Two-month countdown begins to total solar eclipse across U.S.

CAPE CANAVERAL, Fla., June 21 (Reuters) – Two months before the first total solar eclipse to cross the continental United States in a century, NASA on Wednesday is expected to detail its plans to study and promote a celestial show that will darken skies from Oregon to South Carolina.

During the Aug. 21 eclipse, the moon will pass between the sun and Earth, blocking the face of the sun and leaving only its outer atmosphere, or corona, visible in the sky.

It is the first coast-to-coast total eclipse since 1918.

Source: Two-month countdown begins to total solar eclipse across U.S.

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