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Thursday, August 31, 2017

See the 2017 Total Solar Eclipse - Greetings from Wyoming!

August 21, 2017
A roadside pull out on the Wind River Reservation.
Clouds stream by, covering the sun... did we pick the wrong spot?
First Contact:
Kind of Cloudy
The temperature begins to drop
The morning birds become quieter.
The sky clears!

Darkness slides over the road and the nearby farm.

Crickets start to chirp - extreme shadows!

A few seconds before totality! 
Bailey's beads!
Diamond ring!

Second Contact:
Third Contact:
Diamond ring again!
  Darkness peels away and the sun hits you like a hammer.
A rooster crows restarting his day....

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The Earth Minute presents: Preview to the American Total Solar Eclipse August 21, 2017

In Hot Water - Yellowstone Basin - Visiting Yellowstone National Park  

Storm Brewing over Grand Tetons National Park, WY 
See Yellowstone Hot Pools Bubbling (Yellowstone National Park, Wyoming)
Listen to The Dragon (Yellowstone National Park)

Wednesday, August 9, 2017

Where will you be for the American Eclipse? - August 21, 2017

Coming up on Monday, August 21, 2017 
OK, OK we know...
But do you, really?  Where will you be?

NASA Eclipse State Maps:
(includes viewable and printable maps showing the eclipse pathway and times)

You can see a partial eclipse anywhere in North America!

 In Southern California? 
See the 60-70% partial eclipse!

What Do You Need For Viewing?
  1. Solar filters for eyes, cameras, and scopes:

    Camera Obscura (indirect observation): a pinhole in a card to project the image of the Sun. 

For our friends in Los Angeles, the Griffith Observatory posted a great .gif to show the partial eclipse.

 Sun Viewed through a solar filter

We really like their name for the eclipse:


Look for the patterns in the shadows from leaves on the ground.. or your house!
 For More on Eclipses.. 

The Earth Minute presents: the American Total Solar Eclipse 

 Visit the FANTASTIC NASA Site