Total Solar Eclipse Coming August 2017: For the First Time in 38 years, the Great American Eclipse Will Be the Experience of a Lifetime!

Total Solar Eclipse Coming August 2017: For the First Time in 38 years, the Great American Eclipse Will Be the Experience of a Lifetime!

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It is already world-known that this year, on August 21, after 38 years, the Great American eclipse will begin. For the first time after such a number of years, a total solar eclipse will happen!

Americans have experienced a partial eclipse in the past and if you think that it is something cool, think again!

When there is a partial eclipse, one has to use those cardboard pinhole viewers in order to see the sun and not feel the pain in the eyes. That may appear and seem very cool but imagine the total solar eclipse! It happens because the moon and its diameter are larger than the sun itself and it covers and blocks all the sunlight. The day becomes night and you can, without any protection, stare at the moon that covered the sun behind with your eyes.

What Does A Solar Eclipse Look like From Space?

Watch this short video of the moon’s shadow passing over the Earth. This is during a total solar eclipse that crossed Malaysia and Indonesia in March 2016.

However, you need to be cautious and careful while doing that.

This solar eclipse happens only once in a lifetime and you should make sure you witness it. It will be beautiful how the moon will hide the sun behind itself and how the sunlight and the direct sunrays will slowly disappear until they are completely gone.

In order to experience this in the best and most proper way, you should travel to a location which is within the Moon shadow when it crosses the earth.

The total solar eclipse will be the most visible in the southwest of America for example, Kansas, Missouri, and Georgia. Yet, a partial solar eclipse can be experienced in the North and even in some parts of South America.

This solar eclipse is considered to be as one of the greatest natural phenomena to human kind so you should make sure you are not going to miss it.

This will be the first total solar eclipse in the US after 38 years and you have to witness it!

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