The solar Eclipse began on the Pacific coast of the United States
The Eclipse will follow aboard the International space station, with 11 satellites in earth orbit, with three specially equipped aircraft.
NEW YORK, August 21. /TASS/. The solar Eclipse began on the Pacific coast of the United States. In the video, which the National Aeronautics and space administration (NASA) broadcasts on its website, you can see how the disc of the moon began to crawl on the solar disk. A total Eclipse when the Moon entirely cover the sun’s disk will occur on the Pacific coast near the village of Lincoln city at 10:19 (20:19 MSK) and will last about two minutes.
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Then the most favorable conditions for observation will occur in the swath width 70 miles (113 km) and a length of 4200 km from the Pacific to the Atlantic ocean through 14 States: in Idaho falls (Idaho), Casper (Wyoming), Lincoln (Nebraska), Jefferson city (Missouri), Paducah (Kentucky), Nashville (Tennessee) in Columbia (South Carolina), where the Eclipse will be visible from 14:41 to 14:44 local time (21:41 — 21:44 MSK).
The Eclipse will follow aboard the International space station, with 11 satellites in earth orbit, with three specially equipped aircraft. One of them is equipped with infrared sensors to monitor the solar corona, and two aircraft telescopes mounted in the bow. The high resolution camera on Board will take pictures at 30 frames per second.