On Monday Aug 21st, Americans will be viewing total solar eclipse one of nature’s most awe inspiring sights after 99 years, The last solar eclipse was seen on june8,1918. This path where the moon will completely cover the sun, will stretch from Salem, Oregon to Charleston, south Carolina, others outside this path can witness partial solar eclipse.
The Yaquina Head lighthouse on the furthest west point of Oregon coast will be the first to experience this breath taking scene.
Jay Moeller, the chief park ranger for Yaquina Head Outstanding Natural Area said, If you do make it out, “we’ve got 180 degrees view of the ocean, come here and claim the fact that you’re the first one to watch the solar eclipse and the shadow of the moon as it races across the ocean and hits land”.
After the lighthouse, the solar eclipse will move to the Bay-front in Newport, the largest gather for the solar eclipse is expected to be in Oregon.
Whereas, people in Charleston will be the last one’s to experience the total solar eclipse.
The experts have advised people to not watch the sun directly, as it may cause permanent blind spots in their vision, some government offices are closed as they don’t want to risk their employees driving in such situations. whereas, police and emergency services are putting extra personnel on duty to avoid any type of inconvenience to the crowd.
Around two million people are expected to watch this solar eclipse. The next solar eclipse can be seen in America on April 8,2024.
If by any chance you couldn’t watch this spectacular event in the sky, need not worry you could watch it in NASA website.
And in YouTube at: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=wwMDvPCGeE0