The Great American Solar Eclipse: What’s the Big Deal ?!-

What is the big buzz about the eclipse ?

Surely you have to be living under a rock, if you have heard nothing about the full eclipse that will be taking place in only four days.  The last time this happened was in 1918; that is 99 years ago!

What is a total solar eclipse?

According to google a solar eclipse is defined as: an eclipse in which the sun is obscured by the moon.   In laymen terms, the moon blocks the sun and the Earth will be in the shadow of the moon.

“It’s the first time a total solar eclipse has passed from one coast to the other in 99 years.” – theverge.com

A typical day……

 

 

Total Eclipse: United States of America

Below are three pictures to give you an idea of what will be taking place on August 21,2017.  They display the path of the total solar eclipse. Anyone outside of the U.S.A. may only see a partial  eclipse, so it may only appear as a normal day for them.

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Will you be watching ?

 

First things first: Plan ahead. Will you be traveling ? Will it affect your schedule? 

 

PROTECT YOUR EYES. DO NOT LOOK DIRECTLY AT THE SUN. IT CAN DAMAGE EYES.  NASA states, for eye safety you should wear a pair of “eclipse glasses or goggles”  Read Guide On Using Solar Eye Wear Capture.PNG

What time is the big show ?

 

 

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Credited to nasa.gov

 

If you are unable to go outside to  witness the solar eclipse,  NASA will be streaming it live on their website.

WILL YOU BE WATCHING ?

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