Top News:

Solar Eclipse 2017: Wonder-struck, millions watch total eclipse as moon blanks out sun, rings in darkness in middle of morning; watch photos

By:
Tue August 22 2017, 12:08 am
  • Solar Eclipse, total solar eclipse, solar eclipse in us, united states solar eclipse, solar eclipse in united states, total solar eclipse view, view of complete solar eclipse, solar eclipse complete view, solar eclipse picture, solar eclipse video, solar eclipse

    For the first time in 99 years, the US has witnessed a total solar eclipse. The spectacle has left everyone who looked at it either by being in its path or through live coverage via various gadgets, has been wonder-struck at its scope and reach - after all, what else can turn day into night. The Solar Eclipse began over Oregon and awestruck public watched in wonder the sun being obliterated right before their eyes and darkness envelope them during what should have been broad daylight. The moon's silhouette passed directly before the sun and it blanked out all but a halo-like solar corona. (Reuters)

  • Solar Eclipse, total solar eclipse, solar eclipse in us, united states solar eclipse, solar eclipse in united states, total solar eclipse view, view of complete solar eclipse, solar eclipse complete view, solar eclipse picture, solar eclipse video, solar eclipse

    Americans across the land are watching in wonder through telescopes, cameras and protective glasses Monday as the moon blots out the sun and turns daylight into twilight, according to AP. (Solar Eclipse in Depoe Bay, Oregon, U.S. August 21, 2017. Location coordinates for this image are 44º48'35" N 124º3'43" W. Reuters)

  • Solar Eclipse, total solar eclipse, solar eclipse in us, united states solar eclipse, solar eclipse in united states, total solar eclipse view, view of complete solar eclipse, solar eclipse complete view, solar eclipse picture, solar eclipse video, solar eclipse

    Totality - when the sun is completely obscured by the moon - will last just two minutes or so in each location along the narrow corridor stretching all the way across the U.S. heartland to Charleston, South Carolina, , according to AP. (The International Space Station is seen in silhouette as it transits the sun during a partial solar eclipse seen near Banner, Wyoming, U.S. Reuters)

  • Solar Eclipse, total solar eclipse, solar eclipse in us, united states solar eclipse, solar eclipse in united states, total solar eclipse view, view of complete solar eclipse, solar eclipse complete view, solar eclipse picture, solar eclipse video, solar eclipse

    Two-hundred million people live within a day's drive of Monday's path of totality - 70-mile-wide (113-km-wide), 2,500-mile-long (4,000-km-long) zone. So towns and parks along the eclipse's main drag have welcomed monumental crowds for what promises to be the most observed, studied and photographed eclipse in history, according to AP. (Reuters)

  • Solar Eclipse, total solar eclipse, solar eclipse in us, united states solar eclipse, solar eclipse in united states, total solar eclipse view, view of complete solar eclipse, solar eclipse complete view, solar eclipse picture, solar eclipse video, solar eclipse

    Along the path of totality a line of shadow was created when the sun is completely obscured. The shadow - a corridor just 60 to 70 miles (96 to 113 kilometers) wide - came ashore in Oregon and then began racing diagonally across the continent to South Carolina, with darkness lasting only about two to three minutes in any one spot, according to AP. (Reuters)

  • Solar Eclipse, total solar eclipse, solar eclipse in us, united states solar eclipse, solar eclipse in united states, total solar eclipse view, view of complete solar eclipse, solar eclipse complete view, solar eclipse picture, solar eclipse video, solar eclipse

    Solar Eclipse in Depoe Bay, Oregon, U.S. August 21, 2017. Location coordinates for this image are 44º48'35" N 124º 3'43" W. (Reuters)

  • Solar Eclipse, total solar eclipse, solar eclipse in us, united states solar eclipse, solar eclipse in united states, total solar eclipse view, view of complete solar eclipse, solar eclipse complete view, solar eclipse picture, solar eclipse video, solar eclipse

    The Earth, moon and sun line up perfectly every one to three years, briefly turning day into night for a sliver of the planet. But these sights normally are in no man's land, like the vast Pacific or Earth's poles. This is the first eclipse of the social media era to pass through such a heavily populated area, AP reveals. (Reuters)

  • Solar Eclipse, total solar eclipse, solar eclipse in us, united states solar eclipse, solar eclipse in united states, total solar eclipse view, view of complete solar eclipse, solar eclipse complete view, solar eclipse picture, solar eclipse video, solar eclipse

    Hoping to learn more about the sun's composition and activity, NASA and other scientists watched and analyzed from telescopes on the ground and in orbit, the International Space Station, airplanes and scores of high-altitude balloons beaming back live video, AP said. From aboard the space station, NASA astronaut Jack Fischer tweeted out a photo showing about a dozen cameras ready for action. "All hands (cameras) on deck for #SolarEclipse2017 today," he wrote, adding: "Don't forget to protect your eyeballs!" (AP)

  • Solar Eclipse, total solar eclipse, solar eclipse in us, united states solar eclipse, solar eclipse in united states, total solar eclipse view, view of complete solar eclipse, solar eclipse complete view, solar eclipse picture, solar eclipse video, solar eclipse

    Citizen scientists also planned to monitor animal and plant behavior as daylight turned into twilight and the temperature dropped. Thousands of people streamed into the Nashville Zoo just to watch the animals' reaction, AP said. (AP)

  • Solar Eclipse, total solar eclipse, solar eclipse in us, united states solar eclipse, solar eclipse in united states, total solar eclipse view, view of complete solar eclipse, solar eclipse complete view, solar eclipse picture, solar eclipse video, solar eclipse

    Dan Blanchette and his son, Sam, 6, watch the final phases of a total solar eclipse in Salem, Ore. (AP)

  • Solar Eclipse, total solar eclipse, solar eclipse in us, united states solar eclipse, solar eclipse in united states, total solar eclipse view, view of complete solar eclipse, solar eclipse complete view, solar eclipse picture, solar eclipse video, solar eclipse

    The next total solar eclipse in the U.S. will be in 2024. The next coast-to-coast one will not be until 2045. (Reuters)

  1. No Comments.

Go to Top