Americans with protective glasses, telescopes and cameras staked out viewing spots along a narrow corridor from South Carolina to Oregon. They were out to take advantage of the opportunity to view the moon blot out the midday sun, an occurrence that was being observed around the globe.
Millions of eclipse-watchers were peering at the sun and they hoped that the skies wouldn’t disappoint. They hoped that it would give them room to view the solar eclipse sweep coast-to-coast across the U.S.
The volunteer with the Oregon Museum of Science and Industry in Salem, Cooper set up telescopes. Deep inside the volunteer was gripped by fear that the offshore clouds would stand in the way thus interfering with the less than two-minute show.
Cooper stated, “If it stays like this, it will be perfect.”This was on the eve of the much anticipated day. As a matter of fact he had seen a number of full solar eclipses before but he admitted he hadn’t experienced one such close to home. He termed it a rather special one.
About 200 million had been looking forward to this special moment. Most of the parks and towns were braced for enormous crowds.
Most of the astronomers believe that if there does exist the grandest of the cosmic spectacles, then that must be the full solar eclipse.
Experts have spoken in relation to the matters outlining that it will be the first eclipse in the modern era to cut through such a densely populated area.
The sun happens to be 400 times the breadth of our moon. Asides from that, the moon appears to be 400 times farther away. In other words, the two bodies look more or less the same size from the humanistic vantage point. It is usually a breathtaking moment when the moon finally covers up the sun neatly.
North Americans have been assured by scientists that they will be able to at the very least observe a partial eclipse. The top of South America and Central America will witness the moon cover a section of the sun.