Today’s the day! It’s the solar eclipse. Folks, we’re very, very lucky. Why? A total solar eclipse, when the moon passes in front of the sun, happens quite frequently (almost every year or two) but since 70 percent of the earth’s surface is water it rarely hits land.
This solar eclipse is the first one to grace the continental United States since 1979 and the first to run from coast to coast since 1918. The 2017 eclipse, and its 120 kilometers wide “shadow”, will hit the US at 10:16pm PST in Oregon and then will make its way across 12 states before stopping in South Carolina at 2:49pm EST.
We’ve pulled together a few resources for you to witness this incredible, incredible experience!
Your fist stop to everything solar eclipse should be, duh, NASA. Our, heroes of space have got you covered with the best information on how, when, and where to view the eclipse.
This guide let’s you look up by zip code the stages and times of the eclipse in your area.
If you still need glasses check out this guide by NPR on how to be like Macgyver and make your own viewing tools.
We all know that huge milestone events such this can cause disinformation and sometimes hysteria. (Remember this). So here’s a guide that debunks the all the crazy that you may hear.
Have fun! Make memories! Most important stay safe. Our two safety tips are:August 21, eclipse, moon, NASA, shadow, solar, solar system, sun
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