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@astralia_ celebrates the Total solar Eclipse of Aug 21, 2017 that will be visible in the USA. Cyprian Leowitz, Eclipses luminarium summa fide et accurata diligentia supputatae, ac figuris coloribusque suis artificiose depictae, quarum rationes ab anno domini 1554 usque in annum domini 1600, se extendunt et ad meridianum Viennae Austriae referuntur - Bayerische Staatsbibliothek, Cod.icon. 181, fol. 45r (eclipse occurred in 1585) #greatamericaneclipse #eclipse #eclipsed #eclisse #moon #sun #solar #solareclipse #solareclipse2017 #totalsolareclipse2017 #totalsolareclipse #soleil #sol #sole #luna #eclipsesolar #astronomy #astronomical #astronomicalillustration #eclisse #eclipseusa #nasa #renaissance #books #astronomie #astronomia #blacksun #halo #sky #dark #darkness

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Happy Total Eclipse Viewing to those of you who will witness the totality or a portion of the eclipse. Below is a short excerpt form Annie Dillard’s 1982 essay ‘Total Eclipse’: . . The second before the sun went out we saw a wall of dark shadow come speeding at us...It was the monstrous swift shadow cone of the moon. I have since read that this wave of shadow moves 1,800 miles an hour. Language can give no sense of this sort of speed—1,800 miles an hour. It was 195 miles wide. No end was in sight—you saw only the edge. It rolled at you across the land at 1,800 miles an hour, hauling darkness like plague behind it…This was the universe about which we have read so much and never before felt: the universe as a clockwork of loose spheres flung at stupefying, unauthorized speeds. How could anything moving so fast not crash, not veer from its orbit amok like a car out of control on a turn?…Less than two minutes later, when the sun emerged, the trailing edge of the shadow cone sped away. It coursed down our hill and raced eastward over the plain, faster than the eye could believe; it swept over the plain and dropped over the planet’s rim in a twinkling. It had clobbered us, and now it roared away. . . #eclipse #solareclipse #partialsolareclipse #totality #celestial #greatday #life #attitude #fit #tribe #love #happy #awesome #moon #sun #lunar #sunlight #light #darkness #earth #nasa #astronomy #science #invisions #earthscapes

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