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Solar eclipse 2017

Solar eclipse 2017

Solar eclipse 2017, this summer, on the other side of the Atlantic Ocean but to be marked on the calendar and, if possible, admired, because many, authoritative, say that it will be one of the most fascinating shows that nature will offer us in these years. There is time to get organized and leave.

Solar eclipse 2017: what it is

The Solar eclipse even if they sound very "spatial", like sophisticated events, if you look closely they are not particularly rare. Sky & Telescope argues that from our planet Earth we can see them, from one or the other hemisphere, from a certain continent or from another, one every 18 months.

They are not all identical, however, it is not like projecting the same film on various screens around the world, there is Solar Eclipse and Solar Eclipse and the Solar eclipse 2017 it will be one of those not to be missed. This is because it will be visible from as many as 48 states and this has not happened since February 1979, to begin with, besides it is the first of the last 99 years that spans an entire continent coast to coast.

The continent is America, unfortunately for us who live in Europe. The next event like the 2017 Solar Eclipse, will happen in 2024.

Solar eclipse 2017: when

Returning to the present, or rather to the near future, because theSolar eclipse 2017 is scheduled for August 21, 2017. The Moon will begin to cover the Sun and consequently the light will tend to disappear until the moment of total coverage.

The sky will go from blue to black, i planets on the contrary will become brighter and more visible. This is what the eyes will perceive, at the temperature level, however, we will be able to feel a drop, up to 20 degrees. Dark and cold will be able to disturb animals that are not aware of the arrival of the 2017 Solar Eclipse and will not understand why it is suddenly night at a different time than usual.

When the sunlight disappears completely, a circle will remain hanging in the sky, as if by magic, in nothingness: it is the circle of the moon, black and surrounded by a crown of silver light. Artificial special effects would not come to create such splendor, considering that there could also appear tongues of pink flame of irregular shapes around this levitating disk.

Solar eclipse 2017 where to see it

Unless we have already planned a trip to the USA, we must hope that some generous fans will share the show of the 'Solar Eclipse 2017 that will amaze those who find themselves in one of the 14 states, from Oregon to South Carolina.

The 21 August 2017 for example, you will see it from Washington, starting at 13:17 with a maximum at 14:42, and the expected end at 16:01. It will have one magnitude of 0.845 (ratio between the apparent size of the Moon to the apparent size of the Sun during an eclipse) and one darkness of 0.81 (the fraction of the darkened Sun).

Upcoming solar eclipses

This time if we fail to leave, we are left with a dry mouth. Let's see when, from Europe, we can feast our eyes. The 21 June 2020, with an annular solar eclipse, the June 10, 2021, again with a ring finger, and then on October 25, 2022 with a partial eclipse that will again occur on March 29, 2025. That total must be waited until 12 August 2026.

To pass the wait, a book: "The last Eclipse”By James Rollins.

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Video: Americans awestruck by rare total solar eclipse (October 2021).