Astronomers' predictions don't always come true – sometimes meteor showers aren't spectacular or the northern lights don't show up. But for centuries, thanks to careful observations over millennia passed down on clay tablets, rocks, papyrus and parchment, scientists know exactly when the moon and sun will intersect and cast a shadow somewhere on Earth.
If you couldn't get your hands on a pair of coveted eclipse glasses for Monday's big event, here's a small consolation — the forecast calls for mostly cloudy skies throughout most of Wisconsin. That means it's likely most of the state will be covered in clouds between 11 a.m. and 2 p.m., and cloudy skies might as well be a big dark curtain drawn in front of the show. That doesn't mean Wisconsinites will totally miss out on seeing the eclipse — it is a forecast, after all.
Milwaukee police are searching for Robin N. McDonald and her twin sons who were last seen Aug. 20 in Milwaukee. (Photo: Milwaukee police)Police are searching for a 17-year-old Milwaukee girl and her 3-month-old twin sons who haven't been seen since Saturday morning.Robin N. McDonald was last seen with her sons Karter and Kartier Mayhall in the 4900 block of N. 56th St. at 5:30 a.m. Saturday.McDonald is 5-foot-9, 145 pounds with long brown hair.
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".