For The First Time In Decades, Parts Of The US Will Go Completely Dark Due To Rare Eclipse

For The First Time In Decades, Parts Of The US Will Go Completely Dark Due To Rare Eclipse

If you look into the stars in the night sky, you might realize that we are a tiny small piece of the vast universe. Moreover, there are so many things we don’t understand and are far beyond our reach.

If you ever had the luck to visit a place out of town where there are no lights and only the night sky, then you probably admired the beauty of the sand of stars.

However, in very close future something even greater is coming! Natural phenomena that will brighten up the heavens and leave you breathless.

This one in a lifetime event coming to us this summer on August 21st.

Thanks to the rare total solar eclipse parts of the United States sky will be pitch black during the day. According to NASA, the eclipse will stretch from Oregon to South Carolina.

These are the states where this wide belt of night-like skies will pass: Idaho, Wyoming, Nebraska, Kansas, Missouri, Illinois, Kentucky, Tennessee, Georgia, North Carolina and South Carolina.

A partial solar eclipse is an occurrence that can happen quite often. But, a total solar eclipse is extremely rare. That’s when the moon completely covers the sun. Now, in this case, the size of the moon and its speed completely match the sun.

The August eclipse is estimated to last 2 minutes and 40 seconds and for those ones who will be on the outer edge of the 70-mile wide path would be less.

Pay attention to the CORONA effect:

“During a total solar eclipse, the disk of the moon blocks out the last sliver of light from the sun, and the sun’s outer atmosphere, the corona, becomes visible. The corona is far from an indistinct haze; skywatchers report seeing great jets and ribbons of light, twisting and curling out into the sky.”

Rick Fienberg, who is an expert in the American Astronomical Society (AAS), says that the effect is so unusual it can bring people to tears.

IMPORTANT: since staring at the sun directly can be damaging for your eyes make sure you are wearing a proper protection. It is best to use solar-viewing glasses and pinhole cameras. However, when the actual eclipse happen and the moon is completely covering the sun, then experts say, it is safe to watch it with a naked eye.

This is a video from NASA, tracing the 2017 Solar Eclipse’s route across the US!

The next such event is predicted to happen in 2024 and will be visible from the skies above Mexico and Texas. Don’t wait until that time, get ready and experience the beauty of this phenomenon.

Source: Life Aspire

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