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Solar eclipse-o-philes FYI

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For the first time in 99 years, on Monday, August 21, a total solar eclipse - when the Sun, Moon, and Earth are aligned - will travel across the U.S. from west to east as a rare and beautiful sight to behold.
 
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The "Great American Eclipse" will touch down and move across the U.S. over approximately 1 hour and 32 minutes.

 

The moon will enter the solar disk at 1:06 p.m. and leave at 3:51 p.m. Maximum eclipse, or when the majority of the sun is covered by the moon, will be at 2:31 p.m.

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While all of North America will be able to see the Great American Solar Eclipse, to view it in all its glory you must be in the path of totality—a strip of land approximately 71.45 miles at its widest point that falls under the moon’s shadow and is thrown into complete darkness. 

 

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To view the eclipses safely (the sun's UV radiation can burn your retinas) buy or get a protective eyewear.  Or you can make a pinhole projector from a downloaded template.

 

For everything North American Total Solar Exclipse 2017 - including apps - check out NASA's eclipse site: https://eclipse2017.nasa.gov/

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Re: Solar eclipse-o-philes FYI

I'm in Colorado so we won't be getting a total eclipse but it will be close. Can't wait!Smiley Happy

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We are not close by either but a road trip would be great! 

 

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Re: Solar eclipse-o-philes FYI

So cool! I am not in the direct path but am still excited!

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Thanks for all the info....I'm excited!

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I'm in NE Ohio.  I wonder how much of an eclipse we will see here.  I'm sure the news channels will let us know as the day approaches.  I hope it's not a cloudy day.

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@2blonde:

 

 

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Reports are saying that even with a partial, you should still be getting a great view.

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@Cakers3 wrote:

We are not close by either but a road trip would be great! 

 

Indeed!  Cat Very Happy

 

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