Shalom, everyone! The following is a recap from National Aeronautics and Space Administration (NASA) of the Great American Solar Eclipse of 2017 as its path of totality reached Jefferson City, Missouri on Monday, August 21, 2017. This was truly a spectacular event watching day turn to night during the daytime.
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Meteorologist Eric Aldrich, Atmospheric Science Instructor for the University of Missouri School of Natural Resources, hosts a segment of the live NASA TV broadcast from Jefferson City, Missouri during the total solar eclipse across America. This segment features Dr. Tamitha Skov, space weather expert and research scientist from The Aerospace Corporation; and Dr. Janet Kavandi, Glenn’s center director and Missouri native. The trio discussed space weather, space communications and astronaut health and safety during the total eclipse. Over the course of 100 minutes, 14 states across the United States experienced more than two minutes of darkness in the middle of the day. Jefferson City was featured as part of NASA’s coast-to-coast television coverage of the eclipse’s path of totality in the United States, from Oregon to South Carolina.
Solar Eclipse: Through the Eyes of NASA
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