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Path of 2017 total solar eclipse over mainland USA
Astronomy

On 2017 August 21, a total eclipse of the Sun is visible from within a narrow corridor that traverses the United States of America.

The path of the Moon's umbral shadow begins in northern Pacific and crosses the USA from west to east through parts of the following states: Oregon, Idaho, Wyoming, Nebraska, Kansas, Missouri, Illinois, Kentucky, Tennessee, North Carolina, Georgia, and South Carolina (a tiny corner of Montana [6.09 square miles] and Iowa [0.71 square miles] are also in the path).

The Moon's penumbral shadow produces a partial eclipse visible from a much larger region covering most of North America.

To read the full story, visit
http://eclipsewise.com/solar/SEnews/TSE2017/TSE2017.html

Linked to from
http://earthsky.org/astronomy-essentials/total-eclipse-of-sun-august-21-2017
United States of America
August 21st, 2017
Fred Espenak
http://eclipsewise.com/solar/SEnews/TSE2017/TSE2017fig/TSE2017-usa.jpg
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Created on 2017-09-30 at 04:08 and last updated on 2017-12-24 at 07:45.