Don’t forget that there is a total solar eclipse tomorrow. Been wondering where the moon’s been, and why you’ve been having all those lovely clear dark nights perfect for star-gazing? Well, the moon’s been busy preparing for one of its big acts. It’ll pop in front of the sun and bring a little darkness to some regions during the day tomorrow. Put differently, the dark side of the moon will be stealing some of our rays on August 1st.
Who will get to see it? Well, full totality will be available mostly for the “midnight sun” lands, such as northern regions in Canada, Russia, and parts of Western Mongolia and China. Partial eclipse viewing (still exciting) should be seen in places such as North Eastern USA, Europe, and some of Asia.
Fascinatingly, there’s a clickable Google map of the path! You can find that here. It’s rather fun to play with.
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