Tagged: Sun

The Rare Hybrid Solar Eclipse As Seen From New York City (4 pictures)

A sunrise over New York City rarely looks like it over the weekend. As runners were gearing up for the New York City marathon the Sun rose over the city partly eclipsed by the Moon. The next solar eclipse visible from New York City — a very slight eclipse — will occur during the sunset of 2014 October 23.

25 Crazy Facts You Didn’t Know About The Sun

We see it every day (unless you live near one of the poles, in that case you have our condolences). But how much do we actually know about? Ok, so you probably know at least a few things. It’s big, orange…wait a minute. You’re already wrong. The sun isn’t orange. And it’s not yellow either.

Caution: do sunscreens offer complete protection?

The French magazine ’60 Million Consumers’ tested ten high protection sun creams on adults and children. The results revealed that 6 out of the 10 products did not live up to their protection promise and also contained anti-inflammatory ingredients. So the results are clear: some creams offer less protection than they advertise.

Why do we have to wear sunscreen?

You already know that a trip to the beach can give you a nasty sunburn, but the nitty gritty of sun safety is actually much more complex. Wrinkle-causing UVA rays and burn-inducing UVB’s can pose a serious risk to your health (and good looks). So what can you do? Kevin P. Boyd makes the case to slap on some physical or chemical SPF daily.