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Total Eclipse of the Sun
Calendar: PAS Public Event Calendar
Event Posted By: Terri Finch  
08-21-2017
*The times shown may change, depending on DST settings
August 21 - Total Solar Eclipse. A total solar eclipse occurs when the moon completely blocks the Sun, revealing the Sun's beautiful outer atmosphere known as the corona. This is a rare, once-in-a-lifetime event for viewers in the United States. The last total solar eclipse visible in the continental United States occurred in 1979 and the next one will not take place until 2024. The path of totality will begin in the Pacific Ocean and travel through the center of the United States. The total eclipse will be visible in parts of Oregon, Idaho, Wyoming, Nebraska, Missouri, Kentucky, Tennessee, North Carolina, and South Carolina before ending in the Atlantic Ocean. A partial eclipse will be visible in most of North America and parts of northern South America. (NASA Map and Eclipse Information | Detailed Zoomable Map of Eclipse Path)
This info was taken from:http://www.seasky.org/astronomy/astr...ndar-2017.html and more info can be found at the links at this link.

Additional info and an update sent to me by Paul on May 9th is at this link: https://www.greatamericaneclipse.com/
Paul was telling me that this link has more accurate info than the one above.

In Phoenix, 60% of the Sun will be covered by the Moon. PAS is setting up an event to view this through safely filtered telescopes.
 
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