Solar eclipse will be visible to the entire US Monday, first since 1979Baltimore Post-Examiner

Solar eclipse will be visible to the entire US Monday, first since 1979

WASHINGTON- Americans on Monday will witness the first total solar eclipse to travel from coast-to-coast since Jimmy Carter occupied the White House.

“The Eclipse of the Century” is expected to commence in the west around 10. a.m. PST and conclude in the east around 3 p.m. EDT.

The two-minute natural wonder will not again be visible across the entire continental U.S. until 2024 and those who wish to view it are strongly advised to wear special sunglasses so as to not risk damaging their retinas.

Staring directly at the eclipse even with special glasses is considered invisible.

A solar eclipse is triggered when the moon travels between the sun and earth. That in-turn causes the sun to be temporarily blocked.

Many cultures believe that an eclipse foreshadows dramatic changes of human events.

This article is republished with permission from Talk Media News 

    


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