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Day 232 of 365 Things To Do In Panama

Day 232 of 365 Things To Do in Panama. Watch the Solar Eclipse!

A solar eclipse is a rare astronomical event and a spectacular site and occurs on August 21st. Each one is only visible from a limited area. Don't forget your glasses!

An eclipse of the Sun happens when the New Moon moves between the Sun and Earth, blocking out the Sun's rays and casting a shadow on parts of Earth.

The Moon's shadow is not big enough to engulf the entire planet, so the shadow is always limited to a certain area. This area changes during the course of the eclipse because the Moon and Earth are in constant motion: Earth continuously rotates around its axis while it orbits the Sun, and the Moon orbits Earth. This is why solar eclipses seem to travel from one place to another according to

Global Event: Total Solar Eclipse

Local Type: Partial Solar Eclipse, in Panama

Begins: Mon, 21 Aug 2017, 13:14

Maximum: Mon, 21 Aug 2017, 14:28 0.39 Magnitude

Ends: Mon, 21 Aug 2017, 15:33

Duration: 2 hours, 19 minutes

The eclipse starts at one location and ends at another.

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Did you know...Eclipses Come in Pairs! A lunar eclipse always occurs about 2 weeks before or after a solar eclipse. On some occasions, a solar eclipse can be both preceded and followed by a lunar eclipse!

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