FRESNO, CALIFORNIA – August 21, 2017 will go down in history as a day Americans looked to the sky from Salem, Oregon to Charleston, South Carolina to marvel the natural beauty of a full solar eclipse.
We here at Datatech took some time to see the nearly 75 percent totality here in Central California.
From NASA’s live internet stream to Facebook, Twitter and other media outlets, Americans on Monday looked skyward. In the path of totality, the emotions expressed were of amazement and goose bumps as the sky grew dark, the stars came out, the street lights came on and the crickets began to chirp as roughly two minutes of nightfall covered their geographical location and a gorgeous ‘corona’ surrounded the moon. Experts say that the ‘corona’ is only visible during totality of the solar eclipse, hence their extreme interest in studying the atmosphere of the Sun at this time. There is another solar eclipse called an ‘annular’ eclipse, where the moon covers over a majority of the Sun, but totality is not achieved and the ‘corona’ is not seen since the moon is slightly further away from the earth at this time.
To document Monday’s event Datatech has put together a short video of still pictures from NASA’s live stream coverage to share with you. The video of the totality of the eclipse at the end of the video was shot by Datatech IT Solutions manager James Davidian from southeastern Tennessee.
So if you missed Monday’s celestial event, the next total solar eclipse for north America will come on April, 8, 2024 starting in south Texas and moving north to Buffalo, New York. You have plenty of time to get your eclipse glasses and wait for nature to come calling!
You can’t deny, the marvel of nature is something to behold. Ag depends on nature. At Datatech, we serve Ag and we hope you got a chance to stop, and smell the roses.