Today is Monday, August 21, 2017.
At midday, today, an astronomical event
will occur over our heads.
In Joplin, Missouri, we will have
a rich opportunity to view an eclipse
of the sun (almost totally),
for the first time in decades.
Let's hope we have clear skies.
The simple facts amaze us:
We're using timeanddate.com to for scheduling and info.
"Your shadow is a confirmation that light
has traveled nearly 93 million miles, unobstructed, only to be deprived
of reaching the ground in the final few feet
by you" (unknown).
Here's a special Music Appreciation
to help us remember some important measurements for the day.
What Is a Solar Eclipse?
National Geographic describes
the solar eclipse in the video below.
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