Sunday, June 18, 2017

Total Solar Eclipse 2017, August 21st

On August 21st, 2017, a total eclipse of the Sun will be visible from within a narrow corridor that traverses the United States of America. The path of the Moon's umbral shadow begins in the northern Pacific Ocean and crosses the USA from west to east through parts of the following states: Oregon, Idaho, Montana, Wyoming, Nebraska, Kansas, Iowa, Missouri, Illinois, Kentucky, Tennessee, North Carolina, Georgia, and South Carolina (note: only a tiny corner of Montana and Iowa are in the eclipse path). The Moon's penumbral shadow produces a partial eclipse visible from a much larger region covering most of North America.

More information can be found on these NASA websites:

Preliminary information about the 2017 total eclipse of the Sun.
Eclipse Bulletins
Eclipse map/figure/table/predictions courtesy of Fred Espenak, NASA/Goddard Space Flight Center, from

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