Nashville is the place to be on Monday, August 21st, 2017, when the total solar eclipse rolls into town at 1:27pm. Lasting only TWO MINUTES and as the first total eclipse to sweep the entire United States in 99 years, this is something you won't want to miss! Read on to learn more, including where, when and how to watch this magical event in Music City.
What is a solar eclipse?
If you're like me, you may not fully understand what a solar eclipse is and all that it entails. Before Monday, I wanted to freshen up on my solar eclipse knowledge, starting with my understanding of a total solar eclipse. According to NASA's website, a total solar eclipse is when the moon passes between the Earth and the sun, completely covering the sun.
According to www.timeanddate.com, a complete solar eclipse has 5 phases: