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The United States gears up for Total Solar Eclipse on 2st August

Total Solar Eclipse

On 21st August 2017, the entire United States will witness something that hasn’t happened since Jimmy Carter was the President of the US, Sony launched the revolutionary Walkman and Tsunami hit the planet hardest; the contagious 48 states are going to be dark during daytime! 38 years have passed away since any of the United States had witnessed the total solar eclipse. On 21st August 2017, the nation is going to receive a stunning, once-in-a-lifetime, total solar eclipse as the moon will completely cover the sun.

According to Dr. Tyler Nordgren, a professor & author of “Sun, Moon, Earth,” “A total solar eclipse is going to take place in the continental United States, as the Moon will cross in-between the Earth and the Sun. Almost after 38 years, the continental U.S. will witness the shadow of a total solar eclipse.” The shadow of the solar eclipse will be approximately 70-mile-wide, and the temporary band of dusk will make its way from Oregon to Missouri and will pass over the South Carolina on 21st August. And undoubtedly, it will be the point of discussion for many towns.

For the residents of Washington, this event will be a partial eclipse, as 81% of the sun will be obscured by the shadow of the moon, confirmed the U.S. Naval Observatory. The total solar eclipse will start sharp at 1:17 p.m. Eastern, and will make its way through Oregon to Missouri. The middle of the eclipse will take place at 2:42 p.m., and it will completely end at 4:01 p.m. For residents of Baltimore, the eclipse will begin a minute earlier than the timing of Washington.

Likewise, in Charleston, S.C., the eclipse will start at 1:16 p.m., while the totality will start at 2:46 p.m. and will end just shy of 2:48 p.m. The residents of Nashville can watch the eclipse from 11:58 a.m. Central, the local time till the totality takes place, almost two minutes later the commencement, from 1:27 p.m. to 1:29 p.m., and it all will conclude at 2:54 p.m.