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Countdown begins: 6 months to the total solar eclipse
« on: February 18, 2017, 08:49:19 AM »


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Although the exact timing of the eclipse will vary depending on your location, one thing is for sure: On Monday, Aug. 21, the moon will slide in front of the sun. Minute-by-minute, it will block more and more of the sun’s disc, creating an ever-increasing partial solar eclipse. After about 90 minutes, the sun will still shine brightly but will be diminished to a crescent shape. After about another 90 minutes, the sun will slowly return to normal and the eclipse will be over.

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Re: Countdown begins: 6 months to the total solar eclipse
« Reply #1 on: February 18, 2017, 06:15:58 PM »

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Although the exact timing of the eclipse will vary depending on your location, one thing is for sure: On Monday, Aug. 21, the moon will slide in front of the sun. Minute-by-minute, it will block more and more of the sun’s disc, creating an ever-increasing partial solar eclipse. After about 90 minutes, the sun will still shine brightly but will be diminished to a crescent shape. After about another 90 minutes, the sun will slowly return to normal and the eclipse will be over.

more @
http://www.usatoday.com/story/tech/nation-now/2017/02/15/big-one-total-solar-eclipse-six-months/97954500/
Gonna be in Rexburg, ID for the event, very close the the center of the path of totality.  That will make 2 total solar eclipses for me: first one was right here in Bozeman, in February 1979.

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Re: Countdown begins: 6 months to the total solar eclipse
« Reply #2 on: February 19, 2017, 05:26:07 AM »

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Although the exact timing of the eclipse will vary depending on your location, one thing is for sure: On Monday, Aug. 21, the moon will slide in front of the sun. Minute-by-minute, it will block more and more of the sun’s disc, creating an ever-increasing partial solar eclipse. After about 90 minutes, the sun will still shine brightly but will be diminished to a crescent shape. After about another 90 minutes, the sun will slowly return to normal and the eclipse will be over.

more @
http://www.usatoday.com/story/tech/nation-now/2017/02/15/big-one-total-solar-eclipse-six-months/97954500/

We are going to be directly under it. The center-line for the track is about 3 miles from my house.  Hoping for a clear day on August 21.


 

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