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Experience darkness at noon on the day of the great American Eclipse

Oregon is at the center of attraction as it gears up to become the first to witness the total solar eclipse, one of the most significant celestial events to happen in a century that will be visible from the American soil.  Total solar eclipse is not a rare phenomenon, but the fact that it will be visible across the entire belt of America from the East Coast to the West is something very, very rare. This explains the reason why…

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Some best places on the path of totality for viewing the total solar eclipse

People from all over America will flood the corridor between Oregon and Carolina on the day of the total solar eclipse. The corridor has become famous as it offers people the most enchanting views of the natural happening because it comes under the complete shadow of the moon. As the sun traverses, people along the entire stretch will experience total darkness for a few seconds at each place. Since this effect occurs at all sites located along the path of…

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Solar eclipse 21st-Aug-2017 – When what, where and how to see the eclipse safely

There are two reasons why the upcoming total solar eclipse is creating so much of excitement across America. Firstly, the rare spectacle of the sun’s complete disappearance from the sky that brings total darkness on the earth is happening on the American soil after 99 years. Secondly, you may have to wait until 2024 to get a second chance to see it. The vast expanse of land that the shadow covers is also quite phenomenal because even though total solar…

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Path of Totality – Great American Solar Eclipse 21st-Aug- 2017

Every netizen is aware of the hullabaloo around the solar eclipse that is about to occur on 17 August 2017. However, very few of us know why. This is going to be the first total solar eclipse since 26 February 1979. This one was visible from only five states of the US, and the weather was no help either. The upcoming one is causing the uproar because it will be a total eclipse that will be visible from at least…

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The Great American Solar Eclipse: Where Should You Be to Get the Best View?

With the internet, Android and online ordering, we feel as if we own this world. Well, it might be true in one way. However, we definitely cannot control what happens in the grand cosmos. For eons, the earth has been revolving around the sun, and the moon has been revolving around the earth. We can predict when and where we can see solar eclipses, but we cannot do anything to alter their paths or timings. People from all over the…

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IN THE UNIVERSE: IS EARTH ALONE IN HAVING A TOTAL SOLAR ECLIPSE?

As inhabitants of our earth, we may be mesmerized by the eclipses that we view and yet we have come to accept them as part of our planetary experience. Throughout the millennia, mankind has placed a value on the reason and purpose of eclipses, but it has only been in the last few hundred years that we realize the complex conditions that are required for a total solar eclipse. A simple definition simple of this event is: “Total solar eclipses…

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TOP 20 PLACES TO SEE THE GREAT AMERICAN SOLAR ECLIPSE ON AUGUST 21, 2017

The experience of being present for a total solar eclipse is so incredible, that people travel all over the world to witness this phenomenon. Beyond just a sense of awe and brilliance, a total solar eclipse brings you to an entirely new level of understanding of the cosmos and will be something that you remember throughout your lifetime. On August 21st, 2017, the United States will be in a perfect alignment to view one of the most incredible moments within…

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ECLIPSE CHASERS: THE MYSTERY AND WONDER OF LIVING IN THE SHADOWS

If you talk to Dr. Kate Russo, avowed eclipse chaser and author of the book, “Total Addiction”, she will describe her passion for eclipse chasing as: “For me, it is like I do not have a choice about being an eclipse chaser. It has simply become something that I just do – I just am. I know that for every future total eclipse, I will do all that I can to get myself into the path of totality so I…

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HOW AMERICA IS CELEBRATING THE TOTAL SOLAR ECLIPSE ON AUGUST 21, 2017

On August 21st, 2017, America will have the joy and exhilaration of experiencing a full solar eclipse. One of the most celebrated events, there will be a number of states that will be in the direct ‘path of totality’. A rare moment, when the moon completely covers the sun, the corona will be observed from Salem, Oregon to Charleston, South Carolina. While solar eclipses do happen around the world on a regular basis, the ‘rare’ part of the story is…

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BIZARRE AND STRANGE ECLIPSE CELEBRATIONS AND RITUALS AROUND THE GLOBE

In today’s world, many of us plan to view the wonders of an eclipse by gathering together and ensuring that we have the safety of the correct glasses. There are many eclipses occurring and each one brings an astonishment and recognition of how small we are in the universe. However, throughout time, many cultures celebrated an eclipse in ways that were not only different than ours, but might be considered strange. The ancient Chinese were very fearful of an eclipse.…

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A BRIEF HISTORY ON SUN / MOON WORSHIP

Since the beginning of humanity, mankind admired and feared the things he couldn’t comprehend, reach, or control. The earth depends on the Sun and the Moon and man also learned to have that same dependency. This extended into ancient beliefs and religions until the two celestial bodies became a basis of all life. This extended into ancient beliefs and religions until the two celestial bodies became a basis of all life. Even when he didn’t have the writing system to…

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