Solar Eclipse Coming Soon

Dated: 08/16/2017

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38 years ago, North America was witness to a total solar eclipse. Monday August 21st, 2017 will mark a very special day! It will happen again! All of North America will be able to view a portion of a total eclipse of the sun, not to be confused with a total eclipse of the heart ;)

The path in which the moon will travel to pass over the sun will stretch from Lincoln Beach, Oregon to Charleston, South Carolina. Observers in 14 states of this path will see the eclipse in totality.  Others, outside this direct path, will still see a parial eclipse of the sun by the moon.  Researchers say everyone in the United States as well as the rest of North America will see at least a partial eclipse along with residents of parts of South America, Europe, and Africa.

Beginning with a partial eclipse at 9:05 a.m. PDT in Lincoln Beach, OR, the moon will travel in the sun's path for the next hour and a half.  The total eclipse will start at 10:16 a.m. PDT in Lincoln Beach and continue through Oregon, Idaho, Wyoming, Montana, Nebraska, Iowa, Kansas, Missouri, Illinois, Kentucky, Tennessee, Georgia, and North and South Carolina. The "path of totality" is only about 70 miles wide so observers within this distance will see a very special show! 2:48 p.m. EDT will mark the end of the total eclipse in Charleston, SC. Observers in Carbondale, IL will be able to view the eclipse at it's longest duration of 2 minutes and 40 seconds. If you are in the Sioux Falls area and want to see the eclipse in totality, pack up the family and head to Lincoln, NE.  The eclipsing will begin in Lincoln at 11:37:16 a.m. with the total eclipse beginning at 01:02:40 and ending at 01:03:48 p.m. The entire eclipse will end in Lincoln at 2:29:46 p.m. CDT. 

Image titleIt is very important not look directly at the eclipse unless it is a complete total eclipse.  Staring directly into a partial eclipse can cause severe damage to the eyes. Specific solar viewing glasses such as those pictured here are a sure fire way to enjoy the eclipse.  Home made filters or even very dark sunglasses are not recommended for viewing the eclipse. Proper viewing equipment can be found HERE.

Make sure to take time out of your day Monday to view this awe-inspiring site!  For more information on the eclipse visit the NASA Total Eclipse Website.  

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Amy Hendrix

After years of working in retail I have chosen the field of real estate to help stimulate my personal growth. I want to be involved, valued, and trusted by my clients and I want to do what is best for....

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