A Rare Total Solar Eclipse Will Be Visible from the US in 2017 and We Have the Deets You Need
2016 was one heck of a year when it came to stunning celestial events, giving us the Leonid Meteor Shower, Perseid Meteor Shower, Orionid Meteor Shower and a Harvest Moon Eclipse, Strawberry Moon, Super Beaver Moon and (brr!) a Cold Moon. And now 2017 is looking to be just as stellar, with folks nationwide getting the opportunity to see a total solar eclipse, the first time it’s happened from coast-to-coast in nearly 100 years.
According to AJC, the cosmic folks over at NASA say the eclipse “will start on Aug. 21 near Lincoln City, Oregon, around 10:15am PDT. Over the next hour and a half, it will travel across the country, ending around 2:50pm EDT near Charleston, South Carolina. A partial eclipse will be visible before and after those times.”
While scientists will be using this rare opportunity to study the phenomenon, star-gazers from one side of the country to the other will be just as excited to witness such an amazing space-based spectacle. Though NASA reminds us that “it will only be safe to look directly at the sun during the brief period when the moon entirely blocks the star,” and “the only safe way to look directly at the partially eclipsed sun is through a specialized filter.” So while enjoying the show, be sure to protect your peepers, friends!
Check out the super quick video below from NASA to check out “the umbra (black oval), penumbra (concentric shaded ovals) and path of totality (red). This version includes images of the sun, showing its appearance in a number of locations, each oriented to the local horizon.” Or, just enjoy the view!
And now, because we know you’re already singing it in your head (be sure to wait for the dancing dudes in loincloths and flying kid with glowing eyes!)…
Are you excited to check out 2017’s total solar eclipse? Tweet us @BritandCo!
(h/t AJC; photos via Ethan Daniels, Igor Chekalin/Getty)
Fall is right around the corner, and we're getting amped up for our next session of Selfmade, Brit + Co's 10-week interactive startup school. Designed to help you create a new business or grow your existing one, this course is personally led by Brit + Co founder Brit Morin and co-founder Anjelika Temple, and supported by more than a dozen of the top female entrepreneurs, creatives, and investors in the country. Students receive personalized coaching on everything from how to get out of your comfort zone to how to scale your business, and everything in between. And now, thanks to Office Depot, even more of you can join the course!
For the fall session, we're thrilled to team up with Office Depot to grant 200 FREE scholarship seats to the course. Scholarships are open to US residents, focusing on women of color, women from underserved and underrepresented communities, and women in need of support to help them trail-blaze. After all, we firmly believe that your support system is a huge part of how you achieve greatness, and we are here to cheer all of you on.
To nominate yourself or someone you know for a scholarship, head to our nomination form right here. The deadline for scholarship nominations is September 27th — it's time to take the leap!
Beyond the scholarship, Office Depot is all about helping you accomplish more. Whether it be the start phase, growth phase or keep businesses going phase, Office Depot offers a full suite of business solutions, including services and products, to help you work from anywhere, organize and save time and help build your brand.
So what are you waiting for? Take a chance on yourself and get yourself one step closer to truly being selfmade. Learn more about the Selfmade program, apply for a scholarship and prepare to be inspired :)