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NASA Reported: On August 21 US Citizens Will Experience Total Solar Eclipse For The First Time In 99 Years

Mar 22, 2017 04:43 AM EDT

The Solar Eclipse Is Observed In Asia
(Photo : National Astronomical Observatory of Japan/Getty Images) In this handout image provided by National Astronomical Observatory of Japan and transmitted with the help of NICT and JAXA, the solar eclipse is seen on July 22, 2009 in Iwojima Island, Tokyo, Japan. The longest total eclipse of the sun of this century triggered tourist fever in Asia as astronomy enthusiasts from home and abroad flocked to watch the event The eclipse was visible from within a narrow corridor that begins in India and crosses through Nepal, Bangladesh, Bhutan, Myanmar and China.

A total Solar eclipse will across America for the first time in 99 years of American history and it is just five months away. NASA scientists have predicted that the Solar eclipse would take place on 21st August 2017, from West coast to East coast.

A total Solar eclipse happens when Moon passes through the exact middle position between Sun and Earth. During the eclipse shadow of Moon turns the daylight zone into a twilight zone. NASA reported that it would be the first total eclipse that will be visible only in the USA from 1776 since the country was founded. It will also be the First total Solar eclipse in 99 years.

The Solar eclipse would cover 12 states of US including Lincoln, Neb, Salem, Ore, Idaho Falls, Kansas City, Nashville, Columbia, Charleston Portland, Atlanta, and Charlotte. If the sky is clear then the peoples of Nashville, Kansas City, and Charleston would get the best viewing experience. According to Space, the Moon would block 93 percent of the Sun.

The eclipse would start from the West Coast in Oregon and end up at East Coast in South Carolina. The Solar eclipse would trace a 67-mile wide path in its way and it would last for 2 to 3 minutes in each location. Astronomer Tyler Nordgren from the University of Redlands said in a statement,“By the time totality reaches the East Coast, everyone there is going to have had 90 minutes of all those other millions of people tweeting, sharing, Instagramming, and photographing”.

Over 12 millions of people live within the path of the eclipse, scientists are estimating the number of viewers would cross about 200 million including the tourists. However, NASA is also planning to broadcast the live footage of the Solar eclipse so that each people from the every corner of the world could experience the stunning view.

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