disney Company as well as Walt Disney
World Resort. To exclude mentions of Disney World, search for Disney -World or Disney
When using one of these operators with a phrase, enclose it in quotation marks. For example, you can
find results about smartphones excluding Apple's iPhone 4S by searching smartphone -"iPhone
Exact case matching or punctuation
If you're searching for a brand name or keyword that relies on specific punctuation marks or capitalization, you can
find results that match your exact query by adding matchcase: before the keyword you're searching for, like matchcase:E*TRADE .
Use parentheses to separate multiple
boolean phrases. For example, to find journalists talking about having fun in Disney World or
Disneyland, search for ("disney world" OR disneyland) AND fun.
An asterisk can be used to search for any variation of a root word truncated by the asterisk. For example, searching for admin* will return results for administrator, administration, administer, administered, etc.
A near operator is an AND operator where you can control the distance between the words. You can vary the distance the near operation uses by adding a forward slash and number (between 0-99) such as strawberries NEAR/10 "whipped cream", which means the strawberries must exist within 10 words of "whipped cream".