A total eclipse is one of the most spectacular sights you can ever see! It looks like the end of the world may be at hand. There is a black hole in the sky where the sun should be. Pink flames of solar prominences and long silver streamers of the sun's corona stretch across the sky. It gets cold, and animals do strange things. People scream and shout and cheer, and remember the experience their whole life. But total eclipses are important scientifically as well. They let us see parts of the sun’s atmosphere that are otherwise invisible. A total eclipse presented the first chance to test Einstein’s prediction that matter can bend space – like near a black hole. The best total eclipse in the United States in 40 years happens August 21st, 2017.
The Sun and the Total Eclipse of August 2017
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TOP REVIEWS FROM THE SUN AND THE TOTAL ECLIPSE OF AUGUST 2017
The peer review process was confusing when there were no submissions to review. Would like to have more communication about what to do in this instance.
I learned a lot and wished I'd known how interested I am in physics. Looking forward to August 21, 2017. Thanks Dr. Doug for your teaching!
Excellent Course structure. This course is suitable for all the college going students and for all branches. Thus a universal course.
Good Knowledgeable course for all the students. This course has increased my knowledge about the solar system and earth.
The Course was great, except for two things. one it was too short :-), and two, the peer graded projects were confusing.
Excellent information for a brief overview of the eclipse and the science behind it!
Great course, came just in time. Nice tutorial for this wonderful event! I like it!
I enjoyed this course so much, and watched the eclipse the best I could that day.
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