Solar Eclipse 2017

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Monday, August 21, 2017, North America will witness a solar eclipse.  The path of totality will cross parts of Oregon, Idaho, Montana, Wyoming, Nebraska, Kansas, Iowa, Missouri, Illinois, Kentucky, Tennessee, Georgia, North Carolina and South Carolina.  Other parts of the United States will see a portion of the eclipse that will also be a sight to remember.  If you miss this eclipse, there will be another one in seven years.

What is an eclipse?
There are solar and lunar eclipses that occur due to the alignments of the sun, Earth and moon.  In the solar eclipse the Moon moves right to left in its orbit around the Earth.  The shadow from the Moon moving between the Sun and Earth will cast a shadow on the Earth.

Solar Eclipse 2017

This shadow is what will cross the United States on August 21, 2017.  NASA posted an eclipse topic on their Houston, We Have a Podcast.  The host is great with the scientist, Mark Matney.  The stories and explanations are worth a listen!

Steve Spangler explains in the video below what an eclipse is and it is great for younger people. 

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