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Total solar eclipse, August 21, 2017
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A total solar eclipse will take place on Monday, August 21, 2017.
It will have a magnitude of 1.0306 that will be visible from a narrow corridor through the United States. The longest duration of totality will be 2 minutes 40 seconds at 3658.5'N 8739.3'W in the Bainbridge/Sinking Fork area of Christian County, Kentucky just northwest of Hopkinsville, Kentucky

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Title: The U.S. Eclipse Megamovie in 2017: a white paper on a unique outreach event
Authors: Hugh S. Hudson, Scott W. McIntosh, Shadia R. Habbal, Jay M. Pasachoff, Laura Peticolas
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Totality during the solar eclipse of 2017 traverses the entire breadth of the continental United States, from Oregon to South Carolina. It thus provides the opportunity to assemble a very large number of images, obtained by amateur observers all along the path, into a continuous record of coronal evolution in time; totality lasts for an hour and a half over the continental U.S. While we describe this event here as an opportunity for public education and outreach, such a movie -with very high time resolution and extending to the chromosphere - will also contain unprecedented information about the physics of the solar corona.

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A total solar eclipse will take place on Monday, August 21, 2017.
It will have a magnitude of 1.0306 that will be visible from a narrow corridor through the United States. The longest duration of totality will be 2 minutes 40 seconds at 3658.5'N 8739.3'W in Christian County, Kentucky just northwest of Hopkinsville, Kentucky.

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