We’re big fans of all things space related here at BBC, and today, August 21, 2017, we’re being treated to a special solar eclipse showing.
For the first time in the U.S. since 1979, there will be a solar eclipse that will be seen in totality by fourteen states across America, wich will experience more than two minutes of darkness in the middle of the day. Additionally, a partial eclipse will be viewable across all of North America. The eclipse will provide a unique opportunity to study the sun, Earth, moon and their interaction because of the eclipse’s long path over land coast to coast. Scientists will be able to take ground-based and airborne observations over a period of an hour and a half to complement the wealth of data and images provided by space assets.
If you are viewing the solar eclipse today, please be sure to wear proper protective goggles or glasses, specially made for eclipse viewings.
Check out the list of times below to see when the solar eclipse will be viewable in your city/state (click on images to enlarge them).