A total solar eclipse is unlike anything you’ve seen in your life. As totality approaches, you will see the astonishing sight of day turning to night and the Sun’s corona blazing in the sky. This is truly a great American eclipse because totality will sweep the nation from the Pacific to the Atlantic on August 21, 2017. Nearly everyone in the US can reach this total solar eclipse within one day’s drive. An eclipse is a cosmic billiard shot — the Sun, Moon, and Earth line up to reveal the Sun’s atmosphere, it’s corona. Eclipses on Earth occur only because of an amazing celestial coincidence.
It starts in NEW PORT, Oregon
Then through Idaho, Wyoming, Nebraska, Kansas, Missouri,…then, the point of longest totality in southern Illinois.
Southern Illinois (also known as “Little Egypt” or “Egypt“) is the southern third of the state of Illinois. With the area code 618, the southern part of Illinois is geographically, culturally, and economically distinct from the rest of the state. It is considered a part of downstate Illinois. The region is bordered on three of four sides by the most voluminous rivers in the United States: the Wabash and Ohio rivers to the east and south, and the Mississippi River and its connecting Missouri River to the west.
Southern Illinois’ most populated city is currently Belleville at 44,478. Other principal cities include Alton, Centralia, Collinsville, Edwardsville, O’Fallon, Harrisburg, Mt. Vernon, Marion, and Carbondale, where the main campus of Southern Illinois University is located. Residents travel to amenities in St. Louis and Cape Girardeau, Missouri; Memphis, Tennessee; Evansville, Indiana; and Paducah, Kentucky.
Southern Illinois is in the HEARTland of the US.
Makanda, Illinois. In the early 20th Century it used the slogan “Star of Egypt.”
The biggest city with the longest totality is Nashville, Tennessee.
We might watch the eclipse from the parthenon, where the woman “clothed with the sun” comes to life.
The path of the eclipse goes down through Dayton, Tennessee, where the famous Scopes Monkey Trial took place.
The area code for the longest duration of the moon eclipsing the sun is 618.
1.618 is the golden ratio. It also encodes the number of the MOON and specifically, why we experience an complete darkening during an eclipse!
6 x 18 = 108
Sun and Earth: The diameter of the Sun is 108 times the diameter of the Earth. The distance from the Sun to the Earth is 108 times the diameter of the Sun.
Moon and Earth: The average distance of the Moon from the Earth is 108 times the diameter of the Moon.
It’s already happened. There is no time.
The sky during the eclipse…
The path of the eclipse ends in Charlie’s town.
The evolution. Scopes Moon key trial. We are innocent.
Happy Spring equinox!
Today, Venus became a Morning star.