For the first time in almost four decades without one single total solar eclipse, Americans will finally be able to witness the phenomenon in the year of 2017.
Ever since 1979, the American sky didn’t see any total solar eclipse. However, on August 21, 2017, the Great American Eclipse, as it has already been nicknamed, will be visible from most American States (from North Carolina to California), as the Sun will be completely covered by the Moon.
The eclipse will only be sweeping across the surface of the United States and it will not be visible from any other country. Not all the cities across the map of United States will have a perfect view of the phenomenon, but those that are in the front seats are situated in the middle of the country: Lincoln, Kansas City and Saint Louis.
The lengthiest period of total eclipse will be of almost 3 minutes and it can be witnessed from the town of Hopkinsville, Kentucky. The officials are saying that the event will be the largest to ever hit the secluded town and are hoping that the tourists coming from all over the country will bring about $20-25 million into the area.
The mayor of the 32,000 town has recently started to promote the event by unveiling the logo of the festival. Chance has given the best possible view for the total eclipse just north of the town and the city administration is doing their best to put the town up on its feet in time for the event.
Make sure that you won’t be missing the spectacle, as the next total eclipse in United States is scheduled for 2045.
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