On Monday, August 21, 2017, all of North America will be treated to an eclipse of the sun. Anyone within the path of totality can see one of nature’s most awe-inspiring sights – a total solar eclipse. This path, where the moon will completely cover the sun and the sun’s tenuous atmosphere – the corona – can be seen, will stretch from Lincoln Beach, Oregon to Charleston, South Carolina. Observers outside this path will still see a partial solar eclipse where the moon covers part of the sun’s disk.
Facts About Eclipses:
The shadow cast by the Moon during an eclipse is known as the UMBRA. Being in it is known as TAKING UMBRAGE.
During an eclipse the temperature may drop between five and three thousand degrees.
People who are compelled to vocalize during an eclipse are known as Eclipse-O Singers.
If you sleep during an eclipse you’ll miss it.
The Moon does not shine during an eclipse. NASA engineers turn it off to save power.
What does an eclipse look like from Venus? We don’t know because your face would melt off.
The myth that eclipses are bad luck was dismissed in 1917 when scientists confirmed that eclipses are bad luck.
An eclipse was the inspiration for Albert Einstein’s haircut.
More than three-fourths of the Moon’s craters were formed during puberty.
The first photograph of an eclipse was taken, I don’t know, during an eclipse probably.
During an eclipse the Moon is mooning the Sun.
The dark side of the Moon is completely smooth during an eclipse because the Sun melts the cheese.
If you were to play Pink Floyd’s Dark Side Of The Moon during an eclipse the eclipse would be over before Dorothy says ” “Toto, I’ve a feeling we’re not in Kansas anymore.”