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Total Solar Eclipse on 21 August 2017

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Total Solar Eclipse on 21 August 2017

Post by Candlelight.kk on Tue 08 Aug 2017, 6:10 pm

North America prepares for August solar eclipse

On 21 August, North America will be treated to a rare phenomenon - a solar eclipse. Nasa scientists are very excited.

more (including video) http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/av/world-us-canada-40362067/north-america-prepares-for-august-solar-eclipse


I remember the total eclipse of 1999.  Marred only slightly by the fact that it was a very cloudy day, but spectacular and eerie all the same.  One of the best places to experience this spectacle was Primrose Hill in London, not far from where I live.   My then partner and I both took the day off our respective work and joined a huge crowd of excited spectators there, many of whom had brought champagne picnics and mini bar-b-q's for the occasion.  The absolute silence when the darkness surrounded us was eerie, and definitely an unforgettable experience.

Some shared memories of that day: http://news.bbc.co.uk/onthisday/hi/witness/august/11/newsid_3132000/3132743.stm
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Re: Total Solar Eclipse on 21 August 2017

Post by Misty on Thu 10 Aug 2017, 4:25 pm

So do we get to see it here in the UK?
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Re: Total Solar Eclipse on 21 August 2017

Post by Candlelight.kk on Fri 11 Aug 2017, 3:42 pm

Misty wrote:So do we get to see it here in the UK?

According to this: http://metro.co.uk/2017/08/09/can-you-see-the-august-solar-eclipse-in-the-uk-6839572/  , we miss on the full experience.

only those in the United States will be able to catch front row seats to the view of the glowing ring in the sky, one of the earth’s most remarkable natural phenomenons.

‘The path of totality’, which is the shadow of the total solar eclipse will run right through the middle of the United States and the best place to experience the solar eclipse will be Idaho, Wyoming, Nebraska, Kansas, Missouri, Illinois, Kentucky, Tennessee, Georgia, North Carolina and South Carolina.

You will be able to see the solar eclipse from the UK but it will be slightly underwhelming.

From our vantage, point the moon will only cover 4% of the sun.

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