On Monday, August 21, 2017 people in the United States of America will have a great opportunity to experience a total solar eclipse. The partial solar eclipse will be seen by virtually all of North America, Central America, the Caribbean, parts of South America and Africa.
I have been fortunate to experience such eclipses, and can say that totality is something not to miss if you have the opportunity. The whole landscape seems to be transformed into something surreal in the eerie darkness. Partial eclipses are memorable as well, and both can be experiences that students of all ages remember for the rest of their lives.
Since this path of totality of the 2017 solar eclipse runs across 14 of the United States, it makes sense that the National Aeronautics and Space Administration would be an excellent source of information on this astronomical event. NASA’s website has interactive eclipse maps complete with eclipse times and other valuable eclipse information. link: https://eclipse2017