The New Year – 2017 will bring a number of natural rare phenomena and one of them is a complete solar eclipse. On 21st August 2017, the residents of America will be privileged to get a glimpse of a total solar eclipse. In the New Year 2017, researchers, scientists, and armchair astronomers countrywide will be able to get a glimpse of a total eclipse of the sun, which is the phenomenon to take place from coast-to-coast in almost 100 years. As per the announcement of NASA, a total conceals of the sun will be noticeable from a contracted corridor going through the United States. After 1979, this will be the first full solar eclipse which will be noticeable from the neighboring U.S.
According to the latest press release from NASA, on 21st August 2017, the moon will completely obstruct the sun and its large outer ambiance, which is called corona. As per NASA, this eclipse will make people witness corona present itself with shining white waves and streamers burning around the disk of the moon. The complete eclipse of the sun will begin on August 21st near Lincoln City, Oregon, at around 10:15 a.m. PDT. The event will go on for almost one and half hour and will conclude at 2:50 p.m. EDT. During this time, it will move across the country and will close out near Charleston, South Carolina. However, before and after this timeframe, people will be able to see a partial eclipse.
The way of the moon’s umbral shadow begins in the northern Pacific and moves east through the regions of Oregon, Idaho, Montana, Wyoming, Nebraska, Kansas, Missouri, Illinois, Kentucky, Tennessee, North Carolina, Georgia, and South Carolina. The penumbral shadow of moon delivers an incomplete overshadowing that is notable from a much larger provenance covering a large portion of North America.
Earlier this month, an overview of this total solar eclipse was presented by the scientists of NASA, the University of Texas-Arlington and the University of Hawaii at the American Geophysical Union’s fall meeting, held in San Francisco.
On this matter, Lika Guhathakurta, an astronomer at NASA Headquarters in Washington said, “Every eclipse gives us lessons about many things, but the event of 2017 will be a unique one because of the continuous land masses it will get ahead of. This total eclipse will enable us collecting more precise data about the rotation of earth and moon.”