Dear Tom, Please explain the derivation of the phrase: “Red sky at morning, sailors take warning; red sky at night, sailors’ delight.” I’m curious about its meteorological explanation. — Donald Worden Dear Donald, It’s been a while since we have addressed this frequently asked question. Variations of this adage can be traced back to biblical times and are based on the experiences of mariners who sailed the Earth’s middle latitudes, where storms generally travel from west to east.
CARBONDALE -- Thousands of people will be heading to southern Illinois for Monday's total solar eclipse, and WGN's own Tom Skilling made the trip to Carbondale to cover the big show. WGN's eclipse coverage from the Carbondale area will begin Sunday, August 20th on the 5:00 PM News, through "live" coverage of the total eclipse on Monday at 1:21 pm. If it's clear, Chicagoans should see a healthy eclipse with the sun about 89% covered.
The long-anticipated solar eclipse will begin just before noon in the Chicago area with the sun reaching maximum obscuration of about 87 percent just before 1:20 p.m., Unfortunately, viewing is likely to be impeded by extensive remnant cloudiness left over from overnight and morning showers and thunderstorms. While viewing conditions will be far from ideal, some portions of the nearly three-hour event may be visible in parts of the area if clouds break and thin.
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".