‘Great American Eclipse’ 2017: What It Is, When It’s Happening And Why You Have To See It
The following is an excerpt from Chris Ciaccia | May 26, 2017 | Foxnews.com |
On August 21, 2017, the United States will have something happen to it that hasn't happened since Jimmy Carter was President, Sony introduced the Walkman and "M*A*S*H" was still on TV.
The U.S. will go dark.
Why it's important
A total solar eclipse will happen on the continential U.S., due to the Moon passingbetween the Earth and the Sun. It's been 38 years since the continential U.S. has been in the shadow of the total solar eclipse, according to Dr. Tyler Nordgren, a professor & author of "Sun, Moon, Earth."
In an interview with Fox News, Nordgren noted that people in Pacific Northwest may get to see the eclipse and that "this year it’s going to go from coast to coast and half the people alive this year were not even born the last time it happened.”
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