/wp-content/uploads/2017/08/solarEclipse.png 535 900 Admin /wp-content/uploads/2020/03/advance-financial-line-of-credit-and-online-installment-loans-300x138.png Admin2017-08-17 15:49:002020-05-08 09:15:57Everything You Need to Know About the 2017 Solar Eclipse
Unless you’ve been living under a rock, you’ve heard about the Solar Eclipse happening Monday August 21st. A total solar eclipse is when the moon blocks out the sun for a very short time period. During that time, the entire sky goes black and the outer edge of the sun, the corona, is visible giving a halo effect. All stars will be visible and the temperature will drop. It is said to be one the most beautiful things you can experience on Planet Earth. So to make sure you don’t miss out, here is where, when, and how to view the 2017 total solar eclipse.
All data from NASA
Where to see itThere is a strip of land called the “path of totality” that is about 70 miles wide from central Oregon through South Carolina that gives the best view of the 2017 eclipse. Major cities that lie closest to this path include: Madras, OR, Idaho Falls, ID, Casper, WY, Lincoln, NE, Jefferson City, MO, Carbondale, IL, Paducah, KY, Nashville, TN, Clayton, GA and Columbia, SC. To see a full map of where to view click here.
When to see itAnyone position at the center of the path of totality will see the full total eclipse for approximately 2 minutes and 40 seconds. The farther you move away from the center of the path, the less time you will see the moon cover the sun. Below is a chart that gives times in the cities that lie closest to the center of the path.
|Madras, OR||09:06 a.m.||10:19 a.m.||10:21 a.m.||11:41 a.m.|
|Idaho Falls, ID||10:15 a.m.||11:33 a.m.||11:34 a.m.||12:58 p.m.|
|Casper, WY||10:22 a.m.||11:42 a.m.||11:45 a.m.||01:09 p.m.|
|Lincoln, NE||11:37 a.m.||01:02 p.m.||01:04 p.m.||02:29 p.m.|
|Jefferson City, MO||11:46 a.m.||01:13 p.m.||01:15 p.m.||02:41 p.m.|
|Carbondale, IL||11:52 a.m.||01:20 p.m.||01:22 p.m.||02:47 p.m.|
|Paducah, KY||11:54 a.m.||01:22 p.m.||01:24 p.m.||02:49 p.m.|
|Nashville, TN||11:58 a.m.||01:27 p.m.||01:29 p.m.||02:54 p.m.|
|Clayton, GA||01:06 p.m.||02:35 p.m.||02:38 p.m.||04:01 p.m.|
|Columbia, SC||01:03 p.m.||02:41 p.m.||02:44 p.m.||04:06 p.m.|