Total Solar Eclipse in the United States

Solar Eclipse in the US


On August 21, 2017, all people across the US will able to witness a phenomenon known as – total solar eclipse. It causes twilight, sudden temperature drops in the surrounding, and leaving sun’s corona visible. It is called as Great American Total Solar Eclipse; it will darken the sky which called the path from Oregon to South Carolina.

The shadow stretch to land about 70 miles in diameter wide. People who are in this location will experience the “great path of totality” and have an unforgettable moment of their life. Don’t ever miss this opportunity to enjoy a rare phenomenon happens in the country of US.

The definition of Total SolarEclipse

A total solar eclipse happens when the moon entirely blocked the sun and leaving only visible the sun’s corona, but this happens only for a few minutes. Our moon orbits an average of 239,000 miles away from Earth. Outside the path of totality, will see a partial solar eclipse. We have 2 to 5 solar eclipses happens in a year, but once in 18 months or so, total solar eclipse can occur. A glimpse of this event is incredibly impressive.

What can you expect during the event of Total Solar Eclipse?

When the total solar eclipse happens, the moon passes between the Earth and the Sun. The moon then blocked the sun’s inner atmosphere and leaving the outer atmosphere; the corona begins to be visible. The corona is normally not visible because of the bright light of sun’s surface. However, it can be seen during the total solar eclipse.

During the event of totality, the area inside the moon’s shadow will experience twilight which an extraordinary event happens in the middle of the day. Before and after the totality, people can see the moon blocking the sun and become a total solar eclipse. This event is not visible on a partial solar eclipse, so people are encouraged to know if they’re in the path of totality.

Locations of total solar eclipse will be visible

This coming August 21, 2017, the path of totality will occur from Oregon stretching to South Carolina with a wide about 70 miles. Which passes through the Oregon, Idaho, Wyoming, Nebraska, Missouri, Tennessee and South Carolina

You can access the Nasa website for more intricate information, and also use their map to zoom in the path where total solar eclipse occurs.You can check state by state to find out which cities or exact location will path of totality happen.

Excellent equipment to enjoy the view safely

Many might think using sunglasses is effective, which is not sufficient compared to solar viewing glasses. Individuals should get these protective shades to enjoy the view, yet won’t damage your eye and make the people gaze directly at the sun. NASA recommend these glasses, which meet the qualification of the international standard (ISO 12312-2). The following companies sell eclipse glasses; American Paper Optics, Thousand Oaks Optical, TSE 17, and Rainbow Symphony.

Always remember, looking directly to the sun or even in partial eclipse, can severely damage your eye or might cause blindness. Never look without a proper eye protection. It’s more enjoyable to watch if nothing harmful happens to you.Some equipment, such as binoculars and telescopes are helpful for seeing more detail. You can also enjoy the view of partial solar eclipse by using a pinhole camera.

The next time the total solar eclipse visible in the US will be on 2024, that will occur in Mexico and Texas, way through Midwest and Northeastern US.

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