Saturday, August 19, 2017

Full Solar Eclipse August 21 2017

Full Solar Eclipse August 21 2017

On Monday, August 21, 2017, a total solar eclipse will be visible in totality within a band across the entire contiguous United States; it will only be visible in other countries as a partial eclipse.[1][2]
A solar eclipse occurs when the Moon passes between Earth and the Sun, thereby totally or partly obscuring the image of the sun for a viewer on Earth. A total solar eclipse occurs when the moon's apparent diameter is larger than the sun's, blocking all direct sunlight, turning day into darkness. Totality occurs in a narrow path across Earth's surface, with the partial solar eclipse visible over a surrounding region thousands of kilometers wide.
The last time a total solar eclipse was visible across the entire contiguous United States was during the June 8, 1918 eclipse, and not since the February 1979 eclipse has a total eclipse been visible from anywhere in the mainland United States.[3] The path of totality will touch 14 states (although a partial eclipse will be visible in all fifty states), [3] and 16% of the area of the United States.[4] The event will begin on the Oregon coast as a partial eclipse at 9:06 a.m. PDT on August 21, and will end later that day as a partial eclipse along the South Carolina coast at about 4:06 p.m. EDT.[3]

All this excitement about the Solar Eclipse is no big deal to Robert Vegas Bob Swetz. In 1979 I saw one that lasted only minutes and it looked like the photo at the top of the page.
What a waste of money for glasses along with wasted energy for 2 minutes and 40 seconds of what? A dark shadow covering the sun!

And the Second Coming of Christ (will not) happen August 21 2017 during the Solar Eclipse, we have more years to go before this happens. 

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