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Solar Eclipse on April 8
Jim Jenkins - Applied Technology Institute Jim Jenkins - Applied Technology Institute
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Dateline: Annapolis, MD
Wednesday, April 3, 2024


So, where is the best place to see the April 8 solar eclipse?  Most people will think about the swath that streaks across the map of the US, and some may even travel to be inside of that swath.  This is certainly a great place to see the eclipse in its totality, but this is a very self-centric way of thinking.  Some of the great views generated by the eclipse may not be seen from within that swath, and they may not even seen in real time by a person.  How could that be?

I am looking forward to seeing the eclipse videos that are going to be recorded by orbitting satellites far above the earth.  I find it fascinating to see the moons shadow streak across the US, far faster than any jet could fly.

And, astronauts onboard the ISS will get a good view of the eclipse too.  They may only be able to briefly view a partial eclipse from their ISS viewing ports, but they will get to see the shadow of the moon streak across the US in real-time.

So, when you watch the eclipse on Monday, April 8, think about all the other people that are watching it at the same time, and think about the fact that some of those people may not be standing on soil like you are.  Also, think about all the animals suddenly thrust into darkness, and how confused they must be.  And, by all means, make sure you protect your eyes during eclipse viewing.  Remember, eye protection is needed except for the time you may be viewing the eclipse in is totality.

There will be so much to think about on April 8.

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