Very rare solar eclips sweeps USA in august

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The first total solar eclipse since 1979 is to cross the USA on August 21. The eclips of 2017 is also called the Great American Eclips because it sweeps all the way from the west to the east of the USA.

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A total solar eclipse occurs when the moon passes between the sun and earth. For two plus minutes, The Moon completely blocks the Sun, the moon will be black with the sun’s corona, creating a mystical experience for the observer. The sun will set in all directions. Day turns to night for a couple of minutes.

solar_eclipse_1999_4_nrThe eclipse will cross into the USA in the morning in Oregon at about 10:15 in the morning. This lucky piece of Earth experiences a full minute and fifty seconds of totality. Then the eclips sweeps southeast to South Carolina in the early afternoon, several large cities will be able to play host to eclipse-chasers from all over.

The path will cross Oregon, Idaho, Wyoming, Nebraska, Missouri, southern Illinois, Tennessee and South Carolina. Weather statistics indicate that the west has the highest probabilities of clear skies, especially from the Willamette Valley of Oregon to the Nebraska Sandhills.

It’s a good idea to think about a trip to see the eclips right now. The next solar eclips you can watch is in 2019 in South America.

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