Saturday, 23 September, 2017

Total Solar Eclipse In The Heart Of Wyoming

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These planets move around the sun in the centre each in their own orbit.

It drew about 100 people to the SUNY Geneseo campus, more than 40 children to programs at Wadsworth Library on Center Street, and stopped work at Coast Professional Inc., which hosted a "Sun Block Party" for employees.

Just before noon, the moon started its slow traverse against the face of the sun.

"We've been here for a month waiting for the eclipse, we came here specifically for the eclipse", said April.

Today, we understand that the sun goes through cycles, like the sun spot cycle that lasts 11 years. Solar and lunar eclipses are terms we use when viewing the relationship of the sun and moon from Earth.

An annular eclipse occurs when the moon covers the center of the sun, leaving a ring around its edges where the sun is visible to form what looks like a ring.

When the moon passes through the Earth's shadow and the Earth is between the sun and the moon we see a lunar eclipse from Earth.

The total eclipse could be seen coast to coast across 14 States from Oregon to SC, with the spectacle lasting two minutes and 40 seconds at places like Madras, Oregon (in the picture).

If the weather or your schedule marred a glimpse at Monday's solar eclipse, take heart. The shadows that usually would have been circles were now crescent shaped.

NASA said in one of its articles leading up to the big day that "in our lifetime, this is the best eclipse to see", and that scientists will be "drowning in data", now that technology to measure atmospheric changes and the like are much more advanced now than the last time a total eclipse took place.

The hotel rooms have emptied out and the traffic is back to normal, but officials say they hope the educational effects of this week's eclipse will linger. "There was such a huge amount of interest in this eclipse, you couldn't help but get into it".

The Aug. 21 eclipse across America generated interest and excitement far and wide.

Many people failed to plan ahead and so were unable to obtain the special safety glasses, which look very much like the cardboard 3D glasses worn for movies like "Avatar" and "jurassic Park III". The area that the moon's shadow is indirectly cast upon is known as the penumbra. Dallas, Little Rock, Indianapolis, Cleveland and Buffalo are among some of the major cities in the next path of totality.

On Monday, August 21, the United States witnessed a solar eclipse from coast to coast for the first time in 99 years.

Annular solar eclipse seen in Australia in May 2013. If you missed it, catch the next one in April of 2024, with a path that crosses directly over Upstate New York!

According to space.com, Eclipse Cartographer Michael Zeiler estimated that between 1.85 and 7.4 million people would commute into the path of totality. In bygone years, an eclipse of the sun was treated as a message of the gods and plays a part in many ancient legends.

A college professor in northeast in is collecting solar eclipse glasses in preparation for the total solar eclipse in 2024.

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