August Solar Eclipse Ground and Space Pics Out on www

August Solar Eclipse Ground and Space Pics Out on www

As the New York Times said days before the event, "the most celebrated is the 1919 solar eclipse in which photographic measurements verified Einstein's idea that space and time can bend".

So if you have some land in any of these areas, you might want to start preparing for an influx of campers ready and willing to hand over cash for the chance at a great view like they did in the U.S. And if you're anywhere west of Ontario, you'll probably have to wait for another eclipse in order to get the type of view you got this week.

Total solar eclipses are rare because totality only exists in a narrow path about 116 kilometres wide on the Earth's surface traced by the moon's shadow or umbra.

In the Upper Peninsula, 75 percent of the sun ended up in shadow. While I was certainly impressed and glad that I watched the eclipse anyway, I certainly wouldn't have wanted to miss it now that I know that the next total eclipse that will pass over Utah won't occur until 2045!

And it didn't stop there.

For a large portion of people flocking to path-of-totality viewing sites, this was the first total solar eclipse in their lifetime, or at least the first that they would remember, and that is what everyone can agree on.

A total solar eclipse is seen on Monday, August 21, 2017 above Madras, Oregon. The event lived up to its billing.

NASA just recorded the International Space Station flying in front of the solar eclipse

Another called the eclipse "amazing". "And that's not an experience you get very often".

The first record of an eclipse was in 1200 B.C., in China, where the people had no explanation for the phenomenon. There was a perceptible feeling of jubilation among the random gathering. A PA system played such selections as Soundgarden's "Black Hole Sun", Pink Floyd's "See You On the Dark Side of the Moon", Elton John's "Rocket Man", Bing Crosby's "Swinging on a Star", Europe's "The Final Countdown", and Bonnie Tyler's "Total Eclipse of the Heart" - the last two just as the eclipse was approaching its peak and then reached it around 2:42 p.m.

A crowd watches a live stream of NASA's online coverage of the "Great American Eclipse" at the central branch of the Newport Beach Public Library on Monday.

At the Eclipse Watching Party, several were holding the glasses over their camera phone lenses to snap some memorable photos. As it is a time of extreme distress for the god sun and the moon, we should suspend all aspects of daily business and only pray to God for their freedom and victory over their enemies.

"We'll make sure they're safe", he said.

"We just thought it would be a good idea to have somebody up here to answer questions, talk to people about the eclipse and talk about what NASA's programs are, where we're going and what we're doing", he said.

I have said this before and I say it again that even though evolution forced us apart over thousands of years, the spirituality of the American Indigenous people and the people of ancient India are similar in many ways. Not at all. I hadn't realized how politics had wormed its insidious way into our hearts and minds, certainly into mine. About 10 minutes before "totality" I took that photo as the light had gotten [eerier] and it was strangely quiet. His regular column, "Just Saying", runs evry week in The Free Press. My life is different now. "If I would have known that it completely changes, I would have [gone off campus]".

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