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Aug 21, 2017
Onlookers witnessing the total eclipse of the sun.

by Richard Desmarais #500px

#eclipse #sun

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Ha. Last Century's Totality Solar Eclipse!
6:30 marker is one to view! This peek back in time DOES in comparison reveal how different event reporting now is. With more observers, technology, and equipment, no doubt that the 2017 Totality Solar Eclipse will have a wider newscast coverage come Monday.
Feb 26 1979 marked the last total solar eclipse in U.S. for 20th century

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I researched videos and articles for the upcoming Great American Total Sun Eclipse and placed the best ones in this collection. Everything you need to know to prepare for Monday's event, 8-21-17.


🎥A VIDEO with sources from NASA, PBS, NOVA etc. and so many interesting facts. This is the one to watch!

Also, let me perk your interest with details gathered from that video:

▪Details from astronomers perspective and preparation for the Aug. 21, 2017 U.S. Solar Eclipse.
▪Good simulations.
More Facts on the event...
◾The corona, which is the outer layer of the sun, is more powerful and active compared to its core. Astronomers want to understand why. The eclipse closeup gives astronomers a chance to understand our solar system better.
◾As the solar eclipse crosses at 1500 mph, NASA will have jets flying at 700 mph trying to keep up with the eclipse, which will help them collect more data (approx. 7 mins. of the eclipse compared to a few mins those on the ground will experience).
◾Some student astronomers will be launching atmospheric balloons, cameras, videos (UPDATE. SEE ARTICLE AT BOTTOM about balloons.)
◾The space station will be actively monitoring the event.
◾I believe at GlobalObserver, per the video comments by a NASA narrator, anyone can act and participate as an atmospheric scientist during the partial eclipse, (which will last for hours). You can download an app in order to participate. Visit the marker on the video for clarification and details.
◾This eclipse is an illusion, because even though the moon is much smaller than the sun, the moon will be able to block the sun's light on August 21, 2017, for a few moments. The illusion is that the sun will be at such a great distance and, from that perspective, the sun appears to be the size of the moon when their paths cross on that date.

Article about balloons used during the solar eclipse.🔸🔸The Ballooning Project stream will send video from high-altitude balloons launched by 55 teams of university and high school students, scientific research groups, and other eclipse enthusiasts. Viewers can pick the balloon they want to watch via an interactive map on the website. The balloons use Iridium and GPS satellites, lightweight radio modems, Raspberry Pi computers, and live streaming video to collect data. They will fly along the path of totality from 100,000 ft up, so viewers will see an angle of the eclipse that shows the curvature of the Earth against the blackness of space.

My space collection at G+ has quite a few more articles and videos about the event worth checking out.

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Some 37 years ago, the solar eclipse in Calgary, Alberta, Canada, cast our city in darkness. Today we saw 30% darkness (no darkness at all) and a crescent moon-shaped eclipse. Here's the shot from 37 years ago.

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SOLAR ECLIPSE GLASSES Path of totality comes right through our office in #cashiersnc List or buy your home with me and get free glasses (while they last).
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