STATES CHRONICLE – Researchers claim that the United States will experience the first solar eclipse in 99 years. On August 21, the sky will become dark in the middle of the day. This will trigger the temperature to drop a few degrees. The solar eclipse will be visible from Oregon to South California, unfolding in a 60-mile-wide path. All citizens in America will look up, witnessing a spectacular celestial event.
The solar eclipse may be seen as an act of God’s creation
Apparently, many argue this is an act of God. Probably, they believe so because this will be a significant moment for scientific observers. Moreover, this will be a spectator event on a large scale, with millions of curious viewers. Researchers argued that Columbia is believed to be one of the most suitable viewing places, having one of the longest periods of totality.
Some may also speculate that this event is an act of God’s majesty, but it may also be seen as foretell of the apocalypse. Hugh Ross, a minister, and an astronomer argues that he believes that God wants people to discover all these amazing things about the universe and that He has placed us on Earth with a definite purpose. Ross also claims that God made the world beautiful for a reason and He offers us one of its beauties through a spectacular solar eclipse.
The eclipse will be visible from Oregon to South California
Ross will conduct a group of people interested in finding a spiritual peace in science, engaging in a trip to watch the total solar eclipse with 80 people. They are bound to travel on a road which leads them into a field in eastern Oregon. There, they will wait for the sun to be covered by the moon. Ross stated that there are other church groups across the country which will do the same.
A solar eclipse is not an entirely unique event as to be considered rare. But it is for sure a once-in-a-lifetime experience. The moon rotates around our planet as our planet circles the sun. Commonly, the moon occurs higher or lower compared to how the sunlight hits our planet. However, twice per year, the moon passes right in front of it, blocking the light of the sun during the daytime. This is at least a partial solar eclipse.
When a total solar eclipse takes place, the shadow falls on just a small part of the Earth, somewhere between 60 to 100 miles wide. Because most of the territory of our planet is covered by water, this happens almost every time over an ocean. If you are eager to witness the solar eclipse, make sure you will be prepared for this, using protection glasses.
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