Be Fully Prepared for The Upcoming 2017 Eclipse
The world around us and beyond continues to amaze and astound us. Nowadays, since we have gathered so much knowledge and readily available information, it is a breeze to find out more about all the wonders of our world. Sometimes, when interesting and unusual things happen in nature, it can make us stop and think; marveling at the grandeur of the universe we live in. If you love rare and amazing natural events, then you will be excited to find out that for the first time in thirty-eight years, there will be a total solar eclipse visible in the United States. This North American eclipse is sure to be a magnificent sight that will be able to be viewed by millions of people throughout the U.S.
The Scientific Background Behind the American Eclipse
A solar eclipse, which happens only during new moon phases, occurs when the moon is in the exact right position between the earth and the sun that it blocks out the light of the sun from touching parts of the earth. There are a few different kinds of solar eclipses and each of them have their own special characteristics. However, the one that will be seen in America in 2017 is a total solar eclipse. This means that the orbital planes of the celestial bodies will intersect so that the new moon will completely block out the sun from the U.S. The only part of the sun that will be visible is its outer atmosphere, or corona, which will create a ring of white which will contrast beautifully with the ‘black moon’. The earth will be darkened by a sort of twilight, as a result of the moon’s shadow, or umbra. A total solar eclipse will only last for a few minutes, but it is a beautiful and amazing event that you will not want to miss.
Interesting Facts About The American 2017 Eclipse
The total solar eclipse visible in America will occur on the 21st of August, 2017. It is estimated that it will be the most viewed solar eclipse ever, not just because so many people have been able to find out about it via the Internet or media, but also because it is sure to get a lot of media coverage. Please make sure that you and anyone who will be planning on seeing the eclipse with you have special eclipse viewers so you can look at it without your eyes getting damaged by the intense rays. Check out our great selection of eclipse viewing glasses at EclipseGlasses.com now to be ready.
- Jason Lewin