2017 Solar Eclipse USA

2017 Solar Eclipse USA

Total Solar Eclipse USA August 21, 2017


It is two weeks before the Total Solar Eclipse event of the year here in the United States. The totality will happen around noon on August 21, 2017. Where are you going to be? The following animations and charts detail the path of the eclipse and where toatality will occur in the continental United States.




Path Animation Narrated by Ernie Wright, NASA Visualization Studio




Path Animation by Ernie Wright, NASA Visualization Studio


Path showing the umbra and penumbra over the U.S.


Safety Tips, NASA Goddard



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Images and animations: NASA Visualization Studio | Goddard


Mars With Clouds

Planet Mars Animation | Rediscovered Astronomy



Everyone seems obsessed with Mars and how to get us there these days. How would Mars look if it had clouds? Well, recently the Hubble Space Telescope team released a photograph of Mars with clouds. The image showed Mars in a more Earthly fashion than we have seen it before.


The following is an animation of the red planet, Mars, with Earth-like clouds in its atmosphere. The global mapping was taken from Viking’s imagery and the clouds were adjusted from an image of Earth’s clouds by NASA.


Mars With Clouds | Animation by J.J. Del Mar


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