Did you miss the 26 February 2017 Annular Solar Eclipse!?
Don’t worry! Get your safety protection gear and mark your calendar for what will truly be considered The Great American Solar Eclipse.
It has been a long time waiting! If you miss this one, you will only need to wait 7 years for another, it’s true – but why wait?!
WARNING: When looking at any solar eclipse, NEVER look directly at the sun whenever ANY PART,
On 26 February 2017 is the next solar eclipse which will be visible from the Southern Atlantic Ocean. It starts from the lower southern part of South America and follows a narrow path until it hits Angola in Africa. The peak will reach at 9:54 AM EST.
What is a solar eclipse?
A solar eclipse occurs when the moon passes in a direct line between the Earth and the sun. The moon’s shadow travels over the Earth’s surface and blocks out the sun’s light as seen from Earth.
The Milky Way Galaxy is a beautiful, amazing place. The wondrous sight that can be experienced when you look up at the night sky is truly incredible: but it is unfortunately nearly impossible to see in the modern world. With the many lights of our many cities and metropolises, seeing the night sky as it used to be in ages past is barely possible anymore. This is because of a phenomenon called light pollution, in which the ambient light of earth’s many cities makes it almost impossible to see the true night sky.
If you look out to the night sky, it’s very easy to focus on the planets. It’s easy to get taken in by the beauty of the moon. It’s also fairly easy to be in awe of the natural world. You look up at the sky, and it looks like a black, dark, and rich blanket; even velvety, stretching forever. There is one part of the scene that truly helps people explore their sense of meaning and possibility;
It’s really easy to think that our galaxy is just something that exists out there. It’s so big and vast; it’s hard to connect to it in any emotional way. Most human beings process reality on an emotional level. Most of us would not want to admit this, and continue with the fiction that we make our decisions purely on a logical and rational basis. That’s the story we tell ourselves, but according to several scientific studies,