Astronomy and Astrophysics

The Great American Eclipse is 100 days away, and scientists are ready

The Great American Eclipse is 100 days away, and scientists are ready

The Great American Eclipse is 100 days away, and scientists are ready

By Deborah Netburn

May 12, 2017

A total solar eclipse as viewed from Svalbard, Norway, on March 20, 2015. It is optimized for a higher contrast than visual range to bring out overlapping coronal streamers. (Ron Dantowitz and Jay Pasachoff)

This summer, darkness will fall across the face of America.

Birds will stop singing.

Temperatures will drop.

Stars will become visible in the daytime...

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