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.
The Total Solar Eclipse (TSE) of 2017 is special and is now being called ‘The Great American Eclipse’. 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 the northern Pacific ocean and then before crossing 14 US states. 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.
A SPACE expedition headed by Sachin Bahmba, CMD will be in the path of totality, at Idaho, US. SPACE will be showing a live streaming of the entire eclipse from this location.
The live streaming will be shown here. All are welcome to join and ask questions, which will be answered by experts.
21st August, 9:30 pm IST to 22nd August, 12:30 am IST
Here is the link for TSE Live webcast by SPACE:
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. Such expeditions have helped collect scientific data, beautiful images and developed scientific temper and love for Astronomy in its participants.
The countdown to TSE 21st Aug 2017 has begun. You all are requested to kindly share this link with your schools & Contacts. Soon all the details with YouTube Link will be updated on SPACE Website also.
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.
SPACE Wishes all umbraphiles (people who like to be under the umbral shadow of the Moon) happy eclipse chasing!!!