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The Great 2017 Solar Eclipse

by Becky Slater, August 22, 2017

We sure hope you were able to enjoy the solar eclipse yesterday as much as we did. Although we were not in the totality area,  we were able to watch the moon cover most of the sun and the skies resembled twilight for about two full minutes. It truly was a magnificent event.

If you missed yesterday’s eclipse, hold on to those special glasses and other viewing contraptions because you won’t have to wait a whole century for the next one. According to NASA we are to experience another total solar eclipse on April 8, 2024. This eclipse will have a much different path and will travel diagonally from Texas to Maine. The total eclipse will be visible in Mexico, the Central US, and East Canada. A partial eclipse will be visible in North and Central America.  The peak window will be a bit longer as well, about 4 1/2 minutes in length.