Solar Eclipse: The big event is finally here

After months of anticipation, planning and hype, the Great American Eclipse finally arrived on Monday. Americans with telescopes, cameras and protective glasses staked out viewing spots along a narrow corridor from Oregon to South Carolina to watch the moon blot out the midday sun Monday in what promises to be the most observed and photographed eclipse in history. Eclipse-watchers everywhere — and millions peered at the sun — fretted about the weather and hoped for clear skies for the first total solar eclipse to sweep coast-to-coast across the U.S. in practically a century. The total solar eclipse, which happens around the globe once a year, will last just two and a half minutes, much shorter than other eclipses, according to Astrophysicist & Hayden Planetarium Director, Neil Degrasse Tyson. “Perhaps a hundred million people will see it—that’s a great thing,” Tyson said…

It was truly amazing!!  If you missed it, you really missed it.  But, you can click on the text above for some photos and videos.  Also, we recommend going to:  http://www.space.com for more solar eclipse goodies.    🙂

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