August 21 solar eclipse map. 2017 august 21 global circumstances and animation. If the moons shadow falls upon earths surface we see some portion of the suns disk covered or eclipsed by the moon. Total eclipse of the sun. 21 a total solar eclipse will be visible from the contiguous united states.
21 2017 skies darkened from oregon to south carolina in the first total solar eclipse visible from coast to coast across the united states in 99 years. The dark gray region between the moon and earth is the umbra where the sun is completely obscured by the moon. 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. Total solar eclipse of 2017 august 21 is the ultimate guide to this highly anticipated event.
Total solar eclipse of 2017 august 21. The global visibility of this solar eclipse is shown in the diagram to the left. An eclipse of the sun or solar eclipse can only occur at new moon when the moon passes between earth and sun. The total eclipses path will notably hit southern illinois university in carbondale ill which is also going to see a total solar eclipse on aug.