Spray-Tech/Junair took time today to observe the solar eclipse taking place. This eclipse is particularly interesting because it is the first total solar eclipse view-able from both sides of the United States since 1918.
We took time out of our manic Monday to slow down, enjoy refreshments and snacks, and observe one of the most grandiose displays of our solar system’s beauty.
from NASA’s informational website:
Solar eclipses occur when the moon blocks any part of the sun. Total solar eclipses, however, are only possible on Earth because of a cosmic quirk of geometry: The sun’s diameter is 400 times wider than the moon’s, but it is also 400 times farther away. The result is that the sun and the moon appear to be the same size from our perspective. When they line up just right, the moon can obscure the sun’s entire surface, creating a total solar eclipse. This line-up occurs once every 12 to 18 months.