The Funny Thing about Solar Eclipses

I took time off and traveled to Missouri with my wife and dog Brandi to witness the Great Eclipse of 2017, which we also watched with my stepson Chris. I’ve posted pictures of this event. Here are some more.

What you might not know is the difference between a solar eclipse, lunar eclipse and apocalypse.

That being said, during the partial eclipse phase I mentioned to Chris what I had read on the Internet. According to sources, light filtered through gaps in a tree’s leaves project the actual eclipse.

We tested this theory and came up with this, confirming it’s true. Take a look.

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99 Years Eclipse

A total eclipse happens somewhere on Earth about every 18 months.

However, the last time a total eclipse traversed the entire continental United States from coast to coast was 99 years ago.

It’s called the Great Eclipse because of it’s accessibility. About 14 million people live in the path of totality as it traverses the United States on August 21st. People are flying in from all over the world from scientists to eclipse enthusiasts to just plain curious folk.

It’s also thought it will cause some of the worst traffic conditions ever. They are saying arrive early and leave late after the eclipse.

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Why the Great Eclipse of 2017 is Called The Great Eclipse

This video, which unfortunately is preceded by a commercial, explains why the “Great Eclipse of 2017” is called the Great Eclipse, as well as a host of other useful information and facts. It’s worth watching.