August 2017 Solar Eclipse

South-central Kentucky will be in the perfect spot to view the August 2017 solar eclipse. This information was made public at the National Weather Association conference today. A solar eclipse occurs when the Moon passes between Earth and the Sun, thereby totally or partly obscuring the image of the Sun for a viewer on Earth. This will be the first total eclipse visible to the United States since 1991. So, for many college age students, such as myself, this will be the first time we’ll get to see anything like that. Below is an animation of the eclipse shadow.


It is important to note that the day of the eclipse is expected to be August 21, 2017. Below is a trajecotory of the best visibility as it occurs. Let’s hope the weather cooperates with clear skies!

August 2017 Total Eclipse - Joe Roa
August 2017 Solar Eclipse – Joe Roa