This amazing celestial reunion intimately connects all of us on Earth.
Now the time has come for this magical alignment to happen again. We enter a moment where the sun and the Moon stand in the perfection of the same radius, creating the total eclipse. This condition proves to us that sometimes all mathematical, physical and astronomical laws are completely incapable of explaining the luck of being alive on Earth, at this very moment in time.
On the morning of August 21, 2017, in the north Pacific Ocean, the Sun will rise and will be totally eclipsed. People will look up and they won’t see rays of the sun, but instead, the shadow of the moon. The elusive yet exhilerating shadow will touch American soil and then make its way across the USA. This is called the PATH of TOTALITY.
The first to see this wonder will be the Oregon coast, between Newport and Lincoln City, at 10:15 AM (PDT). After 94 minutes, the Great American eclipse will end on the East Coast of America and begin touching South Carolina at 2:49 p.m. EDT.
The shadow will continue its movement across the Atlantic ocean, ending its path of totality at the sunset near the coasts of West Africa. The United States is the only location where people will be able to witness this spectacular celestial event.
The total solar eclipse will be visible in 14 states, within a roughly 70-mile- wide path, and people will have the opportunity to enjoy the scene of the moon completely crossing the sun’s path.
While the phenomenon will be also be visible to the rest of North America, it will appear as a partial eclipse, and they will be able to enjoy this rare moment.
For more information about how to prepare for and when the exact perfect Solar Eclipse will happen, please check the sections for each state.
Don’t miss the Great American eclipse!