A solar eclipes occur when the moon passes between earth and the sun, thereby totally or partly obscuring the image of the Sun for a viewed on Earth
The eclipse has passed over all of the US. It was a once-in-a-lifetime moment – but one that can thankfully be relieved again and again.
Some depict the sun itself, and the beautiful spectacle that emerges when the moon slides in front of it and only its tendrils can be seen. Others show people gathering to watch the events, getting together to conduct citizen science, or simply to take in the sight as a group.
Past Solar Eclispse In The U.S.A
The previous time a total solar eclipse was visible across the entire contiguous United States was during the June 8, 1918, eclipse, and not since theFebruary 1979 eclipsehas a total eclipse been visible from anywhere in the mainland United States.
Time of the Eclipse
The event’s Shadow began to cover land on the Oregon coast as a partial eclipse at 4:06 p.m.UTC(9:06 a.m.PDT) on August 21, and its land coverage ended later that day as a partial eclipse along South Carolina at about 6:44 p.m
When Is The Next Eclipse
The solar eclipse of August 12, 2045 will have a very similar path of totality of U.S.A over about 400 km (250 mi) to the southwest, also crossing the Pacific and Atlantic coasts of the country; however, duration of totality will last over twice the previous eclipse.