A hybrid eclipse is when it is a total eclipse in some places and when an annular eclipse is seen in other places. The last time this rare occurrence appeared was in April of 2005 with a length of 100 seconds, The longest hybrid eclipse we will see until the year 3264.
A solar eclipse is the result of a syzygy, the alignment of 3 celestial objects. If you play scrabble, that's worth 21 points if you use the third Y as a blank, There will be around 69 solar eclipses in the next 100 years.
While we are all enjoying the exquisite site of the solar eclipse, something interesting is happening to animals. Dairy cows return to the barn, crickets begin chirping, birds either go to roost or become more active, and whales breach in the seas. Amazing right!
Ancient tablets found in archaeological sites, show that ancient Babylonians recorded solar eclipses. Their earliest recorded solar eclipse was May 3, 1375-BCE.
When the solar eclipse is finally here on August 21, 2017 , people will only be able to see it for about two and half minutes. But NASA will be taking a team of jet planes to follow the shadow of the moon allowing them them the opportunity to see the solar eclipse for seven minutes. They will use this opportunity to study the sun and its atmosphere.
On August 21, 2017 , all of north america will be able to see the solar eclipse. It will show all the way from Salem, Oregon to Charleston, South Carolina. Any observers outside this region will see a partial solar eclipse.