Total solar eclipse 1st in 99 years to sweep width of US
- This August, the United States will experience its first coast-to-coast total solar eclipse in 99 years.
- It will cut diagonally across the entire United States.
Path of the Solar Eclipse
- This path will be 100 to 120km wide wide; the closer to the centre, the longer the totality.
- Totality will cross from Oregon into Idaho, Wyoming, Nebraska, Kansas, Missouri, Illinois, Kentucky, Tennessee, Georgia, North Carolina and, finally, South Carolina.
- A solar eclipse is a type of eclipse that occurs when the Moon passes between the Sun and Earth, and the Moon fully or partially blocks (“occults”) the Sun.
- This can happen only at new moon when the Sun and the Moon are in conjunction as seen from Earth in an alignment referred to as syzygy. In a total eclipse, the disk of the Sun is fully obscured by the Moon. In partial and annular eclipses, only part of the Sun is obscured.
Total Solar Eclipse
- When the moon passes between Earth and the sun, and scores a bull’s eye by completely blotting out the sunlight, that’s a total solar eclipse. The moon casts a shadow on our planet. Dead center is where sky gazers get the full treatment.
A coastline or a seashore is the area where land meets the sea or ocean,or a line that forms the boundary between the land and the ocean or a lake. A precise line that can be called a coastline cannot be determined due to the Coastline paradox.
Total Solar Eclipse observed in India
- 1st solar eclipse was observed on Feb 16, 1980.
- Fifteen years later, India witnessed another total solar eclipse on Oct 24, 1995.