SPACE Starts a Countdown to the Total Solar Eclipse 21st August 2017

Total Solar Eclipse

Total Solar Eclipses are known to be the most beautiful phenomenon in nature. People who have watched them talk about them for years. A Total Solar Eclipse will cross the continent of North America on 21st August 2017 exactly 364 days from today. SPACE has a long history conducting total solar eclipse expeditions comprising of school students, teachers, scientists, journalists and families to photograph and study the eclipses since 2006. We have even conducted the first ever passenger flight in India to watch a Total Solar Eclipse from 41,000 feet above the ground during the Total Solar Eclipse 2009. Such expeditions have helped collect scientific data, beautiful images and developed scientific temper and love for Astronomy in its participants.

Total Solar Eclipse

The Total Solar Eclipse (TSE) of 2017 is special, for the first time in almost 40 years, the path of the Moon’s shadow passes through the entire continental United States, traversing west to east. Eclipse chasing community have been preparing for this eclipse for many years. The moons umbral shadow will be passing in a narrow corridor (places where “Totality” will be seen), starting in northern pacific ocean and then before crossing the following US States: Oregon, Idaho, Montana, Wyoming, Nebraska, Kansas, Missouri, Illinois, Kentucky, Tennessee, North Carolina, Georgia, and South Carolina. People in the rest of the United States as well as most of the Northern American continent will be able to see a partial solar eclipse.

The countdown to TSE 21st August 2017 has begun. Follow us on Facebook, Twitter to get to know more about Total Solar Eclipses and be enthralled!

Warning: Sun should never be observed with naked eyes or with any unfiltered optical instruments. Doing so can result in permanent eye damage. There are however many safe ways to observe the Sun or a Solar Eclipses, including using a Safe Solar Viewing Goggles.


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