One of the most incredible events in the United States comes in just a few weeks and will provide you with an incredible experience.
The Great American Solar Eclipse is almost upon us, and it's the first solar eclipse in the continental United States in nearly 40 years. On August 21st, the moon will set the sun for a few minutes in a narrow strip of US extending from Oregon to South Carolina. But there are some things about the solar eclipse that you might not realize.
If you stand in the shadow of the moon this August, you will feel something amazing that is different from anything you can experience anywhere else. When the eclipse takes place, temperatures will drop by almost 30 degrees for a few minutes. Some have described it as if space itself were touching you.
Basically, it's like going from the heat of the day to sunset right away. So it's more than just seeing the earth getting dark in the middle of the day, it's about experiencing something positive beyond.
"When the Moon Blocks the Sun During a Total Solar Eclipse, the Regions of the Earth are The direct path of totality becomes darkness for nearly three minutes," said Steve Clarke, director of the Heliophysics Division at NASA headquarters in Washington, DC in a NASA statement. "This will be one of the best-watched solar eclipses so far, and we plan to take this unique opportunity to learn as much as possible about the Sun and its effects on Earth."
The statement adds, "The Total Solar Eclipse of August 201