STATES CHRONICLE – We are counting down the days to the Great American Eclipse. This amazing event will take place on August 21, 2017. It seems that we have one more year to wait until we will see the first total solar eclipse since 1979. This means that, for the most of us, it will be the first time when we will see it.
Of course, there are total solar eclipses every year. However, the last one that happened in the United States was a long time ago. Scientists say that after the Great American Eclipse, the next one that Americans will be able to see will be in 2024.
People can use telescopes to see how the moon blocks the sun. For some of us, this will be the best astronomical event you will see. Did you know that there are people who are travelling around the world to see a total solar eclipse? We have now the opportunity to see it from our houses. Scientists say we will be able to see stars and planets during the day, which will be a strange event. However, you should know that the solar eclipse will last for two minutes. So you should pay attention to the moment when it will happen.
No matter how old you are, the Great American Eclipse will surprise you. There are some people who think that total solar eclipse is the end of the world. Do not worry, they have nothing to do with that. It is a natural event that happens every year, but not all the time in the United States. However, the event which will take place in 2017 can be called the American eclipse. It will be the only country able to see the total solar eclipse.
Doctors said that is better for your eyes to use eclipse glasses. Even you will be able to look at the sun because it will be covered by the moon, the eclipse ends in two minutes. After that, your eyes could be affected by the sun, so stay safe and wear eclipse glasses. A major issue would be if there will be rainy days in that period, but we are hoping this will not happen.
Are you ready for this total solar eclipse? All you have to do is buy some eclipse glasses and watch this amazing event.
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