Remember the eclipse that crossed France in March 2015. The sky, cloudy over a large part of the territory, had prevented its frustrating observation of many observers. On the other hand, the videos filmed in Spitsbergen and in other parts of the world had been dazzling.
On March 8th and 9th, the Pacific will host the same natural phenomenon. The particularity of this eclipse: it will cross the line of change of date. Flying over the ocean, it will be visible from Indonesia, the island of Sumatra, Celebes before ending a few hundred kilometers from the west coast of the United States.
NASA or Exploratorium have already announced a broadcast on D-Day. The Pacific Islands should offer an exceptional natural setting to the phenomenon and eclipse hunters are already ready. The main difficulty for them is the steep relief of these territories that could mask part of the phenomenon.
Well known scientists, perfectly explained, solar eclipses remain an impressive and rare sight. It will be possible to observe 68 during the 21st century. They correspond to a perfect alignment of the Earth, the Sun and the Moon, the latter completely masking the solar disk for a few minutes. There are also eclipses where the shadow of the Earth obscures its satellite. On September 28, a moon of blood had illuminated the sky.
The next total solar eclipse will take place on August 21st, 2017. It will cross the United States, flying over exceptional natural sites like Yellowstone. Travelers and eclipse hunters are already preparing for this event. In full condition, the sky should normally be cleared in the sunniest states, and the incredible spots are not lacking.