An eye to the sky-In August- why :) Take a look and See


Everyone in the continental United States will need safety glasses,
 for looking at the sky during the August 21 eclipse.

  The first solar eclipse to cross America in 99 years is coming. To some, it’s an act of God.

On Monday, Aug. 21, in the middle of the day, the sky will go dark. The temperature will suddenly get several degrees colder.
 Birds will stop chirping and retreat to their nests. And tens of millions of people,
crammed into a 60-mile-wide path that crosses from Oregon to the Carolinas, will stand in America looking up at the sky.

It’s easy to understand why many people will view this as an act of God.

The total solar eclipse that will cross America this summer — an event that last happened 99 years ago.
 will be an important moment for scientific observers and a massive nationwide spectator event.
It will also, for many people of faith, be evidence of God’s majesty,
and even, to a few, a harbinger of the uncertainty coming on our  the world.

  A solar eclipse isn’t all that rare. The moon is always revolving around the Earth, while the Earth revolves around the sun.
 Usually the moon appears slightly higher or lower than the sunlight hits the Earth. But twice a year,
 it’s right smack in front of it, and the moon blocks out the sun during the daytime,
 and that’s at least a partial solar eclipse.When a total eclipse occurs, the shadow falls on just a tiny part of the Earth,
 about 60 to 100 miles wide, and then moves about a thousand miles over the course of a few hours.
 Because so much of the Earth is water, this almost always happens over an ocean.

This August, the “path of totality” cuts across the entire country, and every single spot in the continental United States will see an eclipse up to 60 percent.

That means that anyone in the country can step outside and see some darkness on that Monday in August.
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