December 19, 2010

It's Safe to See

1 Total Lunar Eclipse on Winter Solstice

Unlike solar eclipses which are harmful to the naked eye, a total lunar eclipse is safe to view without special glasses or equipment, and Tuesday's lunar eclipse will be the last chance for people in the continental U.S. to view a total lunar eclipse until 2014. The total eclipse will occur in the very early morning hours of December 21, which is also the first day of winter. During the total lunar eclipse, the earth's shadow will completely cover the moon. The moon will be totally eclipsed for about 72 minutes, but the lunar eclipse will last for three hours and twenty-eight minutes. People on the west coast will be able to view the eclipse starting at 10:33 p.m. on Monday until 2:01 a.m. on Tuesday, but those on the East coast can't view the eclipse until 1:33 a.m. through 5:01 a.m.

More at EureakAlert | Posted 7 years ago by Peggy Rowland

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Tags: Total Lunar Eclipse, First Day of Winter, When to View Lunar Eclipse, Date of Next Lunar Eclipse, What Happens During Total Lunar Eclipse, What Time to View Lunar Eclipse

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One Million Without Local Doctor

2 Children's Doctors Need to Spread Out

While there are enough doctors for children in the U.S., they're oversaturated in wealthy areas and sometimes nonexistent in some areas, finds a study by the Dartmouth Institute for Health Policy and Clinical Practice. According to study authors, almost 1 million kids live in areas where no local doctor is present, and almost all states have a very uneven distribution of primary care doctors for kids. The worst state was Mississippi, where 42 percent of children live in an area with a low supply of doctors. According to New York Times, the growth in the number of pediatricians and family doctors has outpaced the population growth of children in the U.S. If physicians relocate away from oversaturated areas, more doctors would be available for all kids.

More at New York Times | Posted 7 years ago by Peggy Rowland

Previously: Shortage of Primary Care Physicians

Tags: Primary Care Doctors, Dartmouth Institute for Health Policy and Clinical Practice, Shortage of Doctors in Mississippi, No Local Pediatrician, Uneven Distribution of Doctors, Poor States Without Enough Doctors

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