That was the most beautiful thing I’ve ever seen. As my precious 1 minute and 54 seconds of totality ended with a chromospheric burst of light, that thought flitted through my mind. But I’ve probably said something similar after every eclipse. It’s hard to compare one totality with another—memories eventually fade and are gradually corrupted by impressions accumulated after the fact. Even so, this one really did feel special.
It was an unseasonably mild evening last May when I carried my telescope into the backyard. The warmth of the day still lingered, and the tangy scent of freshly mowed lawns mixed with the sweet perfume of a nearby lilac bush. The twilight glow in the west was strong enough to wash out all but a handful of the brightest stars. Still, I was anxious to start my hunt.
Our special 2017 solar eclipse issue is now on newsstands. Here at SkyNews, we’ve worked hard to come up with a suite of articles that provides all the essential information you’ll need to enjoy the phenomenon. On page 12 eclipse chaser Paul Deans details what you can expect to see visually, while on page 16, Alan Dyer shows you how to bring home a fine eclipse picture. Finally, on page 30, we have advice for those opting to view the partial phases from home.
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 Musk AND Zuckerberg or Musk + Zuckerberg.
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, results will contain either cake or cookie by searching cake OR cookie or cake,cookie
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".