Solar eclipse 2017

You probably are already tired of hearing about this in the news and social media, but just in case you missed or forgot it remember… Today is the solar eclipse!Anited gif of the eclipse trajectory. Provided by NASA.

If you are lucky enough to be in the United States today you have the opportunity to watch a full solar eclipse if you are in one of the fourteen states that the eclipse path is crossing. If you are in a different part of the United States you will still see a partial eclipse, which is still pretty cool. Notice that several countries at Central America and the northern part of South America will also experience a partial solar eclipse.

Please remember that looking to the sun is dangerous and can cause serious damage to your eyes. You mustn’t look at the eclipse directly. Here is a post by NASA explaining how to safely watch the eclipse.

Visibility of the solar eclipse in europe. Source: Wolfgang StricklingWolfgang Strickling, Wikimedia.

Visibility of the solar eclipse in Europe.

Those of us living in Europe will only be able to see the eclipse if we are in one of the north-western regions of the continent. As it can be seen in the picture, those to the right of the blue line will experience the sunset before the eclipse and therefore will be unable to see it.

Source of the images: NASA and Wikimedia.