We watched the eclipse yesterday. In our location only about 75% of the Sun was eclipsed but, it was interesting to watch. But, what is more interesting is thinking about what it may mean? This eclipse was called ‘the great American eclipse’ because it is the first total solar eclipse that could only be seen in the United States, and no other country. It was also the only total eclipse seen only in the USA since it’s founding in 1776.
While this eclipse traveled from the Northwest to the Southeast, in just 7 years another eclipse will cross the US from Northeast to Southwest which is very unusual. Some have wondered about the crossing point being right over the famous Madrid fault line in the Mississippi Valley. Continue reading