MONDAY, AUGUST 21, 2017

For all my friends in the United States of America; this is your day. Try to get into the path of totality, and with clear skies, the memory of what you see, will be with you forever!

PATH OF THE 2017 TOTAL ECLIPSE OF THE SUN

Map generated by 'GUIDE' v9 Software showing the path of the Moon's Shadow across North America on AUGUST 21st. 2017. The Times shown are values of Universal time used by astronomers.
In order to convert these values to Local time for your area please DEDUCT the following number of hours from the Universal time, shown on the map
EDT - 4h , CDT - 5h , MDT - 6h , PDT - 7h (as daylight saving is in operation)
The different coloured areas, above and below the central path of totality show the percentage of partiality that can be expected.

The 'Diamond Ring' effect seen at the start or the end of totality, a most beautiful sight!

TOTAL ECLIPSE OF THE SUN FOR THE UNITED STATES, 2017

Apparently this is the first total solar eclipse to hit the USA since1979, some 38, or so years ago. the eclipse begins in the north Pacific Ocean, crosses mainland USA from NW to SE, from Oregon to South Carolina, ending in the Atlantic Ocean at sunset. The maximum duration of totality, some 2 minutes and 40 seconds, occurs in Kentucky State, at Crofton, to the north west of Nashville in Tennessee.

I wish you all a good day on  Monday, August 21st in 2017. May you enjoy clear skies that day!

Your next total eclipse of the sun, after this, will be on Monday April 8th 2024. The moon's shadow crosses the country from the South West to the North East, in Canada. The shadow passes through the cities of:

Mazatlan Mexico, Waco Texas, Dallas Texas, Little Rock Arkansas, Indiapolis Indiana, Cleveland Ohio,Toronto Ontario, Buffalo New York , Montreal Quebec, Montpelier Vermont, and leaving North America at Newfoundland