What the big deal?
Well, the maximum number of solar eclipses that can take place in the same year is 5, but this is rare. According to NASA calculations, only about 25 years in the past 5,000 years have had five solar eclipses. The last time this happened was in 1935, and the next time will be in 2206.
On Monday, August 21, 2017, all of North America will experience an eclipse of the sun. Anyone within the path of entirety can see one of mother nature’s unique moments – a total solar eclipse.
The path, where the moon will entirely cover the sun, and the sun’s thin atmosphere – the corona – you can see, will stretch from Lincoln Beach, Oregon to Charleston, South Carolina. Witnesses outside this path will still see a partial solar eclipse where the moon covers part of the sun’s disk. (Source: www.timeanddate.com).
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