August 21, 2017

Total Solar Eclipse

by Pablo Robles

Today, during the solar eclipse, the Moon's shadow pass over all of North America. The path of the umbra, where the eclipse was total, stretches from Salem, Oregon to Charleston, South Carolina. This was the first total solar eclipse visible in the contiguous United States in 38 last years.

How Eclipses works?

Solar Eclipses Happen when the moon moves between Earth and the sun. The Moon moves right to left in its orbit around the Earth. The shadow it casts hits the Earth during the August 21, 2017 total solar eclipse.

NOTE: NOT TO SCALE

How we saw it?

Look the difference between United States and Costa Rica.

Source: NASA | Graphics: © 2017 Pablo Robles
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