2017 total eclipse map. 21 2017 is an exceedingly rare event. A total solar eclipse occurs when the moon aligns between the earth and the sun. 21 a portion of the united states will be plunged into darkness as the moon blocks out the sun the first total solar eclipse in 99 years. During a total solar eclipse the skies darken suddenly and the air gets noticeably colder facing by about 10of 55oc says fred espenak a famed eclipse expert and retired nasa astrophysicist.
The total solar eclipse that will darken the earth on aug. 2017 august 21 global circumstances and animation. The road atlas for the total solar eclipse of 2017 contains a comprehensive series of 37 high resolution maps of the path of totality across the usa. The solar eclipse of august 21 2017 dubbed the great american eclipse by the media was a total solar eclipse visible within a band that spanned the entire contiguous united states passing from the pacific to the atlantic coasts.
The global visibility of this solar eclipse is shown in the diagram to the left. Total eclipse of the sun. The first total solar eclipse anywhere in the world after the great american eclipse of august 21 2017 comes to chile and argentina near sunset on july 2 2019.