NASA On Air: The Total Solar Eclipse Of March 20, 2015 - The Shadow Of The Moon (3/20/2015)

  • Released Friday, March 20, 2015

LEAD: The first of two solar eclipses this year will be March 20 over the northern Atlantic.

1. This is when the moon blocks, or “eclipse”, the light of the sun from Earth's view.

2. From space it looks like this. The shadow of the moon will cross the earth as it rotates from day to night.

3. People living in America will have a chance to see a total eclipse travel across the U.S. from Oregon to South Carolina on August 21, 2017.

TAG: Residents in parts of Illinois and Kentucky will have the full experience of over two minutes of a completely darkened sun.

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