Total Solar Eclipse in America Arrives August 2017

Full Solar Eclipse last occurred in the USA in 1970

Ground eye view of solar eclipse

Solar Eclipse From the ground looking up.

For those of you living in the USA – or generally residing on the North American continent – their will be a rare opportunity to witness a total solar eclipse. The event will occur on August 21, 2017, but many eclipse traveller’s may have to stay on the move so they can dodge widespread clouds and showers along the lengthy aisle of totality that will be occurring while this eclipse manifests.

According to Wikipedia:

“The eclipse will have a magnitude of 1.0306 and will be visible from a narrow corridor through the United States. The longest duration of totality will be 2 minutes 41.6 seconds at 37°35′0″N 89°7′0″W in Giant City State Park just south of Carbondale, Illinois and the greatest extent will be at 36°58′0″N 87°40′18″W near Cerulean, Kentucky between Hopkinsville and Princeton, Kentucky. It will be the first total solar eclipse visible from the southeastern United States since the solar eclipse of March 7, 1970.”

Destinations Slideshow!!

Landscapes in Greece and Two US National Parks:

Santorini is an island in the southern Aegean Sea about 120 miles southeast off of Greece’s mainland. It is the largest island of a small, circular string of smaller islands which bears the same name and is the remnant of a volcanic caldera.

Arches National Park in Utah is one of the smallest national parks to make up the National Park system. Arches is filled with landscapes that are both strange and beautiful - the sandstone arches which are illuminated at sunset are the iconic image of this park. 
Mesa Verde, Spanish for green table, offers a spectacular look into the lives of the Ancestral Pueblo people who made it their home for over 700 years, from AD 600 to 1300. Today the park protects nearly 5,000 known archeological sites, including 600 cliff dwellings. These sites are some of the most notable and best preserved in the United States.

  • Greek Island Landscape Sunset
    Greek Island of Santorini at sunset.