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Great American Eclipse


Eta Aquarids Meteor Shower.
Produced by dust particles left behind by the comet Halley, this shower appears annually from April 19 to May 28. This year it peaks on the night of May 6 and the morning of May 7. Best viewed in the Southern Hemisphere, where it produces up to 60 meteors per hour, it provides viewers in the Northern Hemisphere about half as many meteors. A waxing gibbous moon will outshine most of the smaller meteors this year.

Meteor Shower And Stars, 2017



Eclipse Glasses
Great American Eclipse, August 21

The first total solar eclipse to cross over the continental United States in nearly four decades will occur August 21, 2017. The most recent solar eclipse to touch the U.S. mainland was in 1979, and the last one to span the continent was in 1918. This eclipse will darken skies from Oregon to South Carolina along a stretch of land that's about 70 miles (113 kilometers) wide. The event is being called the "Great American Eclipse" because the moon's dark shadow crosses the entire continental U.S. but touches no other country as it travels 8,600 miles [13,840 km] across Earth's surface.







   





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The Earth and Moon from Space
The Earth and Moon from Space

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Tracking Platform

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