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600M Years From Now, Earth Will See Last Solar Eclipse

By Editor 02 August 2017

On August 21, viewers across the continental United States will be treated to a rare display of a total solar eclipse. Those in the specific path, ranging from the coast of Oregon to South Carolina's shore, should experience complete darkness for approximately two minutes. Those not in the direct path will be treated to a partial eclipse. Many are making plans to travel to see the rare phenomenon. But don't worry, if you don't have plans for this one, there will be more. According to a scientist at NASAs Goddard Space Flight Center, “About 600 million years from now, Earth will experience the beauty and drama of a total solar eclipse for the last time.”Every now and then I get a little bit nervous that the best of all the total solar eclipses have gone by. PDT) to South Carolina’s shore (around 2:50 p.m. Don’t worry if you miss next month’s shadowing of the sun: You have another 600 million years to spot a total solar eclipse. As the moon’s dark silhouette completely obscures the bright light of the sun, a faint solar corona is all that remains visible of the burning star. But the moon’s slow progression away from Earth means these phases will eventually pass.