On Monday, August 21st, North America will see a solar eclipse where the moon will partially cover the sun for two to three hours.
If you are in the 70 mile wide path between Oregon and South Carolina towards the center of this time frame, you will experience a total eclipse and watch the sun completely vanish behind the moon for an estimated 2 minutes and 40 seconds.
Also this thing will go right through Jackson Hole, WY.
During the total eclipse, only the outer atmosphere of the sun, called the corona, will be visible, along with effects like solar flares.
Bang, day fades to night and back again. In two minutes. This will be worth the drive if you are anywhere nearby. And don’t stare at the sun for too long, please.
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