Path of Totality- What to Expect During the Total Eclipse

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The moon passing between the sun and the earth causes the sun to be partially or totally obscured. A total eclipse is expected in August 2017 when the diameter of the moon is bigger than the diameter of the sun, resulting in the blockage of direct sunlight and darkness during the day. Totality happens across the surface of the earth within a narrow path with a visible partial solar eclipse over surrounding areas.

Path of Totality- What to Expect During the Total Eclipse

The moon passing between the sun and the earth causes the sun to be partially or totally obscured. A total eclipse is expected in August 2017 when the diameter of the moon is bigger than the diameter of the sun, resulting in the blockage of direct sunlight and darkness during the day. Totality happens across the surface of the earth within a narrow path with a visible partial solar eclipse over surrounding areas.
Moving Across America
The eclipse will be visible from the narrow path through America with the longest totality duration amounting to almost 3 minutes in Illinois and the most extensive will be in Kentucky. This will be the first visible total solar eclipse from continental US since 1979. The totality path passed through a few states in 1979 and some people were able to view it as their last opportunity to see the eclipse in nearly four decades.
The eclipse of August 2017 will have the first path of totality across the Pacific and Atlantic Coast of the USA since 1918 with an exclusive landfall in the region that has not occurred since 1776.The eclipse will be moving across America, starting in Oregon and across 14 states to South Carolina.
Eclipse Viewing
The totality path features several ideal locations ranging from historical sites to public land from where eclipse viewing can take place. There is likely to be a high demand for facilities that are situated along the path of totality.
There is a brief period of time left during which facilities such as campsites can be booked and dates are determined by when visitors want to arrive. Reserving facilities during this peak period can be challenging but you can maximize on your chances by deciding where to go.
Booking Accommodation and Activities
• Various online resources and sites provide maps and valuable information that can help you determine the best places to go to and view the eclipse. After making your final decision regarding a specific location, you will be able to find out which areas you can reserve.
• Reservations for facilities in the totality path are being made rapidly and it important to research your location in a timely manner as well as to have alternatives. You have the option of choosing travel dates that can help you avoid the peak period when people will be traveling to see the eclipse. Consider arriving a few days before the eclipse.
• As soon as a facility or activity is available, reserve your location. A few seconds can determine whether or not you get a reservation and this is why you need to be prepared. Complete your online transactions and reservations within a reasonable period of time to avoid disappointment.

Conclusion
Whether or not the alignment of the moon, sun and earth causes a total eclipse or any other type of eclipse depends on various factors. The next total eclipse that will be visible across North America will be on August 21 from Oregon with a dazzling finale in South Carolina. This natural event is a top highlight of the year.

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