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07/31/2017 – Ephemeris – Only 3 weeks to the eclipse (E – 21 days)

July 31, 2017

Ephemeris for Monday, July 31st. The Sun rises at 6:28. It’ll be up for 14 hours and 40 minutes, setting at 9:08. The Moon, 1 day past first quarter, will set at 1:46 tomorrow morning.

Today is E minus 21 days. E stands for Eclipse, the Great American Eclipse that is. August 21st is the day the shadow of the Moon will completely cover the United States and most of North America. The path where the Moon will completely block out the face of the Sun, called the path of totality crosses the country from parts of Oregon, Idaho, Wyoming, Nebraska, Kansas, Missouri, Illinois, Kentucky, Tennessee, North Carolina, Georgia, to South Carolina. The path of totality is only 90 miles wide at most, and 600 miles or more from northern Michigan. From here the eclipse will start shortly before 1 p.m. and end around 3:40 p.m. The official viewing spot where there will be guides from the Grand Traverse Astronomical Society will the public help view the eclipse will be at the Sleeping Bear Dunes Dune Climb.

The times given are for the Traverse City/Interlochen area of Michigan. They may be different for your location.


Eclipse map

All 50 states will see some part of the August 21, 2017 solar eclipse. The face of the Sun will be totally covered by the Moon in the narrow band called the path of totality. Credit: NASA.


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