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WATCH: US experiences the first coast-to-coast total solar eclipse since 1918

On Monday,  August 21, 2017,  people in United States saw a total solar eclipse (from west to east).

Fourteen US states were lucky enough to witness it in its totality, and the other US states and Canada were treated to a partial eclipse.



Additionally, a partial eclipse was  viewable across all of North America.

The eclipse provided a unique opportunity to study the sun, Earth, moon and their interaction because of the eclipse’s long path over land coast to coast.

Scientists were able to take ground-based and airborne observations over a period of an hour and a half to complement the wealth of data and images provided by space assets.

Was solar eclipse visible in Canada?

In Canada, a partial eclipse was seen from almost every Canadian city. See the map below to find out how much of the Sun’s surface was covered by the Moon and at what time it will occur depending on your location.


US President Trump and The First Lady View the Eclipse from the Truman Balcony


The International Space Station, with a crew of six onboard, is seen in silhouette as it transits the Sun at roughly five miles per second during a partial solar eclipse, Monday, Aug. 21, 2017 from Ross Lake, Northern Cascades National Park, Washington.



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