A total solar eclipse, which will be seen in a band stretching across the U.S. from Oregon to South Carolina on Monday, August 21, occurs when the moon completely blocks out the sun. An annular eclipse occurs when the sun and moon line up, but the apparent size of the moon is smaller than the sun. The sun appears as a bright ring around the dark disk of the moon. A hybrid eclipse shifts between a total and annular eclipse, appearing as a total on some places on Earth and a hybrid on others.
Posted August 14, 2017 at 05:00 AM | Updated August 14, 2017 at 05:03 AM Swallowtails Swallowtail butterflies have reached their peak numbers, which were strong this summer in many area, and are beginning to decline. Next spring’s adults will overwinter in the chrysalis stage.
A single year of anecdotal evidence does not make a turn-around in any trend in nature, but summer 2017 seems to have been a good one for large, showy butterflies in many parts of Pennsylvania. Large numbers of swallowtails have been observed, and even monarch butterflies seem to have experienced an increase. Until several similar years have been recorded back-to-back none of that can be interpreted as anything more than locally observed, one-time incident.
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".