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US Total Eclipse: August 21, 2017

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DocM    12,475
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https://eclipse2017.nasa.gov

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On Monday, August 21, 2017, all of North America will be treated to an eclipse of the sun. Anyone within the path of totality can see one of nature’s most awe inspiring sights - a total solar eclipse. This path, where the moon will completely cover the sun and the sun's tenuous atmosphere - the corona - can be seen, will stretch from Salem, Oregon to Charleston, South Carolina. Observers outside this path will still see a partial solar eclipse where the moon covers part of the sun's disk. NASA created this website to provide a guide to this amazing event. Here you will find activities, events, broadcasts, and resources from NASA and our partners across the nation.

 

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+BudMan    2,854

Just booked trip to see this.. Really stoked!  Wife not so much ;)  But SIU (carbondale, il) is only 6 hours south here.  Made the drive lots of times - son graduated from there..

 

Anyone else planning on going or in the area?

http://eclipse.siu.edu/

 

Got tickets for the SIU stadium... Staying in ST. Louis night before.

 

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flyingskippy    123

I graduated from SIUC! Go Salukis! 

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+BudMan    2,854

What year.. My son grad in 2010, or was it 2011??

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flyingskippy    123

I graduated 2008 just before the campus renovations. 

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Jim K    8,617

Flashback to Feb. 26, 1979 ... the last total solar eclipse for North America.

 

 

9:17 ... kind of weird hearing the past talking about the future when Frank Reynolds mentions that the next North America total solar eclipse will be on August 21, 2017 ...  "38 years from now" and "may the shadow of the moon fall on a world at peace" :( 

 

After Monday, the next total solar eclipse (over North America) will be April 8, 2024 ...after which you'll have to wait another 21 years.

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DocM    12,475
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And 2024 will be total over the SE corner of MI, Toledo OH, and for some distance south. 

 

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Unobscured Vision    2,116

Can't wait. And thanks for the ABC News clip. I remember that one well.

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+Zag L.    295

We've had our trip for this planned for nearly 18 months now. We are really looking forward to the experience.

 

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Jim K    8,617

Today is the day ...

 

Solar Eclipse 2017

On August 21, 2017, all of North America will be treated to an eclipse of the sun. Viewers around the world will be provided a wealth of images captured before, during, and after the eclipse by 11 spacecraft, at least three NASA aircraft, more than 50 high-altitude balloons, and the astronauts aboard the International Space Station – each offering a unique vantage point for the celestial event.

 

NASA’s live eclipse programming begins at 12 p.m. EDT, Monday, August 21.

12 p.m. EDT - Eclipse Preview Show, hosted from Charleston, South Carolina.
1 p.m. EDT - Solar Eclipse: Through the Eyes of NASA. This show will cover the path of totality the eclipse will take across the United States, from Oregon to South Carolina. 

Watch live, beginning at 12 p.m. EDT:

Eclipse Live: Video streams from NASA Television and locations across the country.

Alternate NASA live streams:
Facebook Live -- https://www.facebook.com/NASA/videos/10155497958441772/
Twitter/Periscope -- https://www.pscp.tv/nasa
Twitch TV -- https://twitch.tv/nasa
Ustream -- http://www.ustream.tv/nasahdtv
YouTube -- https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=wwMDvPCGe

 

Happy viewing everyone ... and be safe.

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DocM    12,475

ISS photobombs Eclipse2017

 

 

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+Zag L.    295

Well, I can't express how exciting that was to experience. My wife and I travelled to a remote area in Nebraska, got setup and enjoyed the entire eclipse beginning to end. Weather was perfect, mid 70s with a breeze and a cloud free sky. 

 

We can't wait for 2024 when the totality is twice as long and we can watch (weather permitting) from our backyard instead of planning another 2600 mile (or longer) round trip.  

 

I hope anyone that wanted to see it had the opportunity. It was a magnificent experience.

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