From the unconventional and awe-inspiring to the hilarious and heartwarming, here’s a look at some of the most interesting photos, videos and stories that have our newsroom talking today. What’s capturing your attention, filling your inbox and cluttering your Facebook/Twitter feed? Tweet us the stories you’re talking about using #InstantIndex, or email us at ABC.WorldNews@abc.com, and they could appear on “World News.”
Soul Train Coming to Broadway
It was announced today that “Soul Train the Musical” would be coming to Broadway. There’s no word on when the curtain will go up and no one has been cast yet.
Oprah Brings Pharrell Williams to Tears of Joy Over Happy
During an interview Oprah had with Grammy-winner Pharrell Williams on Sunday, the media mogul showed the singer a touching fan-inspired video from around the world set to his blockbuster hit song “Happy.” After Pharrell, 41, told Oprah, 60, that his fans had taken over the song in a good way, making it their own, she showed him the clip of people putting up their own videos to “Happy.” You can see the emotion in Pharrell’s face and he hides his eyes and Oprah rubs his arm in support. “Makes me cry too!” Oprah said. “Why am I crying on Oprah?” Pharrell responds. “It’s overwhelming because I love what I do and I just appreciate the fact that people have believed in me for so long that I could make it to this point, to feel that.”
Miss the ‘Blood Moon?’ Here’s Your Next Chance
If you were asleep when the “blood moon” graced the sky early today, you’re in luck. The moon will glow red three more times in the next 18 months, scientists say. It’s all part of a lunar eclipse “tetrad”: a series of four consecutive total lunar eclipses that happen at about six-month intervals. The next one is due Oct. 8, followed by blood moons April 4, 2015, and Sept. 28, 2015, according to NASA. There will be a total lunar eclipse on those dates, when the moon passes into the Earth’s shadow, and the moon will begin to appear bright orange or red because of the way sunlight bends through the Earth’s atmosphere. The sunset hue lasts up to an hour.