Total Solar Eclipse
Interesting Facts about Monday's Total Solar Eclipse.
It was 38 years ago that we (the U.S.A.) had a total solar eclipse. The next one for us will occur in 2023.
A total solar eclipse occurs when the Moon completely blocks the Sun. In a total solar eclipse, the narrowest part of the path where the Sun is completely blocked and the Moon casts its darkest shadow is called the “zone of totality”.
Observers in this path see a darkened Sun (often described as a “hole in the sky”) with the ghostly glow of the solar corona extending out to space. A phenomenon called “Bailey’s Beads” often appears as sunlight shines out through valleys on the lunar surface. If the Sun is active, observers can also see solar prominences, loops, and flares during totality.
Total solar eclipses have not always been visible from Earth. In the past, the Moon was too close to Earth and during eclipses it completely blotted out the Sun’s disk. Over time, the lunar orbit has changed at the rate of just over 2 cm per year and in the current epoch, the alignment is nearly perfect at times. However, the Moon’s orbit will continue to widen, and in perhaps 600 million years, total solar eclipses will no longer occur. Instead, future observers will see partial and annular eclipses only.
As the sky turns dark, planets and stars hidden in the sky by the Sun's bright light will reappear. Look for Mars, Mercury, Jupiter, and Venus during totality.
Do not look directly at the Sun, before, during or after the eclipse without the proper protective eye-wear.
Looking at the Sun with your naked eyes is highly dangerous and can even cause blindness.
Birds will act as if there’s a sudden, perplexing dusk. Bats may come out. Fireflies may come out. It is about 10 minutes before the total eclipse sets in that you really start to notice changes in the light and animals.
For the 2017 total solar eclipse, you can look forward to average temperature drops of 10 degrees Fahrenheit.
If you’re outside the path, you will not experience the dramatic effects.
98 or 99 percent is not good enough here — you need to be inside the path to get the full effect.
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