That opening video is a solar eclipse filmed in 1900 by famed magician Nevil Maskelyne; read more about the footage (which is the earliest eclipse ever filmed) on the Science News website.

Potter and Potter will be auctioning the second part of the Jim Rawlins magic collection on June 29 but the catalog is available for download now and online bidding is open. See it all at the Potter and Potter website.

So much crazy Britain’s Got Talent news… We’ll get to that as the day goes on!

Finally, if you are looking for a good read for your summer vacation, check out the LA Times review of Rob Zabrecky’s new memoir Strange Cures.