The day the United States will experience the sun disappear behind the moon, causing the temperature drop rapidly, turning daylight into twilight and revealing massive streamers of light streaking through the sky around the silhouette of the moon.
” The Great American Solar Eclipse”
On that day, America will experience the total solar eclipse. Where, the eclipse will darken the entire city from Oregon to South Carolina about 70miles stretch.
A total solar eclipse occurs when the disk of the moon appears to completely cover the disk of the sun in the sky.This disk of the moon blocks out the last sliver of light from the sun, and the sun’s outer atmosphere, the corona is visible. The moon orbits an average of 239,000 miles (385,000 kilometers) from Earth just about the right distance to seem the same size in the sky as the much larger as the Sun.This happens only once every 18 months. (Don’t miss out on such an event!!!!)
“It brings people to tears,” Rick Fienberg, a spokesperson for the American Astronomical Society (AAS), told Space.com of the experience. “It makes people’s jaw drop.”
We can find the exact location of the solar eclipse path on this interactive map from NASA to zoom in on the path. The time and duration of the total solar eclipse depends from where you are inside the path of totality. At most, the moon will completely cover the disk of the sun for 2 minutes and 40 seconds. Again! It depends on where you are seeing from the totality.
Here is an data chart from NASA of the lists the moment of mid-totality and the duration of totality for a handful of cities that lie close to the center of the path.
Most importantly , If anyone planning to see the total solar eclipse 2017 must have a pair of solar viewing glasses. This protective shades make it possible to look directly at the sun before and after totality. Otherwise, It could damage your eye sight. So, take precautions before enjoying the eclipse event.