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The 2017 Total Solar Eclipse podcast
On Aug. 21, 2017, the moon will pass in front of the sun and cast a shadow upon all of North America, coast-to-coast, for the first time since 1918.Weather permitting, the entire continent will have the opportunity to view an eclipse as the moon passes in front of the sun, casting a shadow on Earth’s surface. And plans for this once-in-a-lifetime eclipse are underway – scientists are submitting research proposals, NASA is sharing information on safe eclipse viewing with community centers, and citizen science projects are developing.
It took an intense knowledge of celestial bodies and an unrelenting love for bananas, but they did it. On August 21, Chiquita will move the moon in between the...
here's an animation showing how solar eclipses work
A total solar eclipse occurs when the Moon completely covers the Sun's disk, as seen in this 1999 solar eclipse. Solar prominences can be seen along the limb (in red) as well as extensive coronal filaments.