A total solar eclipse occurs when the New Moon (the absence of the moon) comes between the Sun and Earth and casts the darkest part of its shadow, the umbra, on Earth. A full solar eclipse, known as totality, is almost as dark as night. On August 21st 2017, the United States will witness this amazing phenomenon. For about two and a half minutes day will fall to night, Nature will hold its breath, and the continental United States will witness a feat not seen for over 38 years. It’s going to be something; don’t miss it!
The total phase of this total solar eclipse will be visible from a narrow path spanning all across the USA from the West Coast to the East Coast , weather permitting. Continue reading